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BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 01 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:902

Cervical cancer vaccine gets go ahead in the United Kingdom: From September 2008 UK schoolgirls aged 12 to 13 will be routinely vaccinated against human papillomavirus in a bid to prevent 400 deaths from cervical cancer each year, the Department of Health has announced. A two year “catch-up” campaign will follow for girls aged up to 18. But the cervical screening programme will continue.

Homeless injecting drug users take more risks: Injecting drug users who have been homeless …

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