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Daily Digest 11 November 2009

Today's roundup - including more Government advisors resigning over 'Nuttgate', a possible breakthrough in lung cancer treatment, and plans for free dental treatment.

By Gareth Iacobucci

Today's roundup - including more Government advisors resigning over 'Nuttgate', a possible breakthrough in lung cancer treatment, and plans for free dental treatment.

The Guardian and others bring us the news that three more government drug advisers have resigned over the controversial sacking of Professor David Nutt as chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

The Telegraph reports on the development of a new pilll that could cure one of the most lethal forms of lung cancer.

The Telegraph also has the news on proposals to give a legal right to free treatment on the NHS to the millions of people currently denied free dental care.

The Mirror reports that the number of people in hospital due to flu this summer was nearly 20 times higher than normal.

The paper also reports on new research which suggests that older people who walk slowly are three times more likely to die of heart disease than those who walk faster.

Also in the Mirror is the news of a plucky NHS chief who resigned after a PCT pledged £1million to help a council pay for extra road gritting.

And last but not least, the Daily Mail is one of a handful of papers to bring us the news we've all been waiting for. Yes, it's true. French women do get fat.

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

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