Health headlines: Email consultations, lung cancer and dieting

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Email consultations - The Telegraph
Patients could be told to email their doctor after assessing their symptoms at home rather than visiting in person, under proposals to free up GP's surgeries. Patients could contact doctors by email.

New lung cancer drugs - BBC
Drugs used to treat breast cancer may also be useful in tackling lung cancer, according to research in Switzerland. Drug reduces lung cancer deaths, Swiss study finds

Dieting - The Daily Mail
The study suggests that the obese put their health in greater danger when they obsessively try to slim down. A dieter’s dream: staying fat may be better for your health.

UK cancer rates drop - The Guardian
Decades of warnings about the dangers of smoking appear to be having an effect, with the UK placed a relatively low 22nd in a world league of highest cancer rates. Smoking warnings hit home as UK cancer rates drop

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