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Men living eight years longer and women almost four more years than 25 years ago

Men are living an average of eight years longer and women almost four years more than just 25 years ago, according to official figures.

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Do you know someone who drinks more than 7 pints a week?

Men who sup more than seven pints of beer a week for several years ‘raise heart disease risk’

Men who drink more than a pint of beer a day over several years may increase their risk of heart disease by prematurely ageing their arteries, new research suggests.

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Tribute to woman killed in nightclub blaze

Tribute to woman killed in nightclub blaze

A donation in memory of a Luton woman who died after being involved in a tragic fire has been made to the burns unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.Friends and colleagues of Elsa Albu raised more than £4,000 in her name after her death in November 2015.

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Keech Hospice Care shortlisted for national awards in House of Lords

Hard-working staff at Keech Hospice Care were finalists in a national awards ceremony held at the House of Lords last night.

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Penny holding the Olympic torch in 2012 (right)

‘If it wasn’t for Penny I’m not sure I’d have made it!’

A special Dunstable charity worker has inspired a mum to run the London Marathon for Down’s Heart Group.

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Luton & Dunstable Hospital nurse struck off after using fake reference

Luton & Dunstable Hospital nurse struck off after using fake reference

A nurse has been struck off after using a fake reference to get a job at Luton & Dunstable Hospital.

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Parent guide to everything you need to know about highly infectious bug in schools

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Amanda takes to the road for child safety

Amanda takes to the road for child safety

Icknield Lower School has a lollipopper again.

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NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’

NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’

Many of the plans to shake up services in the NHS and change the way of working talk about having specialised services - but campaigners fear this may mean patients travelling further to fewer hospitals.

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NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

GP numbers are heading for a ‘cliff edge’ as almost 40 per cent approach retirement in the next few years, it has been warned.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Health service must not rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’

The NHS must not be forced to rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’ as vacancies of fully-qualified staff mount and trainees on cheaper and quicker courses are brought in, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Charity donation helps ensure Saad is on the move

Charity donation helps ensure Saad is on the move

A Luton youngster, Saad Ali Khan, has been presented with a made-to-measure powered wheelchair thanks to the joint fundraising efforts of customers and staff at Cashino Dunstable on the town’s High Street.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

Forget “Physician Heal Thyself”, plans to shake up health services and save the NHS millions seem to hinge on patients either not getting ill in the first place or looking after themselves with an increased use of technology.

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NHS IN CRISIS: The changing face of maternity

NHS IN CRISIS: The changing face of maternity

Greater numbers of women giving birth later in life, an ageing midwife profile and a nationwide shortage of the profession is putting unprecedented pressure on maternity services.

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Chiltern Hills. Credit: Google Maps

Petition power to save Dunstable’s Chiltern Hills surgery

A determined GP patient is hoping to gain support for a petition to save the ‘best’ Dunstable doctor’s surgery.

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The full list of the 24 A&E units marked for closure

The full list of the 24 A&E units marked for closure

Dozens of accident and emergency units are facing closure or being downgraded in a far-reaching overhaul of urgent care which senior doctors warn would have “disastrous” consequences for the NHS.

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Keith Tunstall is a BWRT Advanced Practitioner, Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist

‘BWRT therapy is a new weapon against anxiety’

A new therapy has arrived in Dunstable to help Bedfordshire residents fight anxiety and its related mental health conditions.

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Thanks for the kindness of strangers

Thanks for the kindness of strangers

A couple who lost everything in a devastating house fire say they are “gobsmacked” by the support from friends, family and complete strangers.

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NHS CRISIS: Fears more than half of A&Es may be lost

NHS CRISIS: Fears more than half of A&Es may be lost

Dozens of accident and emergency units are facing closure or being downgraded in a far-reaching overhaul of urgent care which senior doctors warn would have “disastrous” consequences for the NHS.

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