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The breeds of dogs vets are urging owners to avoid

Vets have warned would-be dog owners to think carefully before buying breeds with “flat faced” features, due to concerns over their welfare.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

Cuddling cats could be deadly

Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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Emma Widdowson is running seven marathons in seven days to raise money for charity.

Cancer nurse stops off in Rugby as part of charity marathon challenge

An oncology nurse, who is running seven marathons in seven days to raise money for charity, made an overnight pit-stop in Rugby earlier this week.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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Eye test could prevent tragedy

Eye test could prevent tragedy

A trip to the optician usually results in stronger glasses, or if you’re lucky, a date to return in 12 months for our next check-up.

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Noise annoys

Noise annoys - snoring, screaming kids, and the ‘Go Compare’ song

It was National Quiet Day this week - where snoring, loud eaters and the ‘Go Compare’ song were banned.

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'Feed a fever starve a cold'

‘Feed a cold, starve a fever’ NOT an old-wives tale

The old wives’ tale “feed a cold, starve a fever” really does work, according to a new scientific study.

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Product warning

Further blue cheese recall after fatal E.coli outbreak

A further batch of blue cheese is being recalled following an E.coli outbreak in which a child died.

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Jane Rogers with her niece, seven-year-old Eleanor Brinkley.

Top concert in Bilton to raise money for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation

A talented musician is giving something back to a charity that has provided vital support for her seven-year-old niece.

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Brexit, terrorism and exams blamed for spike in anxiety Google searches

Brexit, terrorism and exams blamed for spike in ‘anxiety’ Google searches

Stressed Brits are turning to Google for help, it has been revealed, with searches for anxiety-related symptoms and advice quadrupling over the last 10 years.

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Product warning

Salmonella found in organic seed mix

Two organic food retailers have recalled a number of products after they were found to contain the potentially fatal salmonella bacteria.

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Eleanor with her brother Thomas on her first day of Junior School.

Rugby family renew organ donor plea as brave Eleanor goes back to school

A seven-year-old girl from Rugby has beaten all the odds to attend her first day at junior school - just three months after receiving a life-saving liver transplant.

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Get your free flu vaccine.

Free flu vaccinations

With the summer holidays over for another year, preparations for the colder months are well underway - with a shout out for the annual flu jab - the best way to protect people from the potentially fatal illness.

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St Cross Hospital.

Health bosses insist St Cross hospital is safe

Radical plans threatening massive change in the NHS will not mean St Cross will close, according to health bosses.

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BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

A strike by Junior Doctors planned for next week has been called off by the British Medical Association, The BMA.

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Cancer warning over skin bleaching

Cancer warning over skin bleaching treatment

Trendy skin bleaching jabs are “potentially dangerous” and could even lead to skin cancer, tops doctors have warned.

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On trend: rare chicken?

Trend for rare chicken livers putting diners at risk of poisoning

A new “foodie” trend for increasingly rare chicken livers is putting diners at risk of food poisoning, warns a new report.

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Call for tougher IVF regulation

Call for tougher IVF regulation

Fertility experts are calling for tougher regulations around IVF treatment because the solutions used to grow embryos can influence the birthweight and health of babies.

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