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Leeds Festival to offer emergency contraception to attendees

Leeds Festival is now offering emergency contraception to attendees, in an effort to safeguard festival-goers against unprotected sex.
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Where to donate O negative blood in and around Leeds to help with urgent appeal

Given the summer heatwave and excitement of England's stellar performance in the World Cup, blood donations have plummeted dramatically.

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Buy a brick to show your support for Maggie’s Yorkshire cancer centre

Yorkshire’s first cancer centre for patients from across the region is expected to open next year after almost a decade in the pipeline.

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Urgent need for O negative blood in Leeds after heatwave and football World Cup cut donations

Blood donations have plummeted dramatically after the scorching heatwave and England's success in the World Cup have kept donors away.

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More people in Yorkshire and the Humber are donating their organs.

New figures show more people in Yorkshire are donating their organs

Soaring numbers of people in Yorkshire and the Humber are saving lives by donating their organs.

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Alcohol consumption can cause dehydration to happen more easily

The alcoholic drinks which put you at most risk of dehydration

The scorching summer heatwave isn't something we're particularly accustomed to here in the UK, so naturally everyone is keen to make the most of the sunshine while it sticks around.

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How to protect your children and babies from potential dangers such as heatstroke during heatwave

How to protect your children and babies from potential dangers such as heatstroke during heatwave

Everyone is susceptible to falling ill when we are experiencing extreme heat such as the current heatwave.

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Staff at Pinderfields Hospital will not be striking next week as originally planned.

Hospital staff suspend strike action over pay contracts

A strike by hospital staff in response to plans to remove them from the NHS payroll has been suspended.

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some 'over the counter' medicines such as treatments for constipation and athletes foot, starting from this month.

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Workers at Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust vote for strike action

Workers at Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust vote for strike action

Hospital staff have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action, in response to plans to remove them from the NHS payroll.
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Smoking in cars carrying children was outlawed in October 2015.

Yorkshire councils issued just one fine in first two years of ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Only one person in the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber was fined in the first two years after it became illegal to smoke in cars carrying a child, a new analysis has found.

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Urgent recall issued by Tesco, Aldi and Nisa after METAL found in sausage rolls

Pastry products sold at major supermarkets are being urgently recalled following the discovery of metal in some items.
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NHS send out urgent appeal as stocks of these blood groups run worryingly low

The NHS are urgently appealing for people with particular blood types to come forward and donate.

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Should junk food ads be banned before 9pm?

Call for watershed on junk food ads to tackle childhood obesity

The Government must change the narrative around childhood obesity to make it clear that this is everyone’s business, say the Health and Social Care Committee in their report into childhood obesity.

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Urgent appeal for O neg and B neg donors as increase in demand for certain blood types leads to fall in stocks

Urgent appeal for O neg and B neg donors as increase in demand for certain blood types leads to fall in stocks

NHS Blood and Transplant needs donors with O negative and B negative blood to donate now as stocks are low due to a bank holiday drop off in donations and an increase in demand for certain blood types.

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There are some excellent job opportunities on offer around Yorkshire in the healthcare profession

8 ideal jobs currently up for grabs in Yorkshire if you want to work in healthcare

Looking to kick start or progress your career in the healthcare industry?

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Health warning issued with vampire flies set to infest parts of Britain

Warning after increase in cases of fly bites that can cause groin swelling and fever

Sun revellers are being warned by NHS England to be on alert for the blood-sucking Blandford fly, after cases related to the insect bite have dramatically increased in recent months.
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Potentially deadly 'thunder fever' set to hit Yorkshire this weekend

An urgent warning has been issued to Yorkshire asthma fever sufferers after experts predicted a risk of the potentially deadly 'thunder fever' over the coming days.
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Is your baby developing hay fever?

How to spot if your baby is developing hay fever - and how to relieve it

It’s not always easy to know what is wrong with your baby when they are clearly in discomfort.

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There are plenty of tea blends to try which have a range of health boosting benefits

Brews with benefits: the health-boosting perks of a good cuppa

Widely known as a tea-drinking nation, here in Britain we're extremely partial to a good cuppa.
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