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Column: Look out for the symptoms of prostate cancer

Moustaches are back in vogue this month as men show their support for prostate cancer awareness.
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Chris, Kirsty and baby Monty.

COUNTY NEWS: Mum’s thanks to hospital staff for saving premature baby’s life

A new mum whose baby boy was born weighing just 1lb 9oz has spoken out in praise of the doctors, nurses and midwives who saved his life.

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Amy Standen with her son Rhys Fuller, eight

COUNTY NEWS: Mum’s tears over abusive remark to her disabled son

More than 1,000 people on Facebook have rallied behind a mum left distraught by a stranger’s hugely offensive comment about her disabled son.

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A South East Coast Ambulance Service crew

Ambulance trust to introduce new response standards

A new set of ambulance standards aimed at delivering the quickest response to the most serious 999 calls are set to be rolled out in Sussex from next week.

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The Amex will host a cancer and wellbeing event

Cancer support and advice at Amex stadium

Brighton and Hove Albion’s charity arm is holding a free cancer health and wellbeing event at the American Express Community Stadium later this month.

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Patients invited to have a say on revamped NHS 111 hotline

Moves to transform a patient hotline, which has had some criticism from users in the past, have taken a huge leap forward.

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Dave and Dawn Robinault. Dawn was forced to wait seven hours for an ambulance after breaking her hip

COUNTY NEWS: Seven-hour ambulance wait for broken hip

A woman’s seven-hour wait for an ambulance after breaking her hip ‘seemed like an eternity’, her husband has said.

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Product warning

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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Nursing director Maggie Davies presented the team with their JAG accreditation certificate

County news: Hospital unit gets highest praise

A hospital endoscopy department has received the highest of praise from the Royal College of Physicians joint advisory group (JAG) on GI endoscopy.

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Babies' dummies recalled

Boots recall babies’ dummies due to safety issue

Boots have recalled a range of their Baby Airflow Soothers, due to a potential safety issue having been identified with the products.
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St John Ambulance is urging people to be first aid ready for this year's Bonfire Night

Around 1,000 people a year hurt by firework-related injuries, says first aid charity

Remember, remember first aid in November, is the advice of St John Ambulance this Bonfire season.

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Response time missed on half of most serious 999 ambulance calls

Sussex’s ambulance service missed its target on almost half of the most serious 999 calls last month.

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Staff celebrate 'outstanding' rating

Hove hospital judged 'outstanding' by health watchdog

The Montefiore Hospital in Hove has been praised for acting on patient feedback, after being awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Katy Jackson, Chief Pharmacist at NHS Brighton and Hove CCG 

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Warning over ‘unnecessary’ use of antibiotics

Residents are being warned that taking antibiotics when they are not needed puts them at risk of more severe and longer illnesses, as the bugs the medicine kills become more resistant to the treatment.

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Mr Charles Zammit, breast and endocrine consultant

Breast cancer awareness: know the symptoms

It’s Wear It Pink Day (October 20) so while you dress up to raise money for breast cancer research take a moment to check yourself says Mr Charles Zammit, breast and endocrine consultant at The Montefiore Hospital in Hove.

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Meril and Robert Peacock say CareLink Plus helps give them peace of mind

Life-saving service celebrates 30 years

A service which offers high-tech support to help vulnerable people live independent lives is celebrating 30 years of its 'vital' work in Brighton and Hove.
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VIDEO: Children learn heart safety from family’s heartbreak

A mum’s heartbreaking loss of her son has inspired her to teach children about how dangerous one punch can be.

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Katy Stafford and Diane Hull

Local nurses star in new NHS recruitment video

Mental health nurses from across Hampshire and Sussex are starring in a new recruitment film for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Millions of British workers shy away from discussing mental health with colleagues

Millions of British workers shy away from discussing mental health with colleagues

Millions of British workers would shy away from discussing mental health issues with colleagues amid a fear they could jeopardise their career, it has emerged.

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Anna Williamson at Fairlight Primary School

TV presenter writes story for Brighton schoolchildren as part of mental health initiative

Brighton and Hove schools are to benefit from a new book addressing worry, stress and anxiety, as part of an NHS campaign to mark World Mental Health Day.

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