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New partnership will see additional support for vulnerable drug users in Norfolk and Suffolk

A new partnership beginning on Monday will mean vulnerable drug users will be given additional support to access treatment services.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

The NHS spending millions of pounds prescribing gluten-free food products to coeliac sufferers is “a scandal”, according to family doctors.

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West Suffolk MP hopes mental health changes will end ‘unacceptable stigma’

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock says new measures to change the way mental health is dealt with will mean more children and young people will receive support and care.

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Fund-raisers encouraged to sign up for cycle event in aid of West Suffolk Hospital

Fund-raisers are being encouraged to use pedal power in a cycle event in aid of West Suffolk Hospital.

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Sugar-free drinks as bad as real thing

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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West Suffolk Hospital closes a second ward after norovirus confirmed

West Suffolk Hospital has had to close two wards to admissions and restrict visiting hours after an outbreak of the diarrhoea and vomiting virus norovirus.

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Make your New Year resolution a life saver

Make volunteering as a Community First Responder your New Year resolution, the East of England Ambulance Service has urged.

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Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as much weight

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as many pounds as those who try to be realistic, according to new research.

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West Suffolk Hospital nets more than £1.3 million from car parking charges

West Suffolk Hospital made more than £1.3 million from car parking charges in the past year.

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Inspirational Chantelle’s support for West Suffolk Hospital’s neonatal unit

A young charity supporter has donated £1,279 to West Suffolk Hospital’s neonatal unit to thank them for the care they have shown to her family.

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Suffolk doctors issue cold weather advice

Suffolk’s GPs have today issued advice on coping with winter after the Met office issued a ‘level three cold warning’ for the East of England.

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Brave Bury St Edmunds boy is chosen to be Ipswich Town’s Boxing Day mascot

A brave Bury St Edmunds boy who is undergoing treatment for cancer has been chosen to be Ipswich Town Football Club’s mascot at their Boxing Day match.

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West Suffolk ‘at risk’ if Brexit hits nurse numbers

West Suffolk Hospital is listed as one of the 20 NHS trusts most at risk of the impact of Brexit and an aging population.

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Doctors warn Haverhill residents to be prepared for Christmas

Haverhill residents are being reminded of the healthcare options available to them over the festive season.

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Suffolk mental health groups urge: ‘Seek help if you struggle at Christmas’

Health organisations in Suffolk are uniting to urge those struggling to cope this festive season to seek help and not to struggle alone.

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