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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust wants to hear your views

Lincolnshire residents are invited to share their views on ULHT (United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust), which runs some of the services at Louth County Hospital.

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Blood pressure checks on a patient.

Lincolnshire East GPs urge patients to check their blood pressure

Lincolnshire GPs have backed a national NHS campaign by urging patients to get their blood pressure checked during ‘Know Your Numbers Week’, which runs from September 18-24.

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The new nurses for Pilgrim and Grantham hospitals.

Newly-qualified nurses set to help fill hospitals trust vacancies

Lincolnshire’s latest intake of newly-qualified nurses are set to begin at the county’s hospitals this week where it is hoped they will fill some of the 240 vacancies across the trust.

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Council’s support for World Suicide Prevention Day

Lincolnshire County Council supported World Suicide Prevention Day this week (Monday September 11), along with other organisations who have aimed to raise awareness that taking a minute to offer support and listen can make all the difference to family and friends.

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Researchers have found that e-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes

Vaping with e-cigarettes ‘linked to’ increased heart attack and stroke risk

E-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers have found.

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Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall men and women are more likely to suffer a potentially deadly blood clot, warns new research.

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Lincolnshire East CCG’s advice on Migraine Awareness Week

Lincolnshire East CCG is raising awareness of the symptoms associated with migraine during Migraine Awareness Week, which ends on September 9.

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Campaigners head down Westgate, towards Louth's town centre.

Hundreds hit the streets to protest against NHS cuts

Hundreds of protestors took to the streets of Louth at the weekend in support of the NHS - and to voice their opposition to any potential threat of downgrading or closure of the town’s hospital.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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Boston's Pilgrim Hospital.

Hospitals trust is thrown into special measures

The NHS trust that manages the county’s three main hospitals has been placed in special measures to deal with its troubled finances by the NHS.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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Proud parents Katherine and Arron Twiddy (centre) with baby Leo Geoffrey Sunny Twiddy, Dr Sunny Ikhena (left) and fertility nurse specialist Kirsten Thomas. EMN-170829-111828001

Parents offer message of hope to couples after Lincolnshire fertility clinic helps them birth ‘miracle’ Leo

A young couple, so happy to have given birth to their ‘miracle’ child through treatment at a fertility clinic that they included the doctor’s name in the baby’s, are hoping to spread a message of hope to others in the same situation.

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Sign up to help defeat dementia at Market Rasen Racecourse walk

There is still time to sign up for Market Rasen’s Walk to Defeat Dementia, which takes place this Sunday, September 3.

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Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Dieters are more likely to keep the fat off if they shed just one pound a week... or even less, according to new research.

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Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could easily “trick” customers into buying and eating fewer calories, according to new research.

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Talcum powder cancer claims: the facts

Talcum powder cancer claims: the facts

Most recognisable as the creator of family favourite baby products, Johnson & Johnson have been in the headlines for other reasons this week after being ordered to pay $417m (£323.4m) to a California woman who claimed their talcum powder gave her ovarian cancer after allegedly using it for 50 years.

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‘Supermarket X’ could have infected thousands with hepatitis through infected sausages

‘Supermarket X’ could have infected thousands with hepatitis through infected sausages

A major UK supermarket could have infected thousands of people with a strain of hepatitis E through its pork sausages, says researchers at Public Health England (PHE).

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Pick up your prescriptions before the August bank holiday

With the August bank holiday approaching on Monday August 28, Lincolnshire East CCG is reminding patients to order their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

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A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day can help people to live longer, according to new research.

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