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BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2351 (Published 28 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2351

Bowel cancers are diagnosed late: Almost 10% of bowel cancer patients in England die within a month of being diagnosed, show data from between 2006 and 2008 analysed by the National Cancer Intelligence Network (http://ncin.org.uk/). More than half (56%) of those who died were over 80 years old and 60% were diagnosed following an emergency admission to hospital.

Israel bans models who are too thin: Israel’s Knesset has passed a law limiting the thinness of models in the media and on the catwalk, …

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