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Outdated microchips could lead to dogs being put down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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A temporary drug tattoo that slowly releases medicine to help control chronic diseases like multiple sclerosis could soon be available

Tattoo that can save your life

A temporary drug tattoo that slowly releases medicine to help control chronic diseases like multiple sclerosis could soon be available.

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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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Shefford GP cleared of groping female ambulance and fire service recruits

A GP accused of groping women ambulance and fire brigade recruits during breast and hernia examinations was today/Friday cleared.

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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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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 - 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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Bella, 2, Megan, 15, with mum Emma and Luke, 12

Bedford mum of three struggling to fund cancer treatment

Family and friends are rallying together to help a mum of three win her battle with cancer.

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Young Bedford cancer patients treated to a safari park trip

Young Bedford cancer patients treated to a safari park trip

Bedford Hospital’s young cancer patients, past and present, were treated to a day out at the safari park.

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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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Great Britain's Harriet Lee on the podium with her Silver medal during the medal ceremony for the Women's 100m Breaststroke SB9 at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium during the first day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. pa-sport-old-20160908-234007-par

Biggleswade’s Harriet Lee gets silver in Rio Paralympics

A former Biggleswade Swimming Club member has taken a silver in the first days of the Paralympics in Rio.

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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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Mother praises Bedfordshire mental health services

Mother praises Bedfordshire mental health services

Bedfordshire’s new Mental Health Street Triage has received a heart-felt yhank you from a mother whose son was helped in a crisis.

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‘Silent killer’ risk on the rise

‘Silent killer’ risk on the rise

The risks of suffering carbon monoxide poisoning in Bedfordshire are on the rise according to a latest Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

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BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

A strike by Junior Doctors planned for next week has been called off by the British Medical Association, The BMA.

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Cancer warning over skin bleaching

Cancer warning over skin bleaching treatment

Trendy skin bleaching jabs are “potentially dangerous” and could even lead to skin cancer, tops doctors have warned.

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On trend: rare chicken?

Trend for rare chicken livers putting diners at risk of poisoning

A new “foodie” trend for increasingly rare chicken livers is putting diners at risk of food poisoning, warns a new report.

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