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Council seek assurance over GP services in Tring

Residents of Tring need to be given ‘more reassurance’ about how GP services will cope with the planned growth of the town.

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Going without sleep could make you lonely

Going without sleep could make you lonely

Young Britons are putting themselves at risk of loneliness by going without sleep, according to new research.

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How to beat cravings

Psychologist offers cheats for everyday cravings like cheese and sugar

A leading food psychologist has revealed ways to beat our favourite cravings like salt, cheese and coffee - with a series of healthy substitutes.

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Cure for baldness and grey hair a step closer

Cure for baldness and grey hair a step closer

A cream or ointment may soon cure baldness or stop hair turning grey, a new study suggests.

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NHS hospitals hit by cyber attack spreading across England

Computers have been shut down across the country after NHS computers across the county were hit by a cyber attack.

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PICTURE SPECIAL: Hertfordshire gets bubbling at the Bubble Rush for the Hospice Of St Francis

PICTURE SPECIAL: Hertfordshire gets bubbling at the Bubble Rush for the Hospice Of St Francis

Tutus, neon wigs, and billions upon billion of bubbles - we can only be talking the annual Bubble Rush in aid of the Hospice Of St Francis, which took place on Sunday.

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New cigarette laws come into force this month

New cigarette laws come into force this month: Here’s what smokers need to know

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that will come into force this month.

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Eating avocados could beat heart disease and flab

Eating avocados could beat heart disease and flab

Eating half an avocado a day helps to shed the pounds and stave off heart disease and diabetes, say scientists.

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Comment: Fighting the good fight against fake news

This week our team have been joining forces with local and regional titles across the UK to launch a campaign to fight fake news.

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Macmillan mobile service coming to Hemel town centre next week

Macmillan mobile service coming to Hemel town centre next week

Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile information service will be in Hemel Hempstead on Tuesday (May 9) providing a free cancer information service.

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‘Misleading and very badly flawed’ - Patients take aim at hospital claims

Patients have launched a broadside at NHS bosses, after West Herts Hospitals Trust produced a series of claims which they describe as “seriously misleading”.

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Easier than ever to buy cheap booze in poor areas

Easier than ever to buy cheap booze in poor areas

Cheap booze is easier than ever to buy despite the dramatic surge in pub closures - especially in deprived areas, according to new research.

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Ever wondered why you can't resist that burger, pizza or kebab? Now you know

Scientists reveal why we find certain foods irresistible

The food we like eating - even when we know it’s bad for us - is all down to our genes, suggests a groundbreaking new study.

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Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

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Warning over contaminated food link to C. diff superbug

Warning over contaminated food link to C. diff superbug

The notorious hospital super bug C. diff could be spread through contaminated food, a new study warned.

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How do you think we should tackle the obesity crisis? Picture: Pixabay.

Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

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Olive oil could offset unhealthy diets

Trendy extra virgin olive oil could offset a host of health problems caused by Western-style diets, according to new research.

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NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers pull more sickies for non work related illnesses than their slim colleagues, a study found.

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How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

Who doesn’t like chocolate? While there may be some who claim to prefer savoury – in my experience, crisps are suggested by these strange people as an equivalent – chocolate has a special place in many people’s hearts, and Easter gives them the perfect opportunity to consume vast quantities of it.

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