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The key to a healthy old age - get a dog

Older people could be “prescribed a dog” because it increases their physical activity by half an hour a day - especially in rainy Britain, according to new research.

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The hamper was delivered to staff at the Urgent Care Centre.

Louth campaigners mark 69th ‘birthday’ of the NHS

Campaigners gathered outside Louth County Hospital on July 5 to mark the anniversary of the creation of the National Health Service.

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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

The number of children getting just 60 minutes of daily physical activity has dropped by almost half, Public Health England has revealed.

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Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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The new endoscopy machine at Louth hospital, alongside fundraisers and hospital staff.

League of Friends donates £36,000 for new machine at Louth hospital

Louth hospital’s endoscopy department has received an important piece of equipment - worth £36,452 - thanks to a donation from the ‘League of Friends of Louth Hospital’.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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A new study has revealed 548 people in Northamptonshire owe their lives to organ donors.

Nearly 700 people now alive in Lincolnshire thanks to organ donation

The number of people living in Lincolnshire currently known to be alive thanks to organ transplants has reached 677.

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Louth GP practices begin consultation on proposed merger

Two Louth GP practices have launched a three-month consultation on their proposal to merge into one practice.

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Mental Health Services are based at Windsor House in Louth.

Exclusive: Louth area victim of brutal attack is at ‘breaking point’ over support

A Louth area man has delivered a damning verdict on the support available for patients with mental health issues in Lincolnshire, after revealing he has struggled for the last six years to get the help he desperately needs.

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A TASL ambulance. The company is taking on a new five-year contract to provide non-emergency patient transport in Lincolnshire. EMN-170629-134210001

New provider for non-emergency hospital patient transport in Lincolnshire

A new company will take over the contract for non-emergency patient transport in Lincolnshire from Saturday (July 1).

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East Lindsey GP practices propose merger and launch consultation

East Lindsey GP practices propose merger and launch consultation

Three GP practices in the East Lindsey locality of Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group have today, Monday 26 June 2017, launched a three-month consultation on their proposed merger.

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Organic product recalled due to salmonella contamination

An organic food retailer has recalled a line of tahini because salmonella has been found in the product.

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A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

Nearly half of all animal owners confess that they’ve pulled a ‘sicky’ to pander to a poorly pet.

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Co-op stores raise thousands for St Barnabas

Customers at Lincolnshire Co-operative stores across the county have raised over £104,000 for St Barnabas Hospice - with around £8,800 going to the Louth branch.

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Cllr Nick Worth, executive councillor for emergency services at Lincolnshire County Council, Nick Borrill, chief fire officer at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and Ben Selby, brigade secretary at the FBU together with firefighters and senior managers from the Service.

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue fights mental health stigma

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has signed up to a campaign against mental health stigma.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from going on all-inclusive holidays abroad unless they stop making fake food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

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Give blood.

#ImThere campaign calls for Lincolnshire blood donors to save lives

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Lincolnshire to say #ImThere and start saving lives by registering as new blood donors during National Blood Week (June 19 – 25).

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Patient numbers reduced in Louth hospital wards following fire safety inspection

A number of patients have been moved out of two wards at Louth County Hospital - as a ‘precautionary measure’ - following a scheduled fire safety inspection.

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