Health Headlines: Dr Ubani, HRT and ginger hair

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Dr Daniel Ubani - BBC
Two brothers have failed in their campaign to get the German GP that killed their father struck off. Brothers' campaign to strike off German GP fails

HRT - Daily Mail
Research suggests using HRT may protect some women against breast cancer rather than triggering the disease, as previously thought. Doctors to re-think benefits of HRT

Red Hair - Daily Telegraph
A BMJ article finds people with red hair do not feel more pain or bleed more after operations, despite fears they might. Red haired people do not feel more pain: doctors

Vitamin D - The Independent
High vitamin D levels often recommended are unnecessary and could even be harmful, Institute of Medicine in the US has concluded. Vitamin D, the cure-all supplement that could be bad for your health

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