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Mum’s anger as son lives in ‘filthy’ home

A worried Luton mother, whose toddler has a rare health condition, claims her family home is unfit to live in as they battle “ongoing problems”.

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Peter Bonnar

Charity concert is tribute for musician Peter Bonnar

Kind-hearted friends of a talented Luton musician are looking to organise a music competition in his memory.

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Don’t forget to care for yourself too

People who care for loved-ones in Bedfordshire are being urged not to neglect their own health this winter.

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Debbie and Steve Nelson with their sons Reece and Charlie

Family backs HeadSmart to raise awareness

The family of Reece Nelson, who died of a brain tumour in 2012, are supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of the disease.

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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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Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger

‘Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger’

The “hidden sugar” in our diets could be causing us to die younger, according to scientists.

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University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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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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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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A fighting chance for food parcels

A fighting chance for food parcels

Luton boxing hero Jordan Reynolds visited his old school at Christmas to celebrate kind-hearted pupils gathering food parcels.

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Billy Gradwell-Smith

‘Billy was our Son shine’ say proud family

The family of a young Luton lifeguard who died last month is raising money for Herts Air Ambulance, after the crew tried to save his life.

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Gwen has been recognised with a British Citizen Award

Fundraiser honoured with a British Citizen Award

A fundraiser who has raised more than £54,000 to help Multiple Sclerosis (MS) sufferers has been recognised with a national honour.

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John Geraghty. PHOTO: SWNS

MS sufferer mistakenly thrown out of pub for being ‘drunk’

Pub chain Wetherspoons has apologised to a multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferer after a bouncer threw him out after accusing him of being drunk.

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Jailed for giving friend pain relief tablets which killed him

A restaurant worker, who kept strong pain relief tablets prescribed to his dying uncle, gave some to a work colleague suffering from shoulder pain.

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Cleaning ears with cotton buds bad for you

Cleaning ears with cotton buds bad for you

It may be satisfying getting a cotton wool bud to clear your ears of gunk, but cleaning away earwax could damage your hearing, according to a new study.

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The disfiguring effects of leishmanianism. Otis Historical Archives, CC BY

Five little-known diseases to watch out for in 2017

The phrase “emerging disease”, to describe an infectious disease that is new to humans or which is suddenly increasing its geographical range or number of cases, dates back to the 1960s.

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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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The incredible 3D scan showing the perfect features of baby Smith

New technology that allows you to see your unborn baby’s face

When I was given the opportunity to have a 3D scan of my unborn child at Humpty Bumpty baby scanning clinic in Milton Keynes, I must admit I was a little wary.

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Patients no more at risk of death on weekends than during week

Patients no more at risk of death on weekends than during week

Patients are not a greater risk of dying on weekends than at any other times, a British academic argued.

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