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  • Theresa May vows ‘sweeping’ reforms to mental health policy

    May 7, 2017 6:08 AM 18

    New Mental Health Treatment Bill will be early priority for a Tory government. Theresa May has promised to tear up outdated mental health legislation in a bid to bring a halt to a trend which has seen growing numbers of vulnerable people unnecessarily detained in cells. A Conservative government will make it an early priority following the June 8 general

  • Theresa May vows 'sweeping' reforms to mental health policy

    May 6, 2017 11:04 PM 15

    Theresa May has promised to tear up outdated mental health legislation in a bid to bring a halt to a trend which has seen growing numbers of vulnerable people unnecessarily detained in cells. A Conservative government will make it an early priority following the June 8 general election to produce a new Mental Health Treatment Bill to replace the 1983 Mental

  • What Lincolnshire farmers need to know about latest bird flu outbreak

    May 5, 2017 4:33 PM 18

    Farmers have been warned to be vigilant after a fresh outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed. DEFRA confirmed a case of H5N8 has been registered at a farm in Thornton, Wyre, Lancashire and a 3km protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone is in place. Farmers across Lincolnshire are now being urged to take action if they keep birds. An Avian Influenza

  • The power of swearing: Shouting expletives aloud makes you physically STRONGER

    May 4, 2017 11:03 PM 15

    If you're struggling in the gym, you might want to consider letting out your frustration by shouting out some swear words. A surprising new study has shown that physical power is improved after swearing. The researchers are unsure why, but suggest that swearing could stimulate the same system that makes your heart pound when you're in danger, increasing

  • Are Britons falling out of love with booze?

    May 4, 2017 12:20 AM 25

    Britain has always been known as a nation that loves a tipple. But the latest Office for National Statistics lifestyle survey suggests this may be coming to an end. The 2016 poll of nearly 8,000 Britons found just under 60% had had a drink in the past week - the lowest rate since the survey began in 2005. One of the problems with the ONS survey is that it is based

  • Doing THIS every day is guaranteed to help you lose weight

    May 3, 2017 2:34 PM 27

    IF YOU do this one thing daily you are more likely to lose weight. We’ve all been there. Laughed when one of our friends stood on a chair at a cafe to “artfully” take a picture of the food put infront of them. The study from the University of Washington said posting your meals to Instagram may be a key factor in helping you lose weight. The researchers

  • Labour have vowed to 'save the NHS'

    May 2, 2017 11:36 PM 18

    The charity Age UK has argued STP’s are the “best chance we have” of updating services so they fit today’s population better. While health think tanks like the Kings Fund believe each local plan should be considered on its own merits. Even NHS England insiders admit there are huge differences in how well each region has done. Some, like Dorset, are well into the consultation

  • People with non- O blood group may have higher risk of heart attacks

    May 1, 2017 4:50 AM 70

    Is your blood group A, B or AB? Then we might have some bad news for you. According to a recent study, having a non-O blood group can be associated with higher risks of heart attack. The study’s lead author Tessa Kole, a Master’s degree student at the University Medical Centre Groningen, the Netherlands, said that it has been observed that people with non-O

  • This popular 'healthy' breakfast food is making you fat

    April 30, 2017 7:00 AM 25

    MOST people reach for a bowl of this for breakfast – but it could be the cause of your expanding waistline. Do you eat porridge for breakfast? There’s plenty of reasons why oatmeal makes a hearty and healthy meal but you could be making a few simple mistakes that can make it a fattening food. Serving yourself up a massive bowl of porridge can lead to weight

  • Nearly 500 people attend march to remember schoolboy Callum Cartlidge, aged eight, who died after being taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital

    April 30, 2017 6:54 AM 12

    HUNDREDS of people marched through the centre of Redditch yesterday to commemorate the tragic death of schoolboy Callum Cartlidge. The poignant event was to celebrate the life of Callum as well as highlight controversial health care changes for Redditch and Bromsgrove families. He lived just two minutes from Redditch's Alexandra Hospital but was taken