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Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

Cuddling cats could be deadly

Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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Karen Osenton, from Kings Sutton, with her daughter, Annie Kay. NNL-160913-171115009

Mother asks whether Oxford can cope with Horton births

King’s Sutton mum Karen Osenton enjoys life with her partner and daughter Annie but the baby’s birth by Caesarean section resulted in a near-death experience.

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‘How I nearly died giving birth at JR’

A mum said she was ‘nearly killed’ during childbirth at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital because facilities were so poor and staff were too busy.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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Eye test could prevent tragedy

Eye test could prevent tragedy

A trip to the optician usually results in stronger glasses, or if you’re lucky, a date to return in 12 months for our next check-up.

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Lily, aged two, Jessie, four, and Phoebe Gold, aged seven. Their mum Emma came up with the Teddy Bears' Picnic plan

Fete and Teddy Bears Picnic will raise money for Horton fund

A huge Autumn Fete and Teddy Bears’ Picnic takes place this weekend to help raise funds targeted at saving Horton General Hospital services.

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Will the Horton General become a day case unit because of government cuts?

Are NHS spending cuts the end of the line for the Horton?

Spending cuts could mean the end of the line for the Horton’s acute services - and that is now official.

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Moving services from Banbury’s Horton ‘makes no economic sense’

A senior source at the Horton has written an open letter to the CEO of Oxford University Hospitals Trust asking him to spare services at the Horton so the JR in Oxford can cope better.

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Noise annoys - snoring, screaming kids, and the ‘Go Compare’ song

It was National Quiet Day this week - where snoring, loud eaters and the ‘Go Compare’ song were banned.

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Victoria Prentis with Keith Strangwood and Kate Spencer of Keep the Horton General NNL-160816-112049001

Banbury MP fears ‘lives will be lost’ following Horton downgrade

Banbury’s MP Victoria Prentis said she fears lives will be put a risk following the downgrade of maternity services at Banbury’s Horton Hospital.

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The Horton General Hospital, Maternity Unit,  Banbury.

Mum slams Trust over Horton recruitment failure

Efforts to recruit doctors for the Horton’s maternity department have been ‘shambolic’ and need to be investigated by the Care Quality Commission, a campaigner says.

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Your chance to vote for your favourite hospital staff member

As the Horton continues its fight to hold on to essential services the Oxford University Trust are asking members of the public to vote in the Patients Choice Awards.

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Crowdfunding for legal challenge tops £4,600 as Banburyshire supports Horton

A JustGiving crowdfunding appeal in campaign bids to save the Horton, hitting the public’s imagination and accumulating over £4,600 in just one week.

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Campaigners demonstrate outside the Horton Maternity Hospital ahead of a meeting between Oxford hospital bosses and staff - photo by Maureen Tyrrell

Campaigners give Oxford bosses a Keep the Horton General ‘welcome’ at the Horton

Campaigners at the main entrances of the Horton made a ‘welcome’ party for Oxford University Hospitals Trust managers who arrived to talk to staff about future hospital services.

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Mother of Woodford Halse teenager who was struck by a falling tree urges people to support the air ambulance

The mother of a girl who was treated by the air ambulance after she was seriously injured when a tree fell on her in a freak accident, is urging local people to support Air Ambulance Week

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Brexit, terrorism and exams blamed for spike in anxiety Google searches

Brexit, terrorism and exams blamed for spike in ‘anxiety’ Google searches

Stressed Brits are turning to Google for help, it has been revealed, with searches for anxiety-related symptoms and advice quadrupling over the last 10 years.

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Salmonella found in organic seed mix

Two organic food retailers have recalled a number of products after they were found to contain the potentially fatal salmonella bacteria.

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A third option would see Oxford's Caesarean Section ops done in Banbury

‘Third option’ put forward to save Horton maternity unit

Medics in Banbury have come up with an innovative ‘third option’ to save the future of Banbury maternity services.

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