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Macmillan Coffee Morning events in Lancashire

The Lancashire community is invited to enjoy a cuppa and a slice or two of cake to help beat cancer.
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Basic check-ups which highlight potential major health issues early on could become even more accessible and convenient if they were rolled out across leisure centres.
It is the premise of the last year of work that senior lecturer in Preventative Medicine at The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Simon Alford, has been beavering away at.

Health checks could be on offer at leisure centres and supermarkets

Basic check-ups which diagnose people at risk of heart attacks and strokes early on could become even more accessible and convenient if they were rolled out across leisure centres.

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Care for babies born prematurely, with health problems or with a low birth weight, is improving overall

Premature babies facing care postcode lottery

Poorly babies face a postcode lottery on whether they receive important aspects of care, a new report suggests.

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Is October time to stop?

Stoptober TV ads to encourage smokers to use e-cigarettes

New TV adverts from Public Health England (PHE) will encourage people to try e-cigarettes if they are struggling to quit regular smoking.

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E-cigarettes: help or harm?

Smokers should be told of little evidence on benefits or harms of e-cigarettes

GPs should warn smokers there is currently little evidence on the long-term benefits or harms of e-cigarettes, health officials have said.

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What is antimicrobial resistance

Everything you need to know about antibiotics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a stark warning that the world is running out of antibiotics.

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The figures showed "worryingly high rates of depression"

One in four girls aged 14 suffer from depression, survey shows

Almost one in four teenage girls are depressed, researchers have found.

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Theo Brown came into the world on September 6 weighing nearly twice the average of a newborn.PIC: SWNS

WHAT A WHOPPER - A mother gave birth to an eye watering 12lb baby

A Lancashire mum has described her eye watering experience giving birth to a whopping 12lb baby boy.
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Just 48% of 13 to 15-year-olds play outside

Digital age sees change in childhood playing patterns

The number of teenagers who play outside, read books or get enough sleep has dropped dramatically on previous decades, a survey has found.

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Children taking selfies

Ask an expert: Can my child catch head lice from taking selfies?

An insect expert explains how kids catch the tiny pests, and how to eliminate them.
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Could Autism be prevented in pregnancy?

Autism could be prevented during pregnancy - by changing women's gut bacteria, according to new research.
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Google has teamed up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Offering Google users depression self-assessment tool 'may do harm'

A move by Google that enables people to check online whether they are clinically depressed could do more harm than good, an expert has warned.
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The Endobarrier is a reversible treatment

'Safe and effective' gastric bypass alternative helps obese shed two stone

A device that helps obese people with Type 2 diabetes shed more than 2st on average should be rolled out across the NHS, experts say.

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The government has agreed to scrap the 1 per cent pay cap for police officers, nurses and teachers

Pay cap is scrapped for public sector workers

Public sector workers in Lancashire could be in line for a pay rise after the government agreed to scrap the 1 per cent pay cap.

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Tattoos release microscopic pigment particles

Tattoos release nanoparticles that lodge in lymph nodes, scientists say

Tattoos release microscopic pigment particles that lodge in the lymph nodes, posing a potential health risk, research has shown.

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Around one in five pregnant women in the UK carries GBS in their digestive system

New mothers feel poorly informed about life-threatening infection

Most pregnant women and new mothers feel inadequately informed about an infection that kills one baby every week in the UK, data suggests.

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Researchers have found that e-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes

Vaping with e-cigarettes 'linked to' increased heart attack and stroke risk

E-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers have found.

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Struggling to sleep?

Can't sleep? Here is the cure...

Sugar cane could hold the key to beating Britain's chronic insomnia epidemic, according to new research.

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Are new school starters' vaccinations up to date?

Vaccination alert as figures reveal thousands of children not immunised in Lancashire

Parents and carers in Lancashire are being urged to check their children’s vaccinations are up to date as the new school term begins.
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Will new winter care plan ease bed-blocking in Lancashire hospitals?

Lancashire County Council has unveiled its plans to help reduce hospital “bed blocking” and meet spikes in demand for social care over the winter period.

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