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Sickness and health on front pages

Health stories lead many papers, with the Times reporting the results of a review into asthma treatment that concluded that hundreds of patients are dying each year because medical staff are "complacent" about their care.

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Image caption The Daily Telegraph leads on the same story, quoting the Royal College of Physicians study as saying that two-thirds of deaths from the condition - including almost all involving children - could have been prevented.
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Image caption Meanwhile, it's diabetes which makes the front page of the Daily Mail. The paper reports that one in seven hospital beds is occupied by someone with the illness, which costs the NHS £10bn a year to treat.
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Image caption The Metro focuses on a bout of sickness and diarrhoea that left 60 children from a Welsh choir needing treatment on a runway at London's Heathrow Airport, after they fell ill on a flight from South Africa.
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Image caption However, there's something a little more cheery in the Daily Mirror. The paper says the UK is heading for its first heatwave of the year, with temperatures as high as 82F (28C) over the next fortnight.
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Image caption And the Daily Express brings news of a "superpill" containing two blood pressure drugs, statins and aspirin, which is said to have the potential to "add years" to the lives of millions of Britons.
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Image caption Low pay is the focus of some papers. The Independent reports more than 25% of people are classed as self-employed. It quotes a think tank describing many as "hidden victims" of the recession, earning 40% less than typical employees.
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Image caption Meanwhile, the Guardian says jobseekers are being told to take zero-hours contracts or risk losing benefits for three months. It says there are fears this will tie people in to insecure and low-paid employment.
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Image caption The Sun quotes a think tank reporting that almost a third of the population of England and Wales will be non-white by 2051. Policy Exchange says it means politicians will have to stop ignoring the voting power of minority groups.
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Image caption The Financial Times has the latest on US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's bid for British-based rival AstraZeneca, saying the latter has called on Prime Minister David Cameron to adopt a neutral stance on the deal.
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Image caption The private life of Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson is the subject of the Daily Star's front page. The paper also finds room there for a story about giant rats and the latest in the race for English football's Premier League title.
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Image caption The i has an interview with Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders, who tells the paper rape trials need to be overhauled. Judges must prevent jurors from believing "myths" about victims' sexual history, it quotes her as saying.
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Image caption Health stories lead many papers, with the Times reporting the results of a review into asthma treatment that concluded that hundreds of patients are dying each year because medical staff are "complacent" about their care.
Image copyright Telegraph
Image caption The Daily Telegraph leads on the same story, quoting the Royal College of Physicians study as saying that two-thirds of deaths from the condition - including almost all involving children - could have been prevented.
Image copyright Daily Mail
Image caption Meanwhile, it's diabetes which makes the front page of the Daily Mail. The paper reports that one in seven hospital beds is occupied by someone with the illness, which costs the NHS £10bn a year to treat.
Image copyright Metro
Image caption The Metro focuses on a bout of sickness and diarrhoea that left 60 children from a Welsh choir needing treatment on a runway at London's Heathrow Airport, after they fell ill on a flight from South Africa.
Image copyright Daily Mirror
Image caption However, there's something a little more cheery in the Daily Mirror. The paper says the UK is heading for its first heatwave of the year, with temperatures as high as 82F (28C) over the next fortnight.
Image copyright Express Newspapers
Image caption And the Daily Express brings news of a "superpill" containing two blood pressure drugs, statins and aspirin, which is said to have the potential to "add years" to the lives of millions of Britons.
Image copyright Independent
Image caption Low pay is the focus of some papers. The Independent reports more than 25% of people are classed as self-employed. It quotes a think tank describing many as "hidden victims" of the recession, earning 40% less than typical employees.
Image copyright Guardian
Image caption Meanwhile, the Guardian says jobseekers are being told to take zero-hours contracts or risk losing benefits for three months. It says there are fears this will tie people in to insecure and low-paid employment.
Image copyright The Sun
Image caption The Sun quotes a think tank reporting that almost a third of the population of England and Wales will be non-white by 2051. Policy Exchange says it means politicians will have to stop ignoring the voting power of minority groups.
Image copyright Financial Times
Image caption The Financial Times has the latest on US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's bid for British-based rival AstraZeneca, saying the latter has called on Prime Minister David Cameron to adopt a neutral stance on the deal.
Image copyright Express Newspapers
Image caption The private life of Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson is the subject of the Daily Star's front page. The paper also finds room there for a story about giant rats and the latest in the race for English football's Premier League title.
Image copyright The i
Image caption The i has an interview with Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders, who tells the paper rape trials need to be overhauled. Judges must prevent jurors from believing "myths" about victims' sexual history, it quotes her as saying.