Health Headlines: Cancer referral, swine flu and endometriosis

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Cancer referral – BBC
GPs will be given the option to send patients for cancer tests such as chest X-rays without the need for referral to a specialist, the government has announced. GPs to be allowed to request cancer tests directly

Swine flu call – The Daily Telegraph
Pregnant women have been urged to have the seasonal flu jab after 10 deaths from swine flu. Swine flu jab call after virus claims its first victims this winter

Endometriosis – BBC
Two genetic variants that predispose women to endometriosis have been identified by researchers from the UK, US and Australia, which could mean more effective diagnosis and treatment. Gene research gives hope for women with endometriosis

Diabetes – The Guardian
Scientists are one step closer to recreating insulin production in diabetic patients after they transformed early stage human sperm cells into insulin-producing beta-islet cells. Sperm stem cells can be turned into insulin-making cells to treat diabetes

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