Health Headlines: Hospital admission warning, Pain relief and Herbal medicines

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Hospital admissions - The Telegraph
Plans to cut the numbers of people going back into hospital soon after being discharged could prove "expensive and damaging to patient care", NHS managers have warned. Readmission crackdown 'could cost hospitals £800m'

Pain relief - BBC
Research showed the benefits of painkillers could be boosted or completely wiped out by patient's expectations. Negative experiences can stop painkillers working

Chinese Medicine - The Metro
Ministers are to defy a European ban on unlicensed herbal and Chinese medicines – despite fears they are giving the all-clear to ‘quacks and charlatans’. Chinese medicine and herbal ban to see Britain defy EU laws



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