Health Headlines: NHS cuts, dementia and rheumatoid arthritis

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NHS cuts - BBC
Government efficiency savings in the NHS will push the service ‘to the limit’, according to the Commons Health Select Committee. NHS and social services tested to the limit, say MPs Read the GP story here.

Dementia - The Daily Mail
More than twice as many people suffer from dementia as official figures suggest as many do not visit their GP for diagnosis, said charity Alzheimer’s Society. Dementia 'hits twice as many victims as NHS figures show'

Rheumatoid arthritis - The Daily Telegraph
Smoking directly causes a third of all cases of severe rheumatoid arthritis, according to a Swedish study. Smoking 'causes a third of severe rheumatoid arthritis cases'

Unhealthy UK - BBC
The UK is one of the unhealthiest nations in Europe with the highest level of obesity, figures show. UK among Europe's unhealthiest nations, report suggests.
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