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Builders finally move in to start redevelopment of Stamford Hospital

Builders moved in at Stamford Hospital this week to start a long-awaited £2m redevelopment of the site.

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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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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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New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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Bourne’s Hereward Group Practice surgery is now rated ‘good’

The Care Quality Commission has rated the quality of care provided by the Hereward Group Practice, Bourne as good following a recent inspection.

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Dementia Support South Lincs annual Christmas fair at Bourne Corn Exchange

Christmas fundraiser showcases work of Dementia Support South Lincs

This tombola was one of dozens of popular stalls at a Christmas fair at Bourne Corn Exchange.

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Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

The over 50s are finding it difficult to see their GP, according to research by Saga Health Insurance which reveals the places in the UK where over 50s say they struggle most to get an appointment with a doctor.

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Benefits of daily asprin outweigh risks

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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Pregnant women are urged to get free flu jab

Pregnant women are being encouraged to get their free flu vaccinations before the virus starts circulating.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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Cancer wellbeing service offers support

Visitors to the new Cancer Wellbeing Service will see some great new support facilities available to them, which will specifically help people living with and beyond cancer.

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Dr Kevin Hill, chairman of South Lincolnshire CCG.

Last chance to have your say on over-the-counter medicines

Today is your last chance to have a say on possible changes to the way medicines are prescribed in pharmacies and surgeries across South Holland.

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Alcohol

Almost 1-in-5 Lincolnshire adults regularly binge drink

Alcohol Awareness Week is encouraging people to ‘know the risks’ of drinking too much, as it is reported that almost one in five adults in Lincolnshire are ‘regular’ binge drinkers.

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Many over the counter drugs will no longer be prescribed by GPs

Doctors told to stop prescribing common drugs

Doctors have stopped prescribing painkillers and other drugs which are available over the counter as they attempt to find millions of pounds of budget savings.

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School nurses across Lincolnshire are highlighting the value of vaccinating against flu

School nurses across Lincolnshire are highlighting the importance of having children vaccinated against flu.

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Seek advice if cough lasts for three weeks, say doctors

Doctors are using Lung Cancer Awareness Month to remind people to seek advice if they have had a cough for three weeks or more.

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VIDEO: Health minister Jeremy Hunt visits Lincolnshire and talks about future of local health services and backs Tory by-election candidate

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP has given a video interview to The Sleaford Standard on visiting the town to lend his support to the new Tory candidate in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election.

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"The NHS is our greatest achievement and is the envy of the world."  Andrew Bowell, Deeping St James.

NHS warns Lincolnshire residents about spreading Norovirus

This winter the public are being asked to think carefully before visiting friends and relatives in hospital in an attempt to protect vulnerable patients from norovirus.

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ROAD ACCIDENT: Dr Charles Lennon who retired as a GP last Monday, October 31.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Tributes for retired Spalding doctor fatally injured in road crash near Bourne

A respected and valued Spalding doctor has tragically died in a road crash just days after offically retiring as a GP.

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