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Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain’s biggest killers.

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New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

The over 50s are finding it difficult to see their GP, according to research by Saga Health Insurance which reveals the places in the UK where over 50s say they struggle most to get an appointment with a doctor.

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Rutland leads the way with mental health care project for young people

Every schoolchild in Rutland is to receive training to help them cope with the strains of modern life thanks to a pioneering new initiative.

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Benefits of daily asprin outweigh risks

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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Pregnant women are urged to get free flu jab

Pregnant women are being encouraged to get their free flu vaccinations before the virus starts circulating.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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Cancer wellbeing service offers support

Visitors to the new Cancer Wellbeing Service will see some great new support facilities available to them, which will specifically help people living with and beyond cancer.

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Proposal could see in-patient unit at Rutland Memorial Hospital shut

The in-patient unit at Rutland Memorial Hospital could close under proposals announced this week to make the Oakham site into a hub for health and social care for the area.

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Hospital could become ‘hub for social care’

The in-patient unit at Rutland Memorial Hospital could close under proposals announced this week to make the Oakham site into a hub for health and social care for the area.

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BREAKING NEWS: Oakham Hospital could lose its overnight beds due to health service cost-cutting

Patients will no longer be able to stay at Oakham’s Rutland Memorial Hospital overnight if massive new cost-cutting plans go ahead.

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Many over the counter drugs will no longer be prescribed by GPs

Doctors told to stop prescribing common drugs

Doctors have stopped prescribing painkillers and other drugs which are available over the counter as they attempt to find millions of pounds of budget savings.

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How to beat the winter blues  practical tips to keep your spirits up

How to beat the winter blues – practical tips to keep your spirits up

As we make the chilly transition from autumn into winter, it’s not uncommon for people’s moods to dip along with the temperatures.

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Flu jab warning

Flu season has begun – get your jab, warns NHS

People are urged to get their flu jab as the viral illness has begun to circulate.

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Residents learn about their risk of diabetes

Around 90 people attended a Diabetes Education Day event at Uppingham Surgery.

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Winter vomiting bug is coming

Winter vomiting bug is coming

As the autumn leaves fall from the trees, we can spot the stereotypical signs of winter - the sun low in the sky, shops putting up decorations… a sudden queasy feeling in the pit of the stomach.

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Energy Drink health warning

Health warning after man developed hepatitis after energy drink ‘overdose’

Downing too many energy drinks can cause hepatitis, doctors have warned.

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Ambulance service safety advice ahead of fireworks night

Make it sparkle and flare, not emergency care, this Bonfire Night.

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Woman sustains third-degree burns after she drops a cup of Costa Coffee tea in her lap during a date

WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES*...

These are the horrific pictures of a woman who suffered third degree burns – from a cup of Costa Coffee tea.

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