Health Headlines: GP pay, BP drugs and Tai Chi

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GP pay - Daily Telegraph
Earning figures reported by GP yesterday, showed one in eight GP partners earns over £150,000 a year. Hundreds of GPs earn more than David Cameron

BP drugs - BBC
Patients with high BP should be prescribed combination treatment because it is 25% more effective than the traditional treatment, researchers have found. Two blood pressure drugs better than one: research

Tai Chi - BBC
Tai Chi lessons and reduced medication should be used to prevent falls in the elderly, according to experts in the UK and the US. Tai Chi prevents elderly falls say geriatrics societies

Cancer teams - The Guardian
The government’s bid to improve cancer survival rates could be at risk because the NHS shakeup may abolish teams of experts who advise doctors and hospitals on how to improve care, cancer charities have warned. Cancer care my be damaged by NHS shakeup, say charities.

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