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.

Honesty is the best policy as telling fewer lies can improve your physical and mental health

Honesty is the best policy as telling fewer lies 'improves your physical and mental health' People reported feeling better after they stopped exaggerating or making excuses PUBLISHED: 11:31 GMT, 7 August 2012 | UPDATED: 11:31 GMT, 7 August 2012 White lies may seem harmless at the time, but bending the truth can actually cause physical and mental health, researchers say.

Two glasses of wine a day for middle-aged adults "makes your life better"

Two glasses of wine a day for middle-aged adults 'makes your life better' Those who drink in moderation have score better for on index measuring dexterity, emotion, and mobility | UPDATED: 07:06 GMT, 25 June 2012 A couple of glasses of wine each day improves your quality of life, researchers say.

Gentle jogging once a week "can add six years to your life"

Gentle jogging once a week 'can add six years to your life' | UPDATED: 11:15 GMT, 3 May 2012 Get those feet moving: Jogging for an hour a week from the age of 20 to 70 takes 108 days but adds more than five years to your life Jogging for just an hour a week can increase your life expectancy by around six years, reveal scientists.

Sweet smell of social success: Why aroma is critical to making friends and influencing people

Why having a poor sense of smell increases risk of depression | UPDATED: 15:32 GMT, 22 March 2012 When standing on a hot, cramped train, you may have found yourself wishing you couldn't detect the whiffs of body odour emanating from your fellow passengers.

HIV epidemic driven by colonialism in Africa a century ago

Did colonialism spread HIV through Africa Book links colonialism to spread of HIV'Colonial commerce created massive new networks of sexual interactions,' say authors The HIV epidemic was driven by the colonisation of Africa a century ago, a new book claims.