Health Headlines: Reforms, pregnancy diet, and hot flushes

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Reforms 'grenade' - Telegraph
As GP reported yesterday, MPs have warned that patients are missing out on vital operations as the Government’s rushed reforms 'toss a grenade' at the NHS. Patients miss operations as Government 'tosses grenade' into NHS

Hot flushes - Daily Mail
Women who suffer hot flushes during the menopause may be half as likely to get breast cancer. Hot flushes during menopause 'halves chances' of breast cancer

Pregnancy diet - Telegraph
A low calorie diet affects brain development, which could lower IQ and also lead to behavioural problems later in life. Poor diet in early pregnancy damages the brain of babies. Poor diet in early pregnancy damages the brain of babies

Smart prostheses - The Guardian
A group of Bournemouth academics hope that the work they are carrying out at the university's Design Simulation Research Centre might one day transform the lives of the rising number of amputee soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, and potentially return them to active service. Soldiers could get back to active duty with the help of a 'smart' prosthesis

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