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Council back Jacci’s campaign on terminal illness at work

A Milford woman’s campaign to improve employment rights for people with terminal illness has won the support of Derbyshire County Council.

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Almost 50 per cent of those aged over 80 have a fall each year

Volunteers wanted in Yorkshire for trial aimed at preventing falls

AN INVENTOR from Sheffield has won an international award to help launch an innovative walking aid to help people who have less balance because of neuro-disabilities.

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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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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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Belper Games gets ticket sales partner for 2018

Belper Games gets ticket sales partner for 2018

Organisers of the Belper Games have agreed a deal which will see a local business handle ticket sales for the blockbuster event in 2018.

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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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There are concerns older people are drinking too much

Fears the over 50s have a drink problem as the baby boomers turn baby boozers

Soaring cases of drink and drug abuse among people over the age of 50 are causing concern among health officials.

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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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Medical student Neil Dalton, whose life inspired an incredible fundraising campaign by friends and family determined to carry on his legacy.

Charity cricket day aims at memorial milestone for student

Friends and family of Neil Dalton will mark the third anniversary of his death this month with a community cricket day at Belper Amateurs’ ground in Alderwasley on Sunday, August 13.

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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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Friends and family will remember Gemma Brown at an event this weekend.

Music festival to celebrate life of Kilburn woman

Friends of a Kilburn woman who died this week are to stage a music festival in her memory, after planning it in the hope of funding life-saving medical treatment.

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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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FIRST AID FRIDAY: What to do if you suspect someone is having a stroke

FIRST AID FRIDAY: What to do if you suspect someone is having a stroke

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

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FIRST AID FRIDAY: Spotting and treating a seizure

FIRST AID FRIDAY: Spotting and treating a seizure

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

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