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Milton Keynes solicitor firms pledge support for Willen Hospice

Throughout May, seven local solicitor firms are giving their time and offering to make a will for individuals in return for a small donation to Willen Hospice.

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How do you think we should tackle the obesity crisis? Picture: Pixabay.

Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

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Olive oil

Olive oil could offset unhealthy diets

Trendy extra virgin olive oil could offset a host of health problems caused by Western-style diets, according to new research.

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NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers pull more sickies for non work related illnesses than their slim colleagues, a study found.

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How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

Who doesn’t like chocolate? While there may be some who claim to prefer savoury – in my experience, crisps are suggested by these strange people as an equivalent – chocolate has a special place in many people’s hearts, and Easter gives them the perfect opportunity to consume vast quantities of it.

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Product recall

Kids’ mouthwash recalled over contamination fears

A range of children’s mouthwash has been recalled due to potential contamination of the product.

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Brian White

Councillor’s name could help Milton Keynes people fight cancer

A multi- million pound cancer therapy centre that will help save thousands of lives is set to be named after former MP and ‘people’s councillor’ Brian White.

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Milton Keynes residents urged to spring clean their health

Milton Keynes residents urged to spring clean their health

Spring awakens all of us to new growth, new possibilities, new ways of eating smarter and exercising more. People in Milton Keynes can now benefit from top tips from NHS Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group to help them spring into action and give their health a seasonal boost.

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Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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Half of parents resorting to unhealthy food to get children to eat

Half of parents resorting to unhealthy food to get children to eat

Data published in February by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Medicine has revealed that a startling 22 per cent of reception-age children are now overweight or obese.

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MPMC Councillor Douglas McCall with green bin

Special meeting called to scrutinise green bin charges for Milton Keynes

A special meeting of Milton Keynes Council is to be held following the decision to ‘call in’ a proposal to charge for green bin collections.

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Reminder to patients in Milton Keynes to ensure they have enough medication over Easter

Reminder to patients in Milton Keynes to ensure they have enough medication over Easter

With the egg-citement of the Easter break and preparations taking place to enjoy the long weekend, Milton Keynes residents are being reminded to collect their prescriptions ahead of any bank holiday weekend closures.

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Headway Milton Keynes offer a lifeline to those facing brain injuries

Headway Milton Keynes offer a lifeline to those facing brain injuries

The unexpected impact of a brain injury can have a devastating effect on any individual, their whole way of life may never be as they once knew. Time to adjust and re-learn all those things that once came so naturally will need patience and understanding, not only for the individual but also for their loved ones.

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Milton Keynes MPs praise hospital development

Milton Keynes MPs praise hospital development

CEO of Milton Keynes Hospital Joe Harrison showed both Milton Keynes MPs around the new developments on the estate.

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Milton Keynes Council launches ‘don’t fear your smear’ campaign

Milton Keynes Council launches ‘don’t fear your smear’ campaign

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 and by far and away the most effective form of prevention is regular screening.

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Council to pledge £10m for new cancer therapy centre at Milton Keynes Hospital

Council to pledge £10m for new cancer therapy centre at Milton Keynes Hospital

MK Council agreed a £10m investment in a new cancer therapy centre at the hospital.

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Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research.

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National Wear a Hat Day is a massive success for Milton Keynes charity

National Wear a Hat Day is a massive success for Milton Keynes charity

Brain Tumour Research, based in Shenley Wood, is celebrating its most successful Wear a Hat Day ever.

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