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Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

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Warning over contaminated food link to C. diff superbug

Warning over contaminated food link to C. diff superbug

The notorious hospital super bug C. diff could be spread through contaminated food, a new study warned.

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Another boost for ward’s fundraising campaign at Gainsborough Hospital

Fundraisers working towards a £60,000 goal to refurbish a hospital ward’s palliative care suite have been given a £500 boost.

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Public invited to Lincolnshire East CCG Governing Body Meeting

Patients and the public are invited to the next meeting of NHS Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body, which takes place tomorrow (Thursday April 27) in Woodhall Spa.

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How do you think we should tackle the obesity crisis? Picture: Pixabay.

Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

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Jan Sobieraj, chief executive of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust.

IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW: Hospital chief ‘sorry’ after damning report

Health bosses have issued an apology following a damning review of Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital.

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High Sheriff of Lincolnshire Jill Hughs formally opens the new extension.

Sheriff cuts ribbon as new wing at Rasen care home is unveiled

A Market Rasen residential care home unveiled a state-of-the-art extension last week, with the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire present to cut the ribbon.

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NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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Pilgrim Hospital in Boston

‘Inadequate’: Hospitals trust behind Pilgrim Hospital back in special measures

The trust running Pilgrim Hospital in Boston is back in special measures after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission found services to be ‘inadquate’.

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ULHT Chief Executive Jan Sobieraj

‘Safety is our number one priority’: Hospital trust’s response to damning CQC report

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) which runs Pilgrim Hospital has said it is disappointed with but accepts the findings of a CQC report published today - and with the decision to place the Trust back into special measures.

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Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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Lincoln A&E ‘struggling to provide full service’ due to ‘severe shortage of doctors’

NHS bosses have said that ‘due to a severe shortage of A&E doctors Lincoln A&E is struggling to provide a full A&E service’.

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VIDEO: Lincolnshire High Sheriff cuts the ribbon at Poplars extension

The High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, Mrs Jill Hughes, officially opened The Orders of St John Care Trust’s (OSJCT) £800,000 extension of The Poplars in Market Rasen today (Wednesday April 5).

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Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research.

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Good hygiene is particularly important in preventing yourself or others from becoming infected

Struck down by a stomach bug? Take care and don’t overshare as Norovirus spreads

When it comes to sickness and diarrhoea, no-one likes it when you overshare – particularly if that means spreading a virus around.

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Lincolnshire people invited to understand more about autism this World Autism Awareness Week

Lincolnshire Autism Partnership is urging people understand more about autism this World Autism Awareness Week (March 27 – April 2).

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A dentist at work, as figures show that the number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under has risen by almost a quarter in the last decade.

Worrying rise in young children having milk teeth removed ‘due to decay caused by too much sugar’

The number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under has risen by almost a quarter in the last decade, figures show.

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Rasen woman calls on support from MP for syndrome tests

A Market Rasen woman is campaigning to improve local services for an inherited genetic condition that can devastate whole families with cancer.

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Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research.

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