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Urgent appeal for blood donations in Lancaster after bad weather hits collections

People with two valuable blood groups are being urged to donate at Lancaster Donor Centre now.

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Current guidelines recommend that an alcohol-free childhood is best

Under age drinking warning as study finds sixth of parents let young drink at 14

Health experts have warned of the dangers of under age drinking after a study found that one in six parents allow their children to drink alcohol at the age of 14.

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The Friends of RLI presenting the equipment to Katherine Mason,
Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Diabetes centre receives new £4k equipment boost

Diabetes services at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) have received a significant

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Community meeting to be held in Morecambe to discuss child poverty issues

A community meeting is being held to discuss child poverty in Morecambe following an investigation this week.

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Be prepared for those questions

How to answer 9 of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

From 'Is Father Christmas real' to 'Why is the sky blue?', youngsters know how to put parents on the spot.

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Coun Peter Britcliffe, Chairman of the county council's Health Scrutiny Committee

Council to monitor progress on reducing county's high suicide rate

Experts have been asked to report back within a year on the progress being made to reduce the number of suicides in Lancashire.

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Plain dried pasta and noodles are still free

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.
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Annette Smith of the Morecambe Bay Foodbank.

Children in Morecambe ‘suffering from rickets due to poverty’

The extent of child poverty across the district has led to many youngsters now suffering from rickets, an investigation has found.

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Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

An attempt by councillors to debate the controversial awarding of a £104m Lancashire County Council health contract to the private sector was knocked back.
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Men are also more susceptible to complications

Enormous televisions and reclining chairs recommended in fight against man flu

The much-debated phenomenon of "man flu" may have some basis in fact, researchers have said.
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Peppa Pig is broadcast in more than 180 countries

Peppa Pig blamed for 'inappropriate use of Primary Care Services'

Cartoon character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients' unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP.

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The council will meet on Thursday at County Hall.

Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

A major recruitment drive for occupational therapists (OTs) has followed criticism of Lancashire County Council by the Local Government Ombudsman.

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Medical supplies prescription paper bag with stethoscope

Order your prescriptions in time for Christmas

As Christmas draws near, the Bay Health and Care Partners are encouraging people across Morecambe Bay to plan ahead for repeat prescriptions.

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North West Ambulance Service.

Take extra care as winter hits and temperatures plummet

With temperatures set to drop further, the NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria is encouraging all those at risk of falls to take extra care.

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Married women with children have gained most from the smoking ban, according to new research.

Married women gained most from smoke ban

Married women with children have benefited the most from the UK public smoking ban according to Lancaster University researchers.

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Galloway's CEO Stuart Clayton at Brew Me Sunshine in Morecambe

Galloway's appeal: How Galloway's converted The Visitor's former office in Morecambe

As the Post continues its Gallowheels campaign to raise funds for a minibus for Galloway’s, NATALIE WALKER looks at the work the charity has done with the Morecambe Visitor’s former office.
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It's not just snap-happy nails we have to contend with

This is how to stop your nails breaking in winter according to experts

Follow these eight expert tips to get strong and stable nails all winter long.

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Remember, the results do not have be perfect

Ask an expert: What should I play with kids now it's winter?

Dreary winter days don't mean playtime is over, says Tanith Carey.

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Cough medicines could "actually do more harm than good".

Doctor warns against over the counter cough syrups and medicines for children

A senior doctor has urged parents to avoid using over-the-counter cough syrups and medicines to treat coughs and colds in children - in favour of "old fashioned" honey and lemon.
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Blogger Gemma Brushneen with her husband Elliott, 30 and children Izzie, 7, Ollie, 4, and Mason, 2

Warning against buying doppler machines for home use to check baby

Christmas shoppers have been warned not to buy home doppler machines, which are sold with a view to enable pregnant women to check their baby's heartbeat.

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