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VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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

Hertfordshire health campaign: “I hope that I’m never again ill in the holidays”

One of Dacorum’s leading health campaigners has found the 111 telephone service wanting – when she needed to call it twice over the Christmas break.

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NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

The NHS has issued nine telltale signs you could have Australian Flu and it comes after a Scottish teenager died after taking ill with the deadly virus sweeping the country.

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Will Dacorum “be brave” and u-turn on privatisation of leisure facilities?

Council bosses have been challenged to “be brave” by reversing plans to privatise Dacorum’s leisure facilities.

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BREAKING: West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust comes out of special measures

BREAKING: West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust comes out of special measures

The trust which runs Hemel, St Albans and Watford hospitals has come out of special measures after two-and-a-half years.

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Vaccination warning over Australian 'flu

Vaccine warning as Australian ‘flu threat grows

The elderly, pregnant women and children with chronic illness in the UK are being urged to get vaccinated as the threat of the Australian ‘flu reaching our shores heightens.

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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Worrying trend: Millions fear for partners’ health

Worrying trend: Millions fear for partners’ health

Three in four of us are concerned about the health of their partner - due to stress and lack of exercise, according to research.

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Flu hotspots revealed: Map shows areas worst affected by flu as Aussie strain hits UK

Flu hotspots revealed: Map shows areas worst affected by flu as Aussie strain hits UK

A map showing flu hotspots across our region has been revealed.

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Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks really are fuelling the obesity epidemic - among both children and adults, according to new research.

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The average Brit will consume 3.5 million calories from booze over a lifetime

The average Brit will consume 3.5 million calories from booze over a lifetime

The average Brit will consume a staggering 3.5 MILLION calories over a lifetime - in BOOZE alone, a study has found.

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Charity anger at privatisation decision by Dacorum Council bosses

Charity bosses are “devastated” after Dacorum Council voted to hand local leisure services to a private profit-making firm.

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Vets warn over salt and grit dangers to pets

With temperatures dropping as low as -15C in some parts of the country this week, vets are warning pet owners to take extra caution during the cold spell with salt, grit and antifreeze proving fatal to pets.

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Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.

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QA Hospital has been criticised in a report after thousands of patents did not have chest X-rays reviewed by an expertly-trained clinician

Dacorum has among the longest life expectancy

People living in Dacorum are among the longest-living in the UK.

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Herts NHS bosses say: remember your repeat prescriptions over festive period

Health bosses have issued a reminder to stock up on repreat prescriptions before the Christmas period begins.

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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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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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