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Check ratings for your GP

We can today reveal a list of the best and worst GP surgeries in Chronicle country based on ratings provided by patients on how likely they are to recommend their practice.

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Commonly used blood thinner can prevent cancer

Common blood thinner lowers cancer risk

The common blood thinning drug warfarin lowers the risk of cancers in the over 50s.

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Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

A popular brand of protein supplement has been recalled by its manufacturer due to its containing possible allergens not mentioned on its label.

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Vivienne Clements, Rob Atkins, Sally Williams and Mayor Terry Clements  PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Mental health support group hopes to ‘Lift the Cloud’ in Bury St Edmunds

A new support group for people suffering mental health issues has held its first meeting just days after launching.

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Stay healthy to stay out of A&E

Stay healthy to stay out of A&E

The Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) is appealing for people to consider whther they really need to go to A&E.

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Celebrating the work of therapists

A team of occupational therapists from Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) and Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) are out and about to raise the profile of the profession for Occupational Therapist Week this week.

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Apps the way to help kids to stay in control of lives

Apps the way to help kids to stay in control of lives

Children using social services provided by Central Beds Council are to be given access to an app, Mind of My Own (MOMO), which helps them to talk about and influence the care they receive and share concerns and worries about their lives.

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Driving test success helps David to stay in control

Driving test success helps David to stay in control

A Stotfold man disabled since suffering a stroke at the age of five, has passed his driving test first time.

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Jerome’s off on the jamboree of a lifetime

Jerome’s off on the jamboree of a lifetime

A Scout leader from Luton is among a quartet of Bedfordshire people selected from Scouting’s 150,000 adult volunteers to

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Laura and Vicky from the critical care outreach team at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust raising awareness of sepsis

Spotlight on sepsis at West Suffolk Hospital awareness day

An awareness and fund-raising event about sepsis has been held at West Suffolk Hospital.

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Product warning

Brioche rolls recalled due to allergy fears

Les Brioche is recalling its Les Brioche Pain au lait Brioche Rolls 8 Pack because they have been incorrectly packed with Les Brioche Chocolate Chip Brioche Rolls, which contain soya.

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Appeal wants you to keep your mini me out of A&E

Appeal wants you to keep your mini me out of A&E

A Biggleswade GP is leading a campaign to encourage the parents and carers of children under five to use A&E for emergencies only this winter.

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Runners remember ‘ambitious Vikki’

Runners remember ‘ambitious Vikki’

The family of a Biggleswade Athletics Club member, who died suddenly, have been paying tribute to her.

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Award winner Dr Lucy Grove Picture by Antony Thompson

Award-winning paediatrician Dr Lucy Grove meets Prince Harry

A Bury St Edmunds-based paediatrician met Prince Harry and collected a national ‘best doctor’ award on Monday.

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The flu jab

It’s official - ‘man flu’ does exist, finds study

It’s official ... ‘man flu’ DOES exist - because men are more likely to call in sick with a cold than women are, according to new research.

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Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

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Dr Lucy Grove, paediatrician, who has won a national award for her work with sick children

‘Exceptionally kind and compassionate’ doctor wins award

A Bury St Edmunds-based paediatrician has won a national award for her ‘exceptional care’.

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West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

Staff on hand to offer advice on careers in health and social care

Anyone interested in a career in health and social care can find out more at a stand in the arc shopping centre on Saturday, from 9am-5pm.

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Starlight walk for loved ones

Starlight walk for loved ones

There was a remarkable atmosphere at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice last week as more than 500 people remembered loved ones by taking part in the Starlight Walk.

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'Breakfast is the most important meal of the day' is not a myth

Skipping breakfast could harden your arteries

Skipping breakfast could lead to hardening of the arteries, raising the risk of heart attacks, scientists claim.

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