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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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Loneliness

Hospice seeks volunteers to combat loneliness in Lincolnshire patients

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is looking for volunteers to provide companionship to lonely patients.

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Dog obesity

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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Louth County Hospital

Louth & District Labour Party plans ‘day of action’ over NHS proposals

The Louth and District Labour Party will be holding a day of action next Saturday (January 21), campaigning against the current state of the NHS locally and nationally.

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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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Matt Warman MP (left) and Sir Edward Leigh MP

Lincolnshire MPs secure Jeremy Hunt’s attention on failings of rural ambulance services after patients forced to wait for two hours

Two Lincolnshire MPs have challenged the Secretary of State for Health, about the disparity in NHS services between those who live in urban areas and those who live in rural communities.

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NHS

NHS Lincolnshire East: ‘Keep A&E for medical emergencies’

NHS Lincolnshire East CCG is urging people to make sure they choose the most appropriate care for their ailments this winter.

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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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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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Government warns poultry owners to keep their birds separate from wild animals: PHOTO: Niall Carson/PA Wire ENVIRONMENT_BirdFlu_121224.JPG

Avian flu Prevention Zone extended after case found on Lincolnshire farm

The Chief Veterinary Officer has extended a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from avian flu.

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Dr Anthony Hill has been awarded an MBE.

New Year’s honour for Dr Anthony Hill... MBE!

A doctor from Louth has been awarded an MBE on the New Year’s Honours List for his services to public health.

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Dry January

Lincolnshire East CCG: ‘Give yourself a break from alcohol this January’

January is a time when many of us want to give our body a break and start looking after our health again.

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Slimming World woman of the year 2016 Hollie Barrett unveils her new slimline figure,

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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Louth County Hospital

Doctor fears recipe for disaster due to doctor ‘shortage’ at Louth County Hospital

A local doctor has spoken of his fears for a ‘recipe for disaster’ at Louth County Hospital after claiming there were ‘no doctors available’ to deal with a baby.

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The new air ambulance, all painted up with logos. EMN-161228-144209001 EMN-161228-144209001

Busy year for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

The crew of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance flew almost 1,000 missions last year.

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Lincoln County Hospital

Healthcare plan is ‘airy-fairy’

Major healthcare plans which aim to save £130 million across Lincolnshire have again been heavily criticised – with a key document being dubbed ‘airy-fairy’ and ‘full of contradictions’.

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Lynn Peace.

Mumby woman says hospice is her ‘saviour’

A hospice patient living with 
a rare progressive disease has given her praise to St 
BarnabasHospice in Louth - which she says is her ‘saviour’.

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Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance crew on Christmas Day.

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance chief praises team and looks ahead to the future

Karen Jobling, the CEO of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, has praised her dedicated team in a letter to our newspaper following a successful Christmas period...

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Victoria Atkins MP

Louth & Horncastle MP supports ‘unsung heroes’ on Carers Rights Day

Victoria Atkins MP supported the annual Carers Rights Day, which took place recently.

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