Amazon under fire for selling illegal products that 'claim to cure or treat cancer' Products claim to 'relieve' cancer and cleanse bloodIt is illegal to advertise such products in the UK By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 08:37 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:34 GMT, 1 April 2013 Amazon has come under fire for listing products for sale that claim they can cure cancer. The products, available to order from third parties through Amazon's UK website, include dried crocodile's blood pills, apricot kernels and blood cleansers
Life-extending cancer drugs 'rationed by postcode': Dozens of hospitals refuse to hand out treamentsDozens of trusts failing to hand out treatments for bowel, ovarian, lung and brain cancerSome of the drugs boost survival rates by a quarter and others extend lives By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 23:50 GMT, 10 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:05 GMT, 11 January 2013 Hospitals are denying patients the latest life-extending cancer drugs, a report reveals. Dozens of trusts are failing to hand out treatments for bowel, ovarian, lung and brain cancer that have been approved by the NHS watchdog NICE
Woman with cystic fibrosis is denied vital new drug because she live in Scotland… while her brother gets it as he's based in England Emma Mitchell lives in Scotland and will not get breakthrough cystic fibrosis drugHer brother Nick lives in London and will because it has been approved in EnglandNow she must wait until January 14 to find out if she can get the life-saving treatment | UPDATED: 10:13 GMT, 31 December 2012 A brother and sister with the same chronic lung condition are facing a cross-Border lottery which will see one of them denied a life-saving drug. Emma Mitchell – who lives in Scotland – and her London-based brother Nick Talbot both have cystic fibrosis.
Risk of developing asthma doubles among children conceived after fertility treatment IVF children were also twice as likely to develop wheezing and up to four times more likely to have taken anti-asthma medicine by the age of fiveResearchers from Oxford University are the first to conduct a UK study of asthma after IVF conceptions Explanations might include the severity of the infertility and the role played by treatment | UPDATED: 01:36 GMT, 6 December 2012 Having fertility treatment doubles the chances of a child developing asthma, say researchers. They found children born after IVF have a twofold higher risk of wheezing and are up to four times more likely to take anti-asthmatic medicines by the age of five
Scandal of the poison pen-pushers: How doctors and patients are kept in the dark about potentially dangerous everyday drugs | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 1 December 2012 Tamiflu is supposed to be the miracle flu drug. Patients across the UK rely on it
Thieves steal three rhino horns from museum amid fears crime gangs are targeting institutions for precious horns and ivory to sell in the Far East Three rhino horns were stolen from Leicester’s New Walk MuseumExperts fear pieces will be sold on black market by organised criminals Rhino horns are used in traditional medicines and aphrodisiacs in many Asian countries | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 30 November 2012 Three rhino horns worth tens of thousands of pounds have been stolen from a British museum.