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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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The failures at the hospital took place back in 2000, when the boy was born

£14.3m settlement for boy left brain damaged after Hemel Hempstead Hospital failures

A £14.3m damages settlement has been approved for a boy left brain damaged after midwives failed to properly monitor his heart-rate during birth and not realising he was starved of oxygen.

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Hospital campaigner Edie Glatter outside Hemel Hempstead's Urgent Care Centre. ENGPNL00120131025134611

New hospital facility launched at Hemel Hempstead - but not all patients are convinced

Hemel Hospital launched its new-look urgent treatment centre (UTC) on Friday – but patients have already branded it a disappointment.

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St Albans and Watford add backing for new hospital in West Herts

Patients’ demands for a new hospital to serve West Hertfordshire have been given a boost thanks to a new public petition.

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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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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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The collection of homes in Haywards Heath are now available

NHS confirmation means the end of Hertfordshire disabled children’s respite care home

Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed its decision to withdraw £600,000 of annual support for a disabled children’s respite care home.

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Mike Penning at Cheer House,Hemel Hempstead Hospital

Hemel Hempstead Hospital downgrade to be debated in Parliament?

Plans to cut services at Hemel Hempstead Hospital could be debated in Parliament, after MP Mike Penning accused health bosses of breaching the law.

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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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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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Surgeries have been ranked by patients on the NHS choices website

REVEALED: The BEST and WORST GP surgeries in Dacorum as rated by patients

We can today reveal a list of where your GP surgeries rank in Hemel Hempstead and surrounding areas based on ratings provided by patients on how likely they are to recommend their practice.
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New health facility has its name revealed by Herts NHS

A newly refurbished £6million health facility in Hemel town centre now has a name – The Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre.

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Hemel Hempstead Hospital

West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust admit to long journey times for the first time

Health bosses have admitted for the first time that journeys to Watford Hospital can take up to 45-50 minutes – despite the ongoing cuts to services provided in Hemel.

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Mike Penning at Cheer House,Hemel Hempstead Hospital

Hemel Hempstead MP calls for hospital boss to resign

MP Mike Penning has called for the resignation of the West Herts Hospitals Trust chief executive.

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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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