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New rabbit virus confirmed in Bedford

Pet owners have been warned about a new rabbit virus after a case was confirmed in Bedford.

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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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This is the age you’re officially ‘too old’ to go to a nightclub

This is the age you’re officially ‘too old’ to go to a nightclub

If you’re still feeling the effects of a night out this weekend, it may be because you’re now “too old” to go to a nightclub.

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Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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Kids born to smoking mums more anti-social

Kids born to smoking mums more anti-social

Kids born to mums who smoke are more likely to be an antisocial teen and their loutish behaviour increases the more their mums puff away.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Advice to keep your kids safe over the summer

Advice to keep your kids safe over the summer

As any parents or carers know exercise for children has lots of advantages.

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Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. Credit: Sebastian Bober.

UPDATE: Maternity Unit open day today at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital!

Today, Bedfordshire families can visit an exciting open day at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s (L&D) Maternity Unit.

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More than 11,000 new cases of FGM reported, NHS reveals

More than 11,000 new cases of FGM reported, NHS reveals

Latest figures from the NHS has revealed that there has been 11, 471 newly recorded cases of FGM in England in the last two years.

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Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Just two beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research.

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Bedford Hospital downgrade: Mayor says there is no excuse for continuing with plan

Health chiefs have been challenged to scrap their plans to downgrade services at Bedford, Milton Keynes and Luton & Dunstable Hospitals, after “overwhelming public, patient and NHS staff opposition”.

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Now that’s a fishy tail!

Now that’s a fishy tail!

An RSPCA officer dealt with fishy incident - after Bedfordshire Police called in the charity’s expertise for help with a rather unusual rescue…

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Health bosses paid a fortune to make CUTS affecting Bedford Hospital

Fat cat health bosses are being paid ‘eye watering’ salaries in order to CUT services to patients in Bedford, experts have claimed.

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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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Organic product recalled due to salmonella contamination

An organic food retailer has recalled a line of tahini because salmonella has been found in the product.

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Couch potato teens ‘as sedentary as 60-year-olds’

Couch potato teens ‘as sedentary as 60-year-olds’

Couch potato teenagers do as little exercise as 60-year olds, according to new research.

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A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

Nearly half of all animal owners confess that they’ve pulled a ‘sicky’ to pander to a poorly pet.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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