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Digital autopsy service launches in Lancashire

A new digital post-mortem service, which will avoid the use of invasive procedures, has been agreed for Lancashire.
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We find out about the overhaul in 999 systems

Revamped 999 system aims to reach seriously ill patients even faster

An overhaul of the ambulance service’s response to emergency calls has been introduced following trials which have shown giving more time to operators leads to better care. Michael Holmes reports
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St Helens Care Home rated as ‘Good’ following inspection

St Helens Care Home rated as ‘Good’ following inspection

St Helens Care Home, Stocks Hall, has been rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in their recent Inspection.

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Is your child on a 'clean eating' diet?

How ‘clean eating’ can damage children’s health

Clean eating seems ideal for parents who want to establish their children’s healthy habits early on. It’s no surprise really: “clean eating” is the perfect buzz term for parents who are faced with supermarket shelves full of baby and toddler food which is high in sugar content and low in nutritional value.
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Lush have brought back their 'Sleepy' body lotion.

The £8 body lotion insomniacs are branding a ‘miracle’

If counting sheep doesn't send you off to the land of nod, there's good news.

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The NHS in England last met its target for A&E waiting times two years ago

A&E waiting times target in England missed every month for last two years

The NHS in England last met its target for A&E waiting times two years ago, new figures show.
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Work is the "main factor" causing poor mental health

One in three men with poor mental health blame their jobs

Work is the "main factor" causing poor mental health among men, a charity has said.
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What is your Instagram account saying about you?

What your Instagram pics say about your mental health

People who post pictures on Instagram that are bluer, darker or greyer than most users are likely to have depression, a new study reveals.

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Tobacco duties brought in 9.5 billion a year

Smokers pay lots in tax and save public money by dying early, report says

Smoking is worth almost £15 billion to the public purse because of the tax revenue and the savings from smokers' early deaths, according to a think tank's analysis.

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Vanderbilt University engineering Ph.D. student Erik Lamers who helped developed the corset

‘Superhero-style’ corset that could banish back pain for millions of Brits

A Batman style superhero corset has been developed that could end the misery of back pain for millions of Britons.

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Scientists have made an exciting discovery in the cure for the common cold (PA Archive)

Scientists eye cure for common cold after ‘exciting discovery’

A tiny molecule found in the immune systems of humans and animals has been hailed as an "exciting discovery" in the search for a cure for the common cold.
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People waiting in A&E departments should be given WiFi access

Give WiFi access to patients in A&E waiting rooms, say doctors

People waiting in A&E departments should be given WiFi access, leading emergency care doctors have said.

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The "five in one" vaccine offered to babies is to be replaced with a "six in one" immunisation for babies born from today

Babies to be offered new 'six in one' jab

The "five in one" vaccine offered to babies is to be replaced with a "six in one" immunisation for babies born from today.
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(pixelated version): Mr. Bartliff claims ASDA own brand nappies caused his newborn son to require oxygen and irritated his skin. (Photos: Jordan Bartliff/Facebook)

***WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES*** ASDA withdraws own brand nappies after baby 'left blistered'

Supermarket chain ASDA has withdrawn its own brand Little Angel nappies after a father claimed his newborn son suffered a "chemical reaction" to the product.
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Campaign to make St Helens smiles better

Campaign to make St Helens smiles better

National Smile Month is coming to St Helens and Healthy Living’s Oral Health team will be holding special events to back the UK’s biggest oral health campaign.

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St Helen's
Oddfellows members taking part in British Heart Foundation Health Heart initiative with St Helen's Healthy Living Walking programme
Chris Wetherill and Debbie Howard

Walking out for good health

Keeping active can change your life, even just 10 minutes of exercise a day can make you healthier – and the Oddfellows friendly society based in St Helens and Warrington took up the challenge by stepping out for a healthy heart walk around St Helens town centre.

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Charlie's parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates

Prekkie’s bridge to light up for Charlie Gard

Council chiefs in St Helens have arranged to light the Steve Prescott Bridge up blue tonight (Monday) as a symbol of solidarity to Charlie Gard’s family.

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Could you home Unlucky Jim the three-legged lurcher?

Could you home Unlucky Jim the three-legged lurcher?

Staff at Dogs Trust Merseyside are hoping a dog-loving family comes forward to welcome a three-legged dog into their home who so far hasn’t had luck on his side.

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St Helens players have backed a campaign for a new surgical robot

Saints stars surgical robot campaign

Athletes have pledged their support to a new hospital campaign that could benefit hundreds of heart and lung patients requiring surgery.

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Left to right:
Joanne Dawber from the Healthy Living Oral Health Team; Patron of the
National Oral Health Promotion Group,Jenny Godson; and Julie Lawson also
from the Healthy Living Oral Health Team

Oral health team all smiles after national award win

An oral health team is celebrating winning a national award for their work across the borough.

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