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Rugby primary school closed after norovirus outbreak

A Rugby primary school has been closed for a deep-clean following an outbreak of norovirus.

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Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Almost 800,000 cancer cases a year are caused by being overweight or diabetic, a study shows.

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VIDEO: Warning after holidaymaker is potentially scarred for life - by henna tattoo MOUSTACHE

A holidaymaker has been left red-faced and potentially scarred for life - by a henna tattoo MOUSTACHE.

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Alabama Rot.

Vet's warning after Alabama Rot kills dog in Rugby area

Bilton Veterinary Centre has taken to social media to warn residents after a dog from the area died from the Alabama Rot this month.

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Mental health news.

Warwickshire mental health services turned almost 1,000 children away in 12 months

13 per cent of children referred to mental health services in Coventry and Warwickshire were turned away from 2016-17, data obtained by the NSPCC shows.
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Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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Are you a heavy snorer?

Loud snorers more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease says new research

A study of middle aged and elderly people found those with sleep apnoea had a build up of proteins in their brain that trigger the condition.

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Mental health news.

Mental health services in Warwickshire 'require improvement'

An NHS provider of mental health services across Coventry and Warwickshire requires improvement, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has ruled.
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Common blood thinner lowers cancer risk

Common blood thinner lowers cancer risk

The common blood thinning drug warfarin lowers the risk of cancers in the over 50s.

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Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

A popular brand of protein supplement has been recalled by its manufacturer due to its containing possible allergens not mentioned on its label.

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Latest news.

REVEALED: The best and worst GP surgeries in Rugby

Latest figures from NHS Choices reveal the best and worst GP surgeries in Rugby based on patient feedback.
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A patient action group was formed to fight for a replacement Brownsover Surgery

Long-awaited Brownsover Surgery faces further delay

The long-awaited replacement surgery for Brownsover faces further delays say campaigners.

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Product warning

Brioche rolls recalled due to allergy fears

Les Brioche is recalling its Les Brioche Pain au lait Brioche Rolls 8 Pack because they have been incorrectly packed with Les Brioche Chocolate Chip Brioche Rolls, which contain soya.

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Mental health news.

'Worrying increase' in children across Warwickshire seeking help for mental health issues

A spokesperson for mental health services for young people in Warwickshire has spoken of a ‘worrying’ trend after data obtained by the Advertiser revealed referrals increased by more than half in the last five years.
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Queens Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre.

Olympic star to host free swimming class in Rugby

Olympic silver medallist and two-time world 10km open water swimming champion Keri-anne Payne will be hosting a free swimming masterclass at Queens Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre, Rugby on Sunday October 22.

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The flu jab

It’s official - ‘man flu’ does exist, finds study

It’s official ... ‘man flu’ DOES exist - because men are more likely to call in sick with a cold than women are, according to new research.

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Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

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'Breakfast is the most important meal of the day' is not a myth

Skipping breakfast could harden your arteries

Skipping breakfast could lead to hardening of the arteries, raising the risk of heart attacks, scientists claim.

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Asthma inhaler use increases risk of hard-to-treat infections finds study

Asthma inhaler use increases risk of hard-to-treat infections finds study

Asthma inhalers can increase the risk of killer hard-to-treat infections, a new study has found.

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