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The kettle will take the strain at Nationwide Milton Keynes for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Staff at Nationwide Building Society are inviting the local community to enjoy a slice of cake tomorrow, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Parents would prefer their children become a doctor

Milton Keynes CCG highlight their vision for healthcare in the new city

People in Milton Keynes heard about the improvements that have been made to health care over the last 12 months at NHS Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)’s Annual General Meeting, held in the new city last week.

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Dogs with microchips at risk?

Outdated microchips could lead to dogs being put down

Only one in 10 UK dog owners saw updating their pet’s microchip when moving house as a priority - which could see their animal being destroyed if it strays.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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A little Pug: cute, or disfigured?  Credit: Shutterstock

The breeds of dogs vets are urging owners to avoid

Vets have warned would-be dog owners to think carefully before buying breeds with “flat faced” features, due to concerns over their welfare.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

Cuddling cats could be deadly

Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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City community hospital closes for up to two months

Part of the Bletchley Community Hospital site has been closed to patients and staff because of a drainage problem.

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Eye test could prevent tragedy

Eye test could prevent tragedy

A trip to the optician usually results in stronger glasses, or if you’re lucky, a date to return in 12 months for our next check-up.

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Noise annoys

Noise annoys - snoring, screaming kids, and the ‘Go Compare’ song

It was National Quiet Day this week - where snoring, loud eaters and the ‘Go Compare’ song were banned.

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Due to the building work the car park next to the treatment centre

Milton Keynes Hospital to build a new ward and offer more beds

Milton Keynes University Hospital is beginning construction work on a new surgical ward from next Monday to increase the number of beds available for patients.

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MPMC Hospital garden makeover

Patients at Milton Keynes Hospital benefit from courtyard garden makeover

Patients at Milton Keynes Hospital are benefiting from the transformation of one of the hospital’s busiest courtyards thanks to the

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Brexit, terrorism and exams blamed for spike in anxiety Google searches

Brexit, terrorism and exams blamed for spike in ‘anxiety’ Google searches

Stressed Brits are turning to Google for help, it has been revealed, with searches for anxiety-related symptoms and advice quadrupling over the last 10 years.

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Product warning

Salmonella found in organic seed mix

Two organic food retailers have recalled a number of products after they were found to contain the potentially fatal salmonella bacteria.

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Cash for NHS must be spent well, says MP John Hayes

Urgent care services at Broughton Gate to stop

Urgent care services and walk-in services will be centralised to the Milton Keynes University Hospital campus and no longer provided at Broughton Gate.

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New ‘innovative information packs’ rolled out for people diagnosed with epilepsy in Milton Keynes

New ‘innovative information packs’ rolled out for people diagnosed with epilepsy in Milton Keynes

People diagnosed with epilepsy in the Milton Keynes area are to test the usefulness of innovative information packs that could ensure they avoid an unnecessary visit to an A&E department when experiencing an epileptic seizure.

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Milton Keynes residents urged to get the flu jab before winter sets in

Doctors in Milton Keynes are urging people to have the flu jab well before winter.

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Time for Tea with Willen Hospice

Brew up and help support Willen Hospice

Willen Hospice are asking people to get their tea pots out, bake cakes and get together with friends or colleagues for the first ever Willen Hospice Time for Tea event.

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