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Premature babies facing care postcode lottery

Poorly babies face a postcode lottery on whether they receive important aspects of care, a new report suggests.

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New RLI stroke unit opens after £1m boost

New RLI stroke unit opens after £1m boost

Patients can now benefit from a brand new stroke unit at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, thanks to a major investment of more than £1m.

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Is October time to stop?

Stoptober TV ads to encourage smokers to use e-cigarettes

New TV adverts from Public Health England (PHE) will encourage people to try e-cigarettes if they are struggling to quit regular smoking.

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Sharon Jackson wins the Health Hero Award sponsored by Holywell at the Sunshine Awards held at The Midland Hotel in Morecambe

How an ‘ordinary’ Lancaster woman launched an extraordinary support service

“I am just an ordinary person.”

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E-cigarettes: help or harm?

Smokers should be told of little evidence on benefits or harms of e-cigarettes

GPs should warn smokers there is currently little evidence on the long-term benefits or harms of e-cigarettes, health officials have said.

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What is antimicrobial resistance

Everything you need to know about antibiotics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a stark warning that the world is running out of antibiotics.

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The figures showed "worryingly high rates of depression"

One in four girls aged 14 suffer from depression, survey shows

Almost one in four teenage girls are depressed, researchers have found.

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Theo Brown came into the world on September 6 weighing nearly twice the average of a newborn.PIC: SWNS

WHAT A WHOPPER - A mother gave birth to an eye watering 12lb baby

A Lancashire mum has described her eye watering experience giving birth to a whopping 12lb baby boy.
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In pictures: All the colours of the rainbow at prom dash

An explosion of colour marked the start of the fourth annual Colour Dash which has already raised almost £100k for Lancaster’s St John’s Hospice.

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Just 48% of 13 to 15-year-olds play outside

Digital age sees change in childhood playing patterns

The number of teenagers who play outside, read books or get enough sleep has dropped dramatically on previous decades, a survey has found.

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Sharon Jackson wins the Health Hero Award sponsored by Holywell at the Sunshine Awards held at The Midland Hotel in Morecambe

‘I never thought I’d be the founder of a charity’

“I am just an ordinary 
person.”

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Rachel Simpson.

Brave Heysham teen takes to the air to help Lancaster charity

Brave teenager Rachel Simpson is taking to the air later this month to raise money for a charity close to her heart.

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Children taking selfies

Ask an expert: Can my child catch head lice from taking selfies?

An insect expert explains how kids catch the tiny pests, and how to eliminate them.
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Could Autism be prevented in pregnancy?

Autism could be prevented during pregnancy - by changing women's gut bacteria, according to new research.
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Google has teamed up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Offering Google users depression self-assessment tool 'may do harm'

A move by Google that enables people to check online whether they are clinically depressed could do more harm than good, an expert has warned.
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David Fisher.

Heysham man’s brave fight to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis

At the age of just 31 Dave Fisher has been given the devastating news that he has between six and 18 months to live.

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Linda Chapman a therapist from Access Counselling, based at Trinity Community Centre, Lancaster. They are looking for a new home after the church has decided to sell the building. Picture by Paul Heyes, Monday September 11, 2017.

Lancaster counselling service in plea for new home

A vital support group which helps people with mental health problems is desperately seeking a new home after being told it cannot remain at its current premises.

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The Endobarrier is a reversible treatment

'Safe and effective' gastric bypass alternative helps obese shed two stone

A device that helps obese people with Type 2 diabetes shed more than 2st on average should be rolled out across the NHS, experts say.

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Tattoos release microscopic pigment particles

Tattoos release nanoparticles that lodge in lymph nodes, scientists say

Tattoos release microscopic pigment particles that lodge in the lymph nodes, posing a potential health risk, research has shown.

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Around one in five pregnant women in the UK carries GBS in their digestive system

New mothers feel poorly informed about life-threatening infection

Most pregnant women and new mothers feel inadequately informed about an infection that kills one baby every week in the UK, data suggests.

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