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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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Patients are being seen at St Richard's Hospital instead. Picture: Stephen Goodger

Appointments cancelled after brand new £7.5m Southlands clinic floods

Southlands Hospital’s new brand new eye clinic has flooded, less than a month after it opened.

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The summer grants will be used to deliver a variety of community projects

Faecal bacteria found in ice at McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King

Ice served in drinks at the three biggest fast food chains in the UK has been found to contain faecal bacteria.

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Matron for critical care Louise Skelt (fifth from right) with the critical care team at Worthing Hospital celebrating their achievements

Hospitals back on track after fixing £8m hole

Worthing Hospital has come through a ‘very challenging year’ of budget cuts by listening to its staff, its chief executive said at its annual general meeting.

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Barnham Community Trust chairman Terry Bedford with Mrs Kathy Whitby, who heads the Wednesday Coffee Morning Team

Barnham hall users fund defibrillator

People using Barnham Community Hall have raised money to buy a defibrillator.

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Doritos recalled over allergy fears

Two pack sizes of Doritos have been recalled by their manufacturer due to allergy concerns.

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Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

The number of children getting just 60 minutes of daily physical activity has dropped by almost half, Public Health England has revealed.

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Dr George Findlay and Dr Tim Taylor receive the coveted Best Organisation award at the Patient Safety Awards

NHS trust scoops coveted award for patient safety

Patients have received yet more confirmation of the outstanding care at their local hospitals as Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has won a prized award for patient safety.

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John Gooderham, who lives in Billingshurst, has been calling for radiotherapy services to be based in West Sussex

Progress on new cancer treatment unit ‘nothing short of scandalous’

Inaction over creating a cancer treatment unit in West Sussex has been branded ‘nothing short of scandalous’.

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Tesco withdraws salads due to food poisoning bug

Tesco has recalled two chicken salads because it contains the food bug Campylobacter.

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Jennifer and Alexandra in the premature baby unit with their son Arthur

Parents’ praise for ‘incredible’ staff at premature baby unit

A mother’s heartwarming story of how hospital staff cared for her premature twins has led to an outpouring of praise from the public.

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Doctor’s shocked after man back on his bike five days after getting new knees

Doctor’s shocked after man back on his bike five days after getting new knees

Doctors were astounded when a retired man got back on his bike just five days after an operation to replace his arthritic knees.

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Dozens of new ambulances on order

Forty-two new ambulances are on order for South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb),

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Children’s drink recalled from Sainbury’s due to insufficient sterilisation

Alpro has recalled its Alpro Growing Up Drink (1-3+yrs 1 litre UHT pack) because of insufficient sterilisation..

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Network Rail manager Ben West, from Sussex, intervened in a potential suicide in South London

Life-saving interventions on South East rail network up a third

Suicide prevention measures put in place as part of a partnership between Samaritans, Network Rail and British Transport Police are continuing to reduce deaths on the railway.

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The smoking ban was introduced in England ten years ago

Record low number of smokers in the South East

It is ten years since the smoking ban was introduced in England and in the South East it has led to the lowest number of puffers on record.

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One of the butterfly support workers with a family member at Haviland House

Recruitment day at Guild Care

When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, it can be a frightening time for that person and their family.

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Sainsbury’s recall dip over allergy fears

Sainsbury’s has recalled their one of their Taste the Difference dips due to a double allergy threat.

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Curry kits recalled over ‘unsafe’ milk powder

Geeta’s Foods has recalled two sauce kits, as they have been found to contain milk powder produced in an unapproved premises.

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Sainsbury’s recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

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