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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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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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Olive oil

Olive oil could offset unhealthy diets

Trendy extra virgin olive oil could offset a host of health problems caused by Western-style diets, according to new research.

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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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Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers pull more sickies for non work related illnesses than their slim colleagues, a study found.

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How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

Who doesn’t like chocolate? While there may be some who claim to prefer savoury – in my experience, crisps are suggested by these strange people as an equivalent – chocolate has a special place in many people’s hearts, and Easter gives them the perfect opportunity to consume vast quantities of it.

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Kids’ mouthwash recalled over contamination fears

A range of children’s mouthwash has been recalled due to potential contamination of the product.

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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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Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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Half of parents resorting to unhealthy food to get children to eat

Half of parents resorting to unhealthy food to get children to eat

Data published in February by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Medicine has revealed that a startling 22 per cent of reception-age children are now overweight or obese.

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Bubble Rush was a great success last year. Picture by Rebecca Fennell Photography

Popular bubble rush is returning to Hemel Hempstead

In three weeks’ time the popular Bubble Rush will return – and it’s hoped even more people will be covered in suds for a good cause.

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20 years in business? ‘We’ll drink to that,’ say Berkhamsted Osteopaths

Berkhamsted Osteopaths is celebrating two decades in business this month, by offering a free bottle of Prosecco to every 20th appointment booked until the end of April.

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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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Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer recall soup due to possible contamination

Marks and Spencer is recalling a popular soup as a precautionary measure over fears of contamination.

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Things like gluten-free foods could vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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Dog owners warned after case of deadly flesh-eating disease is confirmed

Dog owners warned after case of deadly flesh-eating disease is confirmed

Pet owners are being warned over a deadly disease affecting dogs after a case was confirmed in Warwickshire.

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Plans for Watford Hospital redevelopment will face ‘rigorous’ tests by regulator

Plans for Watford Hospital redevelopment will face ‘rigorous’ tests by regulator

Plans by health bosses to revamp Watford Hospital will face ‘rigorous tests’ to see if it is financially viable – as a campaign to build a new hospital instead picks up speed.

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Discovery of human waste contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Discovery of ‘human waste’ contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Coca-Cola and the PSNI have launched an investigation after a shipment of drinks cans at the company’s Lisburn plant were found to have been contaminated with what workers are speculating could be human waste, according to reports this week.

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� Licensed to simonjacobs.com. 08.04.16 Watford, UK. Watford's elected mayor, Dorothy Thornhill visits the site of the new Health Campus link road.
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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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