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Showcasing country pursuits at Euston Park helps raise £8,000 for hospice

The organisers of Euston Rural Pastimes annual event have handed over a cheque for £8,000 to St Nicholas Hospice Care after another successful event at Euston Park.

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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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‘Don’t wait until it’s too late’ says Bury woman after opticians identifies painful eye condition

‘Don’t wait until it’s too late’ says Bury woman after opticians identifies painful eye condition

A 68-year-old woman from Bury is calling for others not to ignore their sight problems after a visit to her opticians identified two corneal ulcers that could have cost her sight.

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Bury St Edmunds rehabilitation service scoops national award

Bury St Edmunds rehabilitation service scoops national award

A Bury St Edmunds-based rehabilitation service with international appeal has scooped a national award for its work in helping cancer survivors return to work.

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Winfarthing mum’s post praising disabled Tesco staff goes viral on Facebook

Winfarthing mum’s post praising disabled Tesco staff goes viral on Facebook

A Winfarthing mum’s post praising a member of disabled Diss Tesco staff has gone viral on Facebook.

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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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Retired GP donates kidney to a stranger

Retired GP donates kidney to a stranger

A retired GP was one of the UK’s first 500 people to donate a kidney to a stranger and has since completed a triathlon and and cycled across France and Spain.

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World Alzheimers Day 2016

A listening ear for people living with dementia and their loved ones in Suffolk on World Alzheimer’s Day 2016

On World Alzheimer’s Day 2016, Wednesday September 20, healthcare charity Sue Ryder draws attention to Suffolk Dementia Helpline, its free, 24hr helpline for the estimated 12,800 people living with dementia in Suffolk.

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Food watchdog bans cheesemaker’s whole output over E.coli fears

A food watchdog has said its recall of all cheese from a producer linked to an E.coli outbreak is justified as it revealed two new cases are being investigated.

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‘Rising star’ joins West Suffolk Hospital as new medical director

A consultant in emergency medicine who has been named as one of healthcare’s ‘Rising Stars’ has been appointed the new medical director at West Suffolk Hospital.

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Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use, which may cause severe infection.

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East of England Ambulance service “at breaking point” following surge in serious incidents

The number of serious incidents involving ambulance crews – including severe delays in responding to 999 calls and poor patient care – has soared by 20 per cent in just two years, prompting warnings that the service has reached “breaking-point”.

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Charity event will help support animal conservation

Eat, drink — and help raise funds for animal conservation

A charity which aims to help endangered species across the world is inviting people in Norfolk to eat and drink — in a bid to support a good cause.

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West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust to become a centre for global digital exellence

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is set to become a centre for global digital excellence after successfully bidding for a share of £100 million of NHS England funding.

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Care watchdog rates farming charity’s Bury care home‘good’

A retirement home mainly for farmers has been recognised for the outstanding way it cares for its residents.

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West Suffolk Hospital to get share of £100m to benefit patients

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is to become a prestigious “centre of global digital excellence” after successfully bidding for a share of £100m in funding to further improve the way technology is used to benefit patients.

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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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BMA STRIKE: How much are junior doctors paid – and how does it compare?

BMA STRIKE: How much are junior doctors paid – and how does it compare?

In their long running dispute with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, the British Medical Association (BMA) has announced three further walkouts by junior doctors.

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Public engagement events on Hopton and Surgery GP situation

The views of patients who use the surgeries in Hopton and Stanton are being sought later this month with two engagement events.

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Pin-prick meningitis test could be available within five years

A test has been developed that could help to diagnose bacterial infections, including meningitis in minutes.

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