NHS watchdog refuses to pay for lung cancer drug that is twice as effective as chemo and could benefit 1,000 patients a year

NHS watchdog refuses to pay for lung cancer drug that is twice as effective as chemo and could benefit 1,000 patients a yearNew drug halts advance of non-small cell lung cancer for eight monthsCrizotinib costs 4,000 a month and could benefit 1,000 patients a yearNHS watchdog deems it too expensive due to lack of evidence of benefits By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:07 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 27 March 2013 Access denied: Crizotinib could benefit 1,000 patients a year but is deemed to lack evidence of benefits says NHS A new drug that combats a specific type of lung cancer is too expensive for the NHS, says the rationing watchdog.

New mums need more post-natal depression checks to make sure they are bonding with their baby

New mums need more post-natal depression checks to make sure they are bonding with their babyMidwives and health visitors check on new mothers for up to six weeksAfter, they face months without a formal appraisal of how they are coping Child abuse charity The Wave Trust carried out the researchFound babies of depressed mothers likely to be 'aggressive and break law' By Andrew Levy PUBLISHED: 23:56 GMT, 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:38 GMT, 22 March 2013 New mothers should be interviewed three to four months after they give birth to check they are bonding with their babies, according to a Government-commissioned report.

A quarter of people with HIV have no idea they"re infected – and are unwittingly passing it on

A quarter of people with HIV have no idea they're infected – and are unwittingly passing it on These people are responsible for passing on up to 75 per cent of new cases, a leading expert claims Straight men are the least likely to be testedMany people embarrassed to admit they have condition, preventing them from getting appropriate treament By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 00:22 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 14 February 2013 A quarter of people who are HIV positive have no idea they are infected – and pass on up to 75 per cent of new cases, research shows.

Why drinking three cups of tea a day can keep you mentally alert in old age

Drinking three cups of tea a day can keep you mentally alert in old age Analysis of six different studies found drinking tea helped the brain to stay sharper Scientists believe some compounds such as theanine could protect against Alzheimer's By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 16:26 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:55 GMT, 12 February 2013 Brain boost: evidence linking a cuppa with a reduction in cognitive decline It's the national drink that millions of us turn to when we need a pick-me-up.

How much caffeine is too much caffeine? The Starbucks coffee with three quarters of the safe daily dose in one cup

How much caffeine is too much caffeine The Starbucks coffee with three quarters of the safe daily dose in one cup400mg of caffeine is the recommended daily allowance for average person16oz Starbucks 'Grande' contains 330mg and 8oz Red Bull can has 83mgBut scientists stress that tolerance levels of the stimulant can vary widely By Alex Gore PUBLISHED: 22:06 GMT, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:08 GMT, 7 February 2013 A large cup of Starbucks coffee contains more than three quarters of a person's 'safe' daily dose of caffeine, scientists have warned.

The danger food dunces: 77% of Britons fail IQ test on hidden salt, sugar and fat

The danger food dunces: 77% of Britons fail IQ test on hidden salt, sugar and fat By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:07 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:43 GMT, 3 January 2013 Britons are unaware of the high levels of salt, sugar and saturated fat hidden in their favourite foods, a survey has revealed.

"Embarrassed" patients are putting themselves at risk by buying medicines online

'Embarrassed' patients are putting themselves at risk by buying medicines onlineIllegal sales of prescription medication online increasing Half of pharmacists say customers buy pills onlinePatients at risk of buying dangerous fakes or unlicensed medicines that have serious health implications | UPDATED: 09:16 GMT, 17 December 2012 Illegal sales of medicine are on the increase as more people go online to avoid needing a prescription.

Breast cancer deaths can be halved after 10 years of "wonder drug" Tamoxifen

Breast cancer deaths halved if patients given 'wonder drug' Tamoxifen for 10 years, not fiveTamoxifen is an anti-oestrogen drug that was developed over 30 years ago Most of the extra protection occurred after the end of the 10 year treatment period | UPDATED: 22:24 GMT, 5 December 2012 Breast check: Women are recommended to feel their breasts regularly and go to the GP if they notice any changes Breast cancer deaths can be halved after 10 years of treatment with the drug tamoxifen, research has shown.