'Useless' flu jab is 'waste of time', NHS cancer cure 'reserved' for private patients and wine and peanuts 'prevents Alzheimers'
A round-up of the morning’s health news headlines
Flu jabs take up the headlines in two of the morning’s papers, as the Telegraph declared this year’s vaccine is ‘useless’ and the Daily Mail says it is ‘a waste of time’ for 97% of patients. As Pulse reports, one of the strains of virus this year has unexpectedly mutated, but PHE says the flu jab is still a good idea to prevent other strains.
The Daily Mirror says you’ll only get your NHS cancer cure by going private as cancer treating machines are being ‘reserved for private patients’. It says the situation has arisen while NHS England is reviewing its spending on radiotherapy.
Grapes are ‘key’ to preventing Alzheimer’s disease, claims the Daily Express. A daily glass of red wine will do, and it’s even better accompanied with peanuts. The active ingredient is resveratrol, an antioxidant that improved learning memory and mood in lab rats, US scientists said.