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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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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 Duchess of Gloucester toured the new building and talked to staff and patients before unveiling a plaque.

Royal visitor opens hospital's new £20m medical and surgical centre

The Duchess of Gloucester has officially opened a £20m medical and surgical centre at a hospital which treats High Peak patients.

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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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Two thirds of East Midlands dogs enjoy two or more walks a day - more walks than dogs living in the West Midlands

In a recent survey it has been released that people living in the East Midlands walk their dogs more often than dog owners in the West Midlands.

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Izzy Lewis, 12, joined the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Britain challenge

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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