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Nottinghamshire hospital hires youth workers to help fight violent crime

Nottinghamshire's Queen's Medical Centre is to become the first hospital outside London to introduce youth workers in a bid to reduce levels of violent crime.

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Paramedic Brian Wilkinson with his award after 40 years with the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

Paramedic rewarded for 40 years of dedicated service

A proud paramedic from Worksop has been rewarded for a long and successful career as an ambulanceman with a special award to mark 40 years’ service.

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Remember, remember first aid in November

Remember, remember first aid in November

Leading first aid charity St John Ambulance is urging everyone to learn some basic first aid skills ahead of the Bonfire Night celebrations.

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The Leeds General Infirmary.

Intensive care for children is ‘under strain’

Children’s intensive care units were operating under increased pressure as they coped with rising numbers of patients and a lack of specialist nurses last year, according to new figures released by the University of Leeds.

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Ready, steady, Mo!

Ready, steady, Mo! Top tips for growing your moustache for Movember

It's that time of year again when men up and down the country take on a sudden uncanny resemblance to Tom Selleck.

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The late David James. Picture kindly submitted by family.

The inexplicable death of a 'wonderful gentleman'

Grieving relatives of a 'wonderful gentleman' who died after he complained to his GP about chest pains believe further tests 'could have changed everything'.
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COLUMN: Angina attacks and how to treat them

COLUMN: Angina attacks and how to treat them

Angina is chest pain that someone gets when the arteries carrying blood to their heart muscle have become narrowed.

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One in five people witness somebody collapse and need CPR but most do nothing to help, research has shown.

One in five witness someone who needs CPR but the majority do nothing to help

A fifth of people witness somebody collapse and need CPR but most of them do absolutely nothing to help, according to worrying new research.

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Health experts recommend everyone gets a flub jab as worst epidemic in 50 years is expected to hit the UK

Experts recommend flu jab as fears grow of worst UK epidemic for 50 years

The worst flu epidemic is on the way to the UK according to experts who are advising vulnerable people and everyone to get flu jabs.

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COLUMN: Suicide prevention is a matter for us all

COLUMN: Suicide prevention is a matter for us all

It has recently been World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10).

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COLUMN: What to do if someone has a fever

COLUMN: What to do if someone has a fever

This week we offer advice on treating a fever . A fever is when a person has a persistent high temperature above 37°C (98.6°F).

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Peter James took on the challenge to thank Sheffield Childrens Hospital who saved  his daughter Emily from paralysis.

Dad raises £1,200 for children’s hospital on kayak challenge

A Harworth man who paddled 70 miles in a kayak has raised more than £1,200 for the children’s hospital which gave vital care to his daughter.

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Holly Welchman-Booth, aged 12, in her new bed, supplied by Newlife.

Charity fulfils mum’s dream of specialist disability bed

A leading disability support charity has stepped in to help a Bassetlaw youngster with a specialist bed to protect her from being injured during the night.

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EMAS has defended its record

Chief defends record after probe reveals heart patient died due to ‘lost ambulance keys’

East Midlands Ambulance Service has defended its record after it was revealed a heart patient died due to delays because of “lost ambulance keys”.

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MP says delays reveal need for urgent ambulance funding

MP says delays reveal need for urgent ambulance funding

Bassetlaw’s MP has called for more funding for ambulance services after an elderly resident waited hours to be seen after a fall.

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COLUMN: Facts, fiction and the NHS

In this world of ‘post truth’, the new ‘age of un-enlightenment’, where policy appears to be driven by falsehoods rather than facts, it came as no surprise in 2016 when Michael Gove stated 
“we have had enough of experts.”

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We could be eating more healthily without even knowing it

Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could easily “trick” customers into buying and eating fewer calories, according to new research.

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Which pharmacies are open in Notts this Bank Holiday?

Have you prepared ahead of the Summer Bank holiday?

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Does talcum powder cause cancer and should you stop using it?

Does talcum powder cause cancer and should you stop using it?

A woman in the US, who claims the talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly to the genitals for feminine hygiene, has won her case.

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There are concerns older people are drinking too much

Fears the over 50s have a drink problem as the baby boomers turn baby boozers

Soaring cases of drink and drug abuse among people over the age of 50 are causing concern among health officials.

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