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Loud snorers more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease says new research

A study of middle aged and elderly people found those with sleep apnoea had a build up of proteins in their brain that trigger the condition.

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Commonly used blood thinner can prevent cancer

Common blood thinner lowers cancer risk

The common blood thinning drug warfarin lowers the risk of cancers in the over 50s.

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Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

A popular brand of protein supplement has been recalled by its manufacturer due to its containing possible allergens not mentioned on its label.

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Surgeries have been ranked by patients on the NHS choices website

REVEALED: The BEST and WORST GP surgeries in Dacorum as rated by patients

We can today reveal a list of where your GP surgeries rank in Hemel Hempstead and surrounding areas based on ratings provided by patients on how likely they are to recommend their practice.
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New health facility has its name revealed by Herts NHS

New health facility has its name revealed by Herts NHS

A newly refurbished £6million health facility in Hemel town centre now has a name – The Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre.

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Hemel Hempstead Hospital

West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust admit to long journey times for the first time

Health bosses have admitted for the first time that journeys to Watford Hospital can take up to 45-50 minutes – despite the ongoing cuts to services provided in Hemel.

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Mike Penning at Cheer House,Hemel Hempstead Hospital

Hemel Hempstead MP calls for hospital boss to resign

MP Mike Penning has called for the resignation of the West Herts Hospitals Trust chief executive.

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Product warning

Brioche rolls recalled due to allergy fears

Les Brioche is recalling its Les Brioche Pain au lait Brioche Rolls 8 Pack because they have been incorrectly packed with Les Brioche Chocolate Chip Brioche Rolls, which contain soya.

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EXCLUSIVE: Another downgrade at Hemel Hempstead Hospital

The Urgent Care Centre at Hemel Hempstead Hospital is set to be downgraded from December 1 and become an ‘Urgent Treatment Centre’.

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Graham Buckland (far right) pictured with colleagues at Dacorum College in 1983. He believes he may have been exposed the asbestos at the college

Former Hemel Hempstead college worker’s desperate plea over asbestos exposure

A former college worker who was diagnosed with cancer linked to asbestos has joined with lawyers to appeal to his former colleagues for help – as he seeks answers regarding his illness.

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The flu jab

It’s official - ‘man flu’ does exist, finds study

It’s official ... ‘man flu’ DOES exist - because men are more likely to call in sick with a cold than women are, according to new research.

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Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

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The NSPCC ranked each local CCG on their plans

NSPCC slams Hertfordshire mental health plan for 'ignoring' abused children

Hertfordshire health chiefs have been told by the NSPCC to sort out their ‘inadequate’ mental health plans – as they ‘completely ignore’ children who have suffered abuse.
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'Breakfast is the most important meal of the day' is not a myth

Skipping breakfast could harden your arteries

Skipping breakfast could lead to hardening of the arteries, raising the risk of heart attacks, scientists claim.

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Private ambulance firm which serves Hertfordshire set to close following ‘month of concern’

A private ambulance firm has gone into administration - just seven months after it was awarded the contract to run non-emergency patient transport services in Herts.

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Asthma inhaler use increases risk of hard-to-treat infections finds study

Asthma inhaler use increases risk of hard-to-treat infections finds study

Asthma inhalers can increase the risk of killer hard-to-treat infections, a new study has found.

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Tick bites can kill

Huge swathes of countryside marked high risk for Lyme disease due to tick infestations

Huge swathes of stunning English countryside are being invaded - by killer ticks.

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Taking a break from dieting could improve weight loss

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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Charly says...

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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Kitty, Harry, and Liam in the young days.

Film by friend pays tribute to young student from Berkhamsted

A young film maker paid tribute to an old friend at the premier of his first film project.

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