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PICTURE SPECIAL: Santa spreads festive cheer at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Father Christmas visited Stoke Mandeville Hospital on Thursday December 14 to spread some festive cheer to youngsters on the wards.

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Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

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Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Almost 800,000 cancer cases a year are caused by being overweight or diabetic, a study shows.

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VIDEO: Warning after holidaymaker is potentially scarred for life - by henna tattoo MOUSTACHE

A holidaymaker has been left red-faced and potentially scarred for life - by a henna tattoo MOUSTACHE.

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Alabama Rot.

Warning to dog owners aver Alabama Rot disease after dog dies

Leading vets are advising dog owners to know the signs of Alabama rot disease after a new case was confirmed in Warwickshire this week.

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Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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Cheryl Castle (right) before her pregnancy and left post-pregnancy

‘I have been classed as underweight yet I still have a bulging stomach’: Aylesbury mum’s appeal for help to fund post-pregnancy op

Many mothers will know the arduous journey getting back to their pre-baby body, but perhaps none have had as tough a time as Cheryl Castle.

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Are you a heavy snorer?

Loud snorers more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease says new research

A study of middle aged and elderly people found those with sleep apnoea had a build up of proteins in their brain that trigger the condition.

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Thames Valley Air Ambulance Medical Director, Dr Syed Masud was named Doctor of the Year

Air Ambulance Director, Dr Syed Masud, has been named Doctor of the Year!

Thames Valley Air Ambulance Medical Director, Dr Syed Masud was named Doctor of the Year at a national awards evening for leading the introduction of medical governance within Thames Valley Police.

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Common blood thinner lowers cancer risk

Common blood thinner lowers cancer risk

The common blood thinning drug warfarin lowers the risk of cancers in the over 50s.

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Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

A popular brand of protein supplement has been recalled by its manufacturer due to its containing possible allergens not mentioned on its label.

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REVEALED: Here are the BEST GP Surgeries in the Aylesbury area as rated by the patients

REVEALED: Here are the BEST GP Surgeries in the Aylesbury area as rated by the patients

We can today reveal a list of the best and worst GP surgeries in the Aylesbury Vale and surrounding areas based on ratings provided by patients on how likely they are to recommend their practice.

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Dr Moore & Partners, based in High Street, Northampton, is the top-rated surgery in the town according to NHS Choices.

REVEALED: Here are the WORST GP Surgeries in the Aylesbury area as rated by the patients

We can today reveal a list of the best and worst GP surgeries in the Aylesbury Vale and surrounding areas based on ratings provided by patients on how likely they are to recommend their practice.

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Dr Moore & Partners, based in High Street, Northampton, is the top-rated surgery in the town according to NHS Choices.

REVEALED: Here are the WORST GP Surgeries in the Buckingham area as rated by the patients

We can today reveal a list of the best and worst GP surgeries in the Aylesbury Vale and surrounding areas based on ratings provided by patients on how likely they are to recommend their practice.

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RSPCA have warned dog owners about the outbreak of the potentially deadly disease

RSPCA warn Bucks dog owners after spate of parvovirus dog abandonments

The RSPCA has warned dog owners in Buckinghamshire to be vigilant and get their pets vaccinated after a number of sick puppies were dumped with symptoms of the potentially deadly parvovirus.

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Super surgery ‘needed’ for Buckingham according to Swan Practice chiefs

Super surgery ‘needed’ for Buckingham according to Swan Practice chiefs

The Swan Practice have outlined their vision for a new medical centre in Lace Hill noting that an ageing population means the existing premises ‘can no longer cope’ with demand.

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Product warning

Brioche rolls recalled due to allergy fears

Les Brioche is recalling its Les Brioche Pain au lait Brioche Rolls 8 Pack because they have been incorrectly packed with Les Brioche Chocolate Chip Brioche Rolls, which contain soya.

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The Long Read: Festival of Health coming to Buckingham

The Long Read: Festival of Health coming to Buckingham

When it comes to the things that British people are the most proud of, the NHS regularly tops the list: in a recent opinion poll, the health service ranked number one for over 36% of the general public.

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