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MP opens talks over Melton midwife services

Melton MP Sir Alan Duncan has opened talks with the local health authority in an attempt to retain some midwife services in Melton.

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Melton has issue with tooth loss

People in Melton lose many more teeth than the average number for residents across the East Midlands and the UK, according to new research.

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Scientists say nuts to heart disease

Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain’s biggest killers.

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New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

The over 50s are finding it difficult to see their GP, according to research by Saga Health Insurance which reveals the places in the UK where over 50s say they struggle most to get an appointment with a doctor.

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Benefits of daily asprin outweigh risks

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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Midwives await final birth centre decision

The jobs of 17 midwives will be affected by plans to close St Mary’s Birth Centre at Melton, it has emerged this week.

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Support group needs venue

A renewed appeal has been made for a meeting place to be offered for use by a new support group for people suffering from depression.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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Claim that Melton birth centre would be sustainable with enhanced maternity services

Melton’s birth centre, which supports only low risk pregnant women having their babies there, would be sustainable if the health service invested in it to care for all new mums.

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New mums to suffer if birth centre closes

New mums will lose a vital support service if the planned closure of Melton’s birth centre goes ahead.

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Parents angry over plans to close Melton birth centre

Parents have reacted angrily to plans unveiled this week to close St Mary’s Birth Centre in Melton.

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NEWSFLASH: Health authority confirms plans to close Melton birth centre

St Mary’s Birth Centre in Melton could be closed to save money, the health authority has confirmed this afternoon.

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Sitting at the edge of a field having lunch and watching the gulls feeding too at the Windmill in the vicinity of Queen Elizabeth Country Park. 
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Melton farmers get new support group

A new support group for farmers to talk through their problems will be launched in the town tomorrow morning (Tuesday).

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BREAKING NEWS: Melton Birth Centre to close according to draft health report

St Mary’s Birth Centre at Melton could close as part of a massive cost-cutting programme by the local health authority.

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Luke gets a kick out of new walking aid

A football-mad little boy from Melton who suffers from cerebral palsy is able to kick a ball about again after being given a special walking aid.

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Village school’s superheroes help save lives

Fundraising schoolchildren who hoped to raise money for a life-saving defibrillator at their school made so much cash they can now provide another two or three in their village.

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Staff at Ragdale Hall celebrate as it scoops award for best spa in the UK

Ragdale Hall has been crowned the UK’s best spa in this year’s edition of the International Spafinder Wellness Travel Awards.

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Many over the counter drugs will no longer be prescribed by GPs

Doctors told to stop prescribing common drugs

Doctors have stopped prescribing painkillers and other drugs which are available over the counter as they attempt to find millions of pounds of budget savings.

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