Coffee could boost the effect of breast cancer drug tamoxifen

Two cups of coffee a day HALVES the risk of breast cancer returning by boosting the effect of medication With tamoxifen, coffee could halve the rate of breast cancer recurrence Tamoxifen works by stopping oestrogen reaching the tumour cells Oestrogen causes tumour cells to divide meaning that the tumour grows Researchers don't know why coffee makes the drug more effective By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:42 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315186', 'title': 'Two cups of coffee a day HALVES the risk of breast cancer returning by boosting the effect of medication', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2315186/Coffee-boost-effect-breast-cancer-drug-tamoxifen.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Coffee%20could%20boost%20the%20effect%20of%20breast%20cancer%20drug%20tamoxifen%20http://bit.ly/15LVZUv%20via%[email protected]' }); Drinking two cups of coffee a day could stop breast cancer recurring in recovering patients, new research has revealed.

Father died on hospital bathroom floor after doctors failed to give him life-saving drugs

Father died on hospital bathroom floor after doctors failed to give him life-saving drugs Edward McKean, 52, died on bathroom floor at University Hospital CoventryHad undergone surgery to remove a benign brain tumour three weeks earlier He died of a pulmonary embolism – a blood clot in the pulmonary arteryHad not received vital blood-thinning drugs which could have saved himInquest heard junior doctor missed the drugs off his medication chart'Neglect' contributed to death and doctors missed opportunities to save him By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 09:40 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:32 GMT, 2 April 2013 Edward McKean, 52, died after doctors failed to notice he was not receiving vital drugs A father-of-three died on the bathroom floor of a hospital after a junior doctor left life-saving drugs off his medication chart, an inquest has heard.

200 people fall sick amid fears of salmonella outbreak after spicy food festival in Newcastle

200 people fall sick amid fears of salmonella outbreak after spicy food festival in NewcastleFour cases of salmonella confirmed after hundreds fall ill with diarrhoeaInvestigation has been launched by Environmental health Officers The source of the infection at charity festival not yet identified By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 21:54 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:18 GMT, 8 March 2013 Around 200 people who attended a spicy food street festival have reported suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting amid fears of a salmonella outbreak, a council spokesman said today.

Brave girl, 8, overcomes cancer to appear in a movie alongside film hunk James McAvoy

Brave girl, 8, overcomes cancer to appear in a movie alongside film hunk James McAvoy Megan Finn was diagnosed with a kidney tumour in 2007She had surgery and underwent six months of chemotherapyLast year she beat hundreds of other youngsters to appear in movie adaptation of Irvine Welsh novel Filth with Oscar-nominated James McAvoy – but Megan won't be allowed to watch it for a few years.

Stop smoking ad: Cancerous tumour grows out of cigarette in new anti-smoking campaign

Is this the most disgusting anti-smoking advert yet Cancerous tumour seen growing inside cigarette in New Year campaign Department of Health ad, which cost 2.7m, will run for nine weeks on television, billboards and onlineLaunched in response to statistics which show more than a third of smokers still think the health risks are greatly exaggerated | UPDATED: 10:08 GMT, 28 December 2012 This gruesome image of a tumour growing from a cigarette is part of the Government's latest attempt to get millions of Britons to stop smoking.

Coronation Street star Hayden battles kidney cancer aged just six

Coronation Street child star Hayden battles kidney cancer aged just six Child actor diagnosed with a kidney tumour in the summer after losing his appetite Brave youngster has undergone chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapyInvited to Manchester City to meet his footballer idols and inspired them to win match 5-0 | UPDATED: 17:02 GMT, 19 December 2012 Brave: Hayden Whitbread tells friends his cancer surgery scar came from fighting a shark A child actor who won the heart of millions as loveable Freddie Peacock in Coronation Street, is battling cancer at the tender age of six.

The breast cancer patients undergoing reconstructions using PIG tissue

The breast cancer patients undergoing reconstructions using PIG tissue Structure of pig collagen is similar to that of humansPig tissue now being used as a graft inside the breast to hold new implantOver time, the graft becomes part of a woman's bodyProcedure enables women to have reconstruction at the same time as their breast is removed, rather than having second operation later on | UPDATED: 18:10 GMT, 19 December 2012 Breast cancer patients are benefiting from a new form of reconstructive surgery that uses tissues from pigs.

Toddler enjoys first family Christmas at home, after having ELEVEN tumours removed from all over her body

Toddler enjoys first family Christmas at home after having ELEVEN tumours removed from all over her body Lily Atkinson, 2, was diagnosed with cancer neuroblastoma a week before her first birthdayTumours spread to her skull, arms, legs, spine, pelvis and chestAfter undergoing eight rounds of chemotherapy she is now strong enough to enjoy Christmas with all her family | UPDATED: 18:24 GMT, 14 December 2012 A brave two-year-old girl who battled with multiple tumours all over her body is to enjoy her first real family Christmas at home.