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Travel jabs and gluten-free food may no longer be available on NHS in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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Lister House's hydrotherapy pool in Ripon will close on May 12.

Devastation at district's loss of Royal British Legion hydrotherapy facility

After almost 20 years of serving Ripon and the wider district, Lister House care home has announced the closure of its hydrotherapy pool on May 12.
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Soon babies could get 5 in 1 vaccination from birth

Soon babies could get 5 in 1 vaccination from birth

A one-shot jab to protect newborns against meningitis and other fatal infections has been developed by scientists.

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People around the world are marking Earth Hour this evening. People in Britain are expected to join in at 8.30pm... and then they will switch their clocks forward tonight as British Summer Time begins.

Get ready to turn your clocks forward... but before that expect things to get much darker

THE nation will set their clocks forward by one hour this evening as we herald the start of British Summer Time... but tonight also sees the 10th year of Earth Hour.

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Swimmer Karen McMillan-Jones with Yorkshire Cancer Reserch's Louise Robinson and Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym in Harrogate deputy general manager Tom Woollard.

Karen completes charity challenge to swim length of English Channel in Harrogate!

Karen McMillan Jones, a 55-year-old breast cancer patient from Harrogate has finished her challenge to swim the length of the English Channel for charity.
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Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research.

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Warning as skin creams linked to 40 fire deaths

Warning as skin creams linked to 40 fire deaths

A group of skin creams containing paraffin have been linked to almost 40 fire deaths across Britain over the last decade.

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Smokers warned over new cigarette laws that are coming into force within weeks

Smokers warned over new cigarette laws that are coming into force within weeks

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that are set to come into force within a matter of weeks.

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The top 10 vaping no-nos - according to Debretts

The top 10 vaping no-nos - according to Debretts

Social etiquette experts Debrett’s has issued a guide to polite VAPING - including never vape in bed or blow vapour into someone’s face.

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Blood test for autism developed for earlier diagnosis

Blood test for autism developed for earlier diagnosis

A blood test for autism has been developed which could lead to children being diagnosed at an earlier age.

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NHS staff across Harrogate District are some of the most engaged throughout the healthcare system. Picture: HDFT

NHS staff across Harrogate District thanked for 'hard work' following shining survey result

NHS staff across the Harrogate District have been thanked for their tireless efforts in light of a work satisfaction survey which found employees to be the most engaged throughout Yorkshire.
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The affected eggs.

Popular Easter eggs recalled over health risk

Two easter eggs, made by a popular premium chocolate brand have been recalled after it was revealed that they could pose a health risk to some customers.

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Daniel Darkes

Doctors now ‘80% certain’ Brit is the first person ever to cure himself of type 1 diabetes

Tests show a man may well hold the secret to a cure for an illness that kills 1.5 million people every year.

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Macey on the day of her surgery in hospital. Picture: Robyn Clarke

Mission for Macey: Life-changing surgery goes well for little girl who dreams of walking

The parents of a three-year-old girl who was born unable to use her legs have said they can see a difference in their daughter already, after her life-changing surgery went well.

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Children are tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Millions of children are tucking into lunchboxes containing more than double their daily sugar intake, a study has found.

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Do you really need to eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day?

Do you really need to eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day?

Only a quarter of UK adults manage to eat the officially recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. In fact, almost half eat less than three a day.

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Dr Richard Tatham is the only doctor at the practice who is currently offering the service. Picture: Springbank Health

GP in Harrogate District launches video-call appointments for patients

Harrogate residents have suggested they would be open to trying video-call appointments with their GP as the NHS looks at ways to reduce pressure on its services.

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Couple’s career change to create Yorkshire ‘super’ tea

Couple’s career change to create Yorkshire ‘super’ tea

Husband and wife team James and Jade Dawson gave up good jobs in Dubai to create a ‘super tea’. Catherine Scott reports.

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Vital component of cannabis ‘may help treat anxiety and substance abuse’

Vital component of cannabis ‘may help treat anxiety and substance abuse’

A key ingredient of cannabis may help treat anxiety and drug addiction, suggests a new study.

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