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Horton hospital ‘best in UK for hip fracture care’

The Horton General Hospital has been ranked as the best in the country for the treatment of patients with hip fractures, new figures reveal.

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VIDEO: Woman jailed for illegally importing sick puppies after 14-month Thames Valley Police investigation

A puppy seller who imported ‘scores’ of sick border collies from a puppy farm in Ireland before passing them off as a homebred has been jailed thanks to a 14-month investigation by Thames Valley Police and the RSPCA.

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The flu jab

It’s official - ‘man flu’ does exist, finds study

It’s official ... ‘man flu’ DOES exist - because men are more likely to call in sick with a cold than women are, according to new research.

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Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

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The John Radcliffe is 'struggling' with gynae operating lists

Banburyshire GPs asked to use distant hospitals for gynaecology patients

A logjam in the John Radcliffe Hospital’s gynaecology service has caused health bosses to ask GPs to consider sending their patients out of the county for treatment.

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Box your way to mental health at Banbury gym

A Banbury gym will next week launch a fitness program with a difference, one that will get you both physically and mentally in shape.

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Injured teenage footballer taken to Horton on door in van

Injured teenage footballer taken to Horton on door in van

A Banbury teenager was taken to the Horton hospital on an old door after dislocating his kneecap while playing football in King’s Sutton as the ambulance took too long.

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'Breakfast is the most important meal of the day' is not a myth

Skipping breakfast could harden your arteries

Skipping breakfast could lead to hardening of the arteries, raising the risk of heart attacks, scientists claim.

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North Oxfordshire MP Victoria Prentis (centre) with members of a mental health peer support group ran by Oxfordshire Mind in Banbury NNL-170210-170940001

Getting people in Oxfordshire to talk about mental health with book

A mental health charity is urging people to share their experiences in a sort-of scrapbook as part of a World Mental Health Day.

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A SCAS ambulance at the Horton General Hospital

Campaigners slam health chiefs after Horton birth transfer held up with burst tyre

Campaigners have accused health chiefs of subjecting Banburyshire patients to ‘Russian roulette’ with risky transfers to Oxford.

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GP crisis in Banbury forces major shake up by health chiefs

NHS health chiefs are starting a revamp of family doctor services in Banbury in a bid to stave off a growing crisis in primary care.

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Asthma inhaler use increases risk of hard-to-treat infections finds study

Asthma inhaler use increases risk of hard-to-treat infections finds study

Asthma inhalers can increase the risk of killer hard-to-treat infections, a new study has found.

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Banbury MP Victoria Prentis

Banbury Town Council unite in call to MP

Banbury Town councillors came together to urge Banbury MP Victoria Prentis, to use her parliamentary position to save the Horton Hospital.

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NHS review body ‘ready to advise’ on Horton hospital’s permanent downgrading

The NHS review body says it ‘stands ready’ to scrutinise the permanent downgrading of the Horton General Hospital’s maternity unit.

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Twin sisters Izzy (left) and Alex with Sue Bartholomew, who organised the disco to raise money for Alex's cerebral palsy treatment NNL-170927-102918001

Chipping Norton dancing queens raise £1,500 for disabled girl’s physio

Another £1,500 to help a five-year-old girl with cerebral palsy was raised at a 60s and 70s disco in Chipping Norton on Saturday night (September 23).

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Tick bites can kill

Huge swathes of countryside marked high risk for Lyme disease due to tick infestations

Huge swathes of stunning English countryside are being invaded - by killer ticks.

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Patients left in limbo over Oxfordshire physio changes

Physiotherapy patients say they have been left in the dark about their appointments as health chiefs ‘privatise’ the Oxfordshire service.

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Taking a break from dieting could improve weight loss

Taking a break from dieting could improve weight loss

Slimmers can shed more pounds by taking a two-week break from dieting - every fortnight, say scientists.

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Charly says...

Nostalgia: Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

In these days of the internet, child safety is more of a concern for parents everywhere.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Deddington dementia carers put relationships at heart of support

Dementia can be a scary and stressful illness for both the person and their family.

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