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Young cancer survivor sets sail on charity yacht adventure

A young cancer survivor from New Mills has just completed her stretch on the crew of a Round Britain charity sailing challenge.

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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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Steep rise in mental health callouts for Derbyshire police

Police officers in Derbyshire have been called out to more than 450 incidents with a mental health element this year alone, the Derbyshire Times can reveal.

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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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£28 MILLION BLACK HOLE: Derbyshire health chiefs told to make big savings after ‘inadequate’ rating

A key health body in north Derbyshire has been ordered to make savings of £28 million after being branded ‘inadequate’.

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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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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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The Hartington Unit in Chesterfield.

Chesterfield mental health unit is 'safe' and 'caring', NHS insists

Health chiefs have strongly insisted the Hartington Unit in Chesterfield is safe and caring after a former patient raised concerns.
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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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Babies born to mums who smoke are twice as likely to die from sudden unexplained death in infancy and more likely to have respiratory problems later in childhood.

EXCLUSIVE: Nearly £90k of YOUR cash given to pregnant mums to stop smoking

A controversial scheme which handed out almost £90,000 of taxpayers’ cash to persuade pregnant mums to quit smoking has been axed.

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The Riverside Ward at Newholme Hospital in Bakewell will close its doors on Wednesday, August 23, due to a shortage of specialist nurses, ongoing recruitment issues, and low levels of patient admissions.

Bakewell mental health ward closing due to nurse shortage

A Bakewell hospital ward offering mental health care for older people is to close next week due to a staffing shortage in specialist nursing roles.

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Derbyshire County Council insists it is committed to helping people with drug and alcohol problems.

Drug deaths in Derbyshire up 12 per cent over three-year period

The number of people dying from drugs in Derbyshire has increased by 12 per cent in the last three years, statistics show.

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Sexual health services struggling with 25% surge in demand

People could be forced to wait longer to access sexual health services following a surge in demand and a 10 per cent budget cut, warn local authorities.

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FIRST AID FRIDAY: What to do if someone has an allergic reaction

FIRST AID FRIDAY: What to do if someone has an allergic reaction

We’ve teamed up with St John Ambulance to help them spread the first aid message.

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High Peak MP Ruth George outside the Cavendish Hospital.

MP COLUMN: Moving hospital care for dementia patients is unacceptable

I attended the meeting at County Hall in Matlock, together with campaigners from High Peak and across North Derbyshire, to see the decision of the Clinical Commissioning Board (CCG) on the future of Spencer and Fenton wards at the Cavendish.

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FIRST AID FRIDAY: How to deal with a diabetic emergency

FIRST AID FRIDAY: How to deal with a diabetic emergency

We’ve teamed up with St John Ambulance to help them spread the first aid message.

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FIRST AID FRIDAY: What to do if you suspect someone is having a stroke

FIRST AID FRIDAY: What to do if you suspect someone is having a stroke

We’ve teamed up with St John Ambulance to help them spread the first aid message.

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FIRST AID FRIDAY: Spotting and treating a seizure

FIRST AID FRIDAY: Spotting and treating a seizure

We’ve teamed up with St John Ambulance to help them spread the first aid message.

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