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Houghton Regis mum reveals how vasculitis left her deaf and numb on left side

A Houghton Regis mother who is battling a rare auto immune disease that has left her deaf, and with limited feeling in her left side, is hoping to raise awareness.

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One mile to go!

Dunstable runner helps National Brain Appeal and hospital that saved her father

A determined Dunstable woman completed the hottest marathon on record to say thank you to the hospital that saved her father’s life.

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Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

The Child Oncology Walk

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s fundraising team is looking for people to support The Child Oncology Walk in May.

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A London protest: over 2,400 people died due to the scandal. Sharon is clear of HepC but left at risk of liver cancer.

‘Contaminated blood victims must speak out now!’ says Houghton Regis campaigner whose blood was tainted

A former Houghton Regis resident whose blood was tainted during the 1980s contamination scandal is encouraging other victims to seek justice.

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Health bodies in Milton Keynes Bedford, and Luton to ‘merge’

NHS bosses have plans to ‘merge’ the health system across Bedford, Luton, and Milton Keynes – and politicians fear it is already a done deal.

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Bedford Hospital boss Stephen Conroy

Bedford and Luton hospitals merger likely to be delayed until April 2019

Plans to merge Bedford and Luton hospitals are likely to be delayed until April 2019 at the earliest.

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Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Promoting healthy eating

The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) have introduced a number of changes to promote healthy eating for patients and staff.

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Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Be a Chum and join Dawn on 100 mile walk

Social enterprise company chief executive Dawn Hewitt is on a mission to raise £21,000 for the charity she’s been involved with since its inception 21 years ago.

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Asda staff offer up a helping 
hand to Trevor

Staff at Asda in Dunstable have transformed the shopping experience for one of their favourite customers, Trevor Hughes, who has shopped at the store every week since it opened in 2001.

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Pioneering facial surgery carried out at L&D Hospital

Pioneering Maxillofacial surgery – thought to be the first of its kind to be performed in the UK and US – was undertaken at Luton and Dunstable Hospital last month.

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The Autism Bedfordshire gardeners

Autism Bedfordshire’s community garden to hold grand opening in Dunstable on Monday!

A bright and beautiful community garden planted by adults with autism will hold its grand opening ceremony in Dunstable on Monday, April 9.

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Arndale House will 'free up much needed space on the hospital site' provision.

‘We don’t want to travel to Arndale House’ argue Dunstable residents

Dunstable residents have been voicing their concerns about the relocation of health services from Luton and Dunstable Hospital to Arndale House.

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LISTED: The conditions you can’t get prescriptions for and the treatments banned by the NHS

Prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ remedies such as paracetamol and cold treatments have been cut after NHS officials voted in favour of money-saving plans.

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RSPCA looking for wildlife casualty volunteers in Luton and Dunstable

The RSPCA is looking for animal lovers in Luton and Dunstable who would like to train as wildlife casualty volunteers for Beds and Herts.

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The launch

Luton and Dunstable veterans and military leavers could embark on NHS career

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has received the royal seal of approval for a scheme which could help Luton and Dunstable military leavers and veterans.

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Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Services to move from L&D to Arndale House

Dunstable patients may have to travel to a new community health hub, as hospital services including phlebotomy, dermatology and sexual health move to Luton’s Arndale House.

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Four in five Britons don't know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people don’t know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people in th UK are infected with hepatitis B do not even know they have it, a study warned.

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Give blood to help save lives

Donors in Luton are being asked to fill empty appointment slots to make sure blood stocks don’t drop even further before Easter.

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Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Researchers found that high nicotine in electronic cigarettes causes non-alcohol fatty liver diseases in mice.

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The Putnoe Walk In Centre provides urgent care to approximately 35,000 patients each year

Meeting tonight to protect Putnoe Walk-In Centre

A public meeting will be held tonight to rally support for Putnoe Walk-In Centre.

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