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Father raises awareness of mitochondrial disease in memory of brave Louis

A father who lost his two-year-old son to a ‘horrible disease’ is raising awareness of the condition.

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VIDEO: Fearne Cotton backs our Together for Tyler campaign

The Observer and Spirit FM’s Together for Tyler campaign has received huge celebrity endorsement
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New £30m A&E unit for hospital is approved

The expansion of the accident and emergency department (A&E) at the Royal Sussex County Hospital has been approved by planners.

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Dylan

Don denim to support children like Dylan

Four-year-old Dylan Rafferty is a happy, cheeky little Brightonian, who just happened to  be born with genetic disorder.

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Dr Paul Farrant

COLUMN: Coping with eczema in children and adults

It’s National Eczema Week from September 16 and although there is no known cure for this skin condition, The Montefiore Hospital’s consultant dermatologist, Dr Paul Farrant, says there is a lot that can be done to bring relief.

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Tesco recalls biscuits due to allergy fears

Tesco has recalled its own brand of Cookie and Cream biscuits because of allergy fears.

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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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John McDonnell at a previous march with Sussex Defend the NHS

Defend the NHS campaigners to hold rally outside Labour conference in Brighton

Sussex Defend the NHS campaigners have called a march and rally to welcome the Labour Party conference to Brighton on September 24.
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Royal Sussex County Hospital

Decision time on hospital’s £30m revamp plan for A&E

Proposals for a £30 million revamp of the Royal Sussex County Hospital’s accident and emergency (A&E) department will go before planners next week.
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The last Big Conversation event held by Brighton and Hove CCG earlier this year

Meeting on health plans for Brighton and Hove

NHS bosses will hold a meeting on the controversial financial strategy for health services in the region.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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Last chance to vote to save Brighton infant trauma service

A Brighton-based trauma service for babies and parents is bidding for a £25,000 award to keep the service going for another year.

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New patient transport service provider misses key targets

Sussex’s new patient transport service provider has missed key performance targets in its first three months.

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VIDEO: Why should you donate your organs?

The NHS is urging people to talk about organ donation and help combat the ‘deadly shortage’ that currently exists.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Dieters are more likely to keep the fat off if they shed just one pound a week... or even less, according to new research.

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More control handed back to Brighton and Hove doctors

Brighton and Hove doctors in charge of commissioning services have been handed back more control after being lifted out of ‘legal directions’.

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Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast may be doing themselves long term harm by not getting enough nutrients, warns new research.

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East Sussex third in top counties to retire to

East Sussex third in top counties to retire to

If you want to retire then East Sussex is only the third best place, according to Prudential’s latest Quality of Retirement Index.

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Tesco recall

Tesco recalls cooking sauce after allergy fears

Tesco is recalling jars of its own brand Creamy Leek and Bacon Cooking Sauce because of allergy fears.

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