Premature babies facing care postcode lottery

Poorly babies face a postcode lottery on whether they receive important aspects of care, a new report suggests.

Is October time to stop?

Stoptober TV ads to encourage smokers to use e-cigarettes

New TV adverts from Public Health England (PHE) will encourage people to try e-cigarettes if they are struggling to quit regular smoking.

There will be a chance to try your hand at BMX at the festival.

Pedal Pendle Fest rolls on round

The Pedal Pendle Festival is back, offering a range of races, events, and attractions for complete beginners, young racing cyclists, and spectators alike.
Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson and residents, staff and visitors celebrating 30 years since Abbeyfield House, Barnoldswick, first opened. (s)

It's been peaches and cream for 30 year-old carehome

The years have “scone” by as quickly as cakes were devoured at a Barnoldswick carehome celebrating its 30th birthday.
E-cigarettes: help or harm?

Smokers should be told of little evidence on benefits or harms of e-cigarettes

GPs should warn smokers there is currently little evidence on the long-term benefits or harms of e-cigarettes, health officials have said.

What is antimicrobial resistance

Everything you need to know about antibiotics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a stark warning that the world is running out of antibiotics.


Fundrunners help to beat cancer

The race is on to beat cancer - and each of these kind-hearted runners put their best foot forward last Sunday to help fund the fight.
The figures showed "worryingly high rates of depression"

One in four girls aged 14 suffer from depression, survey shows

Almost one in four teenage girls are depressed, researchers have found.

Theo Brown came into the world on September 6 weighing nearly twice the average of a newborn.PIC: SWNS

WHAT A WHOPPER - A mother gave birth to an eye watering 12lb baby

A Lancashire mum has described her eye watering experience giving birth to a whopping 12lb baby boy.
Evie Jaide Cooke with mum Michelle. (s)

Evie makes memory walk unforgettable

Hoping her deceased grandfather would be looking down on her, a Burnley girl sent him an unforgettable message of love during a charity walk.
Just 48% of 13 to 15-year-olds play outside

Digital age sees change in childhood playing patterns

The number of teenagers who play outside, read books or get enough sleep has dropped dramatically on previous decades, a survey has found.

The NHS in Lancashire saw the biggest rise in the number of written complaints in the past year.

Lancashire sees 15% increase in NHS complaints

The number of written complaints to the NHS in Lancashire has increased by 14.6% over the past 12 months to an average of 14 criticisms per day.
Pendle MP, Andrew Stephenson, was at the clinic for a check-up.

Colne Health Centre pharmacy offering free blood pressure test with hypertension costing NHS "billions"

With high blood pressure set to kill 9,000 people in the UK in September alone, Colne Health Centre pharmacy is offering everybody a free blood pressure test as part of 'Know Your Numbers' week.
Children taking selfies

Ask an expert: Can my child catch head lice from taking selfies?

An insect expert explains how kids catch the tiny pests, and how to eliminate them.
Tara Day after her seven stone weight loss. (s)

Slimmer sparkles in awards finals

Judges of a slimming award found by no means slim-pickings from their finalists - not with “amazing” competitors like Tara Day.


Could Autism be prevented in pregnancy?

Autism could be prevented during pregnancy - by changing women's gut bacteria, according to new research.
Google has teamed up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Offering Google users depression self-assessment tool 'may do harm'

A move by Google that enables people to check online whether they are clinically depressed could do more harm than good, an expert has warned.
The Endobarrier is a reversible treatment

'Safe and effective' gastric bypass alternative helps obese shed two stone

A device that helps obese people with Type 2 diabetes shed more than 2st on average should be rolled out across the NHS, experts say.

Tattoos release microscopic pigment particles

Tattoos release nanoparticles that lodge in lymph nodes, scientists say

Tattoos release microscopic pigment particles that lodge in the lymph nodes, posing a potential health risk, research has shown.

Runners are on track to take on the Burnley and Pendle Fundrun this Sunday. (s)

The race is on to beat cancer for good

Runners are on track to raise much needed pounds to help fund the fight against cancer.

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