Why a breakfast of grapefruit and marmalade on toast could be lethal for people taking medication

Why a breakfast of grapefruit and marmalade on toast could be lethal for people taking medication Both grapefruit and Seville oranges contain chemicals that can interact with certain drugs such as statins and antidepressants Adverse effects can include acute kidney failure, respiratory failure, internal bleeding and sudden death | UPDATED: 21:55 GMT, 26 November 2012 Grapefruit contains chemicals that can interact with certain drugs, making them more potent Doctors are warning about serious health problems caused by mixing medicines and grapefruit.

Drink grapefruit juice to get pregnant: The old wives tales couples still believe will help you conceive

'Grapefruit juice helps you get pregnant and eating yams leads to twins': The old wives tales couples still believe Women who want to get pregnant should plant a rosemary bush and avoid mints, according to two old wives' talesMany people have never been taught the basic facts about their own reproductive cycle, says FPA spokesman | UPDATED: 12:37 GMT, 19 September 2012 Hoping for twins Eating a yam won't make any difference It is not just children who may be confused about where babies come from.

Grapefruit juice can give cancer drugs dramatic boost in effectiveness

Grapefruit juice can give cancer drugs dramatic boost Grapefruit stops an enzyme from breaking drug down so more enters the bloodstreamStudy is first to harness this usually dangerous drug interaction with grapefruitCould reduce side-effects as less medication needed | UPDATED: 09:36 GMT, 8 August 2012 Drinking a glass of grapefruit juice a day could dramatically increase the effectiveness of cancer drugs, according to a study.

New blood-thinning drug could stop 5,000 strokes a year

New blood-thinning drug could stop 5,000 strokes a year | UPDATED: 00:00 GMT, 15 March 2012 The new drug could prevent up to 5,000 people from suffering strokes A blood-thinning drug has been given the go-ahead for use on the NHS in a move that is expected to revolutionise stroke prevention.