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NHS campaigners stage Matlock protest against cuts and service changes

Campaigners took to the roads of Derbyshire last weekend to highlight NHS changes which they say threaten vital services.

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Couple to host fundraiser for stillbirth charity after heartbreak

Couple to host fundraiser for stillbirth charity after heartbreak

An Amber Valley couple whose son was stillborn are putting their best foot forward to fundraise for a charity supporting families like theirs.

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Remember, remember first aid in November

Remember, remember first aid in November

Leading first aid charity St John Ambulance is urging everyone to learn some basic first aid skills ahead of the Bonfire Night celebrations.

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Ready, steady, Mo!

Ready, steady, Mo! Top tips for growing your moustache for Movember

It's that time of year again when men up and down the country take on a sudden uncanny resemblance to Tom Selleck.

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The late David James. Picture kindly submitted by family.

The inexplicable death of a 'wonderful gentleman'

Grieving relatives of a 'wonderful gentleman' who died after he complained to his GP about chest pains believe further tests 'could have changed everything'.
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Construction begins on Ripley hospital blood test extension

Construction begins on Ripley hospital blood test extension

Construction work is under way on a £215,000 extension to Ripley Community Hospital which will improve patient facilities for blood testing.

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Builders finish care home job

Builders finish care home job

An Alfreton construction firm has completed work on a multi-million pound care home in Staffordshire, purpose built for residents with dementia.

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COLUMN: Angina attacks and how to treat them

COLUMN: Angina attacks and how to treat them

Angina is chest pain that someone gets when the arteries carrying blood to their heart muscle have become narrowed.

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One in five people witness somebody collapse and need CPR but most do nothing to help, research has shown.

One in five witness someone who needs CPR but the majority do nothing to help

A fifth of people witness somebody collapse and need CPR but most of them do absolutely nothing to help, according to worrying new research.

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Health experts recommend everyone gets a flub jab as worst epidemic in 50 years is expected to hit the UK

Experts recommend flu jab as fears grow of worst UK epidemic for 50 years

The worst flu epidemic is on the way to the UK according to experts who are advising vulnerable people and everyone to get flu jabs.

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Donna Curleys weight loss has opened up a new life for her.

Weight Watchers coach marks personal slimming milestone

A Belper slimming consultant is celebrating a decade since she completed her own weight-loss transformation, which opened doors to a whole new life.

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COLUMN: Suicide prevention is a matter for us all

COLUMN: Suicide prevention is a matter for us all

It has recently been World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10).

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COLUMN: What to do if someone has a fever

COLUMN: What to do if someone has a fever

This week we offer advice on treating a fever . A fever is when a person has a persistent high temperature above 37°C (98.6°F).

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After five years, Shane Gunby, 20, has made a good recovery from the brain tumour which doctors missed at first.

Young brain tumour survivor joins awareness campaign

A Pinxton man who survived a brain tumour is backing a childhood health awareness campaign after doctors first misdiagnosed his symptoms.

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Steep rise in mental health callouts for Derbyshire police

Police officers in Derbyshire have been called out to more than 450 incidents with a mental health element this year alone, the Derbyshire Times can reveal.

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Care provider launches Amber Valley recruitment drive

Care provider launches Amber Valley recruitment drive

A leading regional care provider is set to create 15 new jobs in Amber Valley and Erewash to meet increasing demand for its services.

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EMAS has defended its record

Chief defends record after probe reveals heart patient died due to ‘lost ambulance keys’

East Midlands Ambulance Service has defended its record after it was revealed a heart patient died due to delays because of “lost ambulance keys”.

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COLUMN: Facts, fiction and the NHS

In this world of ‘post truth’, the new ‘age of un-enlightenment’, where policy appears to be driven by falsehoods rather than facts, it came as no surprise in 2016 when Michael Gove stated 
“we have had enough of experts.”

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We could be eating more healthily without even knowing it

Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could easily “trick” customers into buying and eating fewer calories, according to new research.

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Does talcum powder cause cancer and should you stop using it?

Does talcum powder cause cancer and should you stop using it?

A woman in the US, who claims the talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly to the genitals for feminine hygiene, has won her case.

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