Health Headlines: Bowel cancer, Off-label prescribing, NHS reform crisis

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Bowel cancer - The Daily Mail
As GP reports, NHS bowel cancer tests for 55- to 59-year-olds have been backed by screening experts. Five-minute bowel cancer screening for over-55s 'could save thousands'

Off-label prescribing - The Daily Telegraph
GMC backs prescribing of unlicensed medicines where appropriate.
Doctors could be allowed to prescribe cheap drugs

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NHS reform crisis - Guardian
Doubts have emerged over the government's NHS listening exercise after a DoH memo emerged that set out parts of the Health Bill that would not be changed.
NHS 'listening exercise' thrown into doubt

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