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Ask an expert: Why has my husband been so bad tempered and stressed since our baby was born?

A US researcher highlights possible biological causes of postnatal depression in new dads, as well as how to deal with the problem.

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Most still feel youthful because they have a positive outlook on life

Brits are not officially 'over the hill' until the age of 83

Brits are not officially "over the hill" until the ripe old age of 83, a new poll revealed yesterday.

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Public Health England (PHE) has issued advice

Don't prepare food for 48 hours to avoid spreading vomiting bug, sufferers told

People affected by the vomiting bug norovirus should avoid preparing food for two days to avoid spreading it to others, experts have warned.

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Sue Bibby.

Alzheimer’s Society recognises Ribble Valley dementia group

The Ribble Valley Dementia Action Alliance has received recognition from the Alzheimer’s Society for delivering the Alzheimer’s strategy for Dementia Friendly Communities in Ribble Valley.

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Be brave and don't shave this December.

Decembeard: North West ready to tackle bowel cancer

Bowel Cancer UK is calling on all men to grow a beard this December to raise awareness and money to support vital research and lifesaving work to stop bowel cancer.

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About nine in 10 people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes

Doctors should send pre-diabetes patients to weight watchers, say experts

GPs should send patients who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes to Weight Watchers, a new study suggests.

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The Holt family.

Clitheroe couple’s second charity night raises more than £2,000

A charity night staged by a Clitheroe couple raised more than £2,000 for Muscular Dystrophy UK.

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Dr Grant McKeating, of RejuvaMed clinic, Clitheroe, unveiling a new defibrillator that can be used by the local community.

Clitheroe clinic provides new life saving device

A life saving defibrillator device has been provided for use by the local community at a skin clinic and vein centre which opened in Clitheroe earlier this year.

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Patients may be banned from attending A&E departments

Plan to ban A&E walk-ins without referral

Patients could be banned from attending A&E departments unless they have been referred by a GP or 111, a health official has said.

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Who should get the flu jab?

Everything you need to know about this year’s flu jab - and why you should get it right now

Brace yourselves: the worst flu epidemic for 50 years is on the way to the UK.
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Planned - or elective - operations could be put on the back burner

Major flu outbreak could see routine operations suspended for months

Routine operations could "cease for several months" if hospitals have to deal with a major flu outbreak this winter, an expert has warned.

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Fingertip injuries are the most common hand injury

Parents urged to use door safety catches to prevent thousands of hand injuries

Parents are being urged to use door safety catches to prevent their children suffering serious hand injuries.

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An embarrassed 31 percent admitted they lie to friends and family

A quarter of British couples no longer sleep in the same bed

Almost a quarter of British couples NO LONGER sleep in the same bed as their partner, according to a new study.

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It was previously advised that vulnerable groups should not eat runny eggs

New advice on soft boiled eggs, 30 years since salmonella crisis

Pregnant women, infants and the elderly can now safely eat runny eggs carrying the British Lion mark following new advice from the food safety watchdog almost 30 years after the salmonella crisis.

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How parents can tell if their child is obese

How parents can tell if their child is obese and what can be done

As a major study highlights soaring rates of childhood and adolescent obesity around the world, we asked experts how parents can tell if their child is obese.

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Clarets midfielder Jack Cork shows his support on World Mental Health Day

Burnley FC’s Jack Cork showed his support of the work of Burnley FC in the Community on World Mental Health Day today, as he visited a Walking Football tournament, hosted by the club’s official charity.

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County Coun Shaun Turner

New Tobacco Control Plan for Lancashire unveiled by county council

Smoking kills 1,673 adults in Lancashire each year and is costing millions of pounds in care costs.

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Richard Schofield, Harriet Roberts and Roger Dugdale. (s)

Vital Ribble Valley rural health service recognised

A Ribble Valley pilot rural health drop-in service has been recognised at the Rural Business Awards.

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Susan and her daughter Stephanie who recently underwent a kidney transplant.

Ribble Valley mum welcomes PM’s shift on organ donation

A Chipping mum who campaigned for the law on organ donation to be changed has welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s promise made at the Conservative Party conference to do just that.

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Would you go to work if you had the flu?

One in four workers would have to be in hospital before taking a day off sick

One in four workers would have to be in hospital before they took a day off sick, revealing a "worrying" attitude to taking time off, a new study reveals.
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