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Loud snorers more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease says new research

A study of middle aged and elderly people found those with sleep apnoea had a build up of proteins in their brain that trigger the condition.

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Inspectors impressed by Kettering service’s level of care

Inspectors impressed by Kettering service’s level of care

A Kettering-based service which helps people with learning disabilities has been rated as outstanding by inspectors.

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‘Stay away if you’ve been sick’, says KGH

‘Stay away if you’ve been sick’, says KGH

KGH and Nene CCG are urging people not to attend A&E – or visit relatives in hospitals – if they have or have recently had vomiting or diarrhoea.

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Corby Urgent Care Centre

Health service provision in Corby ‘has to change’

The way health services are delivered in Corby must change in the future, according to local health bosses.

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The Northamptonshire Intergroup is raising awareness of AA this month.

‘We are anonymous, not invisible’: Recovering Corby and Rushden alcoholics bid to raise AA profile

Two recovering alcoholics have talked about how the county’s Alcoholics Anonymous group has helped them, in a drive to promote the service.

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Could you be a volunteer?

Volunteers needed to boost health and fitness in East Northants

Are you an inspirational individual with a real passion for supporting the community?

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Kettering General Hospital

KGH up for food waste management award

Kettering General Hospital has been shortlisted for an award for how it manages food waste.

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From left, Natasha Goodman and her daughter and Bella, two, present the cheque to breast care nurses Sophie Ferry and Pippa Kilcoyne, consultant onco-plastic Surgeon Salam Musa and breast care matron Annie Jasper

Desborough mum’s breast cancer awareness message

A breast cancer patient who has raised money for the Kettering General Hospital unit where she was treated is encouraging younger women to check themselves for the disease.

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Commonly used blood thinner can prevent cancer

Common blood thinner lowers cancer risk

The common blood thinning drug warfarin lowers the risk of cancers in the over 50s.

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Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

A popular brand of protein supplement has been recalled by its manufacturer due to its containing possible allergens not mentioned on its label.

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The KGH Antimicrobial Stewardship team, from left, Julie Fosbrook, Louisa Dodoo-Ankrah, Naomi Fleming, Rachel Glover, Samantha Saunders and Alison Ingram holding some packs of antibiotics

Use antbiotics correctly, KGH pharmacist urges

Kettering General Hospital is urging local people to use antibiotics in the right way during a world awareness week designed to combat the rise of dangerous antibiotic resistant organisms.

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Host of activities in Kettering for Alcohol Awareness Week

Host of activities in Kettering for Alcohol Awareness Week

Kettering Council has joined forces with local organisations to organise a range of activities to promote Alcohol Awareness Week, which runs from November 13 to November 18.

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Front Finn and Orla Mullen, both eight, with back Gemma Bates, Louise McKerral, Nikki Stanley, Susie Mullen and Laura Bell

KGH staff on the run for appeal

A team of staff from Skylark Ward have raised more than £1,104 towards the ward’s special needs bed appeal by taking part in the Northampton Fun Colour Rush event at Abington Park on July 23.

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Lily Honan, baby Harley and Harley's dad, Scott Drew

Corby mum raises more than £1,700 for KGH

A new mum has raised more than £1,700 for KGH to say thank you for the care she and her son received when he was born.

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Carlo Chiriatti with his sister Lois

Corby mum’s warning after son’s eyesight damaged by laser pen

A Corby mother is warning parents to be aware of “the hidden dangers” of laser pens after her son’s eyesight was permanently damaged from playing with one.

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The hospitals first childrens ward opened with 20 cots in 1920

Kettering General Hospital celebrates its 120th birthday

Kettering General Hospital is celebrating its 120th birthday today (Monday, October 30).

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From left, matron Jeannette Payne, staff nurse Hannah Smith, Rachel Messer and her twins Indiana and Jetson, senior administrator Sara Hales, healthcare assistant Sue Harman, Stephanie Burlington and her daughter Gracie pictured with a giraffe style incubator and the appeals mascot George the Giraffe

APPEAL: KGH needs to raise £35,000 for intensive care unit for babies

Staff on Kettering General Hospital’s special care baby unit are launching a £35,000 appeal today (October 30) to buy an additional intensive care incubator.

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Product warning

Brioche rolls recalled due to allergy fears

Les Brioche is recalling its Les Brioche Pain au lait Brioche Rolls 8 Pack because they have been incorrectly packed with Les Brioche Chocolate Chip Brioche Rolls, which contain soya.

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Steph Buswell (left) with chief executive Angela Hillery

Steph’s actions prevented young person taking their own life in Wellingborough

A woman who prevented a young person from taking their own life is in the running for a national award.

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From left, KGH Fundraising officer Maxine Andrews, Breast Service Lead Nurse Annie Jasper, Breast Clinic Sister Alison Ramsey, Geoff Hall, Lucy North, Breast Service Nurse Practitioner Michelle Wright and Consultant Onco-plastic Surgeon Salam Musa

Patient hands over nearly £7,000 to KGH

A grateful patient has raised £6,794 for the Kettering General Hospital unit where she was treated.

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