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Health news roundup January 7: Catch up with the latest stories from around the world

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Hope for Alzheimer's blood test

From the BBC: US researchers make breakthrough in search for technique that could lead to a blood test for detecting disease.
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Bupa study warns of 'unreliable' online self-diagnosis

From the Telegraph: Survey suggests many people who use online health information to seek advice could put themselves at risk because of inaccurate information.
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Quick feet could help you live longer

From the Daily Express: US study says that people who walk 100 metres in 100 seconds or less are more like to live longer.
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Interactive map: Flu outbreak in the UK

From the Guardian: Use this interactive map to track where flu cases have been reported, as the death toll in the UK reaches 50.
See the map on the Guardian's website

Baldness study reveals root of the problem

From the BBC: Male baldness could be 'cured' by restoring normal function of faulty stem cells that make new hair so small it appears invisible to the naked eye.
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