Health Headlines: Cystic Fibrosis, Flu jabs and NHS pay deals

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Cystic Fibrosis – BBC
A study has found new drug denufosol can help prevent build up of sticky mucus in the lungs of some cystic fibrosis patients, a study has suggested. Drug helps clear lung mucus in cystic fibrosis patients 

NHS pay – The Observer
The NHS plans to make 35,000 nurses, cleaners and medical secretaries redundant unless staff accept a pay deal that will see them lose several thousand pounds a year. NHS staff told to give up annual pay increments or 35,000 jobs will go

Flu – The Telegraph
Despite DoH guidance that all pregnant women should be vaccinated, some have complained they are being turned away or offered incorrect advice by medical staff. Pregnant women urged to have flu jab amid confusion over vaccine

Swine Flu – The Metro
Young people are at a greater risk from swine flu than the over-60s but have been scared by ‘internet rumours’ from getting vaccinated, according to an expert. 'Twitter nonsense' hits swine flu jabs

 

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