First ever medical students graduate with a Lancaster University degree

Graduation week has seen the first cohort of medical students to graduate through Lancaster Medical School with a Lancaster University degree.

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Chemist chain ‘sorry’ in morning after pill row

High street chemist Boots has said it is “truly sorry” for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of emergency contraception and announced it is looking for cheaper alternatives.

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Phil Watson and Jade Campbell with their son Max at home in Lancaster

Lancaster mum’s warning after newborn son survives life-threatening Group B Strep infection

Every week in the UK, a baby dies from the relatively unknown Group B Strep infection.

North West Ambulance Service

New triage tool is proving useful to assess patients

A pair of paramedics have developed a brand new way for North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to work with nursing and residential homes to help residents to get the most appropriate care more quickly.

The Neuro Drop-In Centre at Lancaster.

New cafe launch for Parkinson’s sufferers in city

New support for people living with Parkinson’s in and around Lancaster is launching on Saturday.

Lancaster Library

Books for people with health issues

A new national scheme will now make books available for people living with long-term health issues to improve their health and wellbeing through self-help reading. The books cover specific conditions including diabetes, stroke and asthma, as well as common symptoms including pain and fatigue. Under the scheme, 28 self-help books will be available in all Lancashire libraries.

Sue Capstick, service manager for Lancashire Cares contraception and sexual health (CaSH) service.

Practise safe sex to avoid STIs and unplanned babies

Young people are being encouraged to practice safe sex this summer to help prevent unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

From left: Nicole Dixon, Bexi Owen,  Dianne Smith.

Tea party at Lancaster hospital provides great therapy

A new regular music and tea party event bringing sunshine to hospital patients with dementia and chronic illness has been a huge success.

Ronald Bosdet, cardiac patient (centre) with from left: Mr Amal Bose, Sister Kate Lee, Dr Ranjit More and Dr Andrew Wiper.

Carnforth patient’s gift from the heart

A former RAF senior warrant officer from Carnforth has thanked staff at a cardiac centre where he was treated by making a donation of £500.

Stephens dad Andrew told the inquest that his son could be as mentally intelligent as an adult, with a remarkable ability to process information, yet emotionally he was like talking to a pre-pubescent child.

Father of tragic teen says 'son was not heard'

The father of an autistic teenager who tragically took his own life has said he believes his son was not  listened to.
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The smoking ban isn't the only reason for the decline in the industry, said Lancaster's Pubwatch chairman.

Smoking ban cannot be blamed for all pub closures

In July 2007, a smoking ban came into force in England for all enclosed work places. Reporter Michelle Blade returns to the subject 10 years on

A smoothie maker like this one will be at the Carnforth Health Fair.

Health and fun day open to all

Carnforth Health and Fun day, a community health fair is to be held on Saturday, July 15 at Carnforth High School.

Smoking can cause lung cancer. Health bosses are urging people with breathlessness or a persistent cough to visit their GP.

Health bosses urge people to see their GP

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a campaign urging people to see a doctor if they are getting out of breath doing things they used to be able to do or if they’ve had a cough for three weeks or more.

Staff from Adecco took part in a hike through the Lake District for Macmillan Cancer Support

Twin power as Adecco managers from Preston and Lancaster take on London Triathlon

Two twin managers are preparing to go head to head in a triathlon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
A Lancaster University has looked at the number of children being taken into the care proceedings.

Lancaster University study highlights areas of concern for kids in care

Children in the north west of England are more likely to be taken into care proceedings, a Lancaster University study has found.

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Stephen Mortimer was found in the garden behind his house in Victoria Terrace, Calder Vale,

Teenager found dead at home struggled to express his anxiety

A 14-year-old boy found dead at his home near Garstang had been struggling with thoughts about death, an inquest heard.
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Home Start are now supporting families in Carnforth.

Home Start volunteers enjoy success

Home Start are now supporting families in Carnforth and want to spread the word as much possible.

Reece Holt, of Church Park in Overton, is nearing the end of a gruelling course of chemotherapy following his brain tumour diagnosis last year.
Reece with mum Rachel.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Hospital trips to see cancer stricken son costs Overton mum thousands

A mum who spent £700 extra a month on petrol to visit her poorly son in hospital has backed a travel cost campaign to help other families.

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A recent visit to the technical college where two of the Double Joy students have won awards in sport and civil engineering.

Mission aims to bring joy to Kenyan orphans

An orphanage set up in Kenya by a Lancaster woman more than 20 years ago has helped hundreds of children affected by HIV and Aids – but is now suffering the effects of a two-year drought and the economic fall-out from Brexit.

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