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Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain’s biggest killers.

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New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

The over 50s are finding it difficult to see their GP, according to research by Saga Health Insurance which reveals the places in the UK where over 50s say they struggle most to get an appointment with a doctor.

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One in six workers experience stress, anxiety and depression at any given time but, more often than not, workers dont disclose their problems and mental health remains a workplace taboo

Should I disclose my mental health issues to my employer?

One in six workers experience stress, anxiety and depression at any given time but, more often than not, workers don’t disclose their problems and mental health remains a workplace taboo.

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Benefits of daily asprin outweigh risks

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

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Christmas choirs unite for Macmillan Cancer Support

Two festive choirs are going to be singing their hearts out in Dunstable, ready to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Hatters players Frankie Musonda and Alex Atkinson with Brain Tumour Research chuef executive Sue Farrington Smith

Raising funds for brain tumour research is Hatters’ goal

Luton Town FC is like family and when former team mate Paddy McCourt’s wife Laura was diagnosed with a brain tumour earlier this year, the club stepped in to support Brain Tumour Research for the 2016-17 season.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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Advice on your festive waste

Advice on your festive waste

Households in Central Bedfordshire should have received information about the temporary changes to household waste collections during Christmas week.

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Aldi issues recall

Aldi recalls popular food dish over allergy fears

ALDI is recalling one of its popular curry dishes because it contains milk, which is not declared within the ingredients list.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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Shoppers help poppy appeal

Shoppers help poppy appeal

Generous shoppers at The Mall Luton have helped to raise over £18,000 for the Royal British Legion.

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Bedfordshire health group agrees to carry on funding IVF

Couples trying for a baby will still be able to access specialist fertility services on the NHS following a decision taken at Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (BCCG’s) Governing Body yesterday (Thursday).

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Carbon monoxide alarm helps save man’s life in Luton

Carbon monoxide alarm helps save man’s life in Luton

A lucky man called out the fire service when his carbon monoxide alarm went off.

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‘Our superhero Harry taught us that every moment counts’

‘Our superhero Harry taught us that every moment counts’

The sister of a boy who died at Keech Hospice is calling on the people to paint Wardown Park a sea of red and support Luton’s Santa Run.

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Burning eye fears lead to contact lens solution recall

A contact lens solution has been recalled by the manufacturer following the discovery of a potential fault which could cause eye irritation or possibly more serious consequences.

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Homes plan for older people gets go-ahead

Homes plan for older people gets go-ahead

Plans for a new Independent Living scheme in the centre of Houghton Regis have been given the go-ahead.

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Its true - women really do have better memories than men

It’s true - women really do have better memories than men

In the battle of the sexes, memory – or lack of it – has traditionally played a starring role.

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Lack of sleep leads to sugary drink cravings

Lack of sleep leads to sugary drink cravings

Getting less than five hours sleep a night makes it more likely you will reach for a can of sugary pop or energy drink - increasing the risk of diabetes.

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