Health Headlines: Vince Cable, impotence and the common cold

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NHS - The Daily Telegraph  
Business secretary Vince Cable is secretly recorded saying many of the coalition’s re-forms, including the NHS, are ‘in danger of getting out of control’. Vince Cable: I could bring down the government

Impotence – BBC
Young men could be risking their sexual health by taking a commonly used anti-baldness drug, some doctors claim. Baldness drug Propecia 'risking men's sexual health'

Colds – The Daily Telegraph
Researchers say study proves Echinacea is not better than placebo at reducing the symptoms of the common cold. Echinacea 'no good for colds'

Swine Flu – Daily Mail
The number of swine flu patients in intensive care has doubled this week to nearly 200. 200 fight for life as number of patients doubles in a week to put strain on intensive care units

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