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Father raises awareness of mitochondrial disease in memory of brave Louis

A father who lost his two-year-old son to a ‘horrible disease’ is raising awareness of the condition.

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DM1792636a.jpg Sophie Robinson wants to promote jeans for genes day. Pictured with her son Tyler Tombs, 14. Photo by Derek Martin Photography SUS-170920-103917008

Tyler to fight for awareness of Williams syndrome

A mum whose son has a rare genetic syndrome has shared their story to raise awareness of the condition.

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Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have gone from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'.

Doctors to be quizzed by health scrutiny committee

Senior doctors from across West Sussex will be questioned on making services more effective by the county’s health scrutiny committee.

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Naomi Squires hosted a street party to raise money for Macmillan. From left to right: Claire, Dee, Sarah, Lacey Squires, Naomi Squires, Caroline, Andrew, Judy and Martin

PICTURES: Baker whips up stellar cancer charity event

Baker Naomi Squires and her neighbours whipped up a street party to remember in aid of a cause close to her heart.

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VIDEO: Fearne Cotton backs our Together for Tyler campaign

The Observer and Spirit FM’s Together for Tyler campaign has received huge celebrity endorsement
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Tesco recalls biscuits due to allergy fears

Tesco has recalled its own brand of Cookie and Cream biscuits because of allergy fears.

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Alicia and Basir at the Bognor Regis SpecSavers. Pic: Contributed

COUNTY NEWS: Routine eye test uncovers teenager’s brain tumour

A Sussex resident has revealed how a routine eye test saved her from a potentially fatal brain tumour.

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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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Dental anxiety (Surgery at Sainsburys Rustington works with charity to help patients who suffer with anxiety). Christina youngman (hygienist), Debra Bainbridge (practice manager) and  Jackie gallon. Pic Steve Robards SR1721771 SUS-170909-043913001

Dental surgery teams up with charity to tackle patient phobias

A dental surgery in Rustington is looking to numb the emotional pain of going to the dentist by working with a leading anxiety charity.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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Time to change

Challenging attitudes to mental health in the workplace

Employers across West Sussex are being challenged to change attitudes and behaviour around mental health in workplaces – by signing up to an employer pledge.

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South Central Ambulance Service patient transport vehicle

New patient transport service provider misses key targets

Sussex’s new patient transport service provider has missed key performance targets in its first three months.

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VIDEO: Why should you donate your organs?

The NHS is urging people to talk about organ donation and help combat the ‘deadly shortage’ that currently exists.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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NHSBT nurse Marc Coe with empty transplant boxes showing missed opportunities.

Desperate plea for organ donors after scores die waiting for transplants

More than sixty people in West Sussex have died waiting for an organ transplant over the past decade.

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Iain and Marcus have been a great support to their sister Jennifer and mum Tracy Lynch

Family urges people to support Jeans for Genes Day

Jennifer Lynch has a very different life to many teenagers.

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Rebecca Sloly, 25, fears she may not be able to fulfil her dream of having children when her treatment is finished

COUNTY NEWS: Cancer patient’s NHS ‘battle to have a baby’

A young woman with cancer believes her dream of having children has been put at risk because of an ‘unfair postcode lottery’ NHS policy.

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Kelsey Meldrum, aged 4, with her kitten Ginger

Funds help 4-year-old Rustington girl whose tumour confounded doctors

When four-year-old Kelsey was taken to the doctors with a swollen stomach in January, her parents – who suspected she might be bloated – never dreamed she would be diagnosed with cancer.

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Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Dieters are more likely to keep the fat off if they shed just one pound a week... or even less, according to new research.

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Marian Down and president John Hollington present a cheque to Guild Care chief executive Suzanne Millard and Ashdown Siblings group

Lions’ donation will give siblings ‘quality time’

Guild Care’s Ashdown Siblings group, which offers sessions for brothers and sisters of young people with disabilities and additional needs, was chosen for Worthing Lions Club’s president’s award for 2016/17.

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