How Google is flagging up the adverse side-effects of drugs BEFORE doctors and drug companies

How our Google search results can flag up adverse side-effects of medicines BEFORE doctors and drug companies Bad reactions to medicines often flagged up after drug is widely available But analysing internet searches could identify problems much earlierResearchers found many were searching for side-effect of taking two drugs The harmful interaction between the two was later confirmed by doctors By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:59 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:03 GMT, 7 March 2013 Internet users can play a pivotal role in flagging up new side-effects of drugs after they go on sale, a study has found.

Woman suffers TWO strokes by the age of 30 (defying odds of a billion to one) – but says ordeal helped her finally find love

Woman suffers TWO strokes by the age of 30 (defying odds of a billion to one) – but says ordeal helped her finally find love Colette Boyd, from Glasgow, suffered her first stroke aged just 28 Against odds of a billion to one, suffered another stroke a year later Missing the buzz of working in an office, she visited an internet chatroom There met now-husband Pete, 46, who has shared love of music and football By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:41 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:59 GMT, 20 February 2013 True love: Collette Boyd suffered TWO strokes by the age of 30, but says her ordeal helped her meet her husband Pete A woman who suffered two strokes before the age of 30 – defying odds of a billion to one – has finally found love thanks to her illness.

Boyfriend Riley Nicolay"s heartwarming tribute to cancer-stricken high school sweetheart as he shaves his head

Boyfriend’s heartwarming tribute to cancer-stricken high school sweetheart as he shaves his head to look just like her By Meghan Keneally PUBLISHED: 07:09 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:00 GMT, 13 February 2013 A supportive boyfriend shaved his head in solidarity with his girlfriend whose hair began to fall out because of chemotherapy.

Middle age starts at 55 but you"re old by the timeyou hit 69, say Britons

Middle age starts at 55 but you're old by the time you hit 69, say Britons More than half of older adults said they thought they had more confidence than younger people Digital photography and computer and internet skills among most popular courses for over-50sA quarter still haunted by not passing school entrance exams | UPDATED: 16:21 GMT, 18 September 2012 Middle age begins at 55 but only lasts for 14 years before old age kicks in, a survey has found.

The photobombing felines: Worldwide internet craze of ruining the perfect picture isn’t just for humans as cats and other animals get in on the action

The photobombing felines: Worldwide internet craze of ruining the perfect picture isn”t just for humans as cats and other animals get in on the action . Cats have always loved being the centre of attention but these felines have taken it one step further – stealing the limelight by photobombing unsuspecting snappers.

Henri the existential kitty voted star of the world’s best cat viral video, festival declares

Henri the existential kitty voted star of the world”s best cat viral video, festival declares Over 10,000 gathered for first ever viral cat video festival Henri 2, Paw de Deux nabbed the Golden Kitty, the festival”s top prizeViral movie has amassed over 3.2 million views on YouTube

Britain’s dinkiest dog’s owner reveals pup’s battle to survive

“I worried I would give her too much milk and drown her”: Owner of Britain”s dinkiest dog reveals how she brought her fragile pup back from the brink. At first glance, the furry brown creature curled up inside a porcelain tea-cup looks like a sleeping dormouse, with tiny button-like ears, fingernail-sized paws and miniature eyes squeezed tightly shut.

Father who took yob to police station for shooting his son, 12, with airgun is arrested himself and kept in a cell for SEVEN hours

Father who took yob to police station for shooting his son, 12, in the head with airgun is arrested himself and kept in a cell for SEVEN hoursStuart Pettman, 43, frogmarched the youth to a station after his son Oliver was shot three times in a park in Bexley, South LondonBut police arrested the businesman on suspicion of assault, after the youth falsely alleged he had been threatened with a hacksawMr Pettman”s 14-year-old daughter had to make her own way home from Bexleyheath police station following his arrest Mr Pettman has decided to move his family to Singapore, saying he has had enough of “broken Britain”UKIP leader Nigel Farage, a friend of Mr Pettman, has written to police demanding an explanation for his arrest

How quarter of British women misdiagnose illnesses by looking up symptoms on the internet

The dangers of Doctor Google: How a quarter of British women misdiagnose illness by looking up symptoms on the internet | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 11 August 2012 We’ve all done it: faced with vaguely worrying medical symptoms, an internet search is often simpler, and quicker, than waiting for a doctor’s appointment.