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Health hub planned for Biggleswade hospital site

Plans for a future health and care centre on the Biggleswade Hospital site have been announced today, as part of the One Public Estate programme.

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Inspectors give care home the thumbs up

Inspectors give care home the thumbs up

Staff and residents at a central Bedfordshire nursing care home are celebrating a new enhanced rating by the official healthcare regulator, the CQC.

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Charity’s plea to help those in need

Charity’s plea to help those in need

Christmas is a time of giving - and a Biggleswade charity is spearheading a campaign to help people in need this year.

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A wheely great success

A wheely great success

A Sandy company is celebrating after raising more than £3,500 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Almost 800,000 cancer cases a year are caused by being overweight or diabetic, a study shows.

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VIDEO: Warning after holidaymaker is potentially scarred for life - by henna tattoo MOUSTACHE

A holidaymaker has been left red-faced and potentially scarred for life - by a henna tattoo MOUSTACHE.

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Compensation for op mistake victim

Compensation for op mistake victim

A mother-of-two was left in crippling pain and struggled to walk for 19 days, after a doctor lost a stent in her body, during a procedure to remove gallstones.

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Alabama Rot.

Warning to dog owners aver Alabama Rot disease after dog dies

Leading vets are advising dog owners to know the signs of Alabama rot disease after a new case was confirmed in Warwickshire this week.

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Day highlights risks to young drivers

Shuttleworth College has played host to an event aimed at cutting deaths on the county’s roads among the young,

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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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Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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Are you a heavy snorer?

Loud snorers more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease says new research

A study of middle aged and elderly people found those with sleep apnoea had a build up of proteins in their brain that trigger the condition.

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Common blood thinner lowers cancer risk

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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