Health Headlines: Tobacco, TV-induced GP visits and statins

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Tobacco - BBC
Shops in England are to be banned from displaying cigarettes in a bid to cut smoking.
Tobacco displays to be banned from shops

GPs and TV - The Mirror
Rising numbers of people are turning up for GP consultations to complain of illnesses they have seen on television in TV shows.
Soaps and medical dramas spark rise in GP visits with copycat illnesses

Statins - The Daily Telegraph
Researchers to investigate if statin use could mimic natural cholesterol reduction that limits ability of infections to spread.
Statins 'could boost immune system'

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