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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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East of England Ambulance Service launches new dementia strategy

An ambitious strategy has been launched by the region’s ambulance service to improve the care and experience for people with dementia.

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West Suffolk Hospital to raise parking charges

Parking charges for anyone staying more than an hour at West Suffolk Hospital will rise by up to 66 per cent next year.

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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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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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Suffolk Age UK to axe two day services in Bury St Edmunds after ‘decline in demand’

A charity facing funding cuts is to axe two Bury St Edmunds services for older people and those with dementia following a decline in demand.

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Footie sessions help Thomas and others

An inspirational youngster who is battling back from major brain surgery has been attending special football sessions set up following a three way partnership to help youngsters with disabilities.

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VIDEO: Help and insight available for Suffolk family carers

VIDEO: Help and insight available for Suffolk family carers

Suffolk County Council has released a new video and booklet giving an insight into what it means to be a carer.

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Call for Suffolk’s most vulnerable to get their FREE flu vaccination

Call for Suffolk’s most vulnerable to get their FREE flu vaccination

With winter well and truly here, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is joining the fight against flu by calling on thousands of Suffolk residents who qualify to get their free flu vaccination.

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Nordic walking in Festive Forest Challenge will help raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care

People are being invited to help chase away the November blues by taking part in a fun fund-raising walk for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

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New swimming group launched for cancer patients in Bury St Edmunds

A swimming group for cancer patients has been launched at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre to help them on their journey to recovery.

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Top accolade for West Suffolk Hospital’s housekeeping team

West Suffolk Hospital’s housekeeping team has received a top accolade at the British Institute of Cleaning Science’s annual awards ceremony.

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New 24/7 crisis service to provide mental health support in Norfolk and the Waveney set to launch

A new 24/7 out-of-hours crisis service, which will give children and young people access to specialist mental health support is set to launch across Norfolk and the Waveney following a £456k investment.

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Petition to bring derelict hospital site in Thetford back into use

A petition has been launched to bring a derelict hospital back into use and stop it falling into further disrepair.

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More than 9,000 GP patients’ records missing from GPs in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex

More than 9,000 patients’ records have gone missing since a private firm took on transferring files, it emerged yesterday, Monday.

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West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust launches new private physiotherapy service

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new private physiotherapy service to help people recover from injury and enhance their wellbeing.

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Man who died after Mendlesham collision named

Man who died after Mendlesham collision named

Suffolk Police have named a 32-year-old man who died following a collision on the A140 at Mendlesham on Saturday evening.

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West Suffolk Hospital ward closed to new admissions after norovirus outbreak

Ward G4 at West Suffolk Hospital has closed to new admissions after some patients showed symptoms of norovirus.

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Suffolk surgeries unite to improve care amid funding concerns

Doctors surgeries in Suffolk have joined forces to form an innovative partnership that could act as a blueprint for how future care is delivered.

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How to beat the winter blues  practical tips to keep your spirits up

How to beat the winter blues – practical tips to keep your spirits up

As we make the chilly transition from autumn into winter, it’s not uncommon for people’s moods to dip along with the temperatures.

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