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‘Supermarket X’ could have infected thousands with hepatitis through infected sausages

A major UK supermarket could have infected thousands of people with a strain of hepatitis E through its pork sausages, says researchers at Public Health England (PHE).

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A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day can help people to live longer, according to new research.

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Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast may be doing themselves long term harm by not getting enough nutrients, warns new research.

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Young patients can have their room furnished with personalised bedsheets, like this boy's Saints colours.

Saints winger George North cuts the ribbon for Northampton hospital's new children's service

A Northampton hospital is using scooters, Saints bed sheets and fidget spinners to make young patients feel more at home in care.

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TUC Regional Secretary Lee Barron, Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold, Lyndsay Smith from UNISON and Deputy Chief Constable Rachel Swann.

'Dying to Work' charter for terminally-ill staff signed by Northamptonshire Police

Northamptonshire Police has signed up to a campaign seeking greater security for terminally-ill workers.

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St Michaels House and St Michaels Lodge were both graded "inadequate" by inspectors.

'Inadequate' Northampton care home given six months to improve after inspectors find lack of 'dignity or respect'

A pair of Northampton care homes managed by a team without "any form of quality assurance" for their patient's safety or well being has been branded "inadequate", a report says.

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Kissing injuries better really works

Kissing injuries better really works

Kissing it better really does work... thanks to a protein in human saliva, according to new research.

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‘Superhero-style’ corset that could banish back pain for millions

‘Superhero-style’ corset that could banish back pain for millions

A Batman style superhero corset has been developed that could end the misery of back pain for millions.

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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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"Bed blocking", or delayed transfer of care, is when physically-fit patients are kept in hospital due to a non-clinical reason.

Bed blocking figures for Northamptonshire are twice as high as national average, new figures show

Northamptonshire is one of the worst areas in England for "bed-blocking", a national report has revealed.
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The full list of products withdrawn due to contaminated eggs

The full list of products withdrawn due to contaminated eggs

The food standards agency have released an updated list of products in the UK which have been withdrawn due to possible contamination with the Fipronil insecticide.

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Beverley Blundell (right), the first patient to receive rotablation treatment at Northampton General Hospital, pictured with consultant cardiologist Dr David Sharman and cardiac nurse Hayley Hill.

Northampton hospital's new diamond-tipped drill blasts calcium off arteries at 170,000rpm

A new treatment that drills hardened calcium off of severely blocked arteries in the heart has come to Northampton General Hospital.

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Researchers in America one step closer to cracking rare genetic condition with help of little girl from Northampton

Researchers in America one step closer to cracking rare genetic condition with help of little girl from Northampton

A 10-year-old girl from Northampton is helping scientists in America with world-leading research into a rare genetic condition.
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Lisa's inquest was held at Northampton General Hospital yesterday (August 9).

Northamptonshire mum who 'loved her life' died after accidentally overdosing on 'powerful' painkiller skin patch

A mum-of-two who had to use a "cocktail of medication" to manage her chronic pain died in her sleep days before Christmas, a coroner heard.
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Cliftonville, off Billing Road, has seen over 9,000 motorists fined in the past five years.

Road outside Northampton General Hospital nets county council £330,000 in parking fines in five years

Over 9,000 cars have been hit with parking fines on a single street outside Northampton General Hospital in the past five years.

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Fitzroy House has been rated as "requires improvement" by CQC inspectors.

Multi-million-pound mental health care home for teenagers trips up on door fittings and staff knowledge, inspectors find

Care at a new £45million home for adolescents at a Northampton mental health hospital has fallen short because of staff shortages and poorly-fitted doors, a report says.
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A CQC report into St Andrew's Hospital quality of care was published on August 7.

'Oppressive culture' and repeat failures in patient safety earn St Andrew's men's healthcare 'inadequate' rating, says CQC

Inspectors have branded a Northampton mental health hospital's adult male care as unsafe and poorly led.
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Tips to help gadget obsessives get a good night’s sleep

Tips to help gadget obsessives get a good night’s sleep

People obsessed by their smartphones or tablets should wear special computer glasses or use screen filters to block out blue light to get a good night’s sleep.

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How to ease your hangover: sharing

How to ease your hangover: sharing

Headache and nausea aside, the morning after an evening of drinking can be filled with regret, anxiety and misery. But it can also be a time of humour, storytelling and emotional bonding.

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High heels

6 reasons to ditch high heels as researchers call for change

Researchers at Aberdeen University have said that more needs to be done to stop women being forced to wear high heels in the workplace after finding direct links between wearing high heels and injury.

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