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.

High cholesterol: could a daily slice of watermelon help?

How watermelon could prevent heart attacks AND weight gain Daily slice could halve the build-up of 'bad' cholesterolIt could also help prevent weight gain | UPDATED: 11:01 GMT, 4 October 2012 Enlarge Could watermelon the key to lowering cholesterol A daily slice of watermelon could help prevent heart disease by halting the build-up of harmful cholesterol, new research shows.

Taking statins every day could slash risk of cancer, scientists claim after new genetic link between disease and cholesterol

Taking statins every day could slash risk of cancer, scientists claim after making genetic link between disease and cholesterol Link means patients could one day be given statins to protect against developing cancer and to treat tumours | UPDATED: 11:21 GMT, 14 September 2012 Pills taken by up to seven million Britons to combat high cholesterol could slash the risk of developing cancer, according to researchers.

Statins don"t just help the heart – they may also protect against effects of binge-drinking, say scientists

Statins don't just help the heart – they may also protect against effects of binge-drinking, say scientists Cholesterol-lowering drugs lowered risk of pancreatitis by 21 per cent compared to placebo and other treatments | UPDATED: 09:16 GMT, 22 August 2012 Statins are taken eacy day by seven million adults in the UK Cholesterol-lowering drugs are taken by millions of Britons to reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes, but scientists say they could have another unexpected benefit.

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.

Widely-prescribed statins may help to fight Alzheimer’s if they’re given in early stages

Widely prescribed statins may help to fight Alzheimer’s if they’re given in early stages.A widely prescribed statin could help in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease if it is given at an early stage, researchers suggest.

Zona Plus: Can squeezing a ball help cut your blood pressure?

Can squeezing a computerised stress ball help cut your blood pressure Reducing the pressure A computerised stress ball could help to dilate and widen blood vessels A hand-held device that you squeeze for ten minutes a day could be a powerful new treatment for high blood pressure.

Daily dose of rosehip extract could help cut heart disease, lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol

Daily dose of rosehip extract could help cut heart disease by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels Scientists estimate rose hip could reduce the risk of heart disease in obese patients by 17 per cent Rose hips are packed with vitamin C and are thought to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties A daily dose of the herbal remedy rose hip could cut the risk of heart disease, new research shows. Obese patients who consumed a drink made with rose hip powder every day for just six weeks saw their blood pressure and cholesterol levels drop significantly