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Membership of social groups after retirement ‘boosts health and wellbeing’ 0

Membership of social groups after retirement ‘boosts health and wellbeing’

New research published by BMJ Open suggests that membership of social groups such as book clubs or church groups after retirement is linked with improved health and wellbeing. The research backs NICE’s recent recommendations...

Motor neurone disease guidelines to have “hugely significant” impact on care 0

Motor neurone disease guidelines to have “hugely significant” impact on care

Updated motor neurone disease guidelines will have a “hugely significant” impact on care, according one national charity. The guidelines, published by NICE, aim to improve and standardise care for people who have motor neurone...

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Statement: RTC, A5 28/02/2016

Earlier this morning, one of our ambulance crews came across a road traffic collision involving four vehicles and stopped to offer assistance. It was quickly ascertained that it was a no-injury collision, however due...

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Alcoholic pulled out knife as paramedic tried to treat him

PATIENT John Williamson pulled out a knife as a paramedic tried to treat him on Boxing Day. The 47-year-old had called an ambulance to his Cobridge home, but abused medical staff that had arrived...

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Man who punched ambulance drivers avoids jail

A man who forced an ambulance to stop before punching the driver in a road rage attack has avoided jail. Michael Kearns, himself a former ambulance driver, cut up the vehicle which was transporting...

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Are lie-ins bad for you?

A study showed that sleeping more at weekends could raise the risk of diabetes and heart disease. So, should you really get up on a Sunday? Could your weekend lie-in kill you? asked the...

Is it good to be bored (or will it be the death of you)? 4

Is it good to be bored (or will it be the death of you)?

One study implies that boredom make you likelier to die earlier, but another concludes that it spurs creativity … You’re watching a PowerPoint presentation and it’s slide 10 out of 75. Your boss is...

New blood test to detect inherited heart conditions 0

New blood test to detect inherited heart conditions

A new blood test could help diagnose people with inherited heart conditions, the British Heart Foundation has said. Researchers funded by the charity found that by looking at a specific group of genes they...

‘Shocking’ sugar levels in High Street hot drinks, warns charity 0

‘Shocking’ sugar levels in High Street hot drinks, warns charity

There are “shocking” amounts of sugar in some hot drinks sold in High Street cafes, a campaign group has warned. Action on Sugar analysed 131 hot drinks and found a third contained at least...

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