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Four in 10 junior doctors have fallen asleep at wheel

More than four in 10 junior doctors have fallen asleep at the wheel after driving home from a night shift, research shows.

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Biscuits recalled due to allergen fears

B&M has recalled a range of biscuits owing to ingredients which could cause a health risk not being correctly labelled.

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Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust premises at Hellingly. Sign showing The Firs, Badgers Corner Shop & Cafe, Southview and The Hellingly Centre.

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Patients asked to share their views on mental health services

A mental health trust is asking patients - past and present - to help shape its services in Sussex.

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Shadow chancellor John McDonnell leading the march

Defend the NHS march brings Brighton to a standstill

A colourful and noisy NHS march brought Brighton city centre to a halt.

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Cash-strapped ambulance trust forced to take out loan

A cash-strapped ambulance trust has been forced to take out a loan as it heads towards the end of the financial year several millions of pounds in debt.

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Superstore recalls ready meal over allergy risk

Tesco has issued a notice recalling a popular ready meal after it was revealed to be a risk to customers with allergies.

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The 64-year-old said he has had to 'cover his mouth and nose' because of people smoking outside the hospital

Trust urged to enforce ban on smoking outside hospital

An angry resident has called for a ban on smoking outside Worthing Hospital’s entrance to be encforced after being ‘forced to walk through clouds of cigarette smoke’.

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Worthing nurse Wendy Kane with her son, Jack Berger

Mother continues organ donation fight in memory of son

A nurse, whose son died in a freak accident days before he turned 22, is promoting organ donation in order to save the lives of others.

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Worthing Hospital remains very busy

A&E demand at Worthing Hospital remains high

The high winter demand for urgent care at Worthing Hospital continues.

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Gill Hobden and Trevor Peters were fortunately nearby and reacted quickly to help save Joshs life (far right). Picture: Steve Robards

Cyclist saved by two urges others to get life-saving training

A cyclist who suffered a cardiac arrest on his bike is urging others to get first aid training after two people nearby saved his life.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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Doug Fielder on his 80th birthday, six years before he died

Medical pioneer was ‘a very modest man’

The man who made the first fetal heart monitor and developed ultrasound scanning has died at the age of 86.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Avian flu warning for poultry owners

COUNTY NEWS: Bird flu quarantine extended after fresh outbreak

Poultry owners have been told to keep their birds housed after another case of bird flu was discovered.

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Andy Carson is the new interim Medical Director of SECAmb SUS-170113-135550001

Ambulance service appoints new temporary Medical Director

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has appointed a new interim Medical Director, it announced today (Friday, January 13).

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Joy Barclay-Cooper, 74, and John Cooper from Worthing

Grandmother one of first-ever robot lung patients

A grandmother has said she felt ‘privileged’ to be one of the first people to have robot-assisted lung surgery.

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University students urged to get vaccinated

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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NHS wasting millions prescribing gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing gluten-free products

The NHS spending millions of pounds prescribing gluten-free food products to coeliac sufferers is “a scandal”, according to family doctors.

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Could you be suffering from brain ‘disconnection’?

Could you be suffering from brain ‘disconnection’?

People who ‘can’t get no satisfaction’ from music may actually be suffering from a disconnection in their brain, according to new research.

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