Amoxicillin: Widely prescribed antibiotic is useless at treating coughs and may be harmful

Widely prescribed antibiotic amoxicillin is useless at treating coughs and may be harmful | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 18 December 2012 Amoxicillin does nothing to help treat coughs and could be harmful if used when it is not needed, researchers claim Commonly prescribed antibiotic amoxicillin does nothing to help treat coughs and could be harmful if used when it is not needed, warn experts.

Three-week cough "could be lung cancer warning": Awareness campaign launched by stars who lost relatives to the disease

Persistent cough 'could be warning sign of lung cancer': Stars who lost relatives to disease launch awareness campaign Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in the UK and affects 33,000 people in England every year | UPDATED: 08:46 GMT, 7 May 2012 Just one in 10 people realise that a persistent cough could be a key symptom of lung cancer, according to statistics released by the Government as it launches a campaign to raise awareness about the disease.

Diabetes: Did chicken pox trigger my children"s diabetes? As the number of patients DOUBLE in ten years, one mother"s alarming story

Did chicken pox trigger my children's diabetes As the number of patients DOUBLE in ten years, one mother's alarming story By Lucy Elkins PUBLISHED: 23:17 GMT, 30 April 2012 | UPDATED: 23:17 GMT, 30 April 2012 Jen Mackenzie has lived with type-1 diabetes since she was four, and is only too well aware of the symptoms of the disease.