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The breeds of dogs vets are urging owners to avoid

Vets have warned would-be dog owners to think carefully before buying breeds with “flat faced” features, due to concerns over their welfare.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

Cuddling cats could be deadly

Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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Turf cutting ceremony marks the start of new medical centre

Turf cutting ceremony marks the start of new medical centre

Construction of a new medical centre has begun at Beaufield Farm in Kibworth.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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Eye test could prevent tragedy

Eye test could prevent tragedy

A trip to the optician usually results in stronger glasses, or if you’re lucky, a date to return in 12 months for our next check-up.

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Noise annoys

Noise annoys - snoring, screaming kids, and the ‘Go Compare’ song

It was National Quiet Day this week - where snoring, loud eaters and the ‘Go Compare’ song were banned.

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Brexit, terrorism and exams blamed for spike in anxiety Google searches

Brexit, terrorism and exams blamed for spike in ‘anxiety’ Google searches

Stressed Brits are turning to Google for help, it has been revealed, with searches for anxiety-related symptoms and advice quadrupling over the last 10 years.

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Concerns over results from air quality survey in the Harborough district

Concerns over results from air quality survey in the Harborough district

A recent air pollution survey in the Harborough district shows why huge distribution hub Magna Park, near Lutterworth, should not expand further, protestors say.

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Product warning

Salmonella found in organic seed mix

Two organic food retailers have recalled a number of products after they were found to contain the potentially fatal salmonella bacteria.

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Do you regularly check your dog for ticks?

One in three dogs have ticks - even in cities and towns

TV presenter Chris Packham has called on pet owners to be more tick aware after they were found on almost one in three dogs during random checks of pets in the largest survey of its kind in the UK.

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Supermarket chocolate recalled over nut allergy risk

Supermarket chocolate recalled over nut allergy risk

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has recalled bars of its Raisin Milk Chocolate after it emerged they could contain traces of nuts.

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Gavin Blissett.

Harborough’s Gavin takes on a different wall for mental health charity

Harborough building trade worker Gavin Blissett was on a stressful 80 hour week in London when he hit a ‘wall’.

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BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

A strike by Junior Doctors planned for next week has been called off by the British Medical Association, The BMA.

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Cancer warning over skin bleaching

Cancer warning over skin bleaching treatment

Trendy skin bleaching jabs are “potentially dangerous” and could even lead to skin cancer, tops doctors have warned.

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On trend: rare chicken?

Trend for rare chicken livers putting diners at risk of poisoning

A new “foodie” trend for increasingly rare chicken livers is putting diners at risk of food poisoning, warns a new report.

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Call for tougher IVF regulation

Call for tougher IVF regulation

Fertility experts are calling for tougher regulations around IVF treatment because the solutions used to grow embryos can influence the birthweight and health of babies.

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VIDEO: House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air

House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air - leaving it cleaner to breathe, according to new research.

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Dead end jobs are bad for your health says a new report

Dead-end jobs are bad for your health

Being stuck in a dead end job by your early 40s is bad for your health.

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