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2016 was busiest year on record for Lives medical charity

Lives, a Lincolnshire based charity attending 999 medical emergencies, experienced their busiest year on record in 2016 by responding to more than 20,000 emergency calls.

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One in 13 has Type 2 diabetes, new figures show

One in 13 people have Type 2 diabetes, new figures have revealed.

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Alzheimer’s Society course will help those caring for dementia sufferers

A free Alzheimer’s Society course to help people caring for someone with dementia is coming to Stamford in March.

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Carers urged to make sure they don’t neglect their own health this winter

People who care for loved-ones in South Lincolnshire are being urged not to neglect their own health this winter.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

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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Dr Majid Akram and NHS England deputy medical director Dr Mark Sanderson view one of the new surgical areas

Patients set to benefit from major revamp of The Deepings Practice

Major extension and redevelopment work is under way at a thriving medical practice with a new operating theatre and 11 new consultation rooms currently being built.

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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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Scanner is lifted into place at Stamford Hospital

A new MRI scanner was moved into Stamford Hospital on Sunday morning in a spectacle which would have caught the eye of any passers-by.

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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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BUSY NEW YEAR: EMAS produced this diagram showing the demand for its services on New Years Day.  Photo supplied.

New Year calls to EMAS reach ‘significant pressure’ point

South Holland’s ambulance service is recovering from a New Year’s weekend when it faced “significant pressure” from emergency calls.

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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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Have your say on maternity services at Peterborough City Hospital

The maternity unit at Peterborough City Hospital is giving women and their partners the opportunity to help improve maternity services.

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New MRI scanner set to be delivered to Stamford Hospital

Thousands of patients are expected to benefit from a new MRI scanner at Stamford Hospital.

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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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Guatemalan scorpion which halted train at Peterborough gives birth at Deeping Exotic Pet Refuge

A scorpion, which escaped a rail passengers bag bringing a London to Edinburgh train to a halt at Peterborough, has given birth its rescuers have revealed.

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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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iPad helps stroke victims at Peterborough City Hospital

Patients in the Speech and Language Therapy department at Peterborough City Hospital will benefit from the use of a new iPad in their therapy.

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Persimmon Homes East Midlands gives £500 grant to The Phoebe Research Fund

A charity set up to fund research into a rare skin condition has been given a £500 boost.

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