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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Hospice seeks volunteers to combat loneliness in Lincolnshire patients

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is looking for volunteers to provide companionship to lonely patients.

Dog obesity

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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Matt Warman MP (left) and Sir Edward Leigh MP

Lincolnshire MPs secure Jeremy Hunt’s attention on failings of rural ambulance services after patients forced to wait for two hours

Two Lincolnshire MPs have challenged the Secretary of State for Health, about the disparity in NHS services between those who live in urban areas and those who live in rural communities.

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NHS Lincolnshire East: ‘Keep A&E for medical emergencies’

NHS Lincolnshire East CCG is urging people to make sure they choose the most appropriate care for their ailments this winter.

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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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.

Dr Anthony Hill has been awarded an MBE.

New Year’s honour for Dr Anthony Hill... MBE!

A doctor from Louth has been awarded an MBE on the New Year’s Honours List for his services to public health.

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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Make a New Year resolution to give blood

The New Year has traditionally been a time when people think about giving things up, but this year NHS Blood and Transplant is asking people to make a new kind of resolution and register to give blood.

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Busy year for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

The crew of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance flew almost 1,000 missions last year.

Lincoln County Hospital

Healthcare plan is ‘airy-fairy’

Major healthcare plans which aim to save £130 million across Lincolnshire have again been heavily criticised – with a key document being dubbed ‘airy-fairy’ and ‘full of contradictions’.

Sir Edward Leigh in the House of Commons

Rasen MP highlights GP crisis

Sir Edward Leigh, the Conservative MP for Market Rasen, Caistor and Gainsborough, has written to the Health Secretary asking him to prioritise the lack of GPs in the area as ‘urgent’.

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance crew on Christmas Day.

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance chief praises team and looks ahead to the future

Karen Jobling, the CEO of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, has praised her dedicated team in a letter to our newspaper following a successful Christmas period...

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Up to 1,000 people will be helped by LIVES volunteer first responders over Christmas.

Whilst most people will be looking forward to taking time off work with families this Christmas, there will be hundreds of volunteers still giving up their time to save lives in their community.

Reminder over medicines, from CCG

Reminder over medicines, from CCG

With the Christmas and New Year bank holidays looming, Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding residents to order their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

Grantham A&E

Lincolnshire hospitals trust rejects high death rate report

Hospital bosses have
rubbished figures that appear to show that there has been a significant rise in the number of people who have ‘unexpectedly’ died at Lincolnshire 
hospitals in recent years.

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Give the kiss of Life this Christmas

To celebrate Local Charities Day this Friday (December 16), LIVES is asking the people of Lincolnshire to give a kiss of life for Christmas by helping to fund their oxygen appeal.

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