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Worrying rise in young children having milk teeth removed ‘due to decay caused by too much sugar’

The number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under has risen by almost a quarter in the last decade, figures show.

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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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New legislation surrounding cigarettes

Smokers warned over new cigarette laws that are coming into force within weeks

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that are set to come into force within a matter of weeks.

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Life-changing result of new UK eczema trial

A man whose eczema was so serious that he had to wear gloves day and night has had his life transformed after taking part in a trial of new treatments.

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Vegetables protect against stress

Vegetables protect against stress

Eating at least three helpings of vegetables a day keeps the blues at bay... especially for women, according to new research.

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Local resident Frank Duckworth with fellow dog fouling campaigners and Melton councillor Alan Pearson. EMN-170313-120840001

Council pledges to crack down on Melton dog fouling offenders

Councilllors have pledged to crack down on people who allow their dogs to foul in Melton amid escalating public anger about the issue.

Environment
Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

It’s hard not to notice that the range of gluten-free foods available in supermarkets has increased massively in recent years.

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The superbug is immune to our strongest antibiotics.

Warning over highly-contagious superbug sweeping the nation

A new variant of a gene that causes resistance to our strongest antibiotics has been discovered in a healthy person, prompting fears it could be spreading.

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Poultry on show during the Spring rare breeds show, held at Melton Cattle Market EMN-170303-145544001

Poultry sales at Melton market suspended indefinitely due to Bird Flu outbreaks

The suspension on poultry sales at Melton Cattle Market will continue indefinitely in the wake of UK outbreaks of Bird Flu.

Business
Margaret Hainsworth, who broke her arm after tripping over a paving stone in Melton, with husband Robin EMN-170227-144231001

Scalford grandmother seeks compensation after breaking an arm in a fall in Melton

A grandmother who knocked herself out and broke an arm after tripping over a paving stone in Melton is appealing for witnesses to help her with a bid for compensation for her injuries.

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Melton mum Kerry Michelson with son Harvey (4), who has undergone three bouts of open heart surgery at the children's heart unit at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester EMN-170227-123934001

Heart unit saved life of Melton boy Harvey

The Melton mum of a boy who had life-saving open heart surgery at just six-weeks- old at a Leicester heart unit has backed a campaign to keep the service open.

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Dr Leon Roberts, with the vehicle he uses to attend emergencies as part of the volunteer response organisation, the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) EMN-170227-123917001

Record number of call-outs for emergency EMICS doctor scheme

A volunteer doctor service which gives back-up to ambulance paramedics had a record number of call-outs last year.

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Dr Sandy Saunders, of Burton Lazars, who has died aged 94 EMN-170228-164007001

Burton Lazars ‘guinea pig’ airman loses cancer battle

Dr Sandy Saunders, one of the last surviving airmen who received pioneering plastic surgery after the Second World War, lost his battle with cancer on Sunday.

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Bowel cancer soaring among younger people

Bowel cancer soaring among younger people

Young adults are facing a bowel cancer “time bomb” because of their unhealthy diets and lack of exercise, scientists warn.

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Do you know someone who drinks more than 7 pints a week?

Men who sup more than seven pints of beer a week for several years ‘raise heart disease risk’

Men who drink more than a pint of beer a day over several years may increase their risk of heart disease by prematurely ageing their arteries, new research suggests.

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Sarah Prentice wants to know what will happen to her dad's dementia group at the Jubilee Centre

Suffolk dementia services change leaves users worried about help groups

The charity behind a new Suffolk dementia service has been criticised for failing to keep users informed of what is happening to the existing groups they use.

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VIDEO: 60 seconds can save a child’s life - parents need to know these lifesaving skills

A new study of 2,000 parents reveals millions of children’s lives are at risk because their mums and dads don’t have the appropriate life-saving skills.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Millions of pounds could be saved if more pharmacists prescribed medicines

Millions of pounds could be saved if more pharmacists prescribed medicines, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Drive to save cash is putting funding for treatments in direct competition with one another

NHS IN CRISIS: Drive to save cash is putting funding for treatments in direct competition with one another

The drive to save cash in the NHS is putting funding for treatments in direct competition, a charity has warned.

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Parent guide to everything you need to know about highly infectious bug in schools

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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