Issue : 5 June 2013
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The name of the nurse responsible for a patient’s care should be written above their bed, health secretary said last week in a speech on the “silent scandal of patient safety”.
“Generation XXL” is the headline on the front page of Metro, as the results of a new study show that hospital admissions related to obesity in children have soared in recent years.
Electronic cigarettes are to be licensed and regulated as an aid to quit smoking from 2016, it has been announced.
The findings of a study examining 39 years of breast cancer death rates have hit the headlines, with The Guardian reporting that, ‘Breast cancer screening not shown to reduce deaths.’
“North and South health divide: Chilling study reveals premature death is ‘postcode lottery’,” the Daily Mirror reports.
A British Medical Journal (BMJ) investigation into two classes of type 2 diabetes drugs has prompted headlines in the Daily Mail.
The Independent reports that “Scientists have identified a genetic pattern common to people with autism that is linked to the way messages are sent in the brain”.
“Babies practise frowning in the womb so they can show when they are unhappy after birth,” reports the Daily Mirror.
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“Smokers urged to ‘cut down’ rather than quit,” The Daily Telegraph reports.