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One in 13 has Type 2 diabetes, new figures show

One in 13 people have Type 2 diabetes, new figures have revealed.

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Alzheimer’s Society course will help those caring for dementia sufferers

A free Alzheimer’s Society course to help people caring for someone with dementia is coming to Stamford in March.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Scanner is lifted into place at Stamford Hospital

A new MRI scanner was moved into Stamford Hospital on Sunday morning in a spectacle which would have caught the eye of any passers-by.

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NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

The NHS spending millions of pounds prescribing gluten-free food products to coeliac sufferers is “a scandal”, according to family doctors.

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Sugar-free drinks as bad as real thing

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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New MRI scanner set to be delivered to Stamford Hospital

Thousands of patients are expected to benefit from a new MRI scanner at Stamford Hospital.

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is looking for more nurses

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is looking for more nurses to join its pioneering teams which care for older people with mental health problems.

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Slimming World woman of the year 2016 Hollie Barrett unveils her new slimline figure,

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as much weight

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as many pounds as those who try to be realistic, according to new research.

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Volunteers are delivering blood on bikes

Charity Leicestershire and Rutland Blood Bikes is now working in partnership with University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust to help transport vital blood and blood components.

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Persimmon Homes East Midlands gives £500 grant to The Phoebe Research Fund

A charity set up to fund research into a rare skin condition has been given a £500 boost.

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Joy as Stamford fundraiser for three-year-old Mason Sallis sees £4,000 target smashed

A fundraising auction and raffle organised by a Stamford nursery to help one of its pupils has smashed its fundraising target thanks to the generosity of staff, parents and local businesses.

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Plea for donors to give blood at Christmas

Blood donors are being reminded that blood is needed all year round, especially at Christmas.

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‘The Great Cardiac Bake Off’ raises funds for rehabilitation group

Members of a support group for people with heart problems have raised £420 for new equipment by hosting a bake sale.

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Richard Waller at Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital

Retired surgeon plans return to Nepal to assist at leprosy hospital

A retired podiatric surgeon is raising funds to help staff and patients at a leprosy hospital in Nepal – and is planning to donate equipment he used during his career.

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NFU offers reassurance over bird flu outbreak in Lincolnshire

An outbreak of bird flu in Lincolnshire poses no threat to human health and will not affect the availability of poultry products at Christmas, according to the NFU.

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Bourne golf pro Darren Game is first in the country to achieve DEAFinitely Inclusive Mark

Bourne based PGA professional Darren Game has achieved golf’s first DEAFinitely Inclusive Mark in England.

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