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Facebook tool to help St Helens’ new mums breastfeed

Public Health England (PHE) has launched the ‘Start4Life Breastfeeding Friend’ (BFF), a new interactive tool (chatbot) to help guide new mums through their first weeks of breastfeeding.

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From left to right, paediatric continence team members Sheena
Kennedy, Leanne Gavin, Leanne Hannon pictured with  omedian and awards compere Ian Moore

St Helens nurses named ‘team of the year’

A borough nursing team which helps young children overcome continence problems has been named British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Continence Nurses of the Year for the second time.

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Six-a-side veterans league launched in St Helens

Six-a-side veterans league launched in St Helens

A new community six-a-side vets football league has been launched in St Helens on Tuesday evenings between 8pm and 10pm at Thatto Heath Crusaders.

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Plans for new GP surgery in Eccleston collapse

Plans for new GP surgery in Eccleston collapse

Health chiefs in St Helens say they hope to rehouse an medical centre “as soon as possible” after plans for a new practice collapsed.

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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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Act now to help curb those miserable sneezing months

Act now to help curb those miserable sneezing months

This week, I am actually going to explore the possibility of preventing hay fever!

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Police warning over prescription drugs

Police warn of "extremely dangerous" medication missing in St Helens

Merseyside Police is appealing for the public to be cautious after a large quantity of prescription medication was reported lost in St Helens.
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REVEALED: St Helens’ best and worst GP surgeries as rated by you - 2017

REVEALED: St Helens’ best and worst GP surgeries as rated by you - 2017

The St Helens Reporter can reveal the list of St Helens’ best and worst GP surgeries, based on ratings provided by patients on how likely they are to recommend their practice.

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New services offer a wide range of help

New services offer a wide range of help

Two new services have been launched to help vulnerable people in St Helens.

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Tributes paid to Harry Wellens

Tributes paid to Harry Wellens

Harry Wellens, the former rugby league scout and father of Saints great Paul, has died aged 86.

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Mum are urged to breastfeed

St Helens mums offered Facebook messenger tool to help them breastfeed

New mums in St Helens are being offered advice on how to breastfeed through a new interactive tool.

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Keeping youngsters safe from sexual exploitation

Keeping youngsters safe from sexual exploitation

Young people learned more about keeping safe at a pop-up children’s safety event in St Mary’s Market run by St Helens Council’s Youth Service and Catch 22 on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Day.

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Tony Barrow has died aged 45

Ex-RL star Tony Barrow loses cancer battle aged 45

Tributes have been pouring in following the death of St Helens-born rugby league player Tony Barrow at the age of 45.

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Women’s health takes centre stage

Women’s health takes centre stage

A charitable drive to provide handmade feminine sanitary items to girls in developing countries has been taking place in St Helens town centre.

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St Helens has the region’s highest antibiotic use

St Helens has the highest rate of antibiotic use in the North West, new figures have revealed.

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Doctors now '80 per cent certain' Brit is the first person ever to cure himself of type 1 diabetes

Tests show a man may well hold the secret to a cure for an illness that kills 1.5 million people every year.

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Adoption information evening at town hall

Adoption information evening at town hall

St Helens adoption service will be holding an information evening event at the town hall later this month.

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Weight loss campaign launched to tackle obesity crisis in St Helens

Weight loss campaign launched to tackle obesity crisis in St Helens

A campaign has been launched to tackle growing numbers of obesity in St Helens.

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Tobacco quitters lacking e-cig advice

Tobacco quitters lacking e-cig advice

The number of smokers using e-cigarettes to quit the habit is declining amid “little in the way of official guidance” from the market or the NHS, according to a report.

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Hospital chiefs patient boost

Hospital chiefs patient boost

Patients and staff at St Helens and Whiston hospitals are starting to see the high-impact benefits of technology-enabled care after the introduction of early warning and alerting technology Patientrack.

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