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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

New research places Britain among the top five countries worldwide for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - a condition caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy.

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Pupils with headteacher Chris Wightman

Top marks for primary school

Staff and students at a Todmorden school are celebrating following a recent Ofsted inspection.

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The new superfood trends to watch out for in 2017

The new superfood trends to watch out for in 2017

Clean eaters could be scoffing offal, insects and algae this year as new superfood trends take off.

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University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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NHS “wasting” millions prescribing gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing gluten-free products

The NHS spending millions of pounds prescribing gluten-free food products to coeliac sufferers is “a scandal”, according to family doctors.

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Mum: ‘We’ll never take anything for granted - we still have our boy’

Mum: ‘We’ll never take anything for granted - we still have our boy’

Receiving the devastating news that your child has cancer is difficult news for any parent to hear.

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Simple blood test can predict if you’ll die young

A blood test could soon tell who is at risk of age-related diseases, dementia and death and even how long they might live, a new study found.

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File picture of Pinderfields Hospital. Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, which runs the site, has come under fire for its use of consultancy firms.

Yorkshire NHS trust which paid £15m to ‘big four’ consultants hands out another seven-figure contract

A Yorkshire hospital trust which came under fire for handing £15m to a ‘big four’ accountancy firm for cost-cutting advice over four years has paid a further seven-figure sum to a rival company in its latest attempt to save money.

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Living near a motorway could increase your risk of dementia

Living near a motorway could increase your risk of dementia

Millions of people who live near a motorway are at greater risk of dementia, warns new research.

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Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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One of the Cafe Culture sessions, which will run for at least another year. Photo: Craig Shaw

Cafe Culture back on the menu

A popular community arts event which boosts the well-being of local older people is back thanks to last minute support from Creative Minds and Thomson Reuters.

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Sister gives the gift of life

Sister gives the gift of life

“I would do anything to help her.”

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NHS hospital parking costs soar 5%

NHS hospital parking costs soar 5%

NHS hospital visitors and staff paid out at least £18m in parking fees across the region last year.

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Defibrillator installed at Stones Methodist Church, Ripponden. From the Left, Hazel Brindle from the Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge, Andrew Smith from the church, John Spikings from Yorkshire Ambulance Service, councillor Jayne Smith from Ripponden Parish Council and councillor Melvyn Smith JP from Ripponden Parish Council.

Ruling on defibrillators to make a life saving difference

Life saving equipment will become more accessible to people in Calderdale under plans being considered by Calderdale Council.

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Are you a ‘harmful’ drinker?

Are you a ‘harmful’ drinker?

Women who polish off three and a half bottles of wine a week should be screened for early signs of liver disease, health officials have said.

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Would you know what to do if your child started choking?

VIDEO: Would you know what to do if your child started choking?

Parents have been warned of the potential danger of young children choking on grapes.

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Nuts, crisps and pizza: Animal experts issue festive food warning to pet owners

Nuts, crisps and pizza: Animal experts issue festive food warning to pet owners

Hopefully all animal owners know by now the dangers of feeding ’human’ chocolate to their pets.

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Busier-than-ever NHS ‘buckling under controls on spending’

Busier-than-ever NHS ‘buckling under controls on spending’

The NHS in England is “buckling” under a “mismatch” between soaring demand for care and levels of funding, a think tank has warned.

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Safe drinking plea as hospitals prepare for Mad Friday

Safe drinking plea as hospitals prepare for Mad Friday

Christmas drinkers are being urged to stay safe and avoid ending up in hospital as short-staffed A&E departments struggle to cope.

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Four in five children not active enough

Four in five children not active enough

New NHS figures released today show that only one in five children are getting enough exercise.

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