Drug that prevents breast cancer for 20 years: Protection for thousands at high risk

Drug that prevents breast cancer for 20 years: Protection for thousands at high risk New guidelines suggest tamoxifen or raloxifene could offer up to 20 years of protection for those considered at high risk of cancerWomen would take the drugs for five years either before or after the menopause, with the aim of slashing odds of developing the disease By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:00 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:44 GMT, 15 January 2013 Thousands of healthy women could be offered powerful breast cancer drugs to cut their chances of contracting the disease.

Winter vomiting bug hits 700,000 people as early onset of virus catches NHS "unawares"

Winter vomiting bug hits 700,000 people as early onset of virus catches NHS 'unawares' | UPDATED: 09:35 GMT, 5 December 2012 Increase: Almost 700,000 people have been struck down by norovirus Hundreds of thousands have been struck down with the winter vomiting bug, according to figures.

Pregnant wife inspires engineer to build affordable, hand-held baby scanner that could save thousands of lives

Pregnant wife inspires engineer to build affordable, hand-held baby scanner that could save thousands of lives Sonar expert Jeff Neasham used cheap components to make a hand-held scanner which can plug into a laptopPictures of the unborn child can then be viewed on the computer's screenDevice could be manufactured for 30 to 40 compared to the ultrasound machines in hospitals which cost betweem 20,000 to 100,000 | UPDATED: 09:52 GMT, 14 September 2012 A mother-to-be inspired her electronic engineer husband to devise a new low-cost baby scanner which could save hundreds of thousands of lives.

Patients" lives put in danger by doctors who make "thousands of prescription errors every week"

Patients' lives put in danger by doctors who make 'thousands of prescription errors every week' In just one week, pharmacists had to double-check 4,409 pharmacies across EnglandPrescriptions contain the wrong doses, quantities and instructions for medicines | UPDATED: 14:53 GMT, 14 September 2012 Doctors are erroneously filling out tens of thousands of prescription forms that leave patients severely injured or even dead, it emerged today.

Wine "is as good as drugs for thin bones"

Daily glass of wine ‘is as good as drugs for protecting thin bones in older women’Regular moderate intake of alcohol after the menopause helps to maintain bone strength says review teamAbstaining from alcohol leads to higher risk of developing osteoporosisNational Osteoporosis Society warned against drinking more to protect bones | UPDATED: 06:57 GMT, 3 August 2012 One or two glasses of wine a day could work as well as drugs at protecting older women from thinning bones.

Terminally ill mother marries partner after mystery donor known as "Mary Poppins" funds lavish ceremony

Terminally ill mother marries partner after mystery donor known as 'Mary Poppins' funds lavish ceremony 'Being Graham’s wife means the world to me, however long we may have together'Treatment costs meant the couple cancelled their first wedding planned for last August.

Malware meltdown: Here’s how to avoid losing internet on Monday

Will YOU lose the internet on Monday Here”s how to avoid malware meltdownHundreds of thousands of PCs still at risk worldwideFBI “ring-fenced” the virus late last year – but protection ends on MondaySee below for advice on checking if your computer has been infected

Drinking plain water instead of fizzy drinks and fruit juice "lowers the risk of women developing diabetes"

Drinking plain water instead of fizzy drinks and fruit juice 'lowers the risk of women developing diabetes' Replacing sweet drinks with water could help stave off the metabolic disorder, scientists believe But adding water to a sugary beverage will not make any difference | UPDATED: 09:25 GMT, 1 June 2012 Women who choose plain water over sweet fizzy drinks or fruit juice, have a lower risk of developing diabetes.

Carpenter builds incredible egg-shaped treehouse hidden from view on Crown land just yards from multi-million homes

“Squatter” secretly builds incredible (but thoroughly illegal) treehouse hidden in Canada”s Whistler forest just yards from multi-million homes