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Transplant man’s face-to-face with his former heart

A man who had a life-saving heart transplant has come face to face with his old heart, seven years after his surgery.

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Pills, plants and pregnancy information

Pills, plants and pregnancy information

Hertfordshire County Council has produced a short animation film, to tie in with this week’s World Contraception Day.

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Do you suffer from a respiratory condition?

Do you have a diagnosed 
respiratory condition, or care for someone with such a 
condition?

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Dogs with microchips at risk?

Outdated microchips could lead to dogs being put down

Only one in 10 UK dog owners saw updating their pet’s microchip when moving house as a priority - which could see their animal being destroyed if it strays.

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A little Pug: cute, or disfigured?  Credit: Shutterstock

The breeds of dogs vets are urging owners to avoid

Vets have warned would-be dog owners to think carefully before buying breeds with “flat faced” features, due to concerns over their welfare.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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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‘Backsliding’ MP accuses rivals of ‘rank hypocrisy’

Hemel MP Mike Penning has been accused of ‘backsliding’ on his pledges to protect and promote services at Hemel Hempstead Hospital.

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Parents would prefer their children become a doctor

Community health bosses hold AGM

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust is holding its annual general meeting next Tuesday (September 27) at the Stanborough Centre in St Albans Road, Watford, from 4.30-6pm.

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Bob Wiggins kidney donor

Kidney donor is part of exclusive 500 club

One of the first people to donate a kidney to a stranger is a Kings Langley man who is being celebrated this week for his selfless generosity.

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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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Specialist support for unpaid carers

Specialist support for unpaid carers

County council bosses 
have recruited a new 
team to support unpaid carers across Herts.

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Noise annoys

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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Hemel Hempstead Hospital buildings

Health chiefs accused of ignoring patients

Health bosses have been accused of ignoring pleas for a brand new hospital because it does not fit their own agenda.

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Dr Nicholas Small, Chair of Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group

Seven years since Hemel lost its A&E

Hemel Hempstead’s A&E department closed seven years ago, amid widespread protests.

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Patients’ proposal for a new hospital

Patients’ proposal for a new hospital

Patient plans for a new super-hospital were unveiled at earlier this year after being devised by The Dacorum Patients’ Group’s (DPG).

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'Feed a fever starve a cold'

‘Feed a cold, starve a fever’ NOT an old-wives tale

The old wives’ tale “feed a cold, starve a fever” really does work, according to a new scientific study.

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Product warning

Further blue cheese recall after fatal E.coli outbreak

A further batch of blue cheese is being recalled following an E.coli outbreak in which a child died.

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