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The key to a healthy old age - get a dog

Older people could be “prescribed a dog” because it increases their physical activity by half an hour a day - especially in rainy Britain, according to new research.

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Primark recalls popular product containing chemical linked to cancer

Primark recalls popular product containing chemical linked to cancer

Discount clothes retail giant Primark has recalled pairs of flip-flop over fears they contain a chemical linked to cancer.

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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

The number of children getting just 60 minutes of daily physical activity has dropped by almost half, Public Health England has revealed.

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This is the age you’re officially ‘too old’ to go to a nightclub

This is the age you’re officially ‘too old’ to go to a nightclub

If you’re still feeling the effects of a night out this weekend, it may be because you’re now “too old” to go to a nightclub.

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Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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Kids born to smoking mums more anti-social

Kids born to smoking mums more anti-social

Kids born to mums who smoke are more likely to be an antisocial teen and their loutish behaviour increases the more their mums puff away.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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The new standards have been introduced to help ambulance crews reach the most urgent calls first.

Northamptonshire paramedics set to use new, 'quicker' response time targets for the first time

East Midlands Ambulance Service has welcomed changes to 999 response times, which will see fewer classed as life-threatening and needing a the most rapid response.
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You can join the NHS Organ Donor Register atwww.organdonation.nhs.uk

More lives saved in Northamptonshire thanks to organ donors...but more are still needed

The number of people living in Northamptonshire currently known to be alive thanks to organ transplants has reached 548.

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More than 11,000 new cases of FGM reported, NHS reveals

More than 11,000 new cases of FGM reported, NHS reveals

Latest figures from the NHS has revealed that there has been 11, 471 newly recorded cases of FGM in England in the last two years.

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Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Just two beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research.

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A new study has revealed 548 people in Northamptonshire owe their lives to organ donors.

Lifesaving organ donors have kept more than 500 people alive in Northamptonshire

More than 500 people in Northamptonshire owe their life to organ donors - a new study has found.

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Sainsbury’s recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

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Organic product recalled due to salmonella contamination

An organic food retailer has recalled a line of tahini because salmonella has been found in the product.

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Couch potato teens ‘as sedentary as 60-year-olds’

Couch potato teens ‘as sedentary as 60-year-olds’

Couch potato teenagers do as little exercise as 60-year olds, according to new research.

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A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

Nearly half of all animal owners confess that they’ve pulled a ‘sicky’ to pander to a poorly pet.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from going on all-inclusive holidays abroad unless they stop making fake food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

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