Health Headlines: White Paper response, varicose veins and immune boost

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White Paper response - BBC
Trailing the DoH's response to the Health White Paper, the BBC reports that the government is expected to confirm that it is determined to go through with big structural changes to the NHS in England. Ministers press on with NHS plans.

Axing varicose veins surgery - Daily Telegraph
The NHS should stop operating on minor varicose veins and scrap a range of other 'urban myths' and traditions that waste money, a report has said. NHS should not operate on varicose veins to save money: report.

Drug for longer life - Daily Mail
Tiny amounts of lenalidomide boost immune system chemicals key to fighting off invaders from bugs to tumours. Eureka! Now scientists discover the drug that could give you a longer and healthier life.

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