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Stafford Hospital inquiry begins, making blood from skin and the Sun on what women REALLY want

Our roundup of health news headlines on Monday 8 November.

By Laura Passi

Our roundup of health news headlines on Monday 8 November.

The Guardian reports that a public inquiry will begin today into failings at Stafford hospital ‘for routinely neglecting patients and providing appalling standards of care.' The inquiry will be held in public to combat a 'culture of secrecy'.

Over the weekend the Sunday Mirror reported that ‘'Stressed' NHS boss Martin Yeates too ill to appear at Stafford Hospital enquiry'. The newspaper explains that Yeates ‘says the scandal has left him with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a condition normally suffered by soldiers returning from warzones'.

Cancer patients to get transfusions of blood made from their own skin' is a headline in the Telegraph today, above a story reporting the findings of Canadian scientists who ‘have shown that ordinary skin cells can effectively be converted into adult blood cells in the laboratory'.

This final story may be a bit too crass for a Monday morning - but thanks to the Sun we have the following, complete with random capitals: ‘BOFFINS have made the world's first film of what goes on inside a woman's brain during orgasm.' The footage shows ‘grey matter lighting up in ecstasy so powerful it can stop a woman feeling PAIN.'

However, the comments left by readers demonstrate an amazing depth of understanding. My favourite: ‘Woman? Brain? Shame they didn't film it whilst trying to park a car.' Ha ha ha…

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

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