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Hospitals to study patients’ DNA to tailor cancer treatment and 80,000 could be saved from dementia



The papers promise a healthcare ‘revolution’ as it is announced that hospitals will be studying patients’ DNA to tailor their cancer treatment.

The Times reports that 11 hospitals in England will start recruiting patients for trials in the New Year.

Over on the Telegraph the news is that 80,000 people could be saved from dementia by lifestyle changes. A healthy diet, and exercise for both body and brain is prescribed.

Meanwhile, The Guardian warns over hyperactivity drugs, as ‘overstretched health staff defy guidance’ and medicate young children.