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Group donate books to hospital patient

An online community have donated a collection of Polish books as part of a patient inspired appeal.

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How to beat cravings

Psychologist offers cheats for everyday cravings like cheese and sugar

A leading food psychologist has revealed ways to beat our favourite cravings like salt, cheese and coffee - with a series of healthy substitutes.

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Cure for baldness and grey hair a step closer

Cure for baldness and grey hair a step closer

A cream or ointment may soon cure baldness or stop hair turning grey, a new study suggests.

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Death at Boston Pilgrim Hospital would have been less likely if equipment manufacturer had issued a safety notice, jury told

The senior health and safety manager at the Lincolnshire hospital trust, which is on trial following the death of a patient today, told a jury that the fatality would have been less likely to have happened if the manufacturer had issued a safety notice following a previous incident involving the equipment.

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Support for Lincolnshire residents ahead of ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’

A national awareness campaign will shine a light on how people can easily access health and wellbeing services in our area, in a bid to boost good mental health.

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Easier than ever to buy cheap booze in poor areas

Easier than ever to buy cheap booze in poor areas

Cheap booze is easier than ever to buy despite the dramatic surge in pub closures - especially in deprived areas, according to new research.

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

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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Pictured (from left) Sarah-Jane Eggleton, of RAF Coningsby Thrift Shop, and Edward Porcher, of Porcher Abrasive Coatings, Bob Bailey, and Sarah Burton, of Boston Community Runners, with the new defibrillator.

Runners mark 18 month anniversary with life saving kit

A popular group which holds free, weekly runs in Boston has marked 18 months since its launch by announcing the purchase of a defibrillator.

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East Lindsey is ‘third highest’ district for antidepressant prescriptions

New research has found that East Lindsey is the third highest district in England - and the highest in the East Midlands region - in terms of the number of antidepressant prescriptions given out per person last year.

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Next meeting of town disability committee

Tomorrow (Thursday, April 20), there will be a meeting of Boston Disability Forum at 1.30pm, at Mayfields Assisted Living Home, in Broadfield Lane.

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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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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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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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REVEALED: The best and worst GP practices in Boston and the surrounding area as rated by you

REVEALED: The best and worst GP practices in Boston and the surrounding area as rated by you

The Boston Standard can today reveal a list of the area’s best and worst GP surgeries, based on ratings provided by patients.

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