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Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research.

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Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Children are tucking into lunchboxes containing more than double their daily sugar intake, a study has found.

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And the research shows it is women who suffer more stress than men in their lives.

Revealed: Which sex gets more stressed over “every key life event”

New research has determined which sex gets more stressed over “every key life event” - from losing their smartphone to Brexit.

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Vegetables protect against stress

Vegetables protect against stress

Eating at least three helpings of vegetables a day keeps the blues at bay... especially for women, according to new research.

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WATCH: Hundreds come along to remember Cottage Hospital

A little piece of history was made when almost 400 people turned up on a damp Sunday morning to wave ‘goodbye’ to Market Harborough’s much-loved ‘Cottage Hospital’.

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Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

It’s hard not to notice that the range of gluten-free foods available in supermarkets has increased massively in recent years.

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The superbug is immune to our strongest antibiotics.

Warning over highly-contagious superbug sweeping the nation

A new variant of a gene that causes resistance to our strongest antibiotics has been discovered in a healthy person, prompting fears it could be spreading.

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St Luke's hospital opened its doors today (Tuesday).

AT LAST! New £7.5m hospital opens its doors

Market Harborough’s £7.5m new hospital has finally opened this morning (Tuesday) after a 29-year campaign.

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Free-range eggs become barn eggs following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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Raising smoking age does cut teen smoking

Raising smoking age does cut teen smoking

Raising the legal age of smoking to 21 or even would dramatically slash the numbers of teenagers taking up the deadly habit, researchers said.

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Market Harborough's Cottage Hospital pictured 15 years ago. NNL-151202-141430001

Wanted: Everyone born in the Cottage Hospital for huge group photo

Were you born in this distinctive Market Harborough building?

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Michal Leski helps his son Milosz (eight) with his breathing.
PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Why there is hope for seriously ill Harborough boy

A Market Harborough family is hoping that an exciting medical breakthrough could eventually help their eight-year-old son.

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St Luke's Hospital is opening its doors next week. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

New £7.5m hospital will open next week

Market Harborough’s £7.5m new hospital is set to open next week - after a 29-year campaign.

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Bowel cancer soaring among younger people

Bowel cancer soaring among younger people

Young adults are facing a bowel cancer “time bomb” because of their unhealthy diets and lack of exercise, scientists warn.

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Men living eight years longer and women almost four more years than 25 years ago

Men living eight years longer and women almost four more years than 25 years ago

Men are living an average of eight years longer and women almost four years more than just 25 years ago, according to official figures.

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Do you know someone who drinks more than 7 pints a week?

Men who sup more than seven pints of beer a week for several years ‘raise heart disease risk’

Men who drink more than a pint of beer a day over several years may increase their risk of heart disease by prematurely ageing their arteries, new research suggests.

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Baby Jensen recovering in Birmingham Children's Hospital NNL-170302-142140001

Mum’s big leap to help hospital

Birmingham Children’s Hospital has a special place in many families’ hearts and one Lutterworth mum is ready to show her thanks by stepping out of a plane.

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Parent guide to everything you need to know about highly infectious bug in schools

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’

NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’

Many of the plans to shake up services in the NHS and change the way of working talk about having specialised services - but campaigners fear this may mean patients travelling further to fewer hospitals.

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Mary Guppy (left) and Giuliana Foster were invited down to the Houses of Parliament last week to talk to health bosses about the propsoed closure.

Councillors want to find out more before deciding whether to back the fight to save hospital

Lutterworth town councillors say they are waiting for more information before deciding whether to support a petition aimed at saving the town’s hospital.

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