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Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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Easier than you think to see GP

GPs IN Todmorden are launching a campaign to make sure patients know how best to book appointments, and to avoid delay and inconvenience.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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NHS surgery ban on obese patients and smokers in Yorkshire

NHS surgery ban on obese patients and smokers in Yorkshire

NHS chiefs are backing a plan to ban obese patients and smokers from surgery in Yorkshire.

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Thousands of dogs will be fatally poisoned this Christmas

Thousands of dogs will be fatally poisoned this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive treats left lying around by their owners.

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VIDEO: Parents struggle to identify signs of meningitis - do you know the signs?

VIDEO: Parents struggle to identify signs of meningitis - do you know the signs?

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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VIDEO: Half of owners never clean their dog’s teeth

VIDEO: Half of owners never clean their dog’s teeth

More than half of the UK’s dog owners have never cleaned their dogs’ teeth, according to a new survey.

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Euan MacDonald.

I lost my voice through Motor Neurone Disease – but you can donate yours

Euan MacDonald, who has Motor Neurone Disease, explains how people living with the condition could be given a new voice – with your help

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Salmonella found to be rife in salad

Salmonella found to be rife in salad

Bags of ready to eat salads that contain broken leaves could be harbouring dangerously high levels of the food poisoning bug, a new study warned.

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A reader asks: Do we care more about our pets than people?

Pet flea and tick drops recalled over poisoning fears

A range of pet care products has been recalled by its manufacturer due to concerns that they may contain an element poisonous to cats.

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The norovirus is a particularly unpleasant sign of the season

Winter vomiting bug is coming

As the autumn leaves fall from the trees, we can spot the stereotypical signs of winter - the sun low in the sky, shops putting up decorations… a sudden queasy feeling in the pit of the stomach.

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Each bottle of his energy drink contained 40 mg of Niacin - 200 per cent the recommended daily value.

Man developed hepatitis after energy drink ‘overdose’

Downing too many energy drinks can cause hepatitis, doctors have warned.

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Fears over killer food poisoning bug prompt recall

Fears over killer food poisoning bug prompt recall

Patchwork Pate has recalled 15 varieties of its pate over fears it could contain the toxin responsible for potentially fatal botulism food poisoning.

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The airbag is now on sale in the UK.

VIDEO: Check out the world’s first airbag for cyclists

A Swedish firm has designed the world’s first airbag for cyclists.

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Yorkshire service’s £7m bill for private ambulances

Yorkshire service’s £7m bill for private ambulances

YORKSHIRE’S ambulance service is to end its contracts with most of its non-NHS providers after an “unbearable squeeze” on funding saw it pay private firms and charities more than £7m to transport patients.

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Prostesters outside the meeting.

Hospital campaign group is looking at legal action

furious campaigners have said “gloves are off” in a fight to save Huddersfield Royal Infirmary after NHS bosses green-lit a plan to downgrade its A&E unit.

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Prostesters outside the meeting this afternoon.

Hospital deal is sealed for Halifax and Huddersfield

Health bosses have approved controversial plans to centralise hospital services in Halifax and Huddersfield.

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'Restart a heart' defibrillator training at Crossley Heath School

Calderdale schoolchildren learn lifesaving lessons in county-wide campaign

Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff visited schools across Calderdale today (Tuesday) as part of a massive project to teach lifesaving techniques to pupils.

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WARNING: Children at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

WARNING: Children at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

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