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Former Mayor donates her body to fight MS

A former Mayor of Louth has donated her body to scientific research after passing away last month at the age of 77.

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Grimoldby mother raises money for hospital after son’s battle with rare spinal disease

A Grimoldby mother has recounted the heart-wrenching moment she discovered her son was suffering from a ‘one-in-a-million’ spinal disease which could have left him paralysed - and she is now raising money for the children’s hospital that saved him.

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Rural Services Network concerned over impact of cyber-attack for rural GPs

The Rural Services Network (RSN) – England’s largest partnership of rural service providers – has voiced concern at the impact of cyber-attacks on doctors’ surgeries that serve rural communities.

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MONDAY: ‘Do not attend hospital and GP surgeries - except for life-threatening emergencies’

Residents in the Louth, Horncastle, Mablethorpe and Market Rasen areas are being asked to avoid hospitals and GP surgeries today (Monday) except in the case of genuine emergencies, following the recent cyber-attack on the NHS.

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How to beat cravings

Psychologist offers cheats for everyday cravings like cheese and sugar

A leading food psychologist has revealed ways to beat our favourite cravings like salt, cheese and coffee - with a series of healthy substitutes.

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Cure for baldness and grey hair a step closer

Cure for baldness and grey hair a step closer

A cream or ointment may soon cure baldness or stop hair turning grey, a new study suggests.

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Campaigners step into action in a bid to save Louth County Hospital

Local activists have stepped up their campaign to raise public awareness and prevent the potential closure of Louth County Hospital.

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Dementia-friendly sports day in Louth next week

A dementia-friendly sports day will take place at the Meridian Leisure Centre next Wednesday (May 17) from 2-4pm.

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Support for Lincolnshire residents ahead of ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’

A national awareness campaign will shine a light on how people can easily access health and wellbeing services in our area, in a bid to boost good mental health.

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Community midwives on the move in Louth

The community midwives at Louth are on the move as they change location within the county hospital site.

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Victoria Atkins with the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt.

Atkins intervenes in bid to save Louth hospital

Conservative Party candidate Victoria Atkins has met with Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, and ‘demanded’ that Louth County Hospital is ‘retained and developed’.

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Campaigners: ‘The NHS has a black hole - and it’s East Lindsey!’

Campaigners battling to save Louth’s hospital from potential closure have warned that time is running out - and that new volunteers will be more than welcome.

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‘Memory Matters’ walk in Louth to help battle dementia

The Rotary Club of Louth, Magna Vitae Trust, and the ‘Memories Matter’ Dementia café are once again coming together to support local people affected by dementia.

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Easier than ever to buy cheap booze in poor areas

Easier than ever to buy cheap booze in poor areas

Cheap booze is easier than ever to buy despite the dramatic surge in pub closures - especially in deprived areas, according to new research.

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Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

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Food safety service will support new food businesses in East Lindsey

Those launching food-related businesses in East Lindsey could benefit from a new service provided by East Lindsey District Council.

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Warning over contaminated food link to C. diff superbug

Warning over contaminated food link to C. diff superbug

The notorious hospital super bug C. diff could be spread through contaminated food, a new study warned.

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Defibrillator to be installed at Scamblesby Village Hall

A new piece of life-saving equipment will be unveiled at Scamblesby Village Hall tonight (Friday) at 7.30pm.

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Don’t forget your prescriptions for the Bank Holiday

With another bank holiday approaching on Monday (May 1), Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding patients to order repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

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Public invited to Lincolnshire East CCG Governing Body Meeting

Patients and the public are invited to the next meeting of NHS Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body, which takes place tomorrow (Thursday April 27) in Woodhall Spa.

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