Being married 'protects your health'

Marriage appears to be good for your health, boosting your survival chances if you have a major heart risk factor such as high cholesterol, say researchers.

A loving spouse might spur you on to look after yourself better, they told a heart conference, based on their study of nearly a million UK adults, according to BBC.

All of these people had high blood pressure, cholesterol or diabetes.

The married ones fared much better than those who were single.

Dr Paul Carter and colleagues at Aston Medical School, who carried out the work, have already shown that marriage is linked to a better chance of surviving a heart attack.

Pfizer drug delays lung cancer growth

Pfizer drug delays lung cancer growth longer than Astra's Iressa, according to study

A targeted drug being developed by Pfizer Inc held advanced lung cancer in check longer than AstraZeneca's Iressa in newly diagnosed patients, but with a higher rate of side effects, according to data.

The late-stage study of 452 patients with EGFR-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) compared Pfizer's next generation oral drug, dacomitinib, with the older standard treatment that also targets abnormal epidermal growth factor receptor genes in advanced lung cancer.

Tiny Blood Vessel Damage Caused by Poor Diets Disrupts Mood Chemicals and Increases Risk by 58%

Keeping the heart healthy by avoiding junk food may also ward off depression, research suggests.

Damage to tiny blood vessels increases the risk of the blues by up to 58 per cent, scientists claim. 

This destruction of capillaries, part of the body's microvascular system, is most often caused by high blood pressure and diabetes as a result of poor diets, according to Daily Mail.

The vessels are responsible for transporting oxygen across the body, but if they become wrecked, various organs receive a reduced supply.

New MS drug in spotlight after patient is diagnosed with deadly brain infection

A new multiple sclerosis drug is under investigation after a patient who received it was diagnosed with a deadly brain disease.

The patient was reportedly treated with the drug Tysabri from Biogen for three years before receiving a single dose of the new drug Ocrevus by Roche in April. The subject later developed a rare brain infection called Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) which often results in “serious disability or death”.

Drinking FIVE cups of coffee a day reduces your risk of developing liver cancer by up to 50%

Drinking more coffee may help stave off liver cancer, a new study suggests. According to Daily mail

Researchers have found people who drink just one cup of coffee a day are 20 per cent less likely to develop the most common form of the disease.

Drinking two cups of coffee a day lowers your risk by 35 per cent, while five cups cuts your risk of developing liver cancer in half, the study found.

Even decaffeinated coffee can have a protective effect, the research adds.