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Silence on Virgin deal

An attempt by councillors to debate the controversial awarding of a £104m Lancashire County Council health contract to the private sector was knocked back today.

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Men are also more susceptible to complications

Enormous televisions and reclining chairs recommended in fight against man flu

The much-debated phenomenon of "man flu" may have some basis in fact, researchers have said.
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Peppa Pig is broadcast in more than 180 countries

Peppa Pig blamed for 'inappropriate use of Primary Care Services'

Cartoon character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients' unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP.

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The council will meet on Thursday at County Hall.

Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

A major recruitment drive for occupational therapists (OTs) has followed criticism of Lancashire County Council by the Local Government Ombudsman.

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Order your prescriptions in time for Christmas

As Christmas draws near, the Bay Health and Care Partners are encouraging people across Morecambe Bay to plan ahead for repeat prescriptions.

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Take extra care as winter hits and temperatures plummet

With temperatures set to drop further, the NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria is encouraging all those at risk of falls to take extra care.

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Married women with children have gained most from the smoking ban, according to new research.

Married women gained most from smoke ban

Married women with children have benefited the most from the UK public smoking ban according to Lancaster University researchers.

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Galloway's CEO Stuart Clayton at Brew Me Sunshine in Morecambe

Galloway's appeal: How Galloway's converted The Visitor's former office in Morecambe

As the Post continues its Gallowheels campaign to raise funds for a minibus for Galloway’s, NATALIE WALKER looks at the work the charity has done with the Morecambe Visitor’s former office.
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It's not just snap-happy nails we have to contend with

This is how to stop your nails breaking in winter according to experts

Follow these eight expert tips to get strong and stable nails all winter long.

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Remember, the results do not have be perfect

Ask an expert: What should I play with kids now it's winter?

Dreary winter days don't mean playtime is over, says Tanith Carey.

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Cough medicines could "actually do more harm than good".

Doctor warns against over the counter cough syrups and medicines for children

A senior doctor has urged parents to avoid using over-the-counter cough syrups and medicines to treat coughs and colds in children - in favour of "old fashioned" honey and lemon.
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Blogger Gemma Brushneen with her husband Elliott, 30 and children Izzie, 7, Ollie, 4, and Mason, 2

Warning against buying doppler machines for home use to check baby

Christmas shoppers have been warned not to buy home doppler machines, which are sold with a view to enable pregnant women to check their baby's heartbeat.

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The study compared 790 men who had heart disease despite being aged under 40

More bad news for men who get grey hair or go bald before the age of 40

Prematurely grey and balding men may be at greater risk of early heart disease, say scientists.

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Viagra to be available over the counter

Brits will be the first in the world to be able to buy Viagra over the counter, following the impotence drug’s reclassification.

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Sharon Jackson.

Disabled charity founder left ‘humiliated’ by train incident

The founder of a Lancaster charity for people with neurological conditions says she was left “completely humiliated and exposed” after being told she would not be helped off a train in her mobility scooter.

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Suicidal posts will reach local authorities "twice as quickly"

Facebook launches AI tool to identify users expressing suicidal thoughts

Facebook is to use artificial intelligence to help spot user posts expressing thoughts of suicide, and quickly connect members with help.

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Stuart Clayton, chief executive, right, with Sunila Jain and Dr Simon Clarke

Galloway's appeal: Celebrating 150 years with a sight loss conference

To mark Galloway’s Society for the Blind’s 150th anniversary, it has launched a campaign with the Post to fund-raise for a minibus. Reporter NATALIE WALKER looks at the charity’s biggest event of the year.

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Doctors are appealing for parents to take up the free flu vaccination for children

Call to vaccinate 'super spreader' children to protect grandparents from flu

Parents are being urged to vaccinate their "super-spreader" children against flu in time for Christmas to avoid putting grandparents at risk.
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500 calls were made across Christmas Eve and Christmas Day alone

Shelter reports receiving calls for help every 22 seconds over Christmas

Shelter says its free helpline received a cry for help every 22 seconds during its busiest times last Christmas - and it fears the situation could be worse this winter.

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Josh Brandwood and his partner.

Ex-councillor shares his battle with anxiety and depression

A former councillor has shared intimate details about his battle with anxiety and depression.

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