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Daily Digest 14 October 2009

Today's roundup of the GP and other health stories making the headlines - including online practice rating and the benefits of eating for pleasure.

By Mia Kukathasan

Today's roundup of the GP and other health stories making the headlines - including online practice rating and the benefits of eating for pleasure.

The online rating of GP practices via the Government's NHS Choices website receives coverage in a number of papers this week, with the Telegraph comparing it to the rating of hotels on the web.

Cot death risks double if parents share a sofa with their baby, reports the the Times.

Seasonal flu jabs could double the risk of swine flu, according to a report in the Mail . This come exactly a week after they reported ‘Winter flu jab 'gives some swine flu protection'.'

Two reports of a parliamentary nature in the Sun: Conservative MP Brooks Newmark is trying to put a bill through parliament to give all women over the age of 20 the right to a smear test. And they also report on MPs voting to ban cigarette machines and the display of cigarettes in shops. The bills are yet to go through the House of Lords.

And finally - eating or drinking for pleasure can act as a natural pain killer, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

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