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Proposal for KGH extension moves one step closer

A bid to build an extension to KGH has taken a step forward.

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Where and when the chemists will be open in Northamptonshire on Bank Holiday Monday

Chemist opening hours for the forthcoming May Bank Holiday Monday have been released by the NHS in Northamptonshire.

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New strategy to boost health and fitness in East Northants

A new strategy has been drawn up to improve healthy and active lifestyles in East Northants.

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Health minister visits KGH after trust placed into special measures

The Minister of State at the Department of Health, MP Philip Dunne, visited KGH today (Thursday) after its recent CQC report.

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How do you think we should tackle the obesity crisis? Picture: Pixabay.

Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

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Kang, of Barton Road, Kettering, appeared before Northampton Magistrates Court on April 4

Man fined after dead rat found in Kettering chippie

A Kettering man has been landed with a bill of more than £7,000 after a dead rat was found in the chip shop he used to run.

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Olive oil could offset unhealthy diets

Trendy extra virgin olive oil could offset a host of health problems caused by Western-style diets, according to new research.

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NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers pull more sickies for non work related illnesses than their slim colleagues, a study found.

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How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

Who doesn’t like chocolate? While there may be some who claim to prefer savoury – in my experience, crisps are suggested by these strange people as an equivalent – chocolate has a special place in many people’s hearts, and Easter gives them the perfect opportunity to consume vast quantities of it.

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Kids’ mouthwash recalled over contamination fears

A range of children’s mouthwash has been recalled due to potential contamination of the product.

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REVEALED: Corby has the highest smoking rate in the UK

REVEALED: Corby has the highest smoking rate in the UK

Smoking is one of those habits that everybody has a view on.

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KGH placed into special measures

KGH placed into special measures

Kettering General Hospital has been placed into special measures after being rated as ‘inadequate’ by health regulators.

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Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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Reminder issued over Easter opening times at Corby pharmacies

The NHS is reminding people in Corby where they can access expert medical treatment during the Easter bank holiday weekend (April 14-17).

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Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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Half of parents resorting to unhealthy food to get children to eat

Half of parents resorting to unhealthy food to get children to eat

Data published in February by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Medicine has revealed that a startling 22 per cent of reception-age children are now overweight or obese.

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Corby care home for Polish elderly people gets outstanding rating

A care home in Corby for people of Polish origin has been given an outstanding rating by inspectors.

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Kettering man diagnosed with bowel cancer urges others to take part in screening

A man who was diagnosed with bowel cancer after taking part in a screening programme is urging others to do the same.

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Headlands Surgery in Kettering

Kettering surgery continues to be good in all areas

A Kettering surgery continues to be rated as good in all areas.

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