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The key to a healthy old age - get a dog

Older people could be “prescribed a dog” because it increases their physical activity by half an hour a day - especially in rainy Britain, according to new research.

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Adam Doyle

'Phenomenal achievement' as Brighton and Hove health commissioners rated 'good'

Reductions in patient waiting times and achieving financial stability were two reasons why the body which commissions health services in Brighton and Hove was rated 'good' by NHS England inspectors.
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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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Faecal bacteria found in ice at McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King

Faecal bacteria found in ice at McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King

Ice served in drinks at the three biggest fast food chains in the UK has been found to contain faecal bacteria.

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Doritos recalled over allergy fears

Two pack sizes of Doritos have been recalled by their manufacturer due to allergy concerns.

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Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

The number of children getting just 60 minutes of daily physical activity has dropped by almost half, Public Health England has revealed.

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Tesco withdraws salads due to food poisoning bug

Tesco has recalled two chicken salads because it contains the food bug Campylobacter.

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Sponsored: What to do about varicose veins

Are you keeping your legs under wraps this summer because of varicose or unsightly veins? The Montefiore Hospital’s vascular surgeon, Mr Karim El Sakka, says this doesn’t have to be an annual bugbear.

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The Big Conversation launch

Big Conversation launched on future of healthcare in the face of ‘financial challenge’

Health bosses in Brighton and Hove held a ‘Big Conversation’ event, asking the public to help shape their vision for the future of healthcare in the city.

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Dozens of new ambulances on order

Forty-two new ambulances are on order for South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb),

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Children’s drink recalled from Sainbury’s due to insufficient sterilisation

Alpro has recalled its Alpro Growing Up Drink (1-3+yrs 1 litre UHT pack) because of insufficient sterilisation..

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Network Rail manager Ben West, from Sussex, intervened in a potential suicide in South London

Life-saving interventions on South East rail network up a third

Suicide prevention measures put in place as part of a partnership between Samaritans, Network Rail and British Transport Police are continuing to reduce deaths on the railway.

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The smoking ban was introduced in England ten years ago

Record low number of smokers in the South East

It is ten years since the smoking ban was introduced in England and in the South East it has led to the lowest number of puffers on record.

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‘Big conversation’ on future of NHS in Brighton and Hove

A controversial health and social care plan for the region is being discussed at a public engagement meeting next week.

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Sainsbury’s recall dip over allergy fears

Sainsbury’s has recalled their one of their Taste the Difference dips due to a double allergy threat.

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Staff give a thumbs up for the Ultimate Urgent Care Centre Campaign

Brighton hospital charity launches fundraising drive for urgent care unit

A hospital charity is fundraising to kit out one of Brighton's A&E departments with the new and improved equipment.
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Mr Goldie Khera

Has a groin injury stopped you from cycling?

All eyes were on the London to Brighton Cycle Ride on Sunday, June 18, but there were some watching with envy.

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Curry kits recalled over ‘unsafe’ milk powder

Geeta’s Foods has recalled two sauce kits, as they have been found to contain milk powder produced in an unapproved premises.

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Sainsbury’s recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

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Royal Sussex County Hospital (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

Nurses to protest over pay outside Brighton hospital

Members of a nurses’ union will campaign outside the Royal Sussex County Hospital today (Tuesday).

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