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Taking a break from dieting could improve weight loss

Slimmers can shed more pounds by taking a two-week break from dieting - every fortnight, say scientists.

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Nostalgia: Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

In these days of the internet, child safety is more of a concern for parents everywhere.

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Staff from the trauma team in their new minor injuries assessment unit at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

New trauma unit for minor injuries opens

A new trauma admissions unit at Pilgrim Hospital is to speed things up for patients needing treatment for minor injuries.

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The event at Maltby le Marsh Village Hall.

A good old ‘knees-up’ with the Still Me dementia project

The ‘Still Me’ dementia support project held its first tea dance at Maltby le Marsh Village Hall earlier this month, with over 30 people from across the district gathering to enjoy the fun and dancing.

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Jasmine Beever (left) with her best friend Billie-Jo Ashwell. ANL-170915-114531001

Grieving brother’s message after Skegness teenager dies after sucking her hair

The grieving brother of a ‘bubbly, caring’ Skegness teenager, whose death as a result of her habit of sucking her hair has shocked the town, says he hopes no other families face the same tragedy.

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Join fight to save Skegness hospital services

Residents in Skegness are being urged to join the fight against changes to the services at the local hospital.

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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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Lynette and Lilly-Mai at the colour run on Sunday. EMN-171109-123442001

Tragic death of girl from Alford inspires fundraisers

An 11-year-old from Skegness has completed her latest epic fundraiser inspired by the death of an eight-year-old girl from Alford last month.

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Surgeries in Skegness won’t cope - fear

A request for a payment of £81,500 by the NHS to alleviate the potential pressure on local surgeries by an Ingoldmells developer has been thrown out by East Lindsey District Council.

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The new nurses for Pilgrim and Grantham hospitals.

Newly-qualified nurses set to help fill hospitals trust vacancies

Lincolnshire’s latest intake of newly-qualified nurses are set to begin at the county’s hospitals this week where it is hoped they will fill some of the 240 vacancies across the trust.

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Information about practicing safe sex will be available at stands run by Lincolnshire Integrated Health Service (LISH) at Butlins in Skegness to mark Sexual Health Week. ANL-170913-152819001

Butlins in Skegness supporting safe sex week

Skegness residents can find out more about practicing safe sex this week in support of Sexual Health Week.

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Council’s support for World Suicide Prevention Day

Lincolnshire County Council supported World Suicide Prevention Day this week (Monday September 11), along with other organisations who have aimed to raise awareness that taking a minute to offer support and listen can make all the difference to family and friends.

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Pilgrim Hospital, in Boston, one of the sites run by United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Help shape future of hospital services in Lincolnshire

Patients, public, and staff of the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust are invited to its latest members’ forum meeting, incorporating the trust’s annual general meeting (AGM).

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Researchers have found that e-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes

Vaping with e-cigarettes ‘linked to’ increased heart attack and stroke risk

E-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers have found.

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Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall men and women are more likely to suffer a potentially deadly blood clot, warns new research.

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Lincolnshire East CCG’s advice on Migraine Awareness Week

Lincolnshire East CCG is raising awareness of the symptoms associated with migraine during Migraine Awareness Week, which ends on September 9.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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Boston's Pilgrim Hospital.

Hospitals trust is thrown into special measures

The NHS trust that manages the county’s three main hospitals has been placed in special measures to deal with its troubled finances by the NHS.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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Proud parents Katherine and Arron Twiddy (centre) with baby Leo Geoffrey Sunny Twiddy, Dr Sunny Ikhena (left) and fertility nurse specialist Kirsten Thomas. EMN-170829-111828001

Parents offer message of hope to couples after Lincolnshire fertility clinic helps them birth ‘miracle’ Leo

A young couple, so happy to have given birth to their ‘miracle’ child through treatment at a fertility clinic that they included the doctor’s name in the baby’s, are hoping to spread a message of hope to others in the same situation.

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