GP MP 'wants people to wait longer' in A&E, fruit bar diabetes 'breakthrough' and why organic milk may be bad for unborn babies
A round-up of the morning’s health news headlines
A Tory MP who is also a part-time GP ‘wants people to wait even longer’ at A&E, the Mirror writes. Dr Phillip Lee was quoted as saying that people misusing the service should be made to wait.
He said: ‘Personally, I think there are a number of people in A&E who should be waiting more than four hours, okay? Because it was a weapon in the past to try to stop people misusing the service.’
The latest diabetes ‘breakthrough’ has been hailed in the form of a fruit snackbar. US scientists have spent 10 years developing the bar which contains fibre, omega-3, minerals, vitamins, and fatty acid. The Daily Express reports that the ‘CHORI-bar’ could be a ‘cheap and easy’ way to prevent type-2 diabetes.
In clinical trials people eating two bars a day saw health benefits as well as weight loss, the paper said.
Drinking organic milk while pregnant may lower the child’s IQ, the Telegraph reports. According to a study, organic milk is ‘less healthy’ than conventially produced milk because it contains less iodine, a nutrient that important for early brain development. It also helps control metabolism in adults.