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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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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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Notts girl ‘spiked’ at festival left shaken

An Eastwood girl is urging festival-goers to be more aware after she believes her drink was spiked at a music festival.

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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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Which pharmacies are open in Notts this Bank Holiday?

Have you prepared ahead of the Summer Bank holiday?

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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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There are concerns older people are drinking too much

Fears the over 50s have a drink problem as the baby boomers turn baby boozers

Soaring cases of drink and drug abuse among people over the age of 50 are causing concern among health officials.

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Naomi Betts (right) and best friend Jackie Illingworth - Pictures thanks to Nottingham Post

Tragic mum funds her own funeral

A 39-year-old mum of three with a terminal heart condition is fundraising to pay towards the cost of her own funeral.

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Sexual health services struggling with 25% surge in demand

People could be forced to wait longer to access sexual health services following a surge in demand and a 10 per cent budget cut, warn local authorities.

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Dawson Willcock in hospital with parents David and Wendy.

Eamonn Holmes causes twitter row over ‘insensitive’ comment to brave Ashfield cancer sufferer Dawson

Television presenter Eamonn Holmes left viewers furious over an ‘incensitive’ comment he made to an Ashfield toddler battling a rare form of cancer.

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FIRST AID FRIDAY: What to do if someone has an allergic reaction

FIRST AID FRIDAY: What to do if someone has an allergic reaction

We’ve teamed up with St John Ambulance to help them spread the first aid message.

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*WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT* Woodhouse man bit by a false black widow spider

*WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT* Woodhouse man bit by a false black widow spider

Matt Clarke, 31, was bitten by a ‘false black widow’ spider last year as he was lying in bed.

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FIRST AID FRIDAY: How to deal with a diabetic emergency

FIRST AID FRIDAY: How to deal with a diabetic emergency

We’ve teamed up with St John Ambulance to help them spread the first aid message.

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FIRST AID FRIDAY: What to do if you suspect someone is having a stroke

FIRST AID FRIDAY: What to do if you suspect someone is having a stroke

We’ve teamed up with St John Ambulance to help them spread the first aid message.

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Patient Andrew Stewart (centre), of Mansfield, with the stroke team at Kings Mill Hospital in Sutton.

King’s Mill patient hails best stroke care in East Midlands

A grateful patient from Mansfield has sung the praises of a hospital stroke team that has been named the best in the East Midlands.

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FIRST AID FRIDAY: Spotting and treating a seizure

FIRST AID FRIDAY: Spotting and treating a seizure

We’ve teamed up with St John Ambulance to help them spread the first aid message.

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St John Ambulance: 140 years of lifesaving first aid

St John Ambulance: 140 years of lifesaving first aid

This week marked 140 years since St John Ambulance was founded to create a nation of life savers.

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Inappropriate calls received by EMAS in April included a woman who had lost her credit card.

NHS set new 999 performance targets for ambulance service

Ambulance services have been given a new set of four performance targets for responding to calls.

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