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Council launch public consultation on closure of care home

Derbyshire County Council has begun a public consultation on the future of a Cotmanhay care home, which could be forced to close by rising costs.

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COLUMN: Suicide prevention is a matter for us all

COLUMN: Suicide prevention is a matter for us all

It has recently been World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10).

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COLUMN: What to do if someone has a fever

COLUMN: What to do if someone has a fever

This week we offer advice on treating a fever . A fever is when a person has a persistent high temperature above 37°C (98.6°F).

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Ilkeston PR agency to host business Bake Off for charity

Ilkeston PR agency to host business Bake Off for charity

Ilkeston businesses Poppy-PR and Stacey’s Bakery are teaming up to host a networking event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday, September 29, 8.30-10.30am.

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Steep rise in mental health callouts for Derbyshire police

Police officers in Derbyshire have been called out to more than 450 incidents with a mental health element this year alone, the Derbyshire Times can reveal.

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Council considers consultation over plans to close Ilkeston care home

Councillors are to consider launching a consultation over plans to close an Ilkeston care home because of the rising cist of repairs.

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Skylar Bingham was left with an injury to her eyebrow after reportedly being attacked by a dog in an Ilkeston shop.

Police investigate after toddler ‘bitten’ by dog in shop

Police are investigating claims that a three-year-old girl was bitten by a dog kept in an Ilkeston mobile phone repair shop.

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EMAS has defended its record

Chief defends record after probe reveals heart patient died due to ‘lost ambulance keys’

East Midlands Ambulance Service has defended its record after it was revealed a heart patient died due to delays because of “lost ambulance keys”.

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COLUMN: Facts, fiction and the NHS

In this world of ‘post truth’, the new ‘age of un-enlightenment’, where policy appears to be driven by falsehoods rather than facts, it came as no surprise in 2016 when Michael Gove stated 
“we have had enough of experts.”

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We could be eating more healthily without even knowing it

Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could easily “trick” customers into buying and eating fewer calories, according to new research.

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Does talcum powder cause cancer and should you stop using it?

Does talcum powder cause cancer and should you stop using it?

A woman in the US, who claims the talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly to the genitals for feminine hygiene, has won her case.

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The Hartington Unit in Chesterfield.

Chesterfield mental health unit is 'safe' and 'caring', NHS insists

Health chiefs have strongly insisted the Hartington Unit in Chesterfield is safe and caring after a former patient raised concerns.
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Babies born to mums who smoke are twice as likely to die from sudden unexplained death in infancy and more likely to have respiratory problems later in childhood.

EXCLUSIVE: Nearly £90k of YOUR cash given to pregnant mums to stop smoking

A controversial scheme which handed out almost £90,000 of taxpayers’ cash to persuade pregnant mums to quit smoking has been axed.

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Derbyshire County Council insists it is committed to helping people with drug and alcohol problems.

Drug deaths in Derbyshire up 12 per cent over three-year period

The number of people dying from drugs in Derbyshire has increased by 12 per cent in the last three years, statistics show.

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Sexual health services struggling with 25% surge in demand

People could be forced to wait longer to access sexual health services following a surge in demand and a 10 per cent budget cut, warn local authorities.

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FIRST AID FRIDAY: What to do if someone has an allergic reaction

FIRST AID FRIDAY: What to do if someone has an allergic reaction

We’ve teamed up with St John Ambulance to help them spread the first aid message.

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Haddon House care home, in Lord Haddon Road, has been rated Good by the Care Quality Commission.

Care home praised in report following inspectors visit

An Ilkeston care home has been rated as good by health inspectors from the Care Quality Commission - the second highest grade possible.

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FIRST AID FRIDAY: How to deal with a diabetic emergency

FIRST AID FRIDAY: How to deal with a diabetic emergency

We’ve teamed up with St John Ambulance to help them spread the first aid message.

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Funding boost for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue group

Funding boost for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue group

An Erewash health support group hope their fundraising efforts will click into gear this summer, and further expand their life-changing services.

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Jacob Bates with his mum Susan Cheetham in happier times.

‘A heart of gold’: Family’s tribute to Chesterfield teen who took his own life

The mother of an autistic 17-year-old who took his own life has spoken of her pain in a heartbreaking interview.

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