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Mooby men, caring nurses and forgetful civil servants

Our roundup of the health news headlines on Friday 6 January.

Our roundup of the health news headlines on Friday 6 January.

They say life begins at 40, but the Telegraph reports that our brains begin to deteriorate from as young as 45. A study of thousands of Whitehall civil servants found that those aged 45 to 49 in 1997 experienced a 3.6% decline in memory, reasoning and comprehension over ten years.

In other cheery news, the Guardian found men suffer from anxiety over their image than women. Terrified of man boobs, beer bellies and baldness, a study found that 38% of men would sacrifice a year of their lives for a perfect figure - a higher proportion than women.

David Cameron's call for nurses to understand that their job is ‘about patients, not paperwork' made the news over at The Daily Mail. In a major speech today, the Prime Minister urged nurses to speak to patients to see if they need help at least once an hour. The speech comes after growing concerns that nurses are dogged with bureaucracy, leaving patients hungry and uncomfortable in soiled bedclothes.

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