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Daily Digest 13 November 2009

Today's round-up - including the CMO advising pregnant women to have the swine flu vaccine, and plans to ban under 18s from visiting tanning salons.

By Gareth Iacobucci

Today's round-up - including the CMO advising pregnant women to have the swine flu vaccine, and plans to ban under 18s from visiting tanning salons.

The Times reports that pregnant women are to be urged by the Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson to have the swine flu vaccine, to protect themselves and their baby from serious complications.

Also in the Times is the news that Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon has been forced to deny allegations that a patient was admitted to a hospital ward which was known to be infected with Clostridium difficile.

The Guardian, meanwhile, has a story detailing plans to ban under-18s from visiting sunbed salons in a bid to reduce the risk of young people developing skin cancer.

The paper also covers the findings of a Government review which found that as many as 144,000 people suffering from dementia are being given anti-psychotic drugs unnecessarily.

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