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‘Supermarket X’ could have infected thousands with hepatitis through infected sausages

A major UK supermarket could have infected thousands of people with a strain of hepatitis E through its pork sausages, says researchers at Public Health England (PHE).

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A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day can help people to live longer, according to new research.

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Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast may be doing themselves long term harm by not getting enough nutrients, warns new research.

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Improved access to GPs in new scheme

A scheme designed to improve access to GP appointments for patients has been rolled out in north Oxfordshire.

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Kissing injuries better really works

Kissing injuries better really works

Kissing it better really does work... thanks to a protein in human saliva, according to new research.

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‘Superhero-style’ corset that could banish back pain for millions

‘Superhero-style’ corset that could banish back pain for millions

A Batman style superhero corset has been developed that could end the misery of back pain for millions.

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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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The full list of products withdrawn due to contaminated eggs

The full list of products withdrawn due to contaminated eggs

The food standards agency have released an updated list of products in the UK which have been withdrawn due to possible contamination with the Fipronil insecticide.

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Victoria Prentis MP, Cllr Arash Fatemian, Robert Courts MP and Professor George Smith at the OCCG board meeting.

MPs furious, campaigners not giving up after Horton downgrade confirmed

Campaigners, councillors and MPs expressed their disappointment and anger after the decision was taken to downgrade maternity and critical care services at the Horton General Hospital today (Thursday, August 10).
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Health chiefs confirm permanent loss of Horton's consultant-led maternity unit

Oxfordshire health bosses have confirmed the permanent loss of full maternity services in Banbury.
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Protestors ahead of the CCG meeting

LIVE: Crunch meeting on plan to downgrade Horton

A plan to downgrade services at the Horton Hospital will be made at a crunch meeting in Oxford today (Thursday, August 10).
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Councillors and NHS chiefs go head to head over Horton staffing

Elected councillors and health chiefs stood firmly on opposite sides as the issue of whether Banburyshire needs a full maternity service was discussed at Monday’s meeting.

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Banbury campaigners join Keep Our NHS Public at the JHOSC meeting in Oxford

Horton maternity staffing no cause for permanent closure, says scrutiny committee

The future of Horton General Hospital services has been batted back to government as the Oxfordshire democratic process rejected plans for permanent loss of full maternity services today (Monday). The Oxfordshire Joint Heath Overview and Scrutiny Committee (JHOSC) has ordered the plan for permanently centralising the consultant led maternity department in Oxford to be referred to the Secretary of State for Health for review - if the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) confirms its intentions - as expected - on Thursday.

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United Banburyshire appeals for Horton to be saved

United Banburyshire appeals for Horton to be saved

MPs, campaigners, councils and the clergy descended on Oxford on Monday to plead for the Horton General

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Drayton becomes a village of life savers

Drayton is the latest Banburyshire village to receive a life-saving piece of equipment for its hall.

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Chipping Norton heart charity calls on US police to carry life-saving equipment at FBI conference

A Chipping Norton heart charity has taken its campaign for defibrillators to become commonplace to the FBI.

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Tips to help gadget obsessives get a good night’s sleep

Tips to help gadget obsessives get a good night’s sleep

People obsessed by their smartphones or tablets should wear special computer glasses or use screen filters to block out blue light to get a good night’s sleep.

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How to ease your hangover: sharing

How to ease your hangover: sharing

Headache and nausea aside, the morning after an evening of drinking can be filled with regret, anxiety and misery. But it can also be a time of humour, storytelling and emotional bonding.

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High heels

6 reasons to ditch high heels as researchers call for change

Researchers at Aberdeen University have said that more needs to be done to stop women being forced to wear high heels in the workplace after finding direct links between wearing high heels and injury.

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