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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

New research places Britain among the top five countries worldwide for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - a condition caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy.

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The new superfood trends to watch out for in 2017

The new superfood trends to watch out for in 2017

Clean eaters could be scoffing offal, insects and algae this year as new superfood trends take off.

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University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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NHS “wasting” millions prescribing gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing gluten-free products

The NHS spending millions of pounds prescribing gluten-free food products to coeliac sufferers is “a scandal”, according to family doctors.

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Simple blood test can predict if you’ll die young

A blood test could soon tell who is at risk of age-related diseases, dementia and death and even how long they might live, a new study found.

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Hospitals around Yorkshire are spending millions a year on consultancy fees.

Why can’t Yorkshire’s NHS get over its addiction to consultancy?

With pressure on health services nationwide becoming ever more acute, the issue of NHS trusts spending millions on management consultancy firms to help them cut costs and restructure has been hugely contentious in recent years.

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File picture of Pinderfields Hospital. Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, which runs the site, has come under fire for its use of consultancy firms.

Yorkshire NHS trust which paid £15m to ‘big four’ consultants hands out another seven-figure contract

A Yorkshire hospital trust which came under fire for handing £15m to a ‘big four’ accountancy firm for cost-cutting advice over four years has paid a further seven-figure sum to a rival company in its latest attempt to save money.

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Living near a motorway could increase your risk of dementia

Living near a motorway could increase your risk of dementia

Millions of people who live near a motorway are at greater risk of dementia, warns new research.

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Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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Nuts, crisps and pizza: Animal experts issue festive food warning to pet owners

Nuts, crisps and pizza: Animal experts issue festive food warning to pet owners

Hopefully all animal owners know by now the dangers of feeding ’human’ chocolate to their pets.

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Norovirus can be very unpleasant but it usually clears up by itself in a few days.

Advice on how to deal with ‘winter vomiting bug’ as cases expected to rise

The winter vomiting bug also know as norovirus, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK and is particularly common at this time of year - but do you know what to do if you or a loved one catches it?

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Clincial group considers stopping prescribing of gluten-free products for patients

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) could stop prescribing gluten-free products for patients over the age of 18.

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Ban on junk food ads targeted at children

Ban on junk food ads targeted at children

Ads for junk food and drink targeted at children are to be banned from the internet in a bid to combat the obesity epidemic.

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Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

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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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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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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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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