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19/09/2014
Daily Telegraph
By: Presswatch
Skin cancer drug wins NHS backing as Glaxo agrees discount

A skin cancer drug developed by GlaxoSmithKline will be made available on the NHS after the company agreed to a secret discount.
 
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19/09/2014
Financial Times
By: Presswatch
Bayer lines up plastics IPO as change of focus gathers pace

Bayer plans to float its plastics business in one of the biggest European initial public offerings for years.
 
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19/09/2014
Daily Mirror
By: Presswatch
Mentally ill in care warning

The Care Quality Commission has said that one in three people with mental health problems does not know where to turn in a crisis.
 
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19/09/2014
Daily Telegraph
By: Presswatch
Jolie inspires surge in breast cancer testing

Thousands of women in Britain have been tested for breast cancer genes that can increase the risk of developing the disease by 90 per cent, after an actress disclosed she had tested positive.
 
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19/09/2014
The Independent
By: Presswatch
North has highest rates for alcohol treatment

The North-west and Northeast have the most hospital admissions for alcohol related liver disease, a map created by health officials shows.
 
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19/09/2014
Daily Telegraph
By: Presswatch
Sex disease'will be untreatable in five years '

The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhoea will be untreatable in five years because of a surge in cases resulting from the rise in sexually active lifestyles, an expert has warned.
 
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19/09/2014
By: Presswatch
NHS and Health Sector News
The Guardian reports that the family of a Sonia Powell, a grandmother in her 70s, who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances outside a hospital's A&E ward, has criticised the NHS for the care she received.

The Guardian reports that Unison's NHS workers have voted to back strikes in a row over pay. A total of 68pc voted in favour of being prepared to take part in a strikes while 32pc said no. The ballot also asked if they were prepared to take part in action short of strike action and 88pc agreed while 12pc voted against.

The Daily Mail reports that two thirds of hospitals have sent teams of managers abroad to recruit foreign nurses, an investigation has found.

Daily Mail reports that the Welsh NHS faces an "imminent meltdown" that is costing patients' lives, politicians and doctors' leaders warned yesterday.

Evening Standard reports that women with a family history of breast cancer like film star Angelina Jolie are being offered a pioneering test. The London Breast Institute is one of the first clinics to offer the test. It can analyse 25 genes associated with eight cancers, including breast - the most common cancer diagnosed in UK women - and ovarian. Professor Kefah Mokbel today called for the £2,000 check, which is not available on the NHS, to become the "gold standard" for women with a "significant" family history of breast and ovarian cancer.
 
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