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Gold, incentives and meh

Millions wasted on private ops, plans to increase use of generic drugs, and ‘size zero’ risk to teenage girls' bones.

Our roundup of news headlines on Wednesday 6 January 2010

By Gareth Iacobucci

Our roundup of news headlines on Wednesday 6 January 2010

The Sun brings us the news that the NHS has apparently shelled out an eye-watering £30million on private operations that never took place.

In The Telegraph, we read of the Government's plans to use more cheap, generic drugs in the NHS in a bid to save more than £20 million a year.

The Daily Mail, meanwhile, reports on new research which suggests that dieting by teenage girls desperate to reach the controversial 'size zero' could be putting their bones at risk.

A handful of papers, including The Guardian, report on a new UK study which casts ‘serious doubt' on the theory that chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME, is caused by a new retrovirus.

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

Daily Digest Jan 6, 2010

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