Health Headlines: Flu, statins and medical research

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Flu - BBC
RCGP chairwoman Dr Clare Gerada says healthy people who want the seasonal flu vaccine should wait until people in at-risk groups have been vaccinated. Healthy should wait for flu jab, says top doctor

Statins - Daily Telegraph
Statins may do more harm than good in people who have suffered a stroke, researchers warned. Statins may do more harm than good in stroke patients

Universal vaccine - Independent
People infected with swine flu elicit an extraordinary immune response that may be protective against a variety of flu strains, scientists have found, raising hopes of a universal vaccine for all types of flu. Swine flu could lead to universal vaccine

Medical research - BBC
A new body to regulate all health research in the UK should be established, according to a report by the Academy of Medical Sciences. Call to create 'one-stop shop' for health research

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