Health Headlines: Cancer, Obesity and Down's syndrome

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Cancer – BBC
Extra money is being promised to give GPs better access to cancer tests, such as brain scans.
Early testing placed at heart of new cancer drive

Obesity – The Daily Mail
Trials show drug ‘ZGN-433’ is effective at breaking down fat, helping patients shed an average of 2lbs a week without a change of diet.
Fat-busting pill helps obese to shed two pounds a week - without changing their diets

Down’s syndrome – The Daily Telegraph
A simple blood test could replace invasive diagnostic tests for women who are at high risk of having a baby with Down's syndrome.
Blood test for Down's could end risky tests: researchers

NHS Reform - The Guardian
The ideas contained in the White Paper are not new and GPs do not fear the chance to shape service, says former Labour MP and health select committee member Howard Stoate.
GPs do not fear the chance to reshape NHS services, they welcome it

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