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Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

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Awards for Northamptonshire health care workers who go the extra mile

Awards for Northamptonshire health care workers who go the extra mile

Health workers who go above and beyond their everyday role to make a difference to patients, service users, carers and their families have been put in the spotlight.

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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 neighbouring county

A veterinary centre has taken to social media to warn residents after a dog died from the Alabama Rot this month.

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Son concerned at treatment of elderly patients after his mum is readmitted to Northampton General four times in two months

A son will lodge an official complaint to Northampton General Hospital after his mother was readmitted four times only a matter of days after being sent home.

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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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Health advice: Act early if you feel unwell, Northamptonshire experts advise

People in Northamptonshire who suffer from a long-term health condition are being urged to “act early” if they feel unwell to avoid a minor illness becoming more serious.
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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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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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Early Years children telling Alex at the Tesco Eat Happy project how many fruit and vegetables they should eat a day

Fruit and veg on the menu as Daventry village school pupils learn about healthy eating

Pupils at a Daventry village school learned about healthy eating and obesity prevention ahead of a national initiative to improve young children's wellbeing.
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Greens Norton & Weedon Medical Practice is the top-rated surgery in the district according to NHS Choices.

REVEALED: The top 5 doctor's surgeries in Daventry District - according to patients

We can reveal the list of the five best GP surgeries in the Daventry area based on ratings provided by patients on how likely they are to recommend the practice.
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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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Northamptonshire people urged to take up flu vaccine offer

People in Northamptonshire who are the most vulnerable to flu are being urged to protect themselves and their family this winter by having a vaccination.

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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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