Health Headlines: BMA leadership challenge, zinc for colds and calorie labels

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BMA leadership challenge - Guardian
The future of the leader of Britain's doctors is in doubt because grassroots medics blame the British Medical Association for doing too little to oppose the government's NHS shakeup. BMA leader could be toppled in revolt by doctors against NHS reforms

Zinc treats colds - BBC
Taking zinc syrup, tablets or lozenges can lessen the severity and duration of the common cold, experts believe. Zinc can be an 'effective treatment' for common colds

Calorie labels - Telegraph
Researchers discovered that even though customers became more aware of how much they were eating, it had little effect on what they purchased. Calorie labelling has no effect on food choices

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