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Another chance to see NHS plans for Lutterworth area

There’s another chance to see NHS proposals for healthcare in Lutterworth next week.

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Success so far for young Alex after major surgery

Success so far for young Alex after major surgery

Seriously ill Alex Goodwin, who is fighting bone cancer, has come through his first major surgery in America.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

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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Friends unite to support family after tragedy

Friends unite to support family after tragedy

Caring friends have launched an emergency money-raising campaign for a Market Harborough family ripped apart by a medical tragedy.

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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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The disfiguring effects of leishmanianism. Otis Historical Archives, CC BY

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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See our plans for town, says NHS

The NHS is holding two public events in Lutterworth this month to discuss proposals for healthcare in the town.

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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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Gail Devereux-Batchelor, MD of Home Instead Senior Care in Market Harborough (back) with clients (on the sofa) and caregiver in the centre.

Personal motivation led Gail to provide her ‘outstanding’ service

When Gail Devereux-Batchelor was shocked by the “cracks and gaps” in the healthcare system after her sister was terminally-ill, she decided to do something about it.

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Dr Sophie  Bradley with  
Professor Andew Tobin.

Former town pupil in Alzheimer’s discovery

This little white mouse could hold the key to a cure to Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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