June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/21/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7658, p1398
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The article presents news briefs regarding world health issues. The opinions of Alan Johnson, the Secretary of State for Health in Great Britain, regarding a policy by the National Health Service (NHS) in Great Britain which denies NHS treatment to patients who pay for medications privately is mentioned. The number of children who die from diarrhea worldwide on an annual basis is mentioned. A study being done by the organization the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer in which 300,000 people will be followed for 30 years to study how a person's lifestyle and genetics impacts their development of cancer is discussed.


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