Common diabetes drug may help combat ovarian cancer by slowing tumour growth

Common diabetes drug may help combat ovarian cancer by slowing tumour growth The drug, which costs 1.30 a day, has also been found to stop tumours spreadingOverian cancer is one of the deadliest types of the disease | UPDATED: 05:07 GMT, 3 December 2012 Breakthrough: A pill used to treat diabetes could double a woman's chances of surviving ovarian cancer A pill commonly taken for diabetes could double a woman’s chance of surviving ovarian cancer, researchers believe.

21st century Gypsies: New Age Travellers adopt horse drawn-caravans and a love of Facebook (as long as it’s solar powered)

21st century Gypsies: Stunning pictures show how new-age travellers are now adopting traditional horse-drawn caravan. They were the inner-city youth who, fuelled by punk spirit, anarchist philosophy and a hate of Margaret Thatcher, clambered aboard a fleet of battered old vehicles to shun the trappings of the modern world for a life of nomadic freedom.

Mother who tortured her baby son is battered with garden hose and wooden plank by fellow women prisoners

Mother who tortured her baby son is battered with garden hose and wooden plank by fellow women prisonersClaire Biggs had missiles hurled at her by inmatesBiggs jailed for eight years for child cruelty in 2009Her son died at just eight weeks old after suffering horrific abuse

How teenagers addicted to cannabis risk damaging their IQ and show signs normally seen in early Alzheimer"s

How teenagers addicted to cannabis risk damaging their IQ and show signs normally seen in early Alzheimer'sResearchers put 1,000 boys and girls through a battery of IQ testsThey did the same tests more than 20 years later, at the age of 38The study found a marked drop in intelligence and attention and memory were also harmed | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 27 August 2012 Teenagers who become hooked on cannabis risk long-term damage to their IQ, researchers have warned.

Propecia: Baldness drug Wayne Rooney took "could cause permanent impotence and shrink genitals in some men"

Baldness drug Wayne Rooney took 'could cause permanent impotence and shrink genitals in some men' Doctor reveals twenty percent of patients he interviewed for Propecia study experienced persistent sexual dysfunction for more than five years'I should have been warned', says patient who claims drug shrunk his genitals | UPDATED: 14:41 GMT, 12 July 2012 A hair-loss medication reportedly tried by Wayne Rooney may cause prolonged and possibly irreversible impotence, scientists have claimed.

Nearly a million employees in the UK "have drugs in their system at work"

Nearly a million employees in the UK 'have drugs in their system at work' Between 2007 and 2011 screening firm sees 43% increase in number of workers testing positive for drug use | UPDATED: 06:41 GMT, 2 July 2012 Adults aged between 25 and 34 were more likely to test positive for Class A drugs including cocaine More than a million Britons are going to work with drugs in their system, a study suggests.

Once-a-day HIV pill could help patients stick to their medication

Once-a-day HIV pill could help patients stick to their medication The Quad pill was found to be more effective than two widely-used drug regimensDoctors say patients would find it far easier to remember to take one daily pill By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:40 GMT, 29 June 2012 | UPDATED: 12:56 GMT, 29 June 2012 Scientists have created a 'safe and effective' once-a-day pill for patients who are HIV positive.

Statins could be a miracle drug for preventing incontinence and kidney damage in older men

Statins show promise for preventing incontinence and kidney damage in older men | UPDATED: 15:10 GMT, 21 May 2012 An enlarged prostate can cause a frequent need to urinate and difficulty emptying the bladder fully Statins usually used to treat high cholesterol could also help older men by slowing prostate growth, researchers say.

Truvada: First drug approved to prevent HIV a step closer

First drug to prevent as well as treat HIV a step closer to approval | UPDATED: 14:26 GMT, 9 May 2012 The daily pill, that could soon be approved by the FDA for preventing HIV in high-risk patients A pill used to treat HIV is a step closer to becoming the first drug approved as a preventative treatment.