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Growing numbers of elderly is strain on NHS

The elderly population of Milton Keynes has risen by 48.4 per cent in the last decade.

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Ear specialist quits job at Milton Keynes hospital after dispute over her earrings

Ear specialist quits job at Milton Keynes hospital after dispute over her earrings

An ear specialist at Milton Keynes hospital has quit her job after a row about her earrings.

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Ellie Whiteside, 10 and Louie Franklyn, 5 play dinosaurs in the uncut grass

Strip mowing leaves Milton Keynes on the verge of becoming a ‘jungle’

A ‘one metre only’ mowing policy is turning rural grass verges into Jurassic Park jungles, residents have claimed.

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Jess Ritchie with her dog Tessa (SWNS)

Animal lover films herself in sweltering car to show how dogs suffer

An animal lover has filmed a video of herself suffering the same shocking effects as dogs which are left in cars on hot days in a hard-hitting warning to pet owners.

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Students warned over 'smart drug' pregnancy risk

Pregnancy warning over so-called ‘smart drug’

A so-called ‘smart drug’ favoured by students cramming for exams could lead to unplanned pregnancies, experts have warned.

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Ann Saunders and the memory tree

Dementia Champion creates large tree for Milton Keynes Specialist Memory Service

A member of staff at CNWL’s Milton Keynes Specialist Memory Service made the most of her art skills when she painted a large memory tree inside its base at Cripps Lodge, Broadlands.

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“Keep your kids active suring school holidays,” urge MK health bosses

“Keep your kids active suring school holidays,” urge MK health bosses

Health experts in Milton Keynes are urging parents to make sure their children stay active and enjoy the outdoors during the long school holidays.

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Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claims

Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claims

Cereal giant Kellogg’s has been rapped by watchdogs over “full of goodness” and “nutritious” claims made in two ads for its Special K range.

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Take care in the sun

As temperatures rise, Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group tells us to chill out and take care

NHS Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group and its member GPs in Milton Keynes are supporting Public Health England’s Heatwave campaign to protect the population from heat-related harm to health by giving early advice and guidance in preparation for hot spells this summer.

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New study says women can prevent tumours with weight loss

Weight loss protects women against tumours

Overweight or obese women who lost weight and exercise have lower levels of proteins in the blood that help cancer tumours grow, a study found.

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Man almost loses eye after medical blunder at Milton Keynes Hospital

Man almost loses eye after medical blunder at Milton Keynes Hospital

A young dad fears he will lose an eye after an A&E doctor mistakenly burned his eyeball with a highly caustic chemical.

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Royal seal of approval for air ambulance

Royal seal of approval for air ambulance

A proud grandmother dropped into her grandson’s place of work today - to open a new operating base.

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Sue Farrington Smith, Chief Executive of the charity Brain Tumour Research

Milton Keynes charity is outraged as funding for brain tumours goes backwards despite Government commitments

Latest figures from the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) reveal the total national spend on cancer research allocated to research into brain tumours decreased to just 1.37% in 2015.

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What is the best hangover cure?

Research names the nation’s favourite hangover cure

Britain’s favourite hangover cure has been determined by new research.

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An 85-year-old former nurse has been forced to wear nappies and be bathed in a washing up bowl for four years because  health bosses  refuse to build her a bathroom. Photo: stock image

Bedridden former nurse, 85, can’t have a bath on the NHS in Milton Keynes

An 85-year-old former nurse has been forced to wear nappies and be ‘bathed’ in a washing up bowl for four years because health bosses refuse to build her a bathroom.

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Many professionals say they work longer hours because its expected of them rather than it being productive

Burnout warning as four in five professionals work beyond their contracted hours

More than four out of five professionals work more than their contracted hours - and a third never take a lunch break, according to new research.

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Xscape at Milton Keynes offers free sessions to disabled users

Disabled people will have the chance to experience the thrill of snow sports thanks to some new activities at Snowzone at the Xscape at Milton Keynes.

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e. Coli under the microscope

E. coli outbreak investigation focuses on pre-packed salad and rocket leaves says Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) is continuing to investigate an outbreak of E. coli O157, which may be associated with eating mixed salad leaves.

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Winners one and all!

Milton Keynes Martial Arts instructors scoop national awards

A group of Milton Keynes Martial Arts instructors have scooped five gongs at a prestigious event held at the National Brewery centre in Burton on Trent.

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Milton Keynes charity wins RHS gold medal

Milton Keynes charity wins RHS gold medal

Milton Keynes charity World Vision UK has scooped a coveted RHS gold medal at the prestigious Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (HCPFS).

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