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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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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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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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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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Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as much weight

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as much weight

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as many pounds as those who try to be realistic, according to new research.

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Modern life to blame for poor health in middle ages

Modern life responsible for ‘worrying’ health in middle age

Eight in 10 middle-aged people either weigh too much, drink too much or don’t exercise enough, according to a new study which shows modern life is taking its toll on health.

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Seven patients had foreign objects removed from their bottom in Northants this year

Seven unlucky patients had to go to KGH or NGH this year to have foreign objects removed from their bottom.

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Phillip Ameerally and Arthur Pritchett, secretary of the Friends,  with the new endoscope

Friends donate new £8,500 endoscope to Daventry hospital clinic

Nose and throat patients at Daventry’s local hospital will get an upgraded experience thanks to a new donation.

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‘Treating OAPs no better than cattle’: Northamptonshire care homes fear changes will lead to closures

A proposed “bidding” system that will see Northamptonshire care homes tender for the care of individual pensioners, will treat the county’s older populations no better than “livestock in a cattle market” says a care home association.

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Sunlight boosts health by energising immune system

Sunlight boosts health by energising immune system

Now the days are getting longer again it’s encouraging to know sunlight boosts our health by energising the immune system, according to new research.

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Turkeys

How your Christmas turkey arrives already stuffed – with antibiotics

You may consider the turkey to be a traditional part of your Christmas celebrations. But however you cook it, something about this festive bird is changing – it’s getting fatter.

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Jon Hern, asset operations manager at Futures Housing Group, Jenni Lowe of Delec, and Margaret Nightingale

Housing association backs elderly widow’s heartening tribute to husband in Daventry district village

A housing association has helped a widow celebrate her husband’s memory and potentially save lives.

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How to deal with ‘winter vomiting bug’ as cases expected to rise

How to deal with ‘winter vomiting bug’ as cases expected to rise

The winter vomiting bug also know as norovirus, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK and is particularly common at this time of year - but do you know what to do if you or a loved one catches it?

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