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New life-saving advice says floating, not swimming, could prevent drowning in cold water

People should ‘fight their instincts’ and FLOAT rather than try to swim if they fall into water, according to new advice from the RNLI.

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Nurses in tears after 20 home visits in a shift

Overworked nurses were in tears during a visit by government inspectors to a shortstaffed community health provider.

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Brave girl in desperate need of rare condition cure

Brave girl in desperate need of rare condition cure

A brave girl with a rare form of arthritis is the inspiration behind a fun day organised to help find a cure for her condition.

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LETTER: End is nigh for the NHS - unless we help save it

Five years ago this month I was lying in Dewsbury Hospital after a serious, life-saving abdominal operation.

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New tobacco laws affecting vapers who smoke e-cigarettes will come into force this week.

E-cigarette laws to change THIS WEEK - Here’s how Kirklees vapers will be affected

New tobacco laws affecting Kirklees vapers who smoke e-cigarettes will come into force this week.

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NHS cyber attacks: Operations and appointments cancelled at some Yorkshire hospitals

Operations and appointments at some hospitals in Yorkshire have been cancelled after the international cyber attack targeted NHS trusts.
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Cyber security experts investigating after malware attack on Yorkshire NHS organisations

Cyber security experts are investigating a nationwide attack on IT systems which has targeted at least 16 NHS organisations.
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Yorkshire patients warned 'only to attend A&E if emergency' after hospital IT systems targeted by suspected cyber attack

Patients in Yorkshire have been warned not to attend A&E unless it's an emergency as NHS systems appear to have been targeted by a suspected cyber attack.

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Yorkshire NHS hospital trust affected after suspected cyber attack targets IT systems across country

Yorkshire NHS hospital trust affected after suspected cyber attack targets IT systems across country

A hospital trust in Yorkshire is among a series across the country that appear to have been targeted by a suspected attempted cyber attack.

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Research suggests that regular use of painkillers can raise heart attack risk.

Taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen for just a week 'raises heart attack risk'

People who "self-medicate" by taking over the counter painkillers should take heed of new research warning they can increase the risk of a heart attack, say family doctors.
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Cutting number of Yorkshire hospital beds 'unsafe'

Cutting number of Yorkshire hospital beds 'unsafe'

Plans to cut the number of hospital beds in Yorkshire would be "unsafe", official papers suggest.
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New cigarette laws come into force this month

These new cigarette laws come into force this month: Here’s what Kirklees smokers need to know

Smokers across Kirklees are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that will come into force this month.

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VIDEO: How running helps my autistic brother

Running Wakefield 10k was a proud moment for many, but for one young autistic man - it changed his life.

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Free cancer support on hand in Dewsbury

Free cancer advice and support will be on hand in Dewsbury next month when a mobile support service visits the area.

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Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

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Easter pharmacy opening times

Easter pharmacy opening times

Pharmacy opening times over the Easter weekend have been announced.

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Storm on a teacake as chocolate spread found to contain 57 spoons of sugar

Storm on a teacake as chocolate spread found to contain 57 spoons of sugar

Chocolate spreads like Nutella contain over four times more sugar than nuts - with a staggering 57 teaspoons in a jar, warns a new report.

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VIDEO: You can perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on yourself - here’s how you can learn

VIDEO: You can perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on yourself - here’s how you can learn

People who start choking should be able to perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on THEMSELVES, according to a new study.

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Warning: NHS England issues advice over bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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Stroke patients ignoring GP advice because of drug side effects

Stroke patients ignoring GP advice because of drug side effects

Some stroke patients are ignoring their GPs and stopping potentially life saving treatments such as statins because they suffer from minor side effects.

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