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COUNTY NEWS: Cyclist saved by two urges others to get life-saving training

A cyclist who suffered a cardiac arrest on his bike is urging others to get first aid training after two people nearby saved his life.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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Doug Fielder on his 80th birthday, six years before he died

COUNTY NEWS: Medical pioneer was ‘modest man’

The man who made the first fetal heart monitor and developed ultrasound scanning has died at the age of 86.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Avian flu warning for poultry owners

COUNTY NEWS: Bird flu quarantine extended after fresh outbreak

Poultry owners have been told to keep their birds housed after another case of bird flu was discovered.

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Andy Carson is the new interim Medical Director of SECAmb SUS-170113-135550001

Ambulance service appoints new temporary Medical Director

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has appointed a new interim Medical Director, it announced today (Friday, January 13).

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Icy pavement

Spike in patients attending A&E after falls

More than half of patients seen at East Surrey Hospital’s A&E over a two hour stretch this morning had suffered falls during the cold weather.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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The care home in Burgess Hill had a visit from the CQC last October. Picture: Steve Robards

‘Poor hygiene’ found in ‘unsafe’ care home

A Burgess Hill care home for people with mental health needs has been branded ‘unsafe’ by inspectors who found ‘poor standards of hygiene’.

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University students urged to get vaccinated

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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NHS wasting millions prescribing gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing gluten-free products

The NHS spending millions of pounds prescribing gluten-free food products to coeliac sufferers is “a scandal”, according to family doctors.

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Could you be suffering from brain ‘disconnection’?

Could you be suffering from brain ‘disconnection’?

People who ‘can’t get no satisfaction’ from music may actually be suffering from a disconnection in their brain, according to new research.

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Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

The owners of popular crisp brand. Doritos, is recalling some products after it was revealed they could pose a health risk.

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Sir Nicholas Soames MP  08-10-16. Pic Steve Robards  SR1630406 SUS-160810-182215001

‘Humanitarian crisis’ hospitals warning ‘grossly over the top’ says Mid Sussex MP

Warnings of a humanitarian crisis at English hospitals by the Red Cross were ‘grossly over the top’ according to the MP for Mid Sussex.

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BREAKING NEWS: New warning as local hospitals run out of beds

A new alert is being sounded after the NHS admitted today that it has run out of hospital beds across Sussex and East Surrey.

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What do you think we should do to tackle the UK obesity epidemic?

What do you think we should do to tackle the UK obesity epidemic?

As healthy living campaign JanUary kicks off, we’ve taken a look at what you think would reduce obesity levels across the country.

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South East Coast Ambulance Service

Medical director quits ambulance service

The medical director at Sussex’s ambulance service has quit the trust.

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COUNTY NEWS: Hospitals across country face ‘humanitarian crisis’, says Red Cross

The Red Cross has warned of a ‘humanitarian crisis’ in hospitals across the country due to A&E overcrowding, days after Sussex hospitals reveal ‘extremely busy’ A&E departments.

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Grace Latter, 23, from Battle, will be answering questions about brain tumours in a vlog. Photo courtesy of The Brain Tumour Charity SUS-170501-153117001

COUNTY NEWS: Brain tumour survivor launches vlog to help others

A brain tumour survivor from Sussex is working with a charity to help others with a video diary answering people’s questions about the condition.

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Daren Mochrie, new chief executive of South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

New boss for troubled Sussex ambulance service

Sussex’s troubled ambulance service has appointed a new chief executive.

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