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Mum’s warning about kissing your baby if carrying virus that 60% of us already have

A mum wants to warn parents about the dangers of kissing babies and toddlers if you carry a virus 60 per cent of the population already has.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Neil Rhodes.

Police chief raises concerns about ambulance cover after officers have to ferry patients to A&E

The Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has spoken out about concerns over ambulance cover in the county after his officers had to ferry patients to hospital overnight.

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Dr Kapadia Suneil.

COLUMN: £25m invested in upgrading hospital sites across Lincolnshire

We have been reflecting on the extremely hard work our staff have been doing as we prepare for the upcoming visit from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in October, writes Dr Suneil Kapadia.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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Food watchdog bans cheesemaker’s whole output over E.coli fears

A food watchdog has said its recall of all cheese from a producer linked to an E.coli outbreak is justified as it revealed two new cases are being investigated.

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Anna Mamwell and Rachael Clark.

Friends reunited! Louth women team up to support blood cancer charity

Louth businesswoman Rachael Clark is supporting Blood Cancer Awareness Month this September, by selling specially-made candles for the ‘Bloodwise’ blood cancer charity - supported by her old school friend, leukaemia patient and Bloodwise ambassador, Anna Mamwell.

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Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use, which may cause severe infection.

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VIDEO: A sneak peek into Boston Pilgrim Hospital’s new maternity build

There are only a few weeks left until maternity staff at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital move into a new modern £3.7 million purpose-built unit – and reporter Daniel Jaines has been given a sneak peek...

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Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

Hospital’s £4 million winter fund - with ‘lion’s share’ heading to Boston

Boston is set to get a ‘lion’s share’ of a £4 million investment across health services in Lincolnshire to prepare for winter.

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Mental health trust for Lincolnshire reports problems with its phone lines

A Lincolnshire NHS Trust responsible for mental health, learning disability and social care has announced it is currently experiencing problems with its phone lines in the Sleaford area where it is based, with a handful of services unable to make or receive external calls.

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BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

A strike by Junior Doctors planned for next week has been called off by the British Medical Association, The BMA.

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Lincolnshire East CCG urges public to use pharmacies

Better use of local pharmacists would help reduce pressure on GPs and GP appointments, according to Lincolnshire East CCG.

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Dr Simon Topham (LIVES Clinical Director) and Nikki Silver (LIVES Chief Executive).

LIVES unveils new look for its 'bright and exciting' future

LIVES, which provides initial medical care to 999 calls across Lincolnshire, revealed its exciting new visible identity this month (September 2016).

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BMA STRIKE: How much are junior doctors paid – and how does it compare?

BMA STRIKE: How much are junior doctors paid – and how does it compare?

In their long running dispute with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, the British Medical Association (BMA) has announced three further walkouts by junior doctors.

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Patient Peter Walmsley with the team who carried out his brachytherapy treatment. EMN-160826-102737001

Skin cancer treatment in Lincolnshire is UK first

A Boston area man is one of the first people in the country to receive a new technique to treat skin cancer – brachytherapy.

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Pin-prick meningitis test could be available within five years

A test has been developed that could help to diagnose bacterial infections, including meningitis in minutes.

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Dr Suneil Kapadia.

COLUMN: How to keep your cool in the hot weather

Here at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to provide consistently excellent and safe patient-centred care, through highly skilled, committed and compassionate staff working together, writes Dr Suneil Kapadia.

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Lincolnshire health group’s volunteer appeal

An organisation bworking to help people in Lincolnshire get the best out of their local health and social care services is appealing for volunteers to come forward.

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