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‘Supermarket X’ could have infected thousands with hepatitis through infected sausages

A major UK supermarket could have infected thousands of people with a strain of hepatitis E through its pork sausages, says researchers at Public Health England (PHE).

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A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day can help people to live longer, according to new research.

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Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast may be doing themselves long term harm by not getting enough nutrients, warns new research.

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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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The full list of products withdrawn due to contaminated eggs

The full list of products withdrawn due to contaminated eggs

The food standards agency have released an updated list of products in the UK which have been withdrawn due to possible contamination with the Fipronil insecticide.

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Peterborough NHS body moves out of special measures after NHS England inspection

The organisation which commissions health services in Peterborough has moved out of special measures after its latest inspection.

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Works finish at Stamford Hospital

The final phase of £2 million redevelopment works at Stamford Hospital has finished.

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Drug deaths in Peterborough up 50 per cent over three year period

The number of people dying from drugs in Peterborough has risen by 50 per cent over a three year period.

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Peterborough parents can claim 30 hours of free childcare a week - find out if you are eligible

Working parents will be able to claim 30 hours per week of free childcare for three and four-year-olds if they meet the eligibility criteria, thanks to a new government scheme.

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Peterborough’s unemployed to be helped into health and social care sector in £7 million project

Peterborough’s long-term unemployed, and elderly and disabled residents, will be helped into work in the health and social care sector as part of a £7.2 million project.

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What does the colour of your pee say about you?

What does the colour of your pee say about you?

Medics are advising Brits to regularly check the colour of their urine to stay on top of hydration levels after a new report discovered that 7.2 million British adults are going without drinking water on a daily basis.

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Deficit down but Peterborough City Hospital misses target for A&E waiting times

The deficit at the trust which runs Peterborough City Hospital has reduced by £20 million, but A&E waiting times have fallen quite a way short of the national target.

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The key to a healthy old age - get a dog

The key to a healthy old age - get a dog

Older people could be “prescribed a dog” because it increases their physical activity by half an hour a day - especially in rainy Britain, according to new research.

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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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Fitness Station is Peterborough Telegraph Gym of the Year - again

Simon Gomm was rightly all smiles after his Fitness Station won the Peterborough Telegraph Gym of the Year award for the second time.

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NHS trust fined £1m over death of Spalding man who suffered ‘catastrophic injuries’ after being impaled at hospital

An NHS Trust has today (Wednesday) been fined £1 million and ordered to pay £160,000 prosecution costs after a Spalding man suffered catastrophic injuries and died while being treated by staff in hospital.

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Cambridgeshire mental health scheme is a success

Cambridgeshire mental health scheme is a success

A mental health programme’s successes have been marked on the first anniversary of the police scheme.

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Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

The number of children getting just 60 minutes of daily physical activity has dropped by almost half, Public Health England has revealed.

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Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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