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Fillings could be bad for your health

Having more than eight fillings could raise blood mercury levels two-and-a-half times - increasing the risk of brain, heart and kidney disease, a study shows.

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Obese children more likely to struggle at school

Obese children ‘more likely to struggle at school’

Britain’s obesity epidemic is damaging children’s intelligence, suggests new research.

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NHS to place Sussex ambulance service in ‘special measures’

Sussex’s ambulance service is set to be placed in ‘special measures’ by NHS Improvement following an ‘inadequate’ rating by health regulators.

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GMB protests in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160920-151910008

First batch of unpaid wages delivered to patient transport staff

The first batch of unpaid wages owed to staff working in Sussex’s patient transport service have been received.

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More young women are experiencing back pain

More young women suffering serious back pain

High heels, heavy handbags and housework could be behind young women suffering serious back pain while still in their 20s, suggests new research.

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Hastings cancer patients having to travel to Eastbourne for treatment

Cancer patients needing chemotherapy are having to travel almost 20 miles to Eastbourne for treatment.

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Latest figures show that more than 25 per cent of adults in Hastings regularly smoke

Adult smokers in Hastings almost nine percent higher than national average

Smokers in Hastings are being urged to take the Stoptober challenge – and kick the habit for good.

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Hastings had 9.1 drug deaths per 100,000 of the population between 2013 and 2015. Stock image SUS-160920-133001001

Hastings drug deaths: ‘Out-of-date’ rehab policy blasted

The council’s ‘out-of-date’ rehabilitation policy for addicts in Hastings may have something to do with the town’s high rate of drug-related deaths, a charity boss claimed.

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A junior doctors' strike at Worthing Hospital earlier this year

Doctor strike suspension a ‘huge relief to thousands of patients’

The Patients Association has welcomed the news from The British Medical Association today announcing an end to the planned series of junior doctor strikes.

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Junior doctors on the picket line earlier this year outside Chichester's St. Richard's Hospital

Junior doctor strikes called off

The British Medical Association has announced a suspension of further junior doctor strikes across England.

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Coperforma protest by the GMB at  Brighton

Coperforma to pay outstanding wages for patient transport drivers - union

Coperforma has agreed to settle unpaid wages to drivers affected by the collapse of a Sussex patient transport service sub-contractor earlier this month.

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Coperforma protest by the GMB at  Brighton

Coperforma ‘not on brink of financial collapse’

The company running patient transport services in Sussex is ‘not on the brink of financial collapse’, it said in a statement today (Wednesday September 21).

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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Spar Midget Gems contaminated with splinters of wood

Spar Midget Gems contaminated with splinters of wood

Convenience chain Spar, with stores across Sussex, has removed packs of its own brand Midget Gems because it may contain splinters of wood.

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Gabi Draper from Shoreham with her daughter Skye

COUNTY NEWS: Mother warns of meningitis risk after daughter’s illness

A mother who nearly lost her daughter to meningitis has warned people to know the symptoms.

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Hastings had 9.1 drug deaths per 100,000 of the population between 2013 and 2015. Stock image SUS-160920-133001001

Hastings eighth highest drug deaths rate in country

Calls for action are being made after it was revealed Hastings has the eighth highest rate of deaths relating to drugs in England and Wales.

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Hastings woman ‘failed by health service’

Friends of a Hastings woman whose parents are struggling to pay for her funeral believe the health service ‘failed’ her before she died.

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Gluten-free crackers recalled for not being gluten-free

Gluten-free crackers recalled for not being gluten-free

The makers of gluten-free crackers have recalled packets of the product after it emerged they contained excessive levels of gluten.

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The home was previously inspected twice in March 2015

New focus on incurable disease that kills more than Sussex roads

People in the south east are more twice as likely to die from one type of lung condition than in a road accident, according to a recent study.

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Diane Abbott Labour's shadow health secretary (photo supplied by the Labour Party). SUS-160916-141728001

Diane Abbott ‘deeply worried’ by Sussex patient transport service problems

Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Diane Abbott has called problems within Sussex’s patient transport service ‘deeply worrying’.

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