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A widow who lost her husband to skin cancer is completing the Colour Dash for the charity that looked after him.Julie Swift, 50, is raising money for St. Barnabas Hospice, who provided care for her husband at home in his last months.Chris, a firefighter from Wragby where he was affectionately known as 'Swifty', was diagnosed with an aggressive form of skin cancer in 2010. READ MORE: Can you do 35 things to celebrate 35 years of St Barnabas Hospice?He died just seven months later at the age…
04.30 / 04:52
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SOCIALITE Lady Annabel Goldsmith has spoken of her joy at how revolutionary eye surgery, which treats the leading cause of blindness, has transformed her…
04.29 / 23:18
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A PROMISING tennis player claims a vaccine she was given at 13 to help protect girls against cervical cancer has left her bedridden and in pain for nearly a…
04.29 / 23:18
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SHAPING up and getting fit for life can take just a couple of sessions a…
04.29 / 23:18
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A joint inspection of multi-agency responses to abuse and neglect, with a special focus on children living with domestic violence, conducted by Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, HMI Constabulary…
04.29 / 22:19
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Last month the government confirmed that that health visitor family checks will remain a statutory requirement following a review conducted by Public Health England (PHE). However, local authority…
04.29 / 22:19
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The most accidents happen at home according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.GPs and health professionals across Somerset are reminding members of the public to take care over the bank holiday, especially with dangerous activities such as doing DIY, barbecues, or dealing with an overgrown garden.GPs will be closed over the long weekend, putting a strain on hospital accident and emergency.The NHS suggests people make sure they buy the necessary plasters and antiseptics…
04.29 / 22:17
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A multi-purpose meeting venue has opened in Marsh Barton, and one of its key features is being disabled friendly because it was disabled people who helped get it ready for its launch. The new Devon Disability Collective (DDC) hub opened its doors to the public last Friday, April 21, to businesses and social organisations. The newly decorated premises is a project between DDC and Exeter-based disability action charity Community, Equality, Disability Action (CEDA).CEDA's service users…
04.29 / 22:17
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Latest performance figures at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital have revealed patient number pressures have reduced, but the service is still under high demand.The beginning of March saw a period of increased pressure due to patient numbers, but for the most of the month its operational pressure escalation level (OPEL)was good. Only four days were rated OPEL 3 (red) - one below the highest black alert, two days were rated OPEL 2 (amber), and 25 days rated OPEL 1 (green).The number…
04.29 / 22:17
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A group of good Samaritans have spoken about the moment they went into a burning house to help rescue their neighbour. The fire broke out in a home in Ashton Crescent in Braunton last night which saw two men being taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and one man being air lifted to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and burns.The fire service was called by a resident to say that the occupant of the house was still in the property and that other people had gone in to rescue him.…
04.29 / 22:17
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To get people openly talking about death in Exeter, discussions about dying and bereavement will be taking outside John Lewis.Aly Dickinson, an end of life doula with Living Well Dying Well, and retired GP Dr Max Mackay James, lead for Diealog, will be outside John Lewis on Saturday, April 29, between 10 am to 1pm.Aly and Max both support people to have choice and control over their death so that a person can die in the place they choose, with the care they want, surrounded by the people…
04.29 / 22:17
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Living with a serious heart condition is not a "death sentence" according to a Somerset woman who says having a pacemaker fitted has changed her life for the better.Jennifer Barry, 38, from Wincanton , said finding out she had a condition known as complete heart block was a total shock.It meant she needed to have a pacemaker fitted in her twenties.She said: "When I was first diagnosed I thought my world had ended. It took me a long time to realise this wasn't a death sentence…
04.29 / 22:17
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TV presenter, naturalist and University of Lincoln visiting professor Chris Packham is promoting Tick Awareness Month in May to highlight the potential dangers posed by the insects. Mr Packham is urging pet owners to talk to their vets about treatment for ticks that feed off animals. Ticks can carry the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease which can cause serious health problems for dogs and humans. May is Tick Awareness Month so I'm talking ticks and Lymes with vet Natalie…
04.29 / 17:49
lincolnshireecho.co.uk
By Cathy Donohue Major fail. When flying around the house in the morning trying to eat breakfast, shower, get dressed and all the other bits and pieces that make up your morning routine, we all rush. It only takes a couple of minutes to dry off after showering but because it's usually BALTIC, we tend to rush that part. If this sounds like you, it might be wise to spend a couple more minutes doing so because neglecting it can have a negative impact on your vaginal health. It…
04.29 / 17:20
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By Cathy Donohue The big day is fast approaching. There's been plenty of talk about Pippa Middleton's wedding recently with reports suggesting she will marry James Matthews, hedge fund manager, and former pro racing driver, on May 20th. Everyone's speculating about what type of dress she will wear and who's on the guest list but now, concerns have been raised about the diet Pippa is reportedly following in the run-up to her wedding. According to E! News, the 33-year-old is a…
04.29 / 16:57
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Morrisons stores in Lincoln and Gainsborough are making shopping easier for autistic people with weekly quiet hours. Every Saturday between 9am and 10am, noises will be kept to a minimum. Music and hand dryers will be turned off, stock cages won't be used and there won't be any public address system announcements. Overhead lights will also be dimmed. People with autism can became overwhelmed by noise and lights, particularly in busy environments and the iniative aims to make…
04.29 / 15:45
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Most of us could benefit from some extra kip, and now there's an 'exercise' class being offered to tired parents to help them get 40 winks. Napercise is a new type of wellbeing class that consists of nothing but climbing into a bed and having a sleep. National fitness provider, David Lloyd Clubs, is trialing Napercise and if it proves successful it could become part of the regular class timetable at the David Lloyd club at Burton Waters near Lincoln. READ MORE: Decision made on…
04.29 / 11:46
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Hundreds of private patients of a surgeon convicted of carrying out needless breast operations are seeking compensation over the "devastation" wreaked by his…
04.29 / 08:56
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A GP surgery with more than 4,000 patients has been placed in special measures by a health…
04.29 / 08:56
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HAIR loss, also known as balding or alopecia affects thousands of men each year - and, according to the NHS around half will suffer before they reach the age of…
04.29 / 07:05
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