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New NHS programme to help Peterborough residents at risk of Type 2 diabetes

Patients in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will benefit from a new programme which aims to prevent people from developing Type 2 diabetes.

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Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough hospital trusts agree resolution to merge

The Trusts running Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals have each agreed a resolution to merge the two organisations in order to sustain acute services for patients in Huntingdonshire, Greater Peterborough and South Lincolnshire.

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Amy Stinton took this picture of her 14-month-old son Oliver after he contracted the herpes simplex virus and came out in blisters

Mum’s warning about kissing your baby if carrying virus that 60% of us already have

A mum wants to warn parents about the dangers of kissing babies and toddlers if you carry a virus 60 per cent of the population already has.

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Second GP practice in ‘special measures’

A second GP surgery managed by the same doctor has been put in special measures.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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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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Peterborough man urges residents to stay meningitis aware

A Peterborough man is encouraging people to be aware of the symptoms of meningitis after his brother was diagnosed this year.

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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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Leading city physiotherapist Helen Preston (left) and her team at the mysthbusting back pain campaign on Bridge Street.

Professionals bust a few myths about back pain

Members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy set up shop on Bridge Street, Peterborough (September 14) to promotoe the ‘mythbusters’ back pain awareness campaign.

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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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Elaine Young from CPFT and Elaine Mars from Mind in Cambridgeshire at The Sanctuary in Cambridge

Mental health help now available through 111 for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire residents

People living in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire will now be able to access a new mental health team when they dial 111.

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Find out more about hospital merger plans

A series of public meetings looking at the proposed merger of Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals will be held this autumn.

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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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Appeal launched to help baby Madison who was born with a rare heart defect

The parents of a seriously-ill three-month-old girl born with a rare heart defect have launched a fundraising appeal to help them buy a special cot, chair and other equipment.

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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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Back pain is an increasing problem in the UK.

Come and meet the back-pain myth-busters!

Myths about the treatment of back pain will be busted at a walk-up event in Bridge Street tomorrow (September 14).

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The new sensory equipment

Thanks to fundraisers from hospital children’s ward

Children visiting Peterborough City Hospital can now enjoy new sensory equipment and activities thanks to the generosity of local businesses and families who attended the Amazon Ball held in November.

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Learn more about facial paralysis at meeting

Residents can learn more about facial paralysis at a meeting in Peterborough.

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The fundraisers

Celebration for helpers

To celebrate International Day of Charity, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust invited members of the public who have raised funds for the Trust over the past year to a special fundraisers event.

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Man rushed to hospital with burns and chest pain after serious electric shock

A man was taken to hospital after suffering an electric shock and burns to his hands.

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