Health Headlines: Health reform, Genetic tests, and Stroke pill

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Health reform - Guardian
Health experts set out how Andrew Lansley's reforms should change as the health secretary announces DoH is in 'listening' mode.
Experts speak out on what Andrew Lansley should change in his Health Bill


Genetic tests - The Daily Telegraph
Government advisors have suggested performing gene tests on children before they become sexually active to see if they could pass on 'abnormalities' to their children.
Test children's genes before they have sex

Stroke - The Daily Mail
New blood thinning drug could help millions of patients beat strokes.
£2.50 a day pill to beat strokes: A million Britons could benefit from drug available for use within weeks

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