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Ambulance service order to improve by inspectors

The region’s ambulance service has been ordered to improve its safety standards after an inspection.

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Women in labour are being made to ‘feel like cattle’

Women in labour are being made to ‘feel like cattle’

Women in labour are being made to feel like cattle or like they are on a conveyor belt due to midwife shortages, a new report warns.

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NHS bill for swimming infections

It is always recommended that we teach our children to swim because it could be a life-saver.

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New year fitness crusade to save lives

New year fitness crusade to save lives

A major charity initiative is urging families across the North West to take action to combat the “January blues” by taking simple steps which will also help to protect their long-term physical health.

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Sign up for new campaign ‘One Year No Beer’ and get healthy

Sign up for new campaign ‘One Year No Beer’ and get healthy

One Year No Beer, a new alcohol-free challenge launches today and aims to encourage more people to give up drinking.

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Rainford greenbelt protest group: Draft Local Plan is unworkable

A new protest group - set up to campaign against proposals to build on Rainford’s greenbelt land - have branded the council’s housing plan as “unworkable”.

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The Coca-Cola Christmas truck visited St Helens in December

Call for Coca-Cola truck to be banned

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour, which visited St Helens at Christmas, should be banned, public health experts say.

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One in five St Helens residents smoke

One in five St Helens residents smoke

St Helens Council and its partner agency Smokefree St Helens have welcomed a new campaign by Public Health England (PHE) that highlights the damaging effect smoking has on the heart, as it is revealed that 45 people a day die of cardiovascular disease (CVD) caused by smoking - over 16,500 a year in England.

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Parr Care Home, St Helens (Google Streetview)

Care home praised for ‘outstanding’ service

A care home has been rated as outstanding following an inspection.

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Hundreds of operations per day on children to remove multiple teeth

Hundreds of operations per day on children to remove multiple teeth

More than 160 operations to remove multiple teeth from children were carried out every working day in England last year, usually as a result of tooth decay, data suggests.

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Students are being urged to get vaccinated before they return to university

NW students urged to get Meningitis vaccine after surge in cases

A leading health body is urging unvaccinated first year students to get immunised against meningitis and septicemia after a recent surge in cases of the deadly diseases.

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Long A&E waits have DOUBLED for elderly people in last two years

Long A&E waits have DOUBLED for elderly people in last two years

Very long waits of more than 12 hours in A&E among elderly people have more than doubled in two years, figures show.

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During the tenth week of the Couch to 5k programme, participants have the option to run a full 5k on Sutton Leisure track and then take part in the successful St Helens parkrun
in Victoria Park

Get active and get 5k-ready

Burn off that Christmas excess by taking part in St Helens Sports Development’s award-winning community sport project which gets people off their couch, to running a full 5k in just 10 weeks.

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New contract awarded for substance misuse service

New contract awarded for substance misuse service

A new charity has been awarded a new contract for a community based drug and alcohol treatment service.

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Chris’ delight at chocolate orange challenge success

Chris’ delight at chocolate orange challenge success

A mountain of chocolate oranges have been collected at St Helens town hall to deliver to hospital and hospices across the region in memory of a four-year-old boy who lost his battle with a rare illness.

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No end in sight for busy A&E problem

No end in sight for busy A&E problem

Lack of access to GPs, bed blocking and norovirus are just some of the reasons A&E departments up and down the country are struggling to cope, according to a health charity.

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The launch of St Helens Council's healthy living team's Your Story, Your Milk campaign

Cmapign launched to boost breastfeeding rates in St Helens

Council chiefs in St Helens have launched a campaign to promote breastfeeding and its benefits for mum and baby.

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Teenage pregancy rates are falling in St Helens, new figures reveal

Fall in teen pregnancy rates in St Helens

Council chiefs in St Helens have welcomed a fall in the number of teenage pregancies in the borough.

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Warning after bird flu outbreak

Warning after bird flu outbreak

Council chiefs in St Helens have issued a warning to the borough’s poultry keepers after a case of bird flu was confirmed in Merseyside.

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