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Child car seats recalled

Mamas & Papas is recalling a number of child car seats following safety concerns.

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Scientists say nuts to heart disease

Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain’s biggest killers.

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New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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Pharmacy among first to achieve accolade

The team at Clare Pharmacy is celebrating after achieving Healthy Living Pharmacy status, delivering enhanced face to face support to keep people healthy.

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Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

The over 50s are finding it difficult to see their GP, according to research by Saga Health Insurance which reveals the places in the UK where over 50s say they struggle most to get an appointment with a doctor.

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Benefits of daily asprin outweigh risks

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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East of England Ambulance Service launches new dementia strategy

An ambitious strategy has been launched by the region’s ambulance service to improve the care and experience for people with dementia.

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West Suffolk Hospital to raise parking charges

Parking charges for anyone staying more than an hour at West Suffolk Hospital will rise by up to 66 per cent next year.

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Sick man unable to get GP appointment despite making 100 calls

A sick man has been unable to get an appointment to see a GP despite calling his surgery more than 100 times.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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Haverhill home wins national dementia care award

Cleves Place care home in Haverhill won the Great Dementia Care Award in the national Residential Care Services Stars Awards.

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VIDEO: Help and insight available for Suffolk family carers

VIDEO: Help and insight available for Suffolk family carers

Suffolk County Council has released a new video and booklet giving an insight into what it means to be a carer.

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Call for Suffolk’s most vulnerable to get their FREE flu vaccination

Call for Suffolk’s most vulnerable to get their FREE flu vaccination

With winter well and truly here, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is joining the fight against flu by calling on thousands of Suffolk residents who qualify to get their free flu vaccination.

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Top accolade for West Suffolk Hospital’s housekeeping team

West Suffolk Hospital’s housekeeping team has received a top accolade at the British Institute of Cleaning Science’s annual awards ceremony.

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More than 9,000 GP patients’ records missing from GPs in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex

More than 9,000 patients’ records have gone missing since a private firm took on transferring files, it emerged yesterday, Monday.

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West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust launches new private physiotherapy service

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new private physiotherapy service to help people recover from injury and enhance their wellbeing.

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West Suffolk Hospital ward closed to new admissions after norovirus outbreak

Ward G4 at West Suffolk Hospital has closed to new admissions after some patients showed symptoms of norovirus.

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Suffolk surgeries unite to improve care amid funding concerns

Doctors surgeries in Suffolk have joined forces to form an innovative partnership that could act as a blueprint for how future care is delivered.

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How to beat the winter blues  practical tips to keep your spirits up

How to beat the winter blues – practical tips to keep your spirits up

As we make the chilly transition from autumn into winter, it’s not uncommon for people’s moods to dip along with the temperatures.

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