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Tesco recalls ready meal over health concerns

Tesco has issued a notice recalling a popular ready meal

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Sitting down too much can age women by 8 years, warn scientists

Sitting down too much can age women by 8 years, warn scientists

Sitting for too long can age women by up to eight years, say scientists.

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Desborough care home praised by health regulators

Desborough care home praised by health regulators

A Desborough care home has been praised by health inspectors after being rated as ‘good’ in all areas.

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Qualified mental health counsellor David Beeney wants to share his story to inspire others to seek help

Raunds man urges people with mental health issues to speak out

A man who has hidden his mental health issues for 30 years says nobody should suffer in silence.

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New Rothwell supported living scheme nears completion

New Rothwell supported living scheme nears completion

A supported living development in Rothwell is almost ready to open.

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POLL: Would you be willing to pay extra tax to prop up the NHS in Northamptonshire?

Health bosses in Northamptonshire need to save £230 million over the next five years to balance the books... but would you be willing to pay extra tax to prop up the NHS?

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KGH outlines plans to reduce car park traffic

KGH outlines plans to reduce car park traffic

Car park queues have been the source of many a headache for those visiting Kettering General Hospital in recent years.

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County council may charge some adults £50 for a social care assessment under new proposals

County council may charge some adults £50 for a social care assessment under new proposals

Adults in need of care who earn more than £23,250 per year in savings and capital investments will need to pay for their assessment, Northamptonshire County Council papers reveal.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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Over 1,500 people were diagnosed with the lifelong condition since in the last 12 months.

One in 16 people in Northamptonshire has type 2 diabetes, says NHS

One in 16 people across Northamptonshire has Type 2 diabetes, new figures have revealed.
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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger

‘Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger’

The “hidden sugar” in our diets could be causing us to die younger, according to scientists.

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University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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Dog obesity

Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Susan and Bryan with grandchildren Finley and Connie.

Corby man died in hospital after delays to blood vessel surgery

A Corby woman wants to highlight the signs of her husband’s fatal condition to stop others suffering the same fate.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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The Sondes Arms in Rockingham

E.Coli and “encrusted” fly killer found in inspection at Rockingham pub, report reveals

A Rockingham pub which was at the centre of an investigation into a sickness bug was given the lowest possible food hygiene rating just a week before the outbreak.

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Hospital bosses are working on arrangements for when Clare Culpin leaves

Cover needed as KGH’s acting chief executive announces she’s leaving

Hospital bosses are working on arrangements for when the acting chief executive leaves in March.

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Carla and Rita.

Rushden family’s heartbreak as mum diagnosed with Alzheimer’s aged just 36

A Rushden mother has spoken of the agony of seeing her daughter become bedbound in a care home and unable to recognise her family because of a rare genetic form of Alzheimer’s she developed in her 30s.

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Cleaning ears with cotton buds bad for you

Cleaning ears with cotton buds bad for you

It may be satisfying getting a cotton wool bud to clear your ears of gunk, but cleaning away earwax could damage your hearing, according to a new study.

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