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Why bloodsucking horseflies are on the rise this summer

As temperatures reached the exotic heights of 31C across the country this week, sunbathers could be in for more than a tan as horse flies appear to be terrorising the nation.

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Horsefly bites can result in horrible, painful blisters

As NHS warn of a rise in blood sucking insects and horsefly bites, here’s what you should do if bitten

Brits may have been basking in the tropical sunshine over the past few weeks, but the downside to the balmy weather is that painful bites by bloodsucking insects have soared.

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The Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester.

Healthcare worker arrested on suspicion of the murder of eight babies at hospital and attempted murder of six more

A female healthcare worker is under arrest on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of another six babies after an investigation of a neo-natal unit.

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Is it too hot to work in the heatwave? Your rights on when you can leave the office and go home

The UK is set to sizzle this week as a heatwave sweeps across the country but does it ever get too hot to be sent home from work?

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11 ways to treat sunburn including using tea, milk and yogurt

We are set for a heatwave this week, bringing shining sun and warm weather.

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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Group of Rugby healthcare professionals: NHS needs long-term fund boost

We are a group of mostly retired NHS professionals from a wide background – a former consultant clinician, GPs, a dentist, a pharmacist, NHS management and path lab technician – who are lobbying for improvements in health and social care.

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Peter Realf was at a meeting with Dame Tessa Jowell  at the Cabinet offices in Whitehall.

Rugby campaigner for brain cancer funding praises Dame Tessa Jowell's impact

A Rugby man whose family’s campaign was instrumental in securing extra funding for brain cancer research has paid tribute to Dame Tessa Jowell after her death.

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The 35 medicines that will NOT be available on NHS prescription by end of this month

The NHS will be banning free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot by the end of this month.

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Lana Edwards, shift manager at The Rupert Brooke Pub and a Rugby First ranger.

Rangers save man with CPR after he suffered cardiac arrest in a Rugby pub

Rugby First rangers have been hailed as heroes after saving a man’s life when he suffered a cardiac arrest in a town centre pub.

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Another case of Alabama Rot reported in Warwickshire

Another case of the Alabama Rot disease has been reported in Warwickshire.

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LISTED: The conditions you can’t get prescriptions for and the treatments banned by the NHS

Prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ remedies such as paracetamol and cold treatments have been cut after NHS officials voted in favour of money-saving plans.

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Four in five Britons don't know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people don’t know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people in th UK are infected with hepatitis B do not even know they have it, a study warned.

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Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Researchers found that high nicotine in electronic cigarettes causes non-alcohol fatty liver diseases in mice.

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ESH Community near Southam.

Warwickshire’s first drug and alcohol community rehab centre opens near Southam

Warwickshire’s first drug and alcohol community rehabilitation centre has now officially opened.

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The syringe driver is presented to the specialist palliative care team

Donation in memory of patient to palliative care team covering Rugby

An important medical device, which helps patients who are terminally ill, has been donated by the family of a former palliative care patient.

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service vehicle. Photo by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

West Midlands Ambulance service experiences busiest ever day on record

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has now experienced its busiest day ever on record.

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Myton Hospices are looking for qualified volunteer complementary therapists. Photo provided by Myton Hospices.

Hospices in Warwick and Rugby looking for therapists to join their team

The Myton Hospices is looking to grow its team of Qualified Volunteer Complementary Therapists to deliver a variety of therapies to patients.

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Simple urine test could measure how long we have left to live

Simple urine test could measure how long we have left to live

A simple urine test could measure how much our body has aged and even how long left we have to live.

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