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New unit to reduce pressure on Blackpool Victoria's A&E

A new unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital will ease pressure on A&E staff dealing with people with mental health difficulties.
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Listening to soothing ASMR sounds

What is ASMR and why is everyone obsessed with it?

A new relaxation phenomenon is sweeping the internet. Here, we unpick the science behind these viral sounds and visuals.
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Climbing high to beat the lows

A man who climbed the UK’s highest mountain every day for a month to help combat his depression says the outdoors has saved his life.

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What is causing sane people to see things that are not there?

Carol Bellard-Thomson, newly 70, is thinking of naming her ‘pet’ lizard.

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The NHS aims to admit or discharge 95% of patients within four hours

Hospitals face predicted worst-ever A&E waiting times this winter

Hospitals could see the worst ever performance for A&E waiting times this winter, a think tank has warned.
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Andy Cole on Ben Nevis

I would not be here without the outdoors, says Blackpool mountain climber

A forklift driver from Blackpool who climbed the UK's highest mountain every day for a month to help combat his depression says the outdoors has saved his life.

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Six-month-old Iris Day who died while awaiting a potentially lifesaving heart operation

Baby died after heart operation delayed, inquest told

A six-month-old baby died while awaiting a potentially lifesaving heart operation that had been delayed, an inquest has heard.

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Cups of chamomile tea

5 holistic and gentle ways to help you get a better night's sleep

Having trouble dozing off but don't want to reach for sleeping pills? Try these more natural methods instead.

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Siblings fighting can drive parents mad

Ask an expert: How do I stop my young children fighting with each other?

Siblings fighting can drive parents mad. However, as a psychologist explains, tackling it from a fresh angle can make a big difference.

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Former X Factor contestant and Loose Women presenter Stacey Solomon

End the stigma for depressed mums

Mums have been invited to join the fight against stigma.

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Make sure you brush ALL your teeth!

Millions of Brits are only cleaning three quarters of their teeth

Millions of Brits are only cleaning three quarters of their teeth, a study has found.

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HPV is thought to cause nearly all cervical cancers

Number of cervical screenings needed in lifetime slashed by HPV jab, study says

Women who have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may only need three cervical screenings in their lifetime, a study has said.

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High grip footwear is being handed out to staff at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust as part of a trial aimed at reducing the number of slips in the workplace.

Medics given ‘high grip’ shoes to see if they reduce slips and trips

‘High grip footwear’ is being handed out to staff at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust as part of a trial aimed at reducing the number of slips in the workplace.

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A generic photo of a woman lying with markings on her face in preparation for cosmetic surgery (Pic: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos)

Here’s how to have your say on plans to axe NHS ‘vanity’ boob jobs

Plans to stop routine funding for cosmetic ‘vanity surgery’ on the NHS in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre is out for consultation.

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Organisers Francesca Hall and Shelley Cooper at last year's Butterfly Ball

You shall go to the ball... for a second year!

A ball that raised almost £7,000 for charity last year will return next month – with the hope it will become an annual event.

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Conditions at the Paramount Chinese restaurant in Blackpool posed a danger to the health of customers

Dirty Blackpool takeaway was ‘a threat to health’

One of Blackpool’s longest established Chinese restaurants was dirty and posed a health threat to customers, a court heard.

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Frank Bruno in action and right with Nick Owens

Toughest battle of a national treasure

Former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno found his toughest fight outside the ring as he battled with a mental health condition.

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One in four people feel unsuccessful in their lives

Many people depressed because they feel unsuccessful

One in four people feel unsuccessful in their lives, leaving many depressed or unhappy, a new study shows.

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Experts described the findings as "shocking"

'More hospital' treatment required for tooth decay than broken arms in under 10s'

The number of children under the age of 10 needing hospital treatment because of tooth decay is twice as high as the number needing help for a broken arm, according to new analysis.

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An undated file image of two women checking their prescription slips at a pharmacy

23,000 patients in Fylde and Wyre affected by repeat prescription changes

Pharmacies across Fylde and Wyre will no longer be able to order repeat prescriptions on patients’ behalf, a move health bosses hope could save hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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