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New partnership will see additional support for vulnerable drug users in Norfolk and Suffolk

A new partnership beginning on Monday will mean vulnerable drug users will be given additional support to access treatment services.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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Why you should be a community first responder

Make becoming a Community First Responder your New Year resolution, the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) urges.

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

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

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Philip’s marathon mission

Running 26.2 miles is never going to be easy but Philip Mills hopes the thought of supporting a charity close to his heart will help him through.

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Glasses collected to help improve vision in poorest countries

Hundreds of underprivileged people in Africa, India and Eastern Europe will have a brighter vision of the future thanks to the efforts of local optical practices.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Fund for two defibrillators

Following the death of an 18-year-old at a football match in Clacton last year, Halstead Town FC and Halstead Town Youth FC are raising funds to buy two defibrillators.

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NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced 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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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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Mobility scooter specialists win industry award

Mobility scooter specialist TGA is celebrating after its latest product secured a prestigious award.

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West Suffolk Hospital closes a second ward after norovirus confirmed

West Suffolk Hospital has had to close two wards to admissions and restrict visiting hours after an outbreak of the diarrhoea and vomiting virus norovirus.

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Make your New Year resolution a life saver

Make volunteering as a Community First Responder your New Year resolution, the East of England Ambulance Service has urged.

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Slimming World woman of the year 2016 Hollie Barrett unveils her new slimline figure,

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as much weight

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as many pounds as those who try to be realistic, according to new research.

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Volunteers who are taking the lead to help guide dogs charity

We’re all familiar with the sight of a guide dog trotting alongside its owner, steering them calmly through crowds and away from hazards.

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West Suffolk Hospital nets more than £1.3 million from car parking charges

West Suffolk Hospital made more than £1.3 million from car parking charges in the past year.

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Suffolk doctors issue cold weather advice

Suffolk’s GPs have today issued advice on coping with winter after the Met office issued a ‘level three cold warning’ for the East of England.

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