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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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Baby died after rookie mistake by Milton Keynes midwife

Baby died after rookie mistake by Milton Keynes midwife

A newborn baby girl died after a Milton Keynes Hospital midwife made a serious mistake on her first day on the job.

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The new NHS 111 service is up and running - pictured top row are Carol Trower, chief executive officer for Thames Valley Pharmacy, Philip Astle, chief operating officer for SCAS and bottom row is James Ray, emergency department consultant for Oxford NHS Foundation Trust

New service to help patients in the Thames Valley get improved access to urgent healthcare

A new service has been launched across the Thames Valley to help patients get improved access to urgent care services.

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Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall men and women are more likely to suffer a potentially deadly blood clot, warns new research.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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Safety warning issued over craze of swimmers wearing mermaid tails

Safety warning issued over craze of swimmers wearing mermaid tails

A safety warning has been issued over a new craze of swimmers wearing MERMAID tails.

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Gill Willis, 61, from Bicester, had to fight to have her full disability benefit reinstated after it was downgraded by an assessor. PNL-170831-110953001

Woman with multiple sclerosis talks about fight to keep disability benefits

A woman from Bicester who has multiple sclerosis has spoken out about her nine-month fight to keep her full disability benefits.

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Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Dieters are more likely to keep the fat off if they shed just one pound a week... or even less, according to new research.

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Sunbeds turn one in five into ‘tanning addicts’

Sunbeds turn one in five into ‘tanning addicts’

One in five sunbed users are at risk of becoming ‘tanning addicts’, scientists warn.

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Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could easily “trick” customers into buying and eating fewer calories, according to new research.

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Concern over ‘rapid’ rise of drink and drug abuse among the over 50s

Concern over ‘rapid’ rise of drink and drug abuse among the over 50s

Soaring cases of drink and drug abuse among people over the age of 50 are causing concern among health officials.

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Talcum powder cancer claims: the facts

Talcum powder cancer claims: the facts

Most recognisable as the creator of family favourite baby products, Johnson & Johnson have been in the headlines for other reasons this week after being ordered to pay $417m (£323.4m) to a California woman who claimed their talcum powder gave her ovarian cancer after allegedly using it for 50 years.

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An example of the tattoos offered by Manhattan Ink at the event

Winslow tattoo studio raises £320 for mental health charity through special event showcasing miniature designs

A tattoo studio in Winslow has been organising flash tattoo drives, to raise funds for a mental health charity.

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‘Give me cash and I’ll move you up the NHS waiting list’: Cancer patient claims he was the victim of cash for appointments scam at Buckinghamshire hospital

A cancer patient claims he has been the victim of a ‘cash for appointments’ scam, after alleging he was solicited for a bribe by someone purporting to be a member of staff at a Buckinghamshire hospital.

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‘Supermarket X’ could have infected thousands with hepatitis through infected sausages

‘Supermarket X’ could have infected thousands with hepatitis through infected sausages

A major UK supermarket could have infected thousands of people with a strain of hepatitis E through its pork sausages, says researchers at Public Health England (PHE).

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A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day can help people to live longer, according to new research.

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Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast may be doing themselves long term harm by not getting enough nutrients, warns new research.

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Kissing injuries better really works

Kissing injuries better really works

Kissing it better really does work... thanks to a protein in human saliva, according to new research.

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‘Superhero-style’ corset that could banish back pain for millions

‘Superhero-style’ corset that could banish back pain for millions

A Batman style superhero corset has been developed that could end the misery of back pain for millions.

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