Health Headlines: Loss of expertise in reforms, Avandia alternative and life expectancy

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Loss of expertise in reforms - Guardian
NHS reforms will damage healthcare, deskill hospitals and deter blood donors, experts warn
'Creeping privatisation' of NHS will mean loss of expertise, say top doctors

Avandia alternative - BBC
A drug to treat diabetes, Actos, would be a 'sensible alternative' to one which was banned last year, researchers have said.
Actos is 'alternative' to banned diabetes drug Avandia

Life expectancy - Independent
We are living longer despite getting fatter, and there is no sign yet that the increase in life expectancy is coming to an end, according to a study.
Life expectancy is still rising – despite obesity epidemic

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