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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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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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NHS hospitals hit by cyber attack spreading across England

Computers have been shut down across the country after NHS computers across the county were hit by a cyber attack.

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New cigarette laws come into force this month

New cigarette laws come into force this month: Here’s what smokers need to know

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that will come into force this month.

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Eating avocados could beat heart disease and flab

Eating avocados could beat heart disease and flab

Eating half an avocado a day helps to shed the pounds and stave off heart disease and diabetes, say scientists.

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Hands Off Our Horton banners. Banbury. NNL-160823-132214009

Horton decision delayed because of General Election purdah

The report and decisions on the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s plans to downgrade some of the Horton General Hospital’s wards has been delayed.

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Banbury’s Dogs for Good join patient pilot scheme

Patients at the National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC) at Stoke Mandeville Hospital are set to benefit from a pioneering new scheme which will see Banbury-trained dogs used to aid their rehabilitation.

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Easier than ever to buy cheap booze in poor areas

Easier than ever to buy cheap booze in poor areas

Cheap booze is easier than ever to buy despite the dramatic surge in pub closures - especially in deprived areas, according to new research.

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Ever wondered why you can't resist that burger, pizza or kebab? Now you know

Scientists reveal why we find certain foods irresistible

The food we like eating - even when we know it’s bad for us - is all down to our genes, suggests a groundbreaking new study.

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Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

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Warning over contaminated food link to C. diff superbug

Warning over contaminated food link to C. diff superbug

The notorious hospital super bug C. diff could be spread through contaminated food, a new study warned.

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Warwick Hospital

Warwick Hospital’s ‘requires improvement’ rating is upheld

Warwick Hospital’s maternity department still ‘requires improvement’ along with its medical care, according to an update into a Care Quality Commission inspection.

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South Central Ambulance Service. The Horton General Hospital, Banbury. Emercency Ambulance. NNL-160816-115845009

Horton and JR A&E units miss out on help funds

The Horton and JR hospitals have missed out on a share of a £55.98m funding pot to help A&E departments meet four-hour targets.

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Busy Banbury mums invited to budget beauty and pamper session

Busy Banbury mums invited to budget beauty and pamper session

Two independent business women are offering the busy mothers of Banbury the chance of a well deserved treat during the Big Pamper Afternoon.

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How do you think we should tackle the obesity crisis? Picture: Pixabay.

Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

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Olive oil

Olive oil could offset unhealthy diets

Trendy extra virgin olive oil could offset a host of health problems caused by Western-style diets, according to new research.

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NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers pull more sickies for non work related illnesses than their slim colleagues, a study found.

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