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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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Paul 'Willy' Clifford

Peace and Love in memory of Biggleswade character ‘Willy’

A much-loved character of the Biggleswade community is being remembered for his kindness at a special fundraising festival for mental health.

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BEDFORD AND LUTON HOSPITALS MERGER: More details of what it will mean

Luton & Dunstable Hospital have released new information about their takeover of Bedford Hospital.

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Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall men and women are more likely to suffer a potentially deadly blood clot, warns new research.

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Bedfordshire CCG opens up questionnaire.

Have your say on future healthcare plans in Bedfordshire

Patients and healthcare users can have their say on future plans for the local health body in charge of funding.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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Safety warning issued over craze of swimmers wearing mermaid tails

Safety warning issued over craze of swimmers wearing mermaid tails

A safety warning has been issued over a new craze of swimmers wearing MERMAID tails.

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Shefford care home goes into special measures

Shefford care home goes into special measures

A Shefford care home has been placed in special measures following an inspection by the health watchdog.

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Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Dieters are more likely to keep the fat off if they shed just one pound a week... or even less, according to new research.

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Sunbeds turn one in five into ‘tanning addicts’

Sunbeds turn one in five into ‘tanning addicts’

One in five sunbed users are at risk of becoming ‘tanning addicts’, scientists warn.

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

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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Concern over ‘rapid’ rise of drink and drug abuse among the over 50s

Concern over ‘rapid’ rise of drink and drug abuse among the over 50s

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

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Talcum powder cancer claims: the facts

Talcum powder cancer claims: the facts

Most recognisable as the creator of family favourite baby products, Johnson & Johnson have been in the headlines for other reasons this week after being ordered to pay $417m (£323.4m) to a California woman who claimed their talcum powder gave her ovarian cancer after allegedly using it for 50 years.

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‘Supermarket X’ could have infected thousands with hepatitis through infected sausages

‘Supermarket X’ could have infected thousands with hepatitis through infected sausages

A major UK supermarket could have infected thousands of people with a strain of hepatitis E through its pork sausages, says researchers at Public Health England (PHE).

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A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day can help people to live longer, according to new research.

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Builders help boost Angela’s cancer fight

Builders help boost Angela’s cancer fight

A Biggleswade charity have been awarded £1,000 thanks to funding from a leading UK housebuilder.

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Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast may be doing themselves long term harm by not getting enough nutrients, warns new research.

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Residents moved out as court order closes care home

Residents moved out as court order closes care home

Eleven frail and elderly residents had to be found new homes last week after the forced closure of their care home.

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Kissing injuries better really works

Kissing injuries better really works

Kissing it better really does work... thanks to a protein in human saliva, according to new research.

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