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HEALTH information is too complicated, experts have said. Complicated messages on health screening posters, labels on medicines and letters from GPs mean that more than two-fifths of adults are unable to properly take in the information, a study suggests. Researchers at London South Bank University said that 43% of people aged between 16 and 65 are unable to effectively understand and use everyday health information. ? The number of health workers who have been exposed to a blood-borne virus while at work has doubled over the last decade.There were 541 cases of the "needle stick injuries" last year, up from 271 in 2002, a report from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Dec 7, 2012
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