Health Headlines: GP referrals, antidepressants and HIV awareness

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GP referrals – BBC
Age, sex and wealth all affect how likely your GP is to refer you for a specialist appointment.
Age affects appointment chances

Preventing cancer – Guardian
Reducing smoking and alcohol consumption is a better way to avoid cancer than eating large quantities of fruit and vegetables.
Fruit and vegetables do not reduce overall cancer risk

Antidepressants – Telegraph
Old-style antidepressants may increase the risk of developing heart disease by 35%.
Commonly used antidepressants may raise heart disease risk

HIV – Herald Scotland
Better education about safer sex and HIV is needed to combat ‘worrying complacency’ about the virus, says charity.
More must be done to educate on risks of HIV


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