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23/07/2013
Financial Times
By: Presswatch
GSK admits wrongdoing by its staff in China
Abbas Hussain, GlaxoSmithKline's president of international operations, said yesterday that senior China-based executives "appear to have acted outside of our processes and controls which breaches Chinese law".
 
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23/07/2013
The Independent
By: Presswatch
AstraZeneca executive held after raid on China HQ
Police are investigating AstraZeneca's work in China and have detained one of the drugmaker's executives, just a week after its rival GlaxoSmith-Kline first faced allegations of a multimillion-pound bribery scandal.
 
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23/07/2013
The Times
By: Presswatch
Welsh move puts stem cell team on path to growth
The Welsh government has provided a £7.8 million grant to lure ReNeuron, a promising English biotechnology company across the border as part of an attempt to build a global base for stem cell research.
 
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23/07/2013
Daily Mail
By: Presswatch
Arthritis drug may help stroke victims
Scientists believe etanercept, a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, could benefit stroke patients, after a study found the treatment led to significant and rapid improvement in muscle control, spasticity and mental function.
 
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23/07/2013
Daily Telegraph
By: Presswatch
Why skipping breakfast can raise the risk of heart attack
Men who regularly start the day without a meal are 27 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack or develop fatal heart disease, researchers have found. Obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes are more common in those who miss breakfast.
 
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23/07/2013
Daily Express
By: Presswatch
Hay fever soaring as summer delivers double dose of pollen
New research has revealed that the toll of hay fever sufferers is soaring by more than 100 a day. By the end of the decade the allergy will be claiming almost half a million more people, analysts say. Triggered by grass and tree pollen, it leads to sneezing, red and itchy eyes and sore throats. Analysts Datamonitor Healthcare claim one in five Britons, about 12.6 million people, is a sufferer. It has been made worse this year by a double dose of pollen after a delayed summer and the recent hot weather.
 
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23/07/2013
By: Presswatch
NHS and Health Sector News
The Independent reports that junior doctors have warned they are being left exhausted by 100-hour weeks and 12-day rotations that put patient safety at risk, according to a survey. The British Medical Association said that junior doctors were under "intolerable pressure". The Ipsos-MORI survey came ahead of negotiations with the NHS over a new contract for doctors and dentists in training.

The Daily Mail reports that a third of doctors working in Britain qualified abroad, according to a study by Health Education England.

The Daily Telegraph reports that a man diagnosed with testicular cancer and forced to have a testicle removed has learnt that he simply had an enlarged varicose vein. Kevin Ratcliffe, 23, claims that he was never told at the time that the mistake was made, and is considering taking legal action against Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, as apologies were not enough.

The Daily Mail reports that Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust chief executive Peter Homa has apologised to the family of Peter Ryley, 76, who died of a severe brain haemorrhage after being given excessive amounts of sedative.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Janice Harry, former director of nursing at Stafford Hospital, claimed yesterday that the word "nursing" in her job title was misleading, while rejecting allegations that she endangered patients by running on a skeleton staff.

The Daily Telegraph reports that John Robinson, a nurse at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, has been issued with a one-year caution order after he called a doctor "sugar tits" and described a depraved act he wanted to perform on her.
 
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