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NHS system error puts lives at risk as nearly 50,000 women are not sent screening letters

Some 48,500 women in England did not receive letters inviting them or reminding them to attend cervical screening tests, which can pick up on early warnings of cancer (stock image)

Almost 50,000 women in England didn’t receive letters inviting them to cervical screening tests, it was revealed today.  An NHS blunder meant thousands of letters to female patients were not sent and more than 4,500 of those were regarding their test results. The British Medical Association, the GPs’ trade union, has written to NHS England about its ‘extreme concern’ that ...

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Senators tell Facebook to fix the bugs in its political ad system

FILE - This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

FILE – This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) Facebook’s attempts to stop foreign governments from buying political ads on its platform appear to have major loopholes—and two ...

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