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Bionic eyes, the benefits of a caesarean section and a miracle cure falls from grace

Our roundup of health news headlines on Wednesday 3 November.

By Lilian Anekwe

Our roundup of health news headlines on Wednesday 3 November.

Three patients with an inherited form of blindness have had their sight restored after scientists developed an ‘eye implant', an experimental chip fitted behind the retina, to correct retinitis pigmentosa, The Independent says, while the Daily Mail can't resist calling it a ‘bionic eye'.

Insurers have blasted the GMC for allowing a breast cancer specialist to retire conveniently before he was due to face a fitness to practise hearing. The Daily Telegraph calls them insurers but I'm inclined to think they are injury lawyers upset at missing their day out in court.

A public health doctor has called for children who do not have the full complement of MMR jabs to be stopped from attending school. Dr Sohail Bhatti, director of public health at NHS East Lancashire made the audacious bid to exclude inadequately immunised children in the Daily Mail.

Children born by caesarean section are calmer and have fewer problems in later life, the Daily Telegraph says, but it's not clear if MMR is one of the problems they successfully avoid.

Research into the development of new cancer drugs is being hampered by the Government's immigration cap, experts at the Institute of Cancer Research tell The Times (no link due to paywall).

And fish oils do not stop the march of Alzheimer's disease, says the Daily Mail, a paper I'm almost certain has claimed more than once that it does.

Spotted a story we've missed? Let us know, and we'll update the digest throughout the day...

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