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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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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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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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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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Aidan Thomas

Cambridgeshire health chief welcomes Prime Minister’s mental health reforms but questions funding and care for long-term sufferers

A Cambridgeshire health chief has welcomed new mental health reforms announced by Theresa May but says questions over funding and care of long-term sufferers remain.

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Did you help an elderly man in Friday Bridge?

A woman from Coldham is hoping to track down the “lovely lady” from Walpole who brought her husband back home on New Year’s Eve.

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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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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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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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The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane.

Outwell man died due to asbestos cancer, inquest hears

A 70-year-old man from Outwell passed away due to a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, an inquest has heard.

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Full guide to North Cambridgeshire pharmacy opening hours over Christmas period

Full guide to North Cambridgeshire pharmacy opening hours over Christmas period

Need a pharmacy over the festive period? Make sure you know which ones are open and when with our handy, comprehensive guide.

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Bronze Food for Life award goes to Long Sutton school

Two South Holland primary schools have been recognised for their commitment to preparing and serving healthy fresh school lunches.

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North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb

Norfolk MP condemns ‘feeble’ social care plan as new money is pledged

A Norfolk MP has dismissed government plans for extra funding and higher tax rises to fund adult social care as “feeble.”

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Advice on how to deal with ‘winter vomiting bug’ as cases expected to rise

Advice on how to deal with ‘winter vomiting bug’ as cases expected to rise

The Winter Vomiting bug also know as Norovirus, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK and is particularly common at this time of year - but do you know what to do if you or a loved one catches it?

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Garden poultry owners urged to comply with bird flu precautions

Garden poultry keepers are being advised by the National Farmers’ Union that avian flu precautions apply to those with a few birds as well as commercial operations.

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Inside an EEAST Emergency Operations Centre

Twitterthon to give unique insight into ambulance service’s busiest day of the year

A unique insight into emergency care on one of our region’s ambulance service’s busiest days of the year is being given to social media users.

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Child car seats recalled

Child car seats recalled

Mamas & Papas is recalling a number of child car seats following safety concerns.

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Wisbech apprentice carer wins national award

A Wisbech college apprentice is celebrating after beating more than 400 nominees to be named Apprentice of the Year in a national care awards ceremony.

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Scientists say nuts to heart disease

Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain’s biggest killers.

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