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Council issue warning over Nascot Lawn closure

Plans to close a vital respite centre for children with the most complex needs in Hertfordshire could still be referred to the Secretary of State.

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Horsefly bites can result in horrible, painful blisters

Why bloodsucking horseflies are on the rise this summer

As temperatures reached the exotic heights of 31C across the country this week, sunbathers could be in for more than a tan as horse flies appear to be terrorising the nation.

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Horsefly bites can result in horrible, painful blisters

As NHS warn of a rise in blood sucking insects and horsefly bites, here’s what you should do if bitten

Brits may have been basking in the tropical sunshine over the past few weeks, but the downside to the balmy weather is that painful bites by bloodsucking insects have soared.

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Fancy a video call with a GP - Berko’s offering it for free

A Berkhamsted pharmacy is offering video calls to GPs for free.

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The Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester.

Healthcare worker arrested on suspicion of the murder of eight babies at hospital and attempted murder of six more

A female healthcare worker is under arrest on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of another six babies after an investigation of a neo-natal unit.

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Is it too hot to work in the heatwave? Your rights on when you can leave the office and go home

The UK is set to sizzle this week as a heatwave sweeps across the country but does it ever get too hot to be sent home from work?

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11 ways to treat sunburn including using tea, milk and yogurt

We are set for a heatwave this week, bringing shining sun and warm weather.

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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The 35 medicines that will NOT be available on NHS prescription by end of this month

The NHS will be banning free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot by the end of this month.

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Hemel Hempstead downgrade to be made permanent: The reaction and the background

A service which was supposed to replace A&E at Hemel Hospital will have its hours cut permanently tomorrow.

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The urgent treatment centre in Hemel Hempstead

Council backs calls for 24/7 open urgent treatment centre in Hemel Hempstead

Dacorum Borough councillors have unanimously backed calls for the Urgent Treatment Centre in Hemel Hempstead to be open 23 hours a day.

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LISTED: The conditions you can’t get prescriptions for and the treatments banned by the NHS

Prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ remedies such as paracetamol and cold treatments have been cut after NHS officials voted in favour of money-saving plans.

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Four in five Britons don't know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people don’t know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people in th UK are infected with hepatitis B do not even know they have it, a study warned.

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Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Researchers found that high nicotine in electronic cigarettes causes non-alcohol fatty liver diseases in mice.

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West Herts Hospitals chief executive to leave in June

The chief executive of west Herts Hospitals Trust is to leave at the end of June.

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MP tells Parliament that public have been “misled” over health services

MP tells Parliament that public have been “misled” over health services

Health bosses “misled” the public over changes to hospital services in Hemel Hempstead, MP Sir Mike Penning told Parliament last week.

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‘We didn’t import Catholicism from abroad’: We meet Anne-Marie Waters, leader of For Britain

‘We didn’t import Catholicism from abroad’: We meet Anne-Marie Waters, leader of For Britain

An elected NHS, police bosses going to prison if they do not prosecute certain criminals, and an Irish policy that could force soldiers back on to the streets of Belfast.

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Most staff ‘would not recommend care’ at West Hertfordshire Hospitals

Almost half of all staff at West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust would not recommend it as a place to work or to receive treatment, according to the latest National NHS Survey.

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Simple urine test could measure how long we have left to live

Simple urine test could measure how long we have left to live

A simple urine test could measure how much our body has aged and even how long left we have to live.

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