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Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from going on all-inclusive holidays abroad unless they stop making fake food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

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Patients ‘shouldn’t panic’ over Aspirin bleed risk study

Patients ‘shouldn’t panic’ over Aspirin bleed risk study

Elderly patients should not panic over reports that taking aspirin long-term increases the risk of stomach and gut bleeding, doctors said.

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Protein could suppress growth of breast cancer

Protein could suppress growth of breast cancer

A new breast cancer treatment could be on the horizon after British scientists discovered a protein that stops its growth and spread.

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A quarter of a million Brits have had cosmetic surgery

A quarter of a million Brits have had cosmetic surgery

Close to a quarter of a million Brits have undergone cosmetic surgery - at the age of 50 or over, it has emerged.

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The Horton General Hospital, Banbury. NNL-160816-115751009

Banbury residents respond to Horton downgrade with an emphatic ‘No’

People in Banburyshire don’t want services at the Horton to be downgraded, a report on the recent consultation into changes to healthcare services has said.

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Keith Strangwood at The Horton General Hospital

Loss of anaesthetics training would be serious blow to Horton’s future

Changes in anaesthetics training at the Horton General Hospital could mark a serious blow in the battle to keep acute services in Banbury, according to a campaign leader.

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A&E attendances and emergency admissions are up at the Horton and JR, Oxford

Pressures build on Horton trust as demand rises

Pressures are building on the Oxford University Hospitals Trust (OUHT) as demands for acute care rise while funding is squeezed.

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Overweight children excluded from friendships due to fat shaming

Overweight children excluded from friendships due to fat shaming

Overweight children have more unreciprocated friendships and “frenemies” than thinner kids the same age due to “fat shaming,” according to a new study.

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Banbury children’s activity hubs taster sessions

Banbury children’s activity hubs taster sessions

Cherwell District Council staff will be running tasters of the summer activity hubs over the next two Saturdays.

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Parasite in cats linked to prostate cancer risk

Parasite in cats linked to prostate cancer risk

A common parasite found in cats is linked to prostate cancer in men while scientists say it can be spread by handling litter trays.

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Peter Babbage will be biiking in the Grand Depart to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK NNL-170531-092743001

Banbury men urged to take ‘five-minute test saved my life’

A Banbury businessman is celebrating almost a year of being clear of prostate cancer and is urging all men to take the simple blood test that saved his life.

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Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

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New drug for ‘world’s deadliest cancer’ to be trialed on British patients

New drug for ‘world’s deadliest cancer’ to be trialed on British patients

A new drug to treat one of the world’s deadliest cancers is to be given to more than 300 British patients.

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Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

It’s a guilty pleasure that men need six times a week but women can get by with just once - it’s eating chocolate.

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Senior nurses should ‘upgrade’ for scheme

Senior nurses in Oxfordshire hospitals are being asked to ‘top up’ their qualifications to degree level as part of an international accreditation programme.

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Going without sleep could make you lonely

Going without sleep could make you lonely

Young Britons are putting themselves at risk of loneliness by going without sleep, according to new research.

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How to beat cravings

Psychologist offers cheats for everyday cravings like cheese and sugar

A leading food psychologist has revealed ways to beat our favourite cravings like salt, cheese and coffee - with a series of healthy substitutes.

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Cure for baldness and grey hair a step closer

Cure for baldness and grey hair a step closer

A cream or ointment may soon cure baldness or stop hair turning grey, a new study suggests.

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Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital NNL-150710-123011001

JR’s A&E rated as ‘requiring improvement’ after inspection

A crowded emergency department and a failure to meet four-hour A&E waiting time targets are among the reasons the John Radcliffe Hospital’s A&E has retained its ‘requires improvement’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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