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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 highest rate of antibiotic use in the region

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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Daniel Darkes

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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Five Borough's chairman Bernard Pilkington

Health chiefs prepare to change trust’s name

A healthcare organisation treating people in St Helens is planning to change its name.

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One third of eating disorder sufferers not receiving adequate care

One third of eating disorder sufferers not receiving adequate care

One third of eating disorder sufferers do not receive referral to a mental health service, despite clear medical guidance that stresses the need for immediate referral.

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St Helens Council's Assistant Director Public Health, Dympna
Edwards; Kikis Constantinou, owner of the Tasty Corner, Greenfeld Road; Marg Atherton, owner of Marg's Chip Shop, Balfour Street; Shahanoor Miah, owner of Moss Bank Express; St Helens Council's Public Health Programmes and Service Delivery, Matt Davies; St Helens Councils Community and
Business Health Promotions Officer, Teresa Mercer

Chippies praised for slap-up but healthy meals

Twenty chip shops are frying high after reeling in gold and platinum awards in recognition of the work they are doing to produce healthier chips.

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Even if you feel your child may not be cooperative the dentist can give advice - it is important that your child is comfortable in the surgery from a young age.

Everything you need to know to protect your kids' teeth

Most mums and dads want to help protect their kids' teeth but some parents can find oral health advice confusing. With this in mind we had a chat with a dental expert who can help you to stop your children's teeth from decaying.
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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Emma Rigby

Emma Rigby’s new role as Cafod ambassador

St Helens actress Emma Rigby has been appointed as an ambassador of the leading UK aid agency, Cafod.

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Bridgewater chief executive Colin Scales

St Helens’ health chiefs told they must improve

A trust providing community health services in St Helens has been told it needs to improve.

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Coun Seve Gomez-Aspron (fourth in on the left), Coun
Dave Banks (fourth in on the right) and St Helens Council's Head of Sports Development, Dave Boocock (end right) with members of the British Army Rugby League squad

Army train at Ruskin Park

The British Army Rugby League squad visited St Helens last week in preparation for their Challenge Cup game against Egremont Rovers last weekend.

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NHS plans to charge foreign patients for non-urgent care

Overseas patients to pay up front for non-urgent NHS treatment

Plans for NHS trusts to charge overseas patients for non-urgent care up front lack detail, the doctors' union has said.

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Do you suffer with back pain?

The drugs don’t work for back pain

Common over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen don't work for relieving back pain.

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