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Daily Digest 23 October 2009

Today's roundup - including a surge in swine flu cases, the effects of a new anti-obesity drug and 'the Jade Goody effect'.

By Gareth Iacobucci

Today's roundup - including a surge in swine flu cases, the effects of a new anti-obesity drug and 'the Jade Goody effect'.

The news that the number of swine flu cases has doubled in the past week is covered various newspapers, including The Guardian, while the Times chooses to focus on the fact that a quarter of swine flu patients in critical care are children.

Various papers, including the Times, report on research which shows that patients taking the anti-obesity drug liraglutide lost a stone in 20 weeks.

The red-tops focus on the news that ‘the Jade Goody effect' has boosted the number of women having cervical screenings by nearly half a million, with both The Sun and the Daily Mirror carrying the story.

Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph documents new research which suggests that depression could be linked to bright street lighting and office blocks that remain lit all night.

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

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