The faces of despair: Shocking images of meth addicts reveal the devastating effects of dangerous drug

Will the Meth-heads never learn New before-and-after images of US addicts reveal the devastating effects of drug epidemic. Many of them are already lost to the powerful and tragic effects of drug addiction.

Think the drugs your GP gives you are safe? Well, don"t be so sure

Think the drugs your GP gives you are safe Well, don't be so sure | UPDATED: 00:50 GMT, 24 April 2012 We are all swallowing an increasing number of pills, not just to treat disease but to cut the risk of getting a disease in the first place.

Asthma drug "protects sufferers from life-threatening symptoms caused by common cold"

Asthma drug 'protects sufferers from life-threatening symptoms caused by common cold' Research could help reduce hospital admissions and deaths as a result of asthma attacks | UPDATED: 15:27 GMT, 19 April 2012 Patients with 'difficult to treat' asthma benefited significantly from the anti-viral agent Scientists are developing a drug that will protect asthma sufferers from life-threatening symptoms caused by the common cold.

Millions of lives at risk as world"s most effective malaria drug loses its potency, warn experts

'We are in a race against time': Experts warn millions of lives are at risk as world's most effective malaria drug loses its potency Strains of the most deadliest form of the disease found to be resistant to most popular drug Experts fear genetic change could put millions at risk | UPDATED: 10:16 GMT, 6 April 2012 Millions of lives are at risk as one of the best drugs used to treat malaria is losing its potency, say experts.

Microwave your armpits to banish sweating for good

Microwave your armpits to banish sweating for good | UPDATED: 02:47 GMT, 20 March 2012 Sweating is thought to be a problem with the sympathetic nervous system A device held against the armpit for 30 minutes could banish the embarrassment of excessive sweating.

Prescribing heroin is more "cost-effective" than methadone, claim scientists

Prescribing drug users heroin is more 'cost-effective' than methadone, claim scientists Users prescribed medicated heroin were more likely to stay in treatment or quit altogether than those on methadone | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 13 March 2012 High cost: The study considered treatment expenditures, estimated costs for drug therapies and costs borne by the legal system Medically prescribed heroin is more cost-effective than methadone for treating long-term users, researchers claim.

Marijuana: World"s first cannabis-based prescription drug to relieve cancer pain could soon hit U.S pharmacies

World's first cannabis-based prescription drug could soon hit U.S pharmacy shelves A British company is conducting landmark trials which could see medicines derived from or inspired by the cannabis plant itself making their way to American pharmacy shelves.

India reports first cases of killer TB strain "resistant to all available drugs"

India reports first cases of killer TB strain 'resistant to all available drugs' Doctors say there are at least 12 cases in MumbaiStrain so far restricted to India's poorestFirst reported from 2003 in Italy and Iran Experts believe there are more undocumented cases A virtually untreatable strain of the killer lung disease tuberculosis has infected at least 12 slum dwellers in India, it was revealed today. The hospital in Mumbai that saw the initial cases, India's first, tested a dozen medicines on the patients but none of them worked. A TB expert at the U.S

US warned French breast implant maker PIP 10 YEARS before silicone scandal

U.S. warned French breast implant maker 10 YEARS before silicone scandal brokePIP”s saline devices described as “adulterated”U.S. health authorities issued warning in 2000Firm”s silicone implants already under investigationThousands more women could be affected The French breast implant maker at the heart of a worldwide scandal was warned about the quality of its products more than 10 years ago, it emerged today

DR ELLIE CANNON: Cancer drug tamoxifen is worth the risks and can be effective against a relapse

Cancer drug tamoxifen is worth the risks and can be effective against a relapse Discussing breast cancer last week, Jennifer Saunders revealed the hardest thing was taking a treatment that triggered sudden menopause that was like ‘jumping off a cliff’. The drug, tamoxifen, is commonly prescribed to women who have tumours stimulated by the female sex hormone oestrogen. Recent trials even suggested it could be taken as a preventative measure