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Health chiefs: £98m NHS cash gap can be bridged

Wigan Council and NHS bosses insist they are on track to carve a colossal £98m out of health and social care services in the next four years.
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Breastfeeding can provide comfort and security, even as a toddler

Breastfeeding beyond the age of two: What are the benefits?

Mothers who choose to nurse for longer are often criticised - but is this fair? We speak to some key supporters about 'full-term' breastfeeding.
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Listening to soothing ASMR sounds

What is ASMR and why is everyone obsessed with it?

A new relaxation phenomenon is sweeping the internet. Here, we unpick the science behind these viral sounds and visuals.
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The NHS aims to admit or discharge 95% of patients within four hours

Hospitals face predicted worst-ever A&E waiting times this winter

Hospitals could see the worst ever performance for A&E waiting times this winter, a think tank has warned.
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How is your eyesight?

Motorists’ eyesight ‘should be retested’ every 10 years

Motorists should face compulsory sight tests every 10 years to stay on the road, leading eye experts have said.

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3,300 people have been diagnosed with heart failure in the borough

Wiganers are the most at risk of heart failures

Wiganers are the most at risk of heart failure in the region, a damning health report has revealed.

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Six-month-old Iris Day who died while awaiting a potentially lifesaving heart operation

Baby died after heart operation delayed, inquest told

A six-month-old baby died while awaiting a potentially lifesaving heart operation that had been delayed, an inquest has heard.

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Have you bought these nuts?

Aldi recalls nuts over allergy fears

Aldi has recalled its Clancy’s Barbecue Flavour Coated Peanuts because they contain cashew nuts, which are undeclared on the label.
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5 holistic and gentle ways to help you get a better night's sleep

Having trouble dozing off but don't want to reach for sleeping pills? Try these more natural methods instead.

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Siblings fighting can drive parents mad

Ask an expert: How do I stop my young children fighting with each other?

Siblings fighting can drive parents mad. However, as a psychologist explains, tackling it from a fresh angle can make a big difference.

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Make sure you brush ALL your teeth!

Millions of Brits are only cleaning three quarters of their teeth

Millions of Brits are only cleaning three quarters of their teeth, a study has found.

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HPV is thought to cause nearly all cervical cancers

Number of cervical screenings needed in lifetime slashed by HPV jab, study says

Women who have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may only need three cervical screenings in their lifetime, a study has said.

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Concerns raised

Whistleblower’s fears over unit’s replacement

Concerns about the facilities being used to replace a borough neurological rehab service have been raised by a whistleblower.

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The Spinney

Breast groping nurse is allowed to practise again

A nurse who groped a colleague’s breasts and touched another’s bottom at a borough pyschiatric unit has been allowed to return to the profession by a health watchdog.

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Empty wine bottles

Teens' lives blighted by parents' drinking

Hundreds of thousands of teenagers’ lives are blighted by the drinking problems of their parents.

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One in four people feel unsuccessful in their lives

Many people depressed because they feel unsuccessful

One in four people feel unsuccessful in their lives, leaving many depressed or unhappy, a new study shows.

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Experts described the findings as "shocking"

'More hospital' treatment required for tooth decay than broken arms in under 10s'

The number of children under the age of 10 needing hospital treatment because of tooth decay is twice as high as the number needing help for a broken arm, according to new analysis.

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Stress can have a huge impact

This is what long-term stress could be doing to your health

Stress can have a huge impact on different parts of our bodies - from the brain to the gut.

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Developing cancer is now more common than getting married or having a first baby

Cancer charity appoints 'fake news' nurse to weed out online lies

A cancer charity has appointed its first digital nurse to combat online "fake news" about the disease.

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Body confidence is understandably a difficult thing

5 things never to say to your daughter if you want her to grow up body positive

How do we raise body positive children in a body shaming world?

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