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31/10/2014
Financial Times
By: Presswatch
Buoyant life sciences leads Bayer to raise sales forecast

Bayer has increased its sales forecast for the year following the acquisition of Merck's consumer health business.
 
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31/10/2014
Daily Mail
By: Presswatch
Clegg aide tried to spin drug report

Nick Clegg encouraged the BBC to give airtime to organisations that promote the legalisation of drugs including heroin, it was revealed yesterday.
 
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31/10/2014
Wall Street Journal
By: Presswatch
Plans for Ebola Drugs Create Rift

A consortium including European universities and medical groups plans to give experimental drugs to West African Ebola patients without assigning some to a placebo group, touching off a trans-Atlantic quarrel over what is ethical and effective in treating the virus.
 
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31/10/2014
Daily Mail
By: Presswatch
Living a healthy lifestyle could delay dementia by up to 12 years

Living a healthy lifestyle could delay dementia by up to 12 years, according to a landmark UK study. Heart disease could also be staved off by around six years compared with those who neglect their diet and exercise, said the health specialists. The study in South Wales is the longest of its kind to examine the influence of environmental factors in chronic disease. From 1979 to the present day, researchers from Cardiff University followed the lifestyle habits of men aged 45-59 living in the Caerphilly area.
 
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31/10/2014
Daily Mail
By: Presswatch
Call for calorie labels on drink

Two in three people want to see calorie labels on alcohol, according to a poll from the Royal Society for Public Health.
 
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31/10/2014
By: Presswatch
NHS and Health Sector News
Dail Mail reports that the chances of beating cancer in England still lag behind those elsewhere in Europe, according to official figures.

The Daily Telegraph reports that NHS employees are to strike again in a row over pay. Nurses, midwives, domestic staff and radiographers will walk out for 4 hours throughout England on November 24.

The Daily Telegraph reports that the Institute of Economic Affairs has recommended that people in England should be able to receive a tax rebate for opting out of NHS care in a move which would increase competition in the health sector.

The Times reports that experts have said that the NHS needs an aviation-style independent safety investigation agency to make sure it learns from its mistakes.
 
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