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Tesco recalls ready meal over health concerns

Tesco has issued a notice recalling a popular ready meal

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Sitting down too much can age women by 8 years, warn scientists

Sitting down too much can age women by 8 years, warn scientists

Sitting for too long can age women by up to eight years, say scientists.

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Success so far for young Alex after major surgery

Success so far for young Alex after major surgery

Seriously ill Alex Goodwin, who is fighting bone cancer, has come through his first major surgery in America.

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Lisa Fereday, who is a nurse who administered CPR and used a defib on Leicester City legend Alen Birchenhall when he collapsed at the Leicester Mercury Sports Awards. Lisa was attending the awards with her daughter who was nominated in the awards and sprang into action and saved his life. NNL-170118-092348009

Rugby nurse saves life of football legend

A nurse from Rugby hit the headlines after she sprang into action to help save the life of a Leicester City Football Club legend.

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Members of the Kalyan Yoga Centre present a cheque to Friends of St Cross trustees Willy Goldschmidt and Ramesh Srivastava. NNL-170901-220654001

Friends of St Cross make dream start to sleep fundraiser

The Friends of St Cross has made a flying start to its big target for 2017 – to raise £80,000 to help fund a new sleep service.

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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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Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger

‘Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger’

The “hidden sugar” in our diets could be causing us to die younger, according to scientists.

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University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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Dog obesity

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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A fallen telegraph pole, which was knocked down by accident on 22nd December, has now been replaced. NNL-171101-074045009

Elderly and retired in Rugby left with no phone for weeks

A 90-year-old woman was left without her lifeline for more than two weeks after repairs to a telegraph pole were delayed.

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Cleaning ears with cotton buds bad for you

Cleaning ears with cotton buds bad for you

It may be satisfying getting a cotton wool bud to clear your ears of gunk, but cleaning away earwax could damage your hearing, according to a new study.

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The disfiguring effects of leishmanianism. Otis Historical Archives, CC BY

Five little-known diseases to watch out for in 2017

The phrase “emerging disease”, to describe an infectious disease that is new to humans or which is suddenly increasing its geographical range or number of cases, dates back to the 1960s.

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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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Busiest day ever for West Midlands Ambulance Service

Busiest day ever for West Midlands Ambulance Service

The West Midland Ambulance Service started 2017 with their busiest day ever recorded.

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Brain Tumour Research chief executive Sue Farrington-Smith CEO, Peter Realf, Maria Lester and Liz Realf outside the House of Commons after they had given evidence to the inquiry earlier last year. Photo: Brain Tumour Research. NNL-161223-140758001

Rugby family’s brain tumour research fight goes on

A family’s remarkable campaign to get better funding for brain tumour research made great strides in 2016 – and is set for major advances in 2017.

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Mark Pawsey shows his support. NNL-170301-114040001

MP backs stop smoking support

MP Mark Pawsey is highlighting the importance of NHS Stop Smoking Services for those looking to quit smoking this month.

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Patients no more at risk of death on weekends than during week

Patients no more at risk of death on weekends than during week

Patients are not a greater risk of dying on weekends than at any other times, a British academic argued.

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New hope for sufferers?

Single protein could stop Alzheimer’s

A single protein could “cure” Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, a new study found.

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