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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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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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A photo from last year's Restart a Heart Day in Warwickshire.

Warwickshire project to take part in “Restart a Heart Day”

Next month thousands of people around the UK will be given the opportunity to learn how to help restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest with the support of all regional Ambulance Services.

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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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Hannah Deacon with her son Alfie

Kenilworth schoolboy set to live abroad for cannabis treatment

A Kenilworth schoolboy who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy has set off to the Netherlands to receive 
medical cannabis treatment after months of campaigning.

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Norma Timms, North Warwickshire KONP, Martin Drew, South Warwickshire KONP, handing the petition to Andy Hardy, CEO of University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) & Lead of the Coventry and Warwickshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) Board at a Healthwatch Warwickshire forum, Wolston Community Centre.

Petition from Keep our NHS Public groups calls for Warwickshire health plan to have transparency

Campaigners have handed a petition to health bosses which asks for more transparency over the plan to shape the future of NHS services in Warwickshire.

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Photo of Andrea Hammond from Warwickshire CAVA and Tony Britton from The Pam Britton Trust for Dementia at the CAVA offices in Leamington. They are launching a booklet for people who suffer with dementia and their carers. 
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Dementia booklet created to help and support carers in Warwick District

Two groups have joined forces to create a new directory to help assist those who care for people with dementia.

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The service users Rethink in Warwick took part in a poetry project over eight weeks.

Warwick mental health centre users showcase the power of poetry

Warwickshire’s Library Service teamed up with a centre in Warwick that helps those with mental illness for a poetry project to help service users.

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Myton Hospices has been chosen as Sainsbury's charity partner for the year. Photo from Myton Hospices.

Warwickshire-based hospices chosen as Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year

Warwickshire-based hospices has been announced as the official charity partner for three Sainsbury’s stores.

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Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall men and women are more likely to suffer a potentially deadly blood clot, warns new research.

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Alfie Dingley will finally be going to Holland for cannabis treatment

Kenilworth schoolboy with severe epilepsy off to the Netherlands for medical cannabis treatment

A Kenilworth schoolboy who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy is finally off to the Netherlands to receive medical cannabis treatment after months of campaigning.

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Simon Perkin at the World Transplant Games in Malaga.

Warwick transplant athlete to host event to inspire a healthy community

A cancer surviver and transplant athlete from Warwick is aiming to inspire a healthy community at an event next week.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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NHSBT nurse Marc Coe with empty transplant boxes showing missed opportunities. Picture by Richard Crease.

Transplant waiting list death figures show desperate need for more donors in Warwickshire

Hundreds of life saving transplants are being missed every year because families do not know what their relative wanted.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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Safety warning issued over craze of swimmers wearing mermaid tails

Safety warning issued over craze of swimmers wearing mermaid tails

A safety warning has been issued over a new craze of swimmers wearing MERMAID tails.

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Midwives from Warwick Hospital along with Martin Turner and Michelle Shearer presenting the cheque to the Birth and Babies Appeal.

Hundreds donated to new birth centre by Kenilworth Round Table and Ladies Circle

Two Kenilworth voluntary groups have donated proceeds from their joint summer ball to help fund a new birth centre at Warwick Hospital.

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Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Dieters are more likely to keep the fat off if they shed just one pound a week... or even less, according to new research.

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Sunbeds turn one in five into ‘tanning addicts’

Sunbeds turn one in five into ‘tanning addicts’

One in five sunbed users are at risk of becoming ‘tanning addicts’, scientists warn.

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Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could easily “trick” customers into buying and eating fewer calories, according to new research.

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