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The cancer drug effective in macular degeneration, cuts to teenage pregnancy projects and just how unhealthy are the Scots?

By Mark Pownall

Our roundup of health news headlines on Friday 11 June.

A very quiet day for health news today, what with the general excitement over the start of the World Cup - but there are nonetheless a few stories worth reporting.

It's the home of the deep-fried Mars bar, so it probably comes as little surprise to find out Scotland is not the healthiest country in the world. But the Mail reports on a Glasgow University study that found that 97.5% of Scots are either smokers, heavy drinkers, are overweight or obese, have a bad diet, or never do any exercise.

The Telegraph reports on a trial that found the cancer drug Avastin is effective in age-related macular degeneration, and, at £350 a year, is much cheaper than the similar, but much more costly, Lucentis, which costs £10,000 a year.

And in a probable sign of things to come, the Guardian reports on cuts to projects to reduce teenage pregnancies and tackle drug abuse.

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