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Doctors should send pre-diabetes patients to weight watchers, say experts

GPs should send patients who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes to Weight Watchers, a new study suggests.

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Patients may be banned from attending A&E departments

Plan to ban A&E walk-ins without referral

Patients could be banned from attending A&E departments unless they have been referred by a GP or 111, a health official has said.

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Who should get the flu jab?

Everything you need to know about this year’s flu jab - and why you should get it right now

Brace yourselves: the worst flu epidemic for 50 years is on the way to the UK.
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Planned - or elective - operations could be put on the back burner

Major flu outbreak could see routine operations suspended for months

Routine operations could "cease for several months" if hospitals have to deal with a major flu outbreak this winter, an expert has warned.

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Fingertip injuries are the most common hand injury

Parents urged to use door safety catches to prevent thousands of hand injuries

Parents are being urged to use door safety catches to prevent their children suffering serious hand injuries.

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An embarrassed 31 percent admitted they lie to friends and family

A quarter of British couples no longer sleep in the same bed

Almost a quarter of British couples NO LONGER sleep in the same bed as their partner, according to a new study.

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It was previously advised that vulnerable groups should not eat runny eggs

New advice on soft boiled eggs, 30 years since salmonella crisis

Pregnant women, infants and the elderly can now safely eat runny eggs carrying the British Lion mark following new advice from the food safety watchdog almost 30 years after the salmonella crisis.

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How parents can tell if their child is obese

How parents can tell if their child is obese and what can be done

As a major study highlights soaring rates of childhood and adolescent obesity around the world, we asked experts how parents can tell if their child is obese.

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St Helens health workers win top awards

St Helens health workers win top awards

A specialist rehabilitation service which provides support to St Helens patients and a St Helens-based speech and language therapist have been named as winners in The Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Bridgewater) Staff Awards.

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Would you go to work if you had the flu?

One in four workers would have to be in hospital before taking a day off sick

One in four workers would have to be in hospital before they took a day off sick, revealing a "worrying" attitude to taking time off, a new study reveals.
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Many pensioners blamed financial reasons for stress

Nearly one in five new retirees 'feel more stressed than when they were working'

Nearly one in five people who have retired in the past 10 years are more stressed now than when they worked, research suggests.
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Council’s flu protection warning

Council’s flu protection warning

As winter approaches, it’s time for those at risk from flu to protect themselves and their loved ones.

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Kate's morning sickness can distress women for six months after birth

Severe morning sickness can lead to "emotional distress" for up to six months after pregnancy, a study suggests.

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Most people have suffered work-related mental health issues but often risk "serious repercussions" if they raise the problem

Workers concerned of repercussions if they reveal mental health issues

Most people have suffered work-related mental health issues but often risk "serious repercussions" such as demotion or even dismissal if they raise the problem, a study reveals.

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Violet-Grace’s parents speak of organ donation decision

Violet-Grace’s parents speak of organ donation decision

The parents of Violet-Grace Youens, the little girl killed by a hit and run driver, have spoken of their decision to donate her organs.

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Young football ace died after night on the town

A teenage football player found dead in his bed by his mother may have suffered a reaction to his diabetes.

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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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