Gruesome images of mouth tumours and gangrene: How every cigarette packet on sale in Australia will look from tomorrow

Gruesome images of mouth tumours and gangrene: How every cigarette packet on sale in Australia will look from tomorrow Law bans the use of logos, brand imagery, colours and promotional textAll tobacco packaging will be brown with the brand name barely visible Graphic health warning will cover at least 85% of all tobacco packaging | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 30 November 2012 Australia will tomorrow become the first country in the world to strip all tobacco products of branding – leaving just standardised packs covered with graphic health warnings.

"Uncool" teenagers take up smoking to fit in with their peers

I wanna be in your gang: 'Uncool' teenagers take up smoking to fit in with their peers<br> The lower a person's street cred is at school the liklier they are to become a regular or heavy smoker later onUnpopular teenagers may come to believe in their low status that could influence unhealthy life choices, say experts <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 14:02 GMT, 21 November 2012 </p> <br><p>Films and old TV shows may have portrayed smokers as part of the high school elite, but research has shown it is the 'nerds' who are most likely to pick up the habit.<br></p><p>A study from Sweden has revealed that having a low peer status as a teenager is a strong risk factor for regular and heavy smoking in adulthood.</p><p>The lower a person's street cred was at school the more likely they were to continue the unhealthy habit later on.</p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/21/article-2236280-1625C717000005DC-773_468x373.jpg" width="468" height="373" alt="Outcast Having low status at school could encourage teenagers to smoker, say researchers" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Outcast Having low status at school could encourage teenagers to smoker, say researchers</p> <p> Researchers from Stockholm University in Sweden used a large database that followed 15,000 people mainly from the Stockholm area, from birth to middle age.

Benefits of statins are exaggerated and not the best way to prevent heart disease, study claims

Benefits of statins are exaggerated and not always the best way to prevent heart disease, study claims NHS spends 450million a year on cholesterol-lowering drugsMost are prescribed as a preventative measure for heart disease, however experts admit they find it difficult to predict who is at risk | UPDATED: 12:08 GMT, 9 August 2012 Cure-all Statins have had no effect on Britain's heart disease rate, study claims Statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs which are taken by seven million people in the UK, are not the best way to prevent heart disease, according to new research.

First drug to help prevent HIV gets FDA approval and will be made available to those at high risk of infection

The first drug which can PREVENT HIV: Pills reduce risk by up to 75% in at risk heterosexual couples Public health advocates say pill could slow spread of HIVAIDS Healthcare Foundation warn drug could give patients a false sense of security digg] | UPDATED: 07:24 GMT, 17 July 2012 Groundbreaking: Truvada will be available as a preventive measure for people who are at high risk of acquiring HIV through sexual activity A drug that protects people at risk of HIV from infection has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Five more babies monitored for deadly infection that has killed three children and left three more fighting for life

Five more babies monitored for deadly infection that has killed three children and left three more fighting for life Three babies have died and three more fighting for life after contracting the bacterial infection pseudomonas Another five babies are being monitored for an infection which killed three newborns in hospital.

PIP breast implants: French government tells 30k women "have them removed"

Just hours after UK health chiefs say controversial breast implants are safe, French government tells 30,000 women “have them removed” British health official accuses French government of causing “unnecessary alarm”French officials say they will cover the cost of implant removal.