Health headlines: QOF 'failing', weed for cancer and heating obesity link

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QOF failing - BBC
The benefits of QOF have been called into question after research suggested the framework has had no real impact on the treatment of high blood pressure. Questions raised over 'GP bonus system'

Garden weed for skin cancer - The Daily Mail
Milkweed sap can 'kill' non-melanoma skin cells when applied to the skin, a study suggests Common garden weed 'cures skin cancer', say scientists

Central heating causes obesity - Telegraph
Britons are gaining weight, because they are so used to being warm in their homes that their bodies no longer have to use as much energy to ward off the cold. Losing weight could be as easy as turning down the thermostat

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