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August 17, 2018 7:18 AM Little Mix star Perrie Edwards has operation for oesophagus problems

Perrie Edwards has revealed she has had surgery to deal with problems with her oesophagus. The Little Mix star said she consoled herself with her favourite pudding after the procedure. The 25-year-old shared a photograph of herself in a restaurant with an empty plate, writing: “Only I would have an operation then ask to be taken to the ivy for my favourite 6

August 17, 2018 5:06 AM Newspaper headlines: Aretha Franklin dies and 'Cipriani case causes outrage'

The death of Aretha Franklin dominates the front pages with the Guardian devoting most of its cover to a large picture of the singer. "She was the living definition of soul" and her music was the "soundtrack to the resistance", the paper reports. "Respect for the Queen of Soul" is the main headline on the i atop a large picture of Aretha Franklin. She died aged 76 after 7


Krabbe disease occurs when a baby inherits two copies of a mutated gene. Genes tell the body how to produce proteins. When they are altered, the body's proteins do not function properly. Children with Krabbe disease cannot produce enough or any of a crucial enzyme called galactocerebrosidase. Because children with the illness do not have enough of this enzyme 5

August 16, 2018 11:56 PM Special cookery classes for parents of children with kidney problems

What do you do when typical favourites such as ice cream, chocolate and bananas could kill your child? Parents of children with kidney failure face this problem daily, so a new class is helping them to cater for their kids. A special renal unit at Southampton Children's Hospital looks after patients before and after kidney transplants. Dr Arvind Nagra 6

August 13, 2018 6:19 AM Theresa May: I'll end rough sleeping by 2027

However, they warned it will not provide a “total fix” for homelessness, which would require a significant increase in social housing, more security for renters and the reversal of policies which leave migrants homeless. The new strategy, revealed by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire on Saturday ahead of its official launch today, will offer support 9

August 8, 2018 4:39 PM Ebola outbreak latest: Health workers receive vaccinations as Congo death toll RISES to 36

AN EBOLA virus outbreak has killed at least 36 people in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and aid agencies have rush to vaccinated health workers as the African nation attempts to halt the deadly virus spreading further. The World Health Organisation (WHO) today confirmed the vaccination process of health workers had begun, after the outbreak 22

August 7, 2018 8:15 AM Australia state records first case of Candida auris fungus that may have come from UK

Health officials say they are are taking a "search and destroy" approach to ensure the Candida auris fungus does not spread. Victoria deputy chief health officer Brett Sutton said health officials are taking a "search and destroy" approach to ensure the Candida auris fungus does not spread after a man in his 70s was diagnosed. Mr Sutton said: "The patient 9

August 2, 2018 8:48 PM Emmerdale fans upset after Ross Barton turns to drugs after acid attack

Viewers of ITV soap Emmerdale have voiced their concerns for character Ross Barton, who has turned to drugs in order to solve personal problems after he was a victim of an acid attack. Ross, played by actor Michael Parr, was seen privately pulling a bag of cocaine out of his pocket after telling Rhona (Zoe Henry) that he was going upstairs to freshen 10

August 1, 2018 11:06 AM Argus comment: Pre-school teachers cannot be expected to spot extremism

Some may send their children off to childcare simply as they are given a number of free hours every week and they want to sit at home and relax, or go to the gym. Whether that is right or not is another issue. What is not right is to expect too much from the people who look after our children. What is important is to be there for our babies and toddlers 10

July 31, 2018 4:39 AM 35 fit notes written in Swindon every day last year

DOCTORS in Swindon signed 35 fit notes on average every day last year, NHS figures show. Across Swindon and Shrivenham doctors handed out 12,874 fit notes between April 2017 and March this year. That figure was down on the previous 12 months, but the NHS said a technical error meant the figures for February 2018 were under recorded. People in work need a fit note, previously 12