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Mum’s warning about kissing your baby if carrying virus that 60% of us already have

A mum wants to warn parents about the dangers of kissing babies and toddlers if you carry a virus 60 per cent of the population already has.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Neil Rhodes.

Police chief raises concerns about ambulance cover after officers have to ferry patients to A&E

The Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has spoken out about concerns over ambulance cover in the county after his officers had to ferry patients to hospital overnight.

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Dr Kapadia Suneil.

COLUMN: £25m invested in upgrading hospital sites across Lincolnshire

We have been reflecting on the extremely hard work our staff have been doing as we prepare for the upcoming visit from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in October, writes Dr Suneil Kapadia.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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May Brown, of Frampton, with husband Michael and two-year-old daughter Selina-May.

Give blood in South Holland and help beat rare cancer

A worldwide blood cancer charity is urging people from South Holland and south east Lincolnshire to register as potential blood stem cell donors.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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Errington Cheese - Credit: Michael Rummey JFL-140923-142114003

Food watchdog bans cheesemaker’s whole output over E.coli fears

A food watchdog has said its recall of all cheese from a producer linked to an E.coli outbreak is justified as it revealed two new cases are being investigated.

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Emma Scarborough is the face of Slimming World's latest weight loss campaign across the UK.

Donington mum Emma is the face of slimming nationwide

A Donington mum is the poster girl for a national campaign for people to lose weight and eat healthily.

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Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use, which may cause severe infection.

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PICTURE GALLERY: Bicker festival holds its 30th annual show

It was full steam ahead for Bicker’s annual steam and threshing festival in its 30th year in action at the weekend.

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VIDEO: A sneak peek into Boston Pilgrim Hospital’s new maternity build

There are only a few weeks left until maternity staff at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital move into a new modern £3.7 million purpose-built unit – and reporter Daniel Jaines has been given a sneak peek...

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Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

Hospital’s £4 million winter fund - with ‘lion’s share’ heading to Boston

Boston is set to get a ‘lion’s share’ of a £4 million investment across health services in Lincolnshire to prepare for winter.

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Nurse Donna Wylka after having her hair shaved to riase money for charity, with her mum Jacqueline Betts who has cancer.

Pilgrim Hospital nurses ‘braves the shave’ for mum who is fighting cancer

A nurse from Pilgrim Hospital, whose mum has cancer, has ‘braved the shave’ to raise money for charity.

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NHS news.

Mental health trust for Lincolnshire reports problems with its phone lines

A Lincolnshire NHS Trust responsible for mental health, learning disability and social care has announced it is currently experiencing problems with its phone lines in the Sleaford area where it is based, with a handful of services unable to make or receive external calls.

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Butterfly Hospice.

Big Bike Ride in support of hospice care

There will be a chance to raise funds for end-of-life care across South East Lincolnshire in the Butterfly Hospice’s annual Big Bike Ride this month.

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BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

A strike by Junior Doctors planned for next week has been called off by the British Medical Association, The BMA.

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BMA STRIKE: How much are junior doctors paid – and how does it compare?

BMA STRIKE: How much are junior doctors paid – and how does it compare?

In their long running dispute with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, the British Medical Association (BMA) has announced three further walkouts by junior doctors.

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Patient Peter Walmsley with the team who carried out his brachytherapy treatment. EMN-160826-102737001

Skin cancer treatment in Lincolnshire is UK first

A Boston area man is one of the first people in the country to receive a new technique to treat skin cancer – brachytherapy.

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BIRTHDAY BOY: John Gabbey celebrates his birthday with a special cake presented to him by care worker Annabell Gallagher at Stonehaven Residential Home, Quadring.

Bank holiday birthday landmark for 105-year-old in Quadring

August Bank Holiday Monday will forever hold special memories for Quadring dad-of-two John Gabbey who celebrated his 105th birthday in the village.

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