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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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Endoscopy sister Grace Emovon, Previous Friends' Chairman Ian Elliot, Endoscopy Manager Lorraine Dyson and Chair of the Friends Colette Lain.
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£20,000-worth of Endoscopy equipment donated to Harrogate hospital

A generous donation has purchased nearly £20,000-worth of equipment for the Endoscopy Department at Harrogate District Hospital.

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Yorkshire MESMACs Tommo Snape, centre, with Disability Action Yorkshires Karen Minteh, left, and Denise Baynton (s).

Drop-in sessions to explore issues faced by disabled people from Harrogate district’s LGBTQ+ community

Two Yorkshire charities have joined forces to engage with disabled people from the Harrogate District’s LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community.

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Harrogate facing home care crisis after second provider pulls out of contract

Fears have been raised that the county council’s home care system is facing crisis after the second of three Harrogate providers pulled out of their contract.

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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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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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Harrogate District Hospital has launched a new healthy food menu in their restaurant, Herriots

Healthy revamp for Harrogate Hospital restaurant, Herriots

Staff and visitors to Harrogate District Hospital will be enticed into choosing healthier food options, as the hospital restaurant has launched an exciting new healthy menu.

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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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Attendees of Dementia Forward's wellbeing caf enjoy sharing memories over a mince pie.

Ending Loneliness campaign: How we can all beat loneliness this Christmas

Loneliness is a feeling that can affect any of us, and at any time of the year, but at Christmas when so many are surrounded by family and friends, it can be an especially lonely time for anyone who might not have somebody to share it with.
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Dr Rick Sweeney.

Harrogate GP calls on patients to take more responsibility to tackle coughs and colds

A Harrogate GP has welcomed the Local Government Association’s (LGA) decision to highlight the number of unnecessary GP appointments taken by patients.

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Layla Banert

Harrogate mother's mission to raise £16k to help her daughter communicate

A Harrogate mother is in the process of raising £16,000 for her daughter Layla to be enrolled on a life-changing programme to help her communicate.
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Harrogate District Hospital could be 'starved of funding' according to health chiefs.
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£1billion funding hole in Harrogate District's healthcare

Patients in the Harrogate and District healthcare system could face very different  NHS services as officials predict a £1bn deficit in five years.
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Little Macey with her dad, James and mum, Robyn. Picture: Adrian Murray

Our Mission for Macey: £35,000 campaign for little girl has successful start

The Harrogate Advertiser Series has launched a campaign to raise £35,000, which could give a bright little girl the use of her legs.
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Police across the county have been recognised for their special efforts while on duty.

Award for Harrogate police officer who stopped two young girls jumping from railway bridge

A Harrogate policeman has been recognised for his compassion, after he saved two young teenage girls from jumping off a railway bridge in the town.

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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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