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Plea for more organ donators in Kirklees this Christmas

A new campaign is calling for more people in Kirklees to sign up as organ donators this festive season.

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Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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Care Quality Commission.

Care workers were ‘too tired’ to meet the needs of elderly residents

A shortstaffed care home where stressed out care workers were too tired to meet the needs of elderly residents has ben rated “inadequate” by inspectors.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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NHS surgery ban on obese patients and smokers in Yorkshire

NHS surgery ban on obese patients and smokers in Yorkshire

NHS chiefs are backing a plan to ban obese patients and smokers from surgery in Yorkshire.

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Thousands of dogs will be fatally poisoned this Christmas

Thousands of dogs will be fatally poisoned this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive treats left lying around by their owners.

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VIDEO: Parents struggle to identify signs of meningitis - do you know the signs?

VIDEO: Parents struggle to identify signs of meningitis - do you know the signs?

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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VIDEO: Half of owners never clean their dog’s teeth

VIDEO: Half of owners never clean their dog’s teeth

More than half of the UK’s dog owners have never cleaned their dogs’ teeth, according to a new survey.

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Alfie with sister Chloe and mum Emma. (d624a507)

Batley fun day in aid of children’s heart surgery

Children can meet their favourite cartoon characters tomorrow at a fundraiser to help poorly youngsters.

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Euan MacDonald.

I lost my voice through Motor Neurone Disease – but you can donate yours

Euan MacDonald, who has Motor Neurone Disease, explains how people living with the condition could be given a new voice – with your help

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Salmonella found to be rife in salad

Salmonella found to be rife in salad

Bags of ready to eat salads that contain broken leaves could be harbouring dangerously high levels of the food poisoning bug, a new study warned.

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A reader asks: Do we care more about our pets than people?

Pet flea and tick drops recalled over poisoning fears

A range of pet care products has been recalled by its manufacturer due to concerns that they may contain an element poisonous to cats.

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NHS and social care face £230m funding shortfall

NHS and social care face £230m funding shortfall

Health and social care services in the district face a funding shortfall of £229m over the next five years.

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File photo dated 07/12/10 of a general view of an NHS logo as the number of complaints made to the Health Service Ombudsman increased by 8% in a year, figures show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday November 9, 2012. The NHS received 150,859 complaints between 2011 and 2012, of those, 16,337 patients or family members were dissatisfied with the way the NHS tried to resolve their concerns and referred the complaint on to the Health Service Ombudsman, figures show. There were 1,523 complaints about the NHS not acknowledging mistakes in care, according to a report by the ombudsman. And more than 1,600 people complained about inadequate remedies being offered, including inadequate apologies. Almost 100 people said they had been unfairly removed from GP practice lists after a dispute or disagreement. See PA story HEALTH Complaints. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

LETTER: What direction is our health service heading?

This week we remember our soldiers who gave their lives in the world wars for our country, some as young as 17 who had lied about their age so they could go to war and fight to keep our country free and were proud to do.

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Hospital staff prepare for tough winter

Hospitals are braced for a tough winter as they face staff shortages and rising numbers of patients needing treatment.

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The norovirus is a particularly unpleasant sign of the season

Winter vomiting bug is coming

As the autumn leaves fall from the trees, we can spot the stereotypical signs of winter - the sun low in the sky, shops putting up decorations… a sudden queasy feeling in the pit of the stomach.

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Each bottle of his energy drink contained 40 mg of Niacin - 200 per cent the recommended daily value.

Man developed hepatitis after energy drink ‘overdose’

Downing too many energy drinks can cause hepatitis, doctors have warned.

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Action groups gathered in Wakefield.

What’s in five-year plan for NHS services?

Health bosses are being forced into drawing up secretive plans to cut and privatise services because of government budget cuts, campaigners claim.

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Fears over killer food poisoning bug prompt recall

Fears over killer food poisoning bug prompt recall

Patchwork Pate has recalled 15 varieties of its pate over fears it could contain the toxin responsible for potentially fatal botulism food poisoning.

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