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The breeds of dogs vets are urging owners to avoid

Vets have warned would-be dog owners to think carefully before buying breeds with “flat faced” features, due to concerns over their welfare.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

Cuddling cats could be deadly

Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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Man seriously injured after he reportedly fell down a lift shaft in Luton

A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he reportedly fell down a lift shaft in a building in King Street, Luton, last night.

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Eye test could prevent tragedy

Eye test could prevent tragedy

A trip to the optician usually results in stronger glasses, or if you’re lucky, a date to return in 12 months for our next check-up.

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Noise annoys

Noise annoys - snoring, screaming kids, and the ‘Go Compare’ song

It was National Quiet Day this week - where snoring, loud eaters and the ‘Go Compare’ song were banned.

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Wandering Wallies raised money for Sienna's Footsteps

Sisters hike for Sienna’s Footsteps

Two sisters have raised £500 for Just4Children to help an eight-year-old girl, who has cerebral palsy, walk unaided.

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It’s OK to talk and reach out for help

It’s OK to talk and reach out for help

When life seems overwhelming, reach out for help and support.

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The Luton & Dunstable Hospital has been named as one of 12 national eladers to pioneer IT in healthcare

L&D to pioneer IT in healthcare

Luton & Dunstable Hospital has been named as one of 12 NHS national leaders pioneering the use of information technology in healthcare provision.

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Brexit, terrorism and exams blamed for spike in anxiety Google searches

Brexit, terrorism and exams blamed for spike in ‘anxiety’ Google searches

Stressed Brits are turning to Google for help, it has been revealed, with searches for anxiety-related symptoms and advice quadrupling over the last 10 years.

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Great Britain's Harriet Lee on the podium with her Silver medal during the medal ceremony for the Women's 100m Breaststroke SB9 at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium during the first day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. pa-sport-old-20160908-234007-par

Biggleswade’s Harriet Lee gets silver in Rio Paralympics

A former Biggleswade Swimming Club member has taken a silver in the first days of the Paralympics in Rio.

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Product warning

Salmonella found in organic seed mix

Two organic food retailers have recalled a number of products after they were found to contain the potentially fatal salmonella bacteria.

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‘Silent killer’ risk on the rise

‘Silent killer’ risk on the rise

The risks of suffering carbon monoxide poisoning in Bedfordshire are on the rise according to a latest Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

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Do you regularly check your dog for ticks?

One in three dogs have ticks - even in cities and towns

TV presenter Chris Packham has called on pet owners to be more tick aware after they were found on almost one in three dogs during random checks of pets in the largest survey of its kind in the UK.

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Supermarket chocolate recalled over nut allergy risk

Supermarket chocolate recalled over nut allergy risk

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has recalled bars of its Raisin Milk Chocolate after it emerged they could contain traces of nuts.

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Family of 10 slam Luton Council for lack of dining room  in offered house

Family of 10 slam Luton Council for lack of dining room in offered house

A family-of-ten have slammed Luton Borough Council after claiming their home is ‘unsuitable’ and they are being ‘neglected’ - after turning down a five-bedroom house.

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BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

A strike by Junior Doctors planned for next week has been called off by the British Medical Association, The BMA.

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Cancer warning over skin bleaching

Cancer warning over skin bleaching treatment

Trendy skin bleaching jabs are “potentially dangerous” and could even lead to skin cancer, tops doctors have warned.

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