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New partnership will see additional support for vulnerable drug users in Norfolk and Suffolk

A new partnership beginning on Monday will mean vulnerable drug users will be given additional support to access treatment services.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

The NHS spending millions of pounds prescribing gluten-free food products to coeliac sufferers is “a scandal”, according to family doctors.

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West Suffolk MP hopes mental health changes will end ‘unacceptable stigma’

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock says new measures to change the way mental health is dealt with will mean more children and young people will receive support and care.

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Sugar-free drinks as bad as real thing

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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West Suffolk Hospital closes a second ward after norovirus confirmed

West Suffolk Hospital has had to close two wards to admissions and restrict visiting hours after an outbreak of the diarrhoea and vomiting virus norovirus.

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Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as much weight

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as many pounds as those who try to be realistic, according to new research.

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Suffolk doctors issue cold weather advice

Suffolk’s GPs have today issued advice on coping with winter after the Met office issued a ‘level three cold warning’ for the East of England.

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West Suffolk ‘at risk’ if Brexit hits nurse numbers

West Suffolk Hospital is listed as one of the 20 NHS trusts most at risk of the impact of Brexit and an aging population.

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Medal honours West Row mum Emma’s gift of life to strangers

Emma Guillory died almost instantly when an artery near her heart ruptured, but she saved the lives of four people.

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Suffolk mental health groups urge: ‘Seek help if you struggle at Christmas’

Health organisations in Suffolk are uniting to urge those struggling to cope this festive season to seek help and not to struggle alone.

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Healthcare options and pharmacy opening times in Suffolk this Christmas

People in Suffolk are being reminded to check the healthcare options available over the festive season.

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Speedy surgery concept earns West Suffolk Hospital a gold award

A new way of handling operations on minor injuries at West Suffolk Hospital has won a Gold Ward from the British Association of Day Surgery.

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Advice on how to deal with ‘winter vomiting bug’ as cases expected to rise

Advice on how to deal with ‘winter vomiting bug’ as cases expected to rise

The Winter Vomiting bug also know as Norovirus, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK and is particularly common at this time of year - but do you know what to do if you or a loved one catches it?

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Significant improvements to diabetes care in West Suffolk.

Partnership working between healthcare professionals has delivered significant improvements to Type 2 diabetes care in west Suffolk.

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Garden poultry owners urged to comply with bird flu precautions

Garden poultry keepers are being advised by the National Farmers’ Union that avian flu precautions apply to those with a few birds as well as commercial operations.

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