Sun 5th Feb by Jamie Barker
12th December Daily Update
Surge News - Daily Update for the 12th December
A new study by researchers at the University of Southampton has shown that the early screening programmes used to try and diagnose breast cancer early can result in unnecessary surgery for 10% of those tested.
The study explains that, for example, screening could provide someone with breast cancer an extra year of life while another patient could face 6 months of suffering due to unnecessary treatment.
The department of health has said an independent review is ongoing but that in the meantime women should still undergo the screening.
There has been outcry from human rights campaigners after the University of Birmingham obtained an injunction from the high court which bans all occupation style protests on any of its campus for a year.
There are worries that this move could be adopted by other universities like Southampton and infringement on protesting could spread throughout universities in the UK, threatening groups like southampton’s ‘Students for Education’, ability to protest.
The University of Birmingham has said that peaceful protests have still taken place, and it is only the occupation style protests are restricted.
In music news, Q magazine have named Florence and the Machine’s ‘Ceremonials’ as the best album of 2011.