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Saturday 6th February 2016

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5th Feb 2016

Department of Health to cut jobs

The DH is to cut 650 jobs to reduce running costs.

BBC News
Health Service Journal

NHS whistleblower handed payout

NHS whistleblower sacked after exposing concerns is awarded £1.22 million.

The Telegraph

Statins could reverse age-related macular degeneration

Scientists have discovered statins could reverse the most common for of blindness.

The Telegraph

Tonga declares Zika outbreak

Five cases of Zika confirmed in the tiny South Pacific island nation of Tonga.

Reuters News

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4th Feb 2016

Boy wins swine flu damages

A young boy from Frome has won £120k in damages after swine flu jab causes narcolepsy.

BBC News

App being developed to help stop suicide

NHS mental health trust working with US researchers to develop a 'suicide prevention' app.

BBC News

How to recognise heart attack and angina

Heart attack or angina symptoms can be hard to identify.

Web MD

Cancer deaths fall 10% in a decade

Figures show a 10% fall in cancer deaths, but types of disease fuelled by lifestyle factors have increased sharply.

The Telegraph

How to eliminate bed bugs

Scientists to scan DNA of bed bugs to try and eliminate the pest.

BBC News

Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful in middle age.

The Guardian

3rd Feb 2016

Monitor consider programme of support for troubled trusts

The regulator considering putting 25 trusts into turnaround with management consultancies.

Health Service Journal

Seafood could stave off Alzheimer's

Study finds a diet rich in fish may help those at risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Web MD

People aged 65 to 79 'the happiest'

According to a survey of more than 300,000 adults across the UK 65 to 79 is the happiest group for adults.

BBC News

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