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New hospital campaign: Have health chiefs already signed away Hertfordshire hospitals’ future?

Patients fear that their hopes for a brand new hospital for West Herts may have been already signed away, because of a deal agreed with housing developers in Watford.

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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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Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Children are tucking into lunchboxes containing more than double their daily sugar intake, a study has found.

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And the research shows it is women who suffer more stress than men in their lives.

Revealed: Which sex gets more stressed over “every key life event”

New research has determined which sex gets more stressed over “every key life event” - from losing their smartphone to Brexit.

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Vegetables protect against stress

Vegetables protect against stress

Eating at least three helpings of vegetables a day keeps the blues at bay... especially for women, according to new research.

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Mike Penning at Cheer House,Hemel Hempstead Hospital

Delay welcomed, as bosses plan healthcare

Hopes of a new hospital to serve West Hertfordshire have been revived, after NHS bosses agreed to take extra time to consider their next move.

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Logandene dementia unit

State-of-the-art dementia unit re-opens in Hemel Hempstead

A specialist dementia assessment and treatment unit has re-opened in Bennetts End.

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Health campaign’s smoking success

Health campaign’s smoking success

A Herts County Council initiative encouraging pregnant women to give up smoking won a prestigious national award last week.

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The new FIRST service is aimed to help the flow of getting people out of beds at Watford Hospital

Launch of new health service will help 'delays' to patients leaving hospital in Herts

A new health and care service has been introduced to help avoid delays to patients who are waiting to leave hospital in West Hertfordshire.

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Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

It’s hard not to notice that the range of gluten-free foods available in supermarkets has increased massively in recent years.

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The offender threw white paint at the front of the property in Gladstone Road, Northampton.

Herts Police do criminal records checks faster than almost anywhere else in the country

Criminal records checks in Hertfordshire are now among the fastest in the country.

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The superbug is immune to our strongest antibiotics.

Warning over highly-contagious superbug sweeping the nation

A new variant of a gene that causes resistance to our strongest antibiotics has been discovered in a healthy person, prompting fears it could be spreading.

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St John Ambulance is hosting the new club in Berkhamsted

Kids can learn first aid with new St John Ambulance Badger sett in Berkhamsted

St John Ambulance is opening a new Badger sett in Berkhamsted and is hoping to enrol youngsters who are interested in learning first aid.
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Free-range eggs become barn eggs following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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Raising smoking age does cut teen smoking

Raising smoking age does cut teen smoking

Raising the legal age of smoking to 21 or even would dramatically slash the numbers of teenagers taking up the deadly habit, researchers said.

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The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance in flight

Herts Air Ambulance ‘financially secure’ as income figures released

The county’s air ambulance is ‘financially secure’ for the foreseeable future - after it released its figures for the 2015/16 financial year.

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Property-swap for hospital and council?

A radical plan to tackle both healthcare and house-building in Hemel Hempstead has been proposed.

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West Herts Hospitals are getting better - except for Hemel Hempstead

West Herts Hospitals Trust has been given an improved rating by health inspectors - except at Hemel Hempstead Hospital.

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Bowel cancer soaring among younger people

Bowel cancer soaring among younger people

Young adults are facing a bowel cancer “time bomb” because of their unhealthy diets and lack of exercise, scientists warn.

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Men living eight years longer and women almost four more years than 25 years ago

Men living eight years longer and women almost four more years than 25 years ago

Men are living an average of eight years longer and women almost four years more than just 25 years ago, according to official figures.

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