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‘Promising’ Lung Cancer Drug Now Available On NHS

A drug that can greatly reduce the size of lung cancer tumours has been made available on the NHS. The drug, called Tagrisso (osimertinib), is suitable for people with non-small-cell lung cancer who have a mutation that means they’ve stopped responding to other treatments.  It is estimated that 300 people…

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HRT Triples Risk Of Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

Women who receive hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are around three times more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than those who do not, new research suggests. HRT is commonly used to help combat the effects of the menopause and is used by around one in 10 women during their…

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Sugar Is As Bad For Public Health As Smoking, Experts Warn

Sugar is as dangerous to public health as smoking, health experts have warned. In a recently paper published, Dr Aseem Malhotra said the similarities between the taboo industry and the sugar industry are “disturbing”. “The case against sugar is overwhelming. Sugar is the new tobacco, so let’s start treating it that…