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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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‘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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Good hygiene is particularly important in preventing yourself or others from becoming infected

Struck down by a stomach bug? Take care and don’t overshare as Norovirus spreads

When it comes to sickness and diarrhoea, no-one likes it when you overshare – particularly if that means spreading a virus around.

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Jordan with Charlie-Lewis Downes.

There’s only one Charlie - toddler’s condition means he is unlike anyone else in world

There is no-one in the world like two-year-old Charlie-Lewis Downes.

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Lincolnshire people invited to understand more about autism this World Autism Awareness Week

Lincolnshire Autism Partnership is urging people understand more about autism this World Autism Awareness Week (March 27 – April 2).

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A dentist at work, as figures show that the number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under has risen by almost a quarter in the last decade.

Worrying rise in young children having milk teeth removed ‘due to decay caused by too much sugar’

The number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under has risen by almost a quarter in the last decade, figures show.

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Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research.

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