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Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough hospital trusts agree resolution to merge

The Trusts running Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals have each agreed a resolution to merge the two organisations in order to sustain acute services for patients in Huntingdonshire, Greater Peterborough and South Lincolnshire.

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Olivia Mae Woodward (19) who died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) in her halls of residence at Sheffield Hallam University on Sunday, September 18 EMN-160928-094454001

Family and friends raise awareness and funds after Olivia’s sudden death

Olivia’s family want to raise awareness of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) as well as raising funds for the Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) charity.

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Olivia Mae Woodward (19) who died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) in her halls of residence at Sheffield Hallam University on Sunday, September 18 EMN-160928-094454001

Tributes paid to ‘beautiful’ Olivia, 19, after her sudden death

Tributes have been paid to a ‘kind and caring’ teenager who died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) while at university.

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Amy Stinton took this picture of her 14-month-old son Oliver after he contracted the herpes simplex virus and came out in blisters

Mum’s warning about kissing your baby if carrying virus that 60% of us already have

A mum wants to warn parents about the dangers of kissing babies and toddlers if you carry a virus 60 per cent of the population already has.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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Siobhan Parkin and her dad Dale Oliver, who has Parkinsons

Dad inspires Stamford woman’s walk for Parkinson’s

A young woman helping her dad come to terms with the discovery he has Parkinson’s will be taking part in a big sponsored walk in Stamford next weekend.

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Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance

Funding boost for Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance has secured funding for 20 potentially life-saving journeys over the next 12 months – thanks to a renewed charity partnership with Thomson Airways.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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Stoptober starts on October 1

Number of smokers falls to fewer than one in five adults

The number of smokers has fallen by 1.7 per cent in the region over the past four years, latest figures reveal.

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From left, Dean Welch, Dominic Seery, Claire Seery, David Slater, Donna Slater, Keith Seery, baby Stephanie Seery, and Mack the dog pictured before their sponsored walk

Family determined to raise awareness of genetic condition Fragile X complete sponsored walk

The parents of a child born with a genetic condition which causes learning disabilities have completed a sponsored walk to help raise awareness.

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Ted and Dot Kelby, pictured with Janie McCormick from St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

‘Mr and Mrs Bourne’ present birthday gift to St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

A couple who asked guests attending their joint 90th birthday party to make a donation to charity instead of bringing presents have raised £725 for a cause close to their hearts.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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Errington Cheese - Credit: Michael Rummey JFL-140923-142114003

Food watchdog bans cheesemaker’s whole output over E.coli fears

A food watchdog has said its recall of all cheese from a producer linked to an E.coli outbreak is justified as it revealed two new cases are being investigated.

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Sally-Ann Livingston, from Morton, who suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is hoping to raise �699 for a new mobility scooter. EMN-160909-155016001

Morton mum who suffers from rare condition Ehlers-Danlos syndrome needs help to buy a mobility scooter

‘I was at party with my daughter and was chatting with some other mums when I suddenly started feeling dizzy and clumsy,’ said Sally-Ann Livingston.

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John Chaplin from Stamford who is supporting Lymphoma awareness EMN-160913-182520009

Stamford man is staying positive for cancer fight

A Stamford man battling cancer is backing an awareness week.

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Peterborough City Hospital exteriors EMN-141118-141246009

Find out more about hospital merger plans

A series of public meetings looking at the proposed merger of Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals will be held this autumn.

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Soldiers from Kendrew Barracks give up spare time to save lives in the local community

A seriously ill motorist has been found slumped at the wheel of his car in a residential street after falling into a diabetic coma.

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Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use, which may cause severe infection.

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Madison Parry was born with a serious heart defect EMN-160914-162840001

Appeal launched to help baby Madison who was born with a rare heart defect

The parents of a seriously-ill three-month-old girl born with a rare heart defect have launched a fundraising appeal to help them buy a special cot, chair and other equipment.

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The new sensory equipment

Thanks to fundraisers from hospital children’s ward

Children visiting Peterborough City Hospital can now enjoy new sensory equipment and activities thanks to the generosity of local businesses and families who attended the Amazon Ball held in November.

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