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Ernie’s Wish launch counselling suite for Bassetlaw parents affected by baby loss

Bereaved families in Worksop will have a peaceful space to access support and heal in comfort following the launch of a counselling suite by local charity Ernie’s Wish.

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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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Nottinghamshire hospital hires youth workers to help fight violent crime

Nottinghamshire's Queen's Medical Centre is to become the first hospital outside London to introduce youth workers in a bid to reduce levels of violent crime.

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Paramedic Brian Wilkinson with his award after 40 years with the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

Paramedic rewarded for 40 years of dedicated service

A proud paramedic from Worksop has been rewarded for a long and successful career as an ambulanceman with a special award to mark 40 years’ service.

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Ready, steady, Mo!

Ready, steady, Mo! Top tips for growing your moustache for Movember

It's that time of year again when men up and down the country take on a sudden uncanny resemblance to Tom Selleck.

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One in five people witness somebody collapse and need CPR but most do nothing to help, research has shown.

One in five witness someone who needs CPR but the majority do nothing to help

A fifth of people witness somebody collapse and need CPR but most of them do absolutely nothing to help, according to worrying new research.

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Health experts recommend everyone gets a flub jab as worst epidemic in 50 years is expected to hit the UK

Experts recommend flu jab as fears grow of worst UK epidemic for 50 years

The worst flu epidemic is on the way to the UK according to experts who are advising vulnerable people and everyone to get flu jabs.

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EMAS has defended its record

Chief defends record after probe reveals heart patient died due to ‘lost ambulance keys’

East Midlands Ambulance Service has defended its record after it was revealed a heart patient died due to delays because of “lost ambulance keys”.

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Does talcum powder cause cancer and should you stop using it?

Does talcum powder cause cancer and should you stop using it?

A woman in the US, who claims the talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly to the genitals for feminine hygiene, has won her case.

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There are concerns older people are drinking too much

Fears the over 50s have a drink problem as the baby boomers turn baby boozers

Soaring cases of drink and drug abuse among people over the age of 50 are causing concern among health officials.

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Sexual health services struggling with 25% surge in demand

People could be forced to wait longer to access sexual health services following a surge in demand and a 10 per cent budget cut, warn local authorities.

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Inappropriate calls received by EMAS in April included a woman who had lost her credit card.

NHS set new 999 performance targets for ambulance service

Ambulance services have been given a new set of four performance targets for responding to calls.

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A study suggests men should ejaculate 21 times a month.

NHS urges men to masturbate after study says it can help ward off cancer

The NHS is encouraging men to masturbate after a study concluded ejaculating at least 21 times a month could reduce their risk of developing the most common form of cancer.
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Dementia is the East Midland’s biggest fear

According to new research by Asda Pharmacy, almost half (44%) of people in the East Midlands say dementia is their worst fear for a loved one and 37% personally fear developing dementia more than the death of friends or family, terminal illness and loss of mobility.

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Greggs sausage rolls are a firm favourite with customers.

Could you lose weight on the Greggs diet?

First it was the F-plan, then the Adkins now the latest scheme to help you lose weight has been launched: The Greggs diet!

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Thousands of East Midlands patients put at risk after NHS contractor blunder

Thousands of patient records from the East Midlands have been left to pile up in a warehouse by a NHS contractor.

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Children play in a water fountain as Britain basks in glorious sunshine and high temperatures.

Tips for coping during the heatwave

Much of the UK is basking in glorious sunshine and temperatures have hit 30C.
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A Starbucks Berry Crunch breakfast pot contains double the amount of sugar than a Biscoff Krispy Kreme doughnut.

BEHIND THE LABEL: The ugly truth lurking within those ‘healthy alternatives’

You know the situation – you’re “being good” so you use every ounce of willpower to ignore the bacon sandwich and opt for the healthy, half-fat yoghurt pot filled with delicious berries and a sprinkling of granola.

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Which supermarkets fared the worst?

LISTED: The supermarkets that have the highest risk of food poisoning from chicken

Shoppers are more likely to suffer food poisoning from buying chickens at Lidl than anywhere else in the country, health experts have warned.
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