Health Headlines: Women's heart risk, NHS waste, paracetamol asthma link

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Women's heart risk - BBC
Just 10% of women over 50 have discussed their heart disease risk with their GP, a British Heart Foundation poll shows.
Women 'in the dark' on heart risk

Overpaid GPs - Daily Mail

High doctor salaries put UK NHS among most inefficient in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) area, report shows.
Overpaid NHS doctors and too few practitioners 'knocks three years off Britons' lives'

Food health checks - Guardian
National scheme to grade the hygiene of food outlets aims to cut rates of illness
Half a million food outlets will receive hygiene ratings

Paracetamol asthma link - Daily Mail
Paracetamol use doubles asthma risk and use in first 15 months of life boosts allergy risk, research shows.
Giving babies Calpol or other forms of paracetamol 'doubles the risk of them developing asthma and allergies'

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