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It’s official - ‘man flu’ does exist, finds study

It’s official ... ‘man flu’ DOES exist - because men are more likely to call in sick with a cold than women are, according to new research.

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Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

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VIDEO: It's world national health day, so help your work colleagues out!

VIDEO: It's world national health day, so help your work colleagues out!

1 in 4 of us will experience mental health problems this year, so the charity time-for-change.co.uk are campaigning to get colleagues in your corner to help when things get tough.
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'Breakfast is the most important meal of the day' is not a myth

Skipping breakfast could harden your arteries

Skipping breakfast could lead to hardening of the arteries, raising the risk of heart attacks, scientists claim.

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Stoptober is the ideal time to quit smoking for good

Stoptober is the ideal time to quit smoking for good

Even if you've tried to quit smoking before, why not take the Stoptober challenge this year and kick the habit for good?

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Asthma inhaler use increases risk of hard-to-treat infections finds study

Asthma inhaler use increases risk of hard-to-treat infections finds study

Asthma inhalers can increase the risk of killer hard-to-treat infections, a new study has found.

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Tick bites can kill

Huge swathes of countryside marked high risk for Lyme disease due to tick infestations

Huge swathes of stunning English countryside are being invaded - by killer ticks.

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Taking a break from dieting could improve weight loss

Taking a break from dieting could improve weight loss

Slimmers can shed more pounds by taking a two-week break from dieting - every fortnight, say scientists.

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Charly says...

Nostalgia: Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

In these days of the internet, child safety is more of a concern for parents everywhere.

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Product warning

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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Baby died after rookie mistake by Milton Keynes midwife

Baby died after rookie mistake by Milton Keynes midwife

A newborn baby girl died after a Milton Keynes Hospital midwife made a serious mistake on her first day on the job.

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Anabelle Chone and her husband Philippe have set up an online 11+ tutoring service, pictured with their children George and Louise PNL-170509-112300009

Is your child taking the 11 plus soon? Read the inspiring story behind a new alternative to tutors

A family in Buckinghamshire have started an online 11+ training service to give parents an alternative to expensive tutors.

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The new NHS 111 service is up and running - pictured top row are Carol Trower, chief executive officer for Thames Valley Pharmacy, Philip Astle, chief operating officer for SCAS and bottom row is James Ray, emergency department consultant for Oxford NHS Foundation Trust

New service to help patients in the Thames Valley get improved access to urgent healthcare

A new service has been launched across the Thames Valley to help patients get improved access to urgent care services.

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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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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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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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Safety warning issued over craze of swimmers wearing mermaid tails

Safety warning issued over craze of swimmers wearing mermaid tails

A safety warning has been issued over a new craze of swimmers wearing MERMAID tails.

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Before the dramatic weight loss

Rob Dealey loses an amazing TEN STONE!

A 48-year-old slimmer from Aylesbury has scored big after reaching the semi-finals of a competition to find the UK and Ireland’s top male slimmers, where he met international football star Wayne Bridge.

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LSE report reveals "organisational abuse" at Seeley's House

LSE report reveals "organisational abuse" at Seeley's House after Freedom of Information request battle

Opposition councillors have called for an inquiry after their Freedom of Information request revealed serious failings at a care home administered by Buckinghamshire County Council.

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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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