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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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Boston's Pilgrim Hospital.

More women in Boston area invited for breast screening

More women in the Boston area will be invited to attend a breast screening clinic over the next few months, say health bosses.

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The full list of products withdrawn due to contaminated eggs

The full list of products withdrawn due to contaminated eggs

The food standards agency have released an updated list of products in the UK which have been withdrawn due to possible contamination with the Fipronil insecticide.

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Hannah was inspired to take part in the London Marathon by her dad Geoff (right). EMN-170808-092542001

Marathon effort inspired by dad

A woman who works in Boston will run the London Marathon next year for a charity close to her family’s heart.

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Evelyn Norton celebrating her 100th birthday. Pictured with her sons and grandchildren. EMN-170731-101811001

100 year-old credits her long life to kindness, hard work - and dripping on toast

Dripping on toast for breakfast and kindness to others are two things a Boston woman credits with living a long life.

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Pictured (from left) staff nurse Neil Schofield, ward sister Rachel Tiffin, and student nurse Sally Ruddick.

£250,000 boost for transfusions

Patients and staff at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston have been benefiting from a new facility at the site, launched following a £250,000 investment.

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Boston's Pilgrim Hospital.

Search on for 15 nursing cadet apprentices for Pilgrim Hospital

A new project based at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital is set to allow more people to take their first step towards a career in nursing.

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Merger plans announced for GP practices

Merger plans announced for GP practices

Two GP Practices in Boston have launched a two-month consultation on a proposed merger.

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What does the colour of your pee say about you?

What does the colour of your pee say about you?

Medics are advising Brits to regularly check the colour of their urine to stay on top of hydration levels after a new report discovered that 7.2 million British adults are going without drinking water on a daily basis.

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The key to a healthy old age - get a dog

The key to a healthy old age - get a dog

Older people could be “prescribed a dog” because it increases their physical activity by half an hour a day - especially in rainy Britain, according to new research.

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New position on the board at LCHS

A new non-executive director has been appointed on the board for Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS).

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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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Zena Barclay with eight year old son Jack.

Mum’s plea to save special heart unit

A Lincolnshire mum has said her eight-year-old son may not have survived his ordeal if it was played out again under NHS proposals to reduce the number of hospitals in the country delivering surgery on heart defects from birth in children and adults.

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Manu Mathew and Emma Beck.

New orthopaedic duo at Pilgrim Hospital to ease shortage of junior doctors

Pilgrim Hospital has recruited two trainee orthopaedic acute care practitioners in an aim to ‘help with the shortage of junior doctors in the area’.

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Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

The number of children getting just 60 minutes of daily physical activity has dropped by almost half, Public Health England has revealed.

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Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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A new study has revealed 548 people in Northamptonshire owe their lives to organ donors.

Nearly 700 people now alive in Lincolnshire thanks to organ donation

The number of people living in Lincolnshire currently known to be alive thanks to organ transplants has reached 677.

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Tanglewood Care Homes staff collecting their award.

Awards for care home group

Tanglewood Care Homes has won the ‘Best Non Clinical Facilities’ category and was nominated for ‘Best Care Home Group’ at the recent Care Home Awards at the Royal Garden Hotel.

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Thousands of pounds raised for hospital

A sum of £6,000 has been donated to the chemotherapy suite at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital.

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