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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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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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NHS, council and construction partners were joined by residents and Rugby MP Mark Pawsey for the ceremony.

Ceremony at new Brownsover surgery site 'beginning of the end' of residents' turmoil

The start of building work on the GP surgery in Brownsover marks the ‘beginning of the end’ of turmoil for residents, who were left without a surgery when Bow Fell closed in 2015.
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Susan Dargie during her training.

Woman who teaches first aid in Rugby helps charity save more lives

A former physiotherapist who runs infant first aid classes in Rugby will brave the Three Peaks challenge to raise money and awareness for Meningitis Now.

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Give back to your local community with The Health Lottery

The Health Lottery will be raising money for good causes in Coventry, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire during the week beginning Sunday, February 11 – and it needs your support.

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Dialysis will not leave St Cross say hospital chiefs

Hospital chiefs have moved to reassure patients there are no plans to close the dialysis service at Rugby’s St Cross Hospital.
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Macmillan Cancer Support's mobile service will be visiting Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth and Rugby.

Macmillan to give free cancer advice and support in Warwickshire towns next week

Free cancer advice and support is coming to towns in Warwickshire next week.

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Fake toys are flooding the UK market and can be dangerous

Dangerous counterfeit toys that can cause cancer and even KILL are flooding the market

Dangerous fake toys that can cause cancer or even KILL are flooding into the UK – costing the industry a whopping £400 million last year.

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Sleep deprived teens are spending too much time on social media

Teen social media addicts more likely to suffer sleep deprivation

Teens addicted to Snapchat, Instagram and Whatsapp are more likely to be sleep deprived, a new study found.

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Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin, an app that promises to reward you for simply exercising, has shot to the top of the app downloads chart despite criticism about the rewards on offer and the amount of battery it uses.

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