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Issue : 22 March 2011

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  • stroke unit

    Pradaxa 'cuts stroke risk in people with AF'

    NHS Choices15 April, 2011

    “Super pill cuts risk of stroke for one million Britons,” reported the Daily Mail.

  • child

    Measles vaccination alert issued for Easter breakSubscription

    News11 April, 2011

    Families jetting off on European holidays during the Easter break have been urged to vaccinate their children against measles.

  • warning

    Warning about self-test health kits

    NHS Choices7 April, 2011

    DIY health testing kits have made headlines, with several newspapers reporting that they could do more harm than good.

  • pregnancy

    Paracetamol in pregnancy linked to asthma

    NHS Choices6 April, 2011

    “Pregnant women who take paracetamol could be increasing the risk of their child developing asthma,” the Daily Express has reported.

  • blood pressure

    Patient nerves affect blood diagnosis

    NHS Choices5 April, 2011

    “Doctors cause a third of stubborn high blood pressure,” reported the BBC News. The news service reports that some cases of hard-to-treat high blood pressure may actually be caused by patient nervousness at being seen by a doctor.

  • Ed Miliband

    Miliband attacks PM on NHS reformSubscription

    News4 April, 2011

    Ed Miliband will seek to turn the screw on David Cameron over controversial NHS reforms today by accusing him of “betraying” Britain’s proudest institution.

  • blood_donor.JPG

    Unison poll reveals blood donor privatisation uneaseSubscription

    News4 April, 2011

    A survey of over 2,000 adults by Unison showed that three out of four were opposed to any move to have private companies running parts of the NHS Blood and Transplant Service.

  • baby in cot

    Safety reflex may be linked to cot deathSubscription

    News4 April, 2011

    Scientists believe they may have identified a link between a protective reflex that stops us breathing when food “goes down the wrong way” and cot death.

  • keyboard heart monitor

    Superdrug launches online STI health service Subscription

    News4 April, 2011

    People with sexually transmitted infections can now access prescription-only treatments once assessed by an online doctor, after a new service was launched by Superdrug.

  • tea_and_biccys.jpg

    Tea compared to water for hydration

    NHS Choices4 April, 2011

    “Drinking four to six mugs of tea a day is as good for keeping you hydrated as a litre of water,” reported the Daily Mail. It said the finding disproves “the idea that regular tea drinking can dehydrate the body because of its caffeine content”.

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