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How to be a healthy GP – four stories which will help you live a long and happy life

By Nigel Praities

Our roundup of health news headlines on Friday 28 May.

The newspapers are full of useful lifestyle advice for GPs this morning.

Firstly, did you forget to brush your teeth when you got up for morning surgery today? Shame on you, you are heading for a heart attack.

The Daily Telegraph reports on research published today in the British Medical Journal which shows brushing less often results in a 70% increased risk of heart disease.

Secondly, are you based at an inner-city practice? Oh dear. You are going to die two years before your rural GP cousins, according to the Mail.

Planning on catching a bit of the nice weather during your home visits this afternoon? Stop it.

Take the advice of Amy Mills a 24-year old beauty contestant (she almost became Miss York, you know) and keep out of the sun. Slap on fake tan instead.

And lastly, take the BMA's advice in The Guardian and forget about revalidation. Yes, you heard me right. No matter what the GMC says, all that ‘box-ticking' is a waste of your time and is not going to be able to weed out bad doctors anyway.

You have been warned.

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Daily Digest - 28 May 2010