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Issue : December 2012

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  • Yawning while in the womb may offer insight into baby’s health

    NHS Choices28 November, 2012

    Yawning in the womb could be used as a “baby health indicator”, The Guardian reported today. It said ultrasound scans that catch unborn babies ‘yawning’ may help doctors monitor normal development.

  • Statins and exercise regime backed

    Statins and exercise regime backedSubscription

    News29 November, 2012

    Cholesterol-lowering drugs and exercise are a winning combination for treating high cholesterol, research has shown.

  • Child's chance of obesity predicted

    Child's chance of obesity predictedSubscription

    News29 November, 2012

    Parents are being offered a way to predict the chances of their newborn baby becoming obese.

  • Dan Poulter

    Minister calls regional pay cartel 'heavy handed'Subscription

    News29 November, 2012

    Health minister Dan Poulter has signaled a shift in the government’s stance on the controversial South West Consortium during a debate in the Commons.

  • Record numbers living with HIV

    Record numbers living with HIVSubscription

    News29 November, 2012

    A record number of people in the UK are living with HIV, with the number of people with the virus reaching nearly 100,000, new figures show.

  • Funding pressure 'may hit NHS care'

    Funding pressure 'may hit NHS care'Subscription

    News29 November, 2012

    Waiting times in emergency wards are rising as unprecedented financial strains on the health service start to bite, a report suggests.

  • Louise Poley

    RCN Wales unveils its first 'nurse of the year'Subscription

    News29 November, 2012

    A consultant nurse for substance misuse has been named Welsh “nurse of the year” by the Royal College of Nursing.

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    Claims flu jab is a 'waste of money' misleading

    NHS Choices30 November, 2012

    As flu season approaches, claims that the flu vaccine is a ‘waste of money’ are being widely reported. The Daily Telegraph declares that ‘flu vaccine effectiveness [is] exaggerated,’ while the Daily Mail claims that ‘flu jabs are a ‘waste’ of taxpayer’s money.’

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    Charity report shows examples of bad NHS care

    NHS Choices1 December, 2012

    “‘Shocking’ treatment in NHS hospitals and care homes exposed in report,” The Guardian reports, while the Daily Mail says that a “Damning report reveals failings in NHS care of patients ‘treated worse than animals’.”

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    Smoking 'rots brain’ causing mental decline

    NHS Choices2 December, 2012

    Smoking “rots the brain” the BBC reported today, while the Daily Mail said ‘smoking doesn’t just age your lungs, it damages your brain too’.

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