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It’s official - ‘man flu’ does exist, finds study

It’s official ... ‘man flu’ DOES exist - because men are more likely to call in sick with a cold than women are, according to new research.

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Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

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Northampton's A&E is fit to burst already, even though the traditional winter busy period is weeks away.

Northampton's A&E is bursting at the seams weeks before winter has set in, health bosses warn

Accident and emergency admissions in Northampton are at "winter levels" already, hospital bosses have warned, even though a cold snap is not due to hit the UK for several weeks.
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Our petition is at:       https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/202164

Sign our petition for more Government funds for Northamptonshire

There comes a time when the official channels no longer work. A time when the people need to take a more direct form of action.
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'Breakfast is the most important meal of the day' is not a myth

Skipping breakfast could harden your arteries

Skipping breakfast could lead to hardening of the arteries, raising the risk of heart attacks, scientists claim.

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St Michael's Lodge and St Michael's House were both branded inadequate in their last inspection.

Care home in Northampton under special measures comes up short in second inspection due to "poor leadership"

A pair of Northampton care homes could still face closure because of "poor leadership" despite climbing back from an "inadequate" rating.

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Asthma inhaler use increases risk of hard-to-treat infections finds study

Asthma inhaler use increases risk of hard-to-treat infections finds study

Asthma inhalers can increase the risk of killer hard-to-treat infections, a new study has found.

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A letter writing workshop will be held at Ground Craft Coffee in Wellingborough Road on October 3.

'From Me to You': Charity asks for Northampton folk to donate a letter to poorly cancer patients

Would you write a letter to a poorly cancer patient in Northampton - even if you never knew who read it?

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Tick bites can kill

Huge swathes of countryside marked high risk for Lyme disease due to tick infestations

Huge swathes of stunning English countryside are being invaded - by killer ticks.

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Sevacare was criticised for their timeliness and medicine records.

Northampton home-visit service's timekeeping earns them "requires improvement" rating for third year running

A Northampton home-visit support service has been criticised for slipping up at meeting appointments with patients on time.

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Taking a break from dieting could improve weight loss

Taking a break from dieting could improve weight loss

Slimmers can shed more pounds by taking a two-week break from dieting - every fortnight, say scientists.

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Charly says...

Nostalgia: Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

In these days of the internet, child safety is more of a concern for parents everywhere.

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Former employees, site members and Oakdale Care Group staff toured the building site before bedding the last roof tile at Timken Grange.

Former employees join care home 'topping out' ceremony at former British Timken site

Former British Timken workers helped place the last roof tile on a new care home set to open on the site of the Northampton factory next year
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The Memory Day will feature charities, sign-up stands for dementia courses and a ukulele band made of carers.

University's vow to make Northampton 'dementia friendly' begins with memory day in town centre

A "memory day" is planned for Northampton town centre to change attitudes towards dementia in the county.

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Clarke Carlise was declared missing last Friday.

'Ask for help if you feel the same way' says Clarke Carlisle's wife after former Cobblers captain found

Former Cobblers skipper Clarke Carlisle was found safe in Liverpool on Friday night after being declared missing earlier in the day.

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Product warning

Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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The staff of the Talbot Butler ward where the new advanced stem cell therapy is now available.

Advanced stem cell therapy to help send cancer patients home sooner comes to Northampton

A specialist stem cell transplant therapy used in the last stages of treating cancer has arrived at Northampton General Hospital.

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Trinity House Nursing Home has opened on the site of the former failed Kingsley Nursing home.

Former 'inadequate' Northampton nursing home set to reopen under new name and management

A Northampton dementia nursing home that shut down last year after inspectors found failures in every aspect of care will reopen under a new name and team.
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Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall men and women are more likely to suffer a potentially deadly blood clot, warns new research.

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