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BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 26 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1439

Teenagers’ cancer survival improves: Five year survival rates among teenagers and young adults (aged 13-24) with cancer in England rose from around 63% in 1979-84 to 74% in 1996-2001, says a report in the British Journal of Cancer (doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6604460). The report, funded by Cancer Research UK, will provide a baseline for monitoring and guiding health policy in the future.

Drug company money supports Obama: The US Democrats’ presidential candidate, Barack Obama, has received three times as much in campaign donations from drug industry donors as the Republican candidate, John McCain ($450 000 (£245 000; €310 000) versus $132 000). Mr McCain has criticised drug companies for charging the US government health plans Medicare and Medicaid too much.

Long term prognosis for patients with West Nile Virus is …

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