Health Headlines: Alcohol control, Breastfeeding benefits, IVF cuts

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Alcohol - BBC
Health groups including the BMA have rejected DoH plans for a voluntary deal with industry on alcohol labelling and advertising aimed at tackling drinking.
Health groups reject 'responsibility deal' on alcohol

Breastfeeding - The Daily Mail
As little as four weeks of breastfeeding can improve children's performance at primary school, research suggests.
Could breastfeeding make baby brighter? Just four weeks on mother's milk can benefit brain


IVF - The Daily Telegraph
Up to one in 10 PCTs have stopped funding IVF treatment, according to an investigation by a fertility charity.
Health trusts suspend IVF funding

Out-of-date medicine - The Mirror
Millions of Britons may be putting their health at risk by using medicines past their sell-by date, according to a study.
11 million risk their health each year taking out-of-date medicine


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