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Breast screening loophole; killer lap tops, why having Beyonce’s bottom is good for you

By Ian Quinn

Our roundup of health news headlines on Tuesday 5 October.

The Telegraph today reports claims the NHS breast cancer screening programme fails to warn women of a key indicator of risk.

Professor Kefah Mokbel, a consultant surgeon at the London Breast Clinic and St George’s Hospital, claims screening programmes should be altered so that women with abnormally dense breasts are automatically referred for ultrasound.

The Daily Mail carries research suggesting curvy women such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, and Nigella Lawson, may live longer thanks to their well rounded figures.

According to a study by US researchers, having a big bottom and thighs store fat in their lower bodies and lower the risk of heart attacks.

The Mail also features news that balancing a laptop on your knees, a practice common among today’s commuters, can be a killer.

Swiss researchers have found that heat from devices can literally toast a users skin, quite apart from the very real threat of being attacked by fellow commuters on the train pushed to breaking point by the unbearable bashing of keys from people who cannot wait until they get to the office to start work.

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