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Daily Mail scare stories: The Pill gives you brain cancer and the NHS approves sex with 10-year-olds

by | 28th, January 2015

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Health Tuesday: Anorak’s look at news ways to fall ill and die in the Daily Mail’s  mid-week illness special.

Page 5: “How popular hayfever pills could raise Alzheimer’s risk”

Or could not.

Page 9: “Contraceptive implants for girl as young as ten”

In the past five years four ten-year-olds, “one aged 11 and 53 aged 12” have been fitted with the devices. Why? Ollie Gillman and Sophie Borland can’t find out, what with ppatient confidentiality. So. They guess..

“…the implant would be fitted only if  there were serious concerns over the exploitation and abuse of a vulnerable child”.

So. Rather than removing the child to palce of safety , the NHS just does them up with drugs? Really?

The Mail then quotes a “senior GP from Leicester”, “one area where girls of ten were given devices.” No. Not girls. The Mail  found one 10-year-old.

The implant releases progesterone. The NHS explains:

Progesterone (Proh-jest-er-rone) is a medicine which is used in premenstrual syndrome and post-natal depression.

So. The drugs could be salving crippling period pains or acute hormone imbalance, leading to, say, severe anxiety? But who nees facts when news

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