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Councillor proposes motion to back rural GP shortage scheme

A village councillor is calling on Rugby council to support a scheme to tackle the shortage in rural GPs.

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Hospital of St Cross manager Juliet Starkey (centre) with the senior nursing team NNL-170420-105016001

Hospital of St Cross shines with five stars on ‘healthcare TripAdvisor’

Staff at the Hospital of St Cross have received top marks from their patients on the healthcare equivalent of TripAdvisor.

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A patient action group was formed to fight for Brownsover Surgery to re-open NNL-161020-163913001

Consultation for community space at long-awaited Brownsover surgery

The public is invited to make suggestions on what should be done with a community space at the long-awaited new surgery in Brownsover.

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Friends of St Cross have presented this trolley. Photo by Bob Mercer. NNL-170704-113951001

New trolley offers better X-ray specs at Rugby hospital

Staff at the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby have recently taken delivery of a special new trolley for use in the X-ray department.

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How do you think we should tackle the obesity crisis? Picture: Pixabay.

Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

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Olive oil

Olive oil could offset unhealthy diets

Trendy extra virgin olive oil could offset a host of health problems caused by Western-style diets, according to new research.

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NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers pull more sickies for non work related illnesses than their slim colleagues, a study found.

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How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

Who doesn’t like chocolate? While there may be some who claim to prefer savoury – in my experience, crisps are suggested by these strange people as an equivalent – chocolate has a special place in many people’s hearts, and Easter gives them the perfect opportunity to consume vast quantities of it.

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Product recall

Kids’ mouthwash recalled over contamination fears

A range of children’s mouthwash has been recalled due to potential contamination of the product.

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Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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Half of parents resorting to unhealthy food to get children to eat

Half of parents resorting to unhealthy food to get children to eat

Data published in February by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Medicine has revealed that a startling 22 per cent of reception-age children are now overweight or obese.

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Rugby Library. NNL-170704-110016001

Rugby Library hosts vital checks

If you want to see if you are at a risk of having a stroke, you can get your blood pressure checked tomorrow, Saturday morning.

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Claire Wragg and Emma Timms are running for the air ambulance. NNL-170322-173840001

Rugby friends inspired to run marathon

They have very different reasons for running the London Marathon but two friends from Rugby have trained together for the big day.

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Health trust wants public to help fund new ‘homely’ birthing unit at Warwick Hospital

Health trust wants public to help fund new ‘homely’ birthing unit at Warwick Hospital

A health trust is appealing to the public to help build a new ‘homely’ birthing unit at Warwick Hospital, which staff say will give women more choice on where they give birth.

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Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research.

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Mark Pawsey MP is supporting Bowel Cancer UKs screening campaign NNL-170304-114033001

Rugby MP backs St Cross bowel cancer checks

Rugby’s MP is backing Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign to urge more people to get screened and save lives as part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

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Occupational therapist Trish Patel, band 5 nurse Samantha Middleton, clinical sister Cheryl Stokes and healthcare assistant Samantha Brightman are pictured with some of the new resources. Photo: Bob Mercer. NNL-170327-100017001

Small donation is beautiful for St Cross

A donation from the Friends of St Cross is already making a big difference to patients with visual or hearing impairments.

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Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer recall soup due to possible contamination

Marks and Spencer is recalling a popular soup as a precautionary measure over fears of contamination.

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