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East Midlands Air Ambulance in demand

Magpas Air Ambulance saw its busiest year to date in 2016, with almost 1,500 callouts for the charity’s advanced care, across 12 different counties.

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Public urged to use 999 wisely

Public urged to use 999 wisely

East Midlands Ambulance Service has urged the public to use 999 calls responsibly as peaks in demand bring ‘real challenges’ to the service.

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‘Record breaking’ year for LIVES responders

LIVES, the Lincolnshire-based charity attending 999 medical emergencies, have experienced their busiest year on record - responding to more than 20,000 emergency calls from patients across Lincolnshire in 2016.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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

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

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Loneliness

Hospice seeks volunteers to combat loneliness in Lincolnshire patients

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is looking for volunteers to provide companionship to lonely patients.

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Dog obesity

Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Coun Paul Gleeson is concerned about people who can't afford public transport to attend hospitals elswhere.

Fears for low-income families if consultant-led maternity moved from Pilgrim Hospital

Boston councillors want to save Pilgrim Hospital’s consultant-led maternity unit as health services across the county face sweeping changes.

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Louth County Hospital

Louth & District Labour Party plans ‘day of action’ over NHS proposals

The Louth and District Labour Party will be holding a day of action next Saturday (January 21), campaigning against the current state of the NHS locally and nationally.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Matt Warman MP (left) and Sir Edward Leigh MP

Lincolnshire MPs secure Jeremy Hunt’s attention on failings of rural ambulance services after patients forced to wait for two hours

Two Lincolnshire MPs have challenged the Secretary of State for Health, about the disparity in NHS services between those who live in urban areas and those who live in rural communities.

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NHS Lincolnshire East: ‘Keep A&E for medical emergencies’

NHS Lincolnshire East CCG is urging people to make sure they choose the most appropriate care for their ailments this winter.

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NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced 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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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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Government warns poultry owners to keep their birds separate from wild animals: PHOTO: Niall Carson/PA Wire ENVIRONMENT_BirdFlu_121224.JPG

Avian flu Prevention Zone extended after case found on Lincolnshire farm

The Chief Veterinary Officer has extended a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from avian flu.

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Dr Anthony Hill has been awarded an MBE.

New Year’s honour for Dr Anthony Hill... MBE!

A doctor from Louth has been awarded an MBE on the New Year’s Honours List for his services to public health.

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Dry January

Lincolnshire East CCG: ‘Give yourself a break from alcohol this January’

January is a time when many of us want to give our body a break and start looking after our health again.

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Slimming World woman of the year 2016 Hollie Barrett unveils her new slimline figure,

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as much weight

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as many pounds as those who try to be realistic, according to new research.

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Make a New Year resolution to give blood

The New Year has traditionally been a time when people think about giving things up, but this year NHS Blood and Transplant is asking people to make a new kind of resolution and register to give blood.

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Louth County Hospital

Doctor fears recipe for disaster due to doctor ‘shortage’ at Louth County Hospital

A local doctor has spoken of his fears for a ‘recipe for disaster’ at Louth County Hospital after claiming there were ‘no doctors available’ to deal with a baby.

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