Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Newsflash: Melton patients urged not to overload Leicester hospitals as ‘system critical’ is declared

Patients in Melton have been urged not to attend emergency departments at Leicester hospitals unless they desperately need treatment after health chiefs today declared a ‘system critical’.

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Ban on poultry sales at Melton market is extended until March

Poultry farmers will be unable to sell their birds at Melton Cattle Market until the start of March at the earliest, following the latest outbreak of avian flu.

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

The NHS spending millions of pounds prescribing gluten-free food products to coeliac sufferers is “a scandal”, according to family doctors.

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Plans to house recovering addicts at established hotel

Plans have been submitted to convert a long established hotel into a residential centre for recovering drug and alcohol addicts.


Melton’s Brighter Futures project helps reduce social isolation

Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland’s Brighter Futures project, funded by Melton Borough Council, continues to be well attended and is successfully achieving its aim of reducing social isolation in the borough.

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Sugar-free drinks as bad as real thing

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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Martin’s big life-saving award

A man who has trained 35,000 people in life-saving and first aid skills and helped establish more than 50 defibrillators throughout the Melton borough has been given a prestigiuous award.

Oscar Dustan, 6, of Asfordby, is the face of a CLIC Sargent campaign. He is pictured with his family

Asfordby boy Oscar (6) is the face of CLIC Sargent campaign

A six-year-old cancer survivor from Asfordby is the face of a campaign to win £7 million for CLIC Sargent, the cancer support charity that got him and his family through four years of gruelling treatment.

Slimming World woman of the year 2016 Hollie Barrett unveils her new slimline figure,

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as much weight

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as many pounds as those who try to be realistic, according to new research.

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Fitness tips with Melton perosnal trainer Adam Chambers

At Primal we all love the Christmas period. Friends come back from places afar and we get to see those long-lost family members for just the right amount of time. This thrown in with all the festive food and drink you could wish for makes for a super time of year.

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Melton mum fronts moving national cancer campaign

Melton cancer patient Mandie Stace is fronting a moving national campaign over the Christmas and New Year period urging people to get themselves checked immediately if they suspect they may have the disease.

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Melton hospice patient Brian meets Leicester City FC heroes

Lifelong Leicester City fan Brian Kettell had the perfect Christmas gift when two Foxes stars dropped in to see him and fellow patients at the LOROS hospice carrying the Premier League trophy.

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Closure angers Melton patients

Patients who have been frustrated by the closure of the pharmacy at Latham House Medical Practice have been assured it is not a permanent situation.

Advice on how to deal with ‘winter vomiting bug’ as cases expected to rise

Advice on how to deal with ‘winter vomiting bug’ as cases expected to rise

The Winter Vomiting bug also know as Norovirus, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK and is particularly common at this time of year - but do you know what to do if you or a loved one catches it?

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Melton-based firm SAQ helps Sherard improve fitness

A group of children from Sherard Primary School have successfully completed the SAQ Fundamental Movement Award level 1.

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MP opens talks over midwife services

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

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