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YOU ARE NOT ALONE: Simple tips to boost your mood on 'Blue Monday'

A Derbyshire clinician has urged residents to take simple steps to improve their mood on so-called Blue Monday.
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Will you break your 2017 resolutions?

Will you break your 2017 resolutions?

New year’s resolutions, surely most of us that make them break them? Especially on a dull January evening when you know there’s a half eaten box of Celebrations in the cupboard calling out to you.

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COLUMN: It’s time to talk about suicide

COLUMN: It’s time to talk about suicide

If you ask most people what they feel the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 is within the UK, they will more than likely answer with a biological illness such as cancer, heart attacks or even road traffic accidents…and they would be wrong.

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POLL: How long do you have to wait to see your GP?

POLL: How long do you have to wait to see your GP?

A leading GP has warned the family doctor service is ‘skating on thin ice’ this winter with some patients having to wait up to three weeks for an appointment.

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STOCK PICTURE:The 84-year-old pensioner from Sheffield was scammed out of 30,000

Help elderly neighbours and friends this festive season

With the festive season almost here, the NHS is Derbyshire is urging residents to take time to check on elderly relatives, friends and neighbours who may be alone or vulnerable this Christmas.

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Derbyshire pharmacy opening hours over Christmas and the new year

Derbyshire pharmacy opening hours over Christmas and the new year

Many of Derbyshire’s pharmacies will be closed over the festive period.

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Chemist opening times

NHS England North Midlands is warning that not all pharmacies will be open over the festive season.

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Cases of Norovirus are expected to rise

Advice on how to deal with ‘winter vomiting bug’ as cases expected to rise

The Winter Vomiting bug also know as Norovirus, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK and is particularly common at this time of year - but do you know what to do if you or a loved one catches it?
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Public meeting in Belper to put spotlight on local health services

The future shape of local health services will be put under the spotlight at a meeting in Belper between residents and NHS leaders.

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New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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Pauline Latham MP and Dani West at the annual CRY Parliamentary Reception at Westminister. Photo: Graham Whitby Boot.

Derbyshire MP backs campaign to reduce cardiac deaths

Mid-Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has pledged her support for a campaign aimed at reducing the number of sudden cardiac deaths in young people.

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Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

With temperatures dropping this week, we look at recognising and dealing with hypothermia.

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MP backs campaign to close autism employment gap

MP backs campaign to close autism employment gap

Mid-Derbyshire’s MP has backed a campaign calling on the Government to do more to help people with autism access job opportunities.

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First aid tips for firework night

First aid tips for firework night

Leading first aid charity St John Ambulance is urging everyone to learn some basic first aid skills ahead of the Bonfire Night celebrations.

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Daring duo triumph in epic feat for MS charity

Daring duo triumph in epic feat for MS charity

Two childhood friends have raised more than £1,000 for the MS Society by canoeing 100 kilometres across Scotland and climbing the UK’s three highest peaks.

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SHOCKING: Thousands of Derbyshire children are going hungry

Thousands of Derbyshire children are experiencing food poverty – and going to school underweight and undernourished.

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Tom Jackson (centre back) with his team of friends.

Belper football fans chip in £3,000 to help family of seriously ill child

Football fans helped raise £3,000 as they piled in to watch a charity match for the family of a seriously child.

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18,000 East Midlands patients kept waiting for more than an hour to be transferred to A&E

18,000 East Midlands patients kept waiting for more than an hour to be transferred to A&E

Almost 100,000 people had to wait over 30 minutes to be transferred from an East Midlands ambulance to A&E in 2015/16, new figures show.

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WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

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