Health Headlines: Flu deaths, calcium and prostate cancer

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Flu deaths - The BBC
Last winter's flu outbreak claimed 602 lives in the UK, with more than 70% of the deaths among 15- to 64-year-olds, Health Protection Agency figures show.
Winter flu death toll topped 600

Calcium - The Scotsman
There is no need for people to increase their calcium dose to stave off osteoporosis in later life, research suggests.
Extra calcium doses are 'no benefit' for bones

Prostate cancer - The Daily Telegraph
Men with prostate cancer who go for regular, brisk walks are far less likely to see their disease spread, scientists believe.
Brisk walk helps prostate cancer sufferers

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