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Greater Anglia to mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 Greater Anglia staff have helped to save more than 30 lives so far this year. Figures show that from 1 January to 31 August Greater Anglia staff have staged 32 interventions where they have helped vulnerable…

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A new hospital in Harlow is one seven schemes that will be given the go ahead by the Government, Essex County councillors have been told. An area in Harlow close to the M11 and another where thousands of homes are being developed have been revealed…

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A HARLOW woman has gone onto her daughter’s youtube channel to tell viewers about her successful liver transplant. Caroline Saggers runs a channel called ItsnotCaroline. Many of her films concentrate on the lighter side of life but on this occasion, Caroline brought her mother Nina…

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Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust steps up fight against
whooping cough MORE than 100 new mums-to-be have already benefited from a new one-stop clinic set up in Harlow’s Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust to protect against the dangers of whooping cough. Recently, the antenatal unit celebrated the 100th…

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HARLOW has been placed second from bottom in a table ranking the number of organ donors. The London borough of Barking and Dagenham has the UK’s lowest figure, with only 16.0 per cent registered, closely followed by Harlow with 16.2 per cent. The county-wide authorities…

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TEENAGERS from the age of 16 across Essex are able to get free condoms following the launch of an innovative new app. The C-Card App which is hoped to revolutionise access to condoms for young people in Essex, allows 16 to 24-year-olds quick, discreet, free…

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Know your alcohol limits and Don’t Bottle It Up WITH the recent unprecedented levels of hot weather, Essex County Council’s (ECC) Public Health team is encouraging residents to have fun in the sun but know their limits when it comes to alcohol. The team is…

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West Essex CCG Marketplace Health Event! Good news for our readers, especially those who are living with health conditions. Do you have an illness that is getting you down and affecting your life? Or maybe you are worried about someone in your family? Or a friend? …

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Uptake for bowel cancer screening in south Essex is the worst in the East of England, new figures has shown. Just 57 per cent of people under the care of Basildon and Brentwood CCG are taking advantage of a free bowel cancer screening test that…

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Worry Monster eats young patients’ troubles away THE allergy team at Evelina London is using a fluffy toy known as a ‘Worry Monster’ to help children with severe allergies to manage anxieties they have about their condition. When children visit the hospital’s allergy psychology clinic…

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A HARLOW organisation dedicated to helping people recover from alcoholism has opened its new recovery suite. West Essex Alcohol and Drug Advisory Group (ADAS) has been running for over thirty years. Through funding from Public Heath England (PHE), the new facilities will help ADAS greatly.…

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THOUSANDS of Essex’s abused children let down by failing NHS mental health plans – NSPCC analysis found Essex’s NHS CCGs’ local mental health plans failed to properly plan for the needs of abused children – Compared to last year, half of CCGs rated red or…

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THE life expectancy gap between rich and poor people in England has been widening for nearly two decades. The rich stay healthy longer. The poor die younger. That bleak assessment is based on national data. The figures for each ward in Harlow are below. Men…

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PEOPLE with “hidden disabilities” including autism and mental health conditions will become eligible for blue badge parking permits under the largest overhaul of the system in 40 years. From next year, those with less immediately obvious illnesses will have the same right to a badge…

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Hospice makes Katherine’s dream come true with Lewis Hamilton encounter A West Essex and East Herts hospice charity has helped to make a patient’s dream come true after a social media campaign led to a once-in-a-lifetime meeting with Formula 1 superstar, Lewis Hamilton. Katherine Lee…