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Travel jabs and gluten-free food may no longer be available on NHS in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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Soon babies could get 5 in 1 vaccination from birth

Soon babies could get 5 in 1 vaccination from birth

A one-shot jab to protect newborns against meningitis and other fatal infections has been developed by scientists.

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People around the world are marking Earth Hour this evening. People in Britain are expected to join in at 8.30pm... and then they will switch their clocks forward tonight as British Summer Time begins.

Get ready to turn your clocks forward... but before that expect things to get much darker

THE nation will set their clocks forward by one hour this evening as we herald the start of British Summer Time... but tonight also sees the 10th year of Earth Hour.

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Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research.

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Warning as skin creams linked to 40 fire deaths

Warning as skin creams linked to 40 fire deaths

A group of skin creams containing paraffin have been linked to almost 40 fire deaths across Britain over the last decade.

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Smokers warned over new cigarette laws that are coming into force within weeks

Smokers warned over new cigarette laws that are coming into force within weeks

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that are set to come into force within a matter of weeks.

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The top 10 vaping no-nos - according to Debretts

The top 10 vaping no-nos - according to Debretts

Social etiquette experts Debrett’s has issued a guide to polite VAPING - including never vape in bed or blow vapour into someone’s face.

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Blood test for autism developed for earlier diagnosis

Blood test for autism developed for earlier diagnosis

A blood test for autism has been developed which could lead to children being diagnosed at an earlier age.

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The affected eggs.

Popular Easter eggs recalled over health risk

Two easter eggs, made by a popular premium chocolate brand have been recalled after it was revealed that they could pose a health risk to some customers.

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Daniel Darkes

Doctors now ‘80% 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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Dementia and care home lifelines in Brighouse and Rastrick

Dementia and care home lifelines in Brighouse and Rastrick

Major care home, specialist treatment and retirement village developments are underway to give a boost to the communities in Brighouse and Rastrick.

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World Book Day - Mad Hatter's Tea Party themed fundraiser  for Sinead's Cancer Care at Bridge End House Day Nursery, Brighouse. Jamie Robson with staff and children.

Sinead’s legacy to help those fighting cancer

A charity has been set up in memory of nursery and primary school teacher after she had battled cancer since 2014.

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Children are tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Millions of children are tucking into lunchboxes containing more than double their daily sugar intake, a study has found.

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Do you really need to eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day?

Do you really need to eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day?

Only a quarter of UK adults manage to eat the officially recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. In fact, almost half eat less than three a day.

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Vital component of cannabis ‘may help treat anxiety and substance abuse’

Vital component of cannabis ‘may help treat anxiety and substance abuse’

A key ingredient of cannabis may help treat anxiety and drug addiction, suggests a new study.

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Supermarket recalls spagbol over allergy fears

Supermarket recalls spagbol over allergy fears

Tesco is recalling a line of frozen Spaghetti Bolognese due to the presence of egg which is not on the label.

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Patients with sepsis need treating within one hour

Patients with sepsis need treating within one hour

Patients who appear to be suffering from sepsis must be treated within one hour, according to health watchdog NICE.

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New pills to treat high blood pressure on horizon

New pills to treat high blood pressure on horizon

New pills to treat high blood pressure could soon be available after a medical breakthrough by British scientists.

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New superbug immune to strongest antibiotics

New superbug immune to strongest antibiotics

A new variant of a gene that causes resistance to our strongest antibiotics has been discovered in a healthy person, prompting fears it could be spreading.

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