Health Headlines: Flu, obesity and skin cancer

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Flu vaccine – BBC
GPs could lose control of managing the flu vaccine programme following supply problems in England this winter, the government's head of immunisation says. GPs face losing control of flu jabs programme

Obesity – The Daily Telegraph
Almost a quarter of children never play outside because of bad weather, hectic lifestyles and irrational fears over accidents and abduction, according to research. Obesity warning as quarter of children lead isolated lives

Skin cancer – Daily Mail
A pill has been developed which could revolutionise treatment of the most deadly form of skin cancer, significantly improving survival rates. Breakthrough on skin cancer: A pill that will fight the disease is only 'a year away'

Military – BBC
A ground-breaking research centre to enable medical techniques employed on the battlefield to be used on NHS patients has opened in Birmingham. New medical centre brings military techniques to NHS


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