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Brackley man advocates ‘de-choking’ device for all nurseries and schools as alternative to back slaps

A private nursery director in Brackley is to issue a ‘de-choking product’ to other nurseries and schools in the town.

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Teenage pregnancies have halved in the past 10 years in Northamptonshire, a study by the Office for National statistics has revealed.

Teen pregnancy rates in Northants are half of that in 2005 stats show - but more terminate pregnancy

Teenage pregnancies in Northamptonshire have halved over the past 10 years, latest figures have revealed, though almost half of those led to an abortion.

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The study says homeless people do not feel their GP would understand their issues or the problems in their lives.

FEATURE: The barriers between Northampton's homeless and the health care they need examined in new report

A homeless person's top priorities are rarely more than what they need right now. They can be in a constant chase to cover the basics of getting hot food, having somewhere to sleep and keeping their socks dry.
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BBC Radio Northampton's Helen Blaby

Radio presenter tours Northamptonshire for annual healthcheck campaign

BBC Northampton's Helen Blaby is taking to the road next month urging listeners to get a health check.

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Gastric band surgery is being rationed in Northamptonshire, say leading surgeons.

Northamptonshire's policy on gastric bands treats overweight like 'second-class citizens'

Leading surgeons say a policy restricting weight loss surgery to a set of "super-obese" patients in Northamptonshire flies in the face of official advice.

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

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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Daniel Darkes

Doctors now '80 per cent certain' Daventry man is the first person ever to cure himself of type 1 diabetes

Tests show a man from Northamptonshire may well hold the secret to a cure for an illness that kills 1.5 million people every year.
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Charity seeking Northamptonshire volunteers to help those with a terminal illness

Charity seeking Northamptonshire volunteers to help those with a terminal illness

Terminal illness charity Marie Curie is asking people of Northamptonshire to volunteer to collect for its Great Daffodil Appeal in March and April.

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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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The Billing Road entrance at St Andrew's

Hospital staff in Northampton await decision on cancelled salary rise

Staff at a Northampton hospital are awaiting a decision on whether their postponed pay rises will be reinstated.
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The residents of Grangefield Care Home with the newly-minted award.

International magazine invents award just for Northamptonshire care home (which has its own pub)

A care home has been named the 'best in Northamptonshire' by an international magazine.
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Dr Tania Hart, lecturer in mental health nursing at the University of Northampton

Pupils 'suffering in silence' with mental health issues, University of Northampton expert warns

Schools must put the mental health of their pupils at the top of their agenda, a lecturer at the University of Northampton said in a new report for the Government.

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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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Plans are afoot to increase the number of pharmacists who can deliver diagnoses in the county.

Diagnosis-delivering pharmacists will come to the aid of Northampton's overflowing GP surgeries

Pharmacists could soon be handing out diagnoses and prescriptions, GPs could be assessing patients over Skype and a cohort of assistants could be recruited to save the county’s GP; service from imploding over the next five years.
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Miss Noor tried to draw the morphine-liked drug Oramorph for period pain, the committee heard.

Northampton nurse struck off for trying to use morphine-like drug for period pain

A nurse who worked at Northampton General hospital has been struck off after trying to dispense drugs for her own use.
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