What is ASMR and why is everyone obsessed with it?

A new relaxation phenomenon is sweeping the internet. Here, we unpick the science behind these viral sounds and visuals.
The NHS aims to admit or discharge 95% of patients within four hours

Hospitals face predicted worst-ever A&E waiting times this winter

Hospitals could see the worst ever performance for A&E waiting times this winter, a think tank has warned.
Opinion split over new ambulance station location

Opinion split over new ambulance station location

News that Burnley is to have a new ambulance station in a different location has split opinion in the town.

Matron Caroline Cowman

Facetime will help new mums and babies bond

Mums who are parted from their babies after giving birth are now able to see their newborns using Facetime, thanks to a new initiative at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Six-month-old Iris Day who died while awaiting a potentially lifesaving heart operation

Baby died after heart operation delayed, inquest told

A six-month-old baby died while awaiting a potentially lifesaving heart operation that had been delayed, an inquest has heard.

Have you bought these nuts?

Aldi recalls nuts over allergy fears

Aldi has recalled its Clancy’s Barbecue Flavour Coated Peanuts because they contain cashew nuts, which are undeclared on the label.
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5 holistic and gentle ways to help you get a better night's sleep

Having trouble dozing off but don't want to reach for sleeping pills? Try these more natural methods instead.

Siblings fighting can drive parents mad

Ask an expert: How do I stop my young children fighting with each other?

Siblings fighting can drive parents mad. However, as a psychologist explains, tackling it from a fresh angle can make a big difference.

Make sure you brush ALL your teeth!

Millions of Brits are only cleaning three quarters of their teeth

Millions of Brits are only cleaning three quarters of their teeth, a study has found.

HPV is thought to cause nearly all cervical cancers

Number of cervical screenings needed in lifetime slashed by HPV jab, study says

Women who have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may only need three cervical screenings in their lifetime, a study has said.

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Maryam’s inspiring fundraising bid

An inspiring Nelson woman with a rare metabolic illness is raising money for the hospital which saved her life.

Dee Roach, executive director of Nursing and Quality at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Have you received amazing care from a health professional?

Residents across Lancashire are being given the opportunity to recognise the hard work of health professionals who have made a difference to their health care experience and nominate them for the new Amazing Care Award.

Mammographers Charlotte McConnell, Nicola Bradley, and Zoe Walsh ready to welcome women to the new East Lancashire Breast Screening Service Mobile Unit.

Mobile breast cancer screening service heads to Burnley

The East Lancashire Breast Screening Service has taken delivery of a brand new, state of the art mobile unit to continue the fight against breast cancer in the towns and villages of East Lancashire.

The data was collected from some12,051 students from 177 schools.

Ipsos Mori survey shows 24% of 11- to 15-year-olds have taken drugs

A survey conducted by Ipsos Mori has revealed new figures of how many English children aged 11 to 15 have either had an alcoholic drink, smoked a cigarette, or taken drugs.

Pendle Leisure Centre

Pendle Leisure Centre's future up in the air after £500,000 investment deferred

The future of Pendle Leisure Centre remains uncertain after the borough council deferred the proposed £500,000 investment to convert the centre's facilities into a soft-play area following a public outcry.
One in four people feel unsuccessful in their lives

Many people depressed because they feel unsuccessful

One in four people feel unsuccessful in their lives, leaving many depressed or unhappy, a new study shows.

Experts described the findings as "shocking"

'More hospital' treatment required for tooth decay than broken arms in under 10s'

The number of children under the age of 10 needing hospital treatment because of tooth decay is twice as high as the number needing help for a broken arm, according to new analysis.

Stress can have a huge impact

This is what long-term stress could be doing to your health

Stress can have a huge impact on different parts of our bodies - from the brain to the gut.

Developing cancer is now more common than getting married or having a first baby

Cancer charity appoints 'fake news' nurse to weed out online lies

A cancer charity has appointed its first digital nurse to combat online "fake news" about the disease.

(From left) 'Very pink' Marsden employees Jan Butterworth, Beverley Nichols, Elaine Brown, and Tom Webb.

Nelson company's ‘Wear It Pink' day raises for Breast Cancer Now

A Nelson building society has gone pink to raise almost £200 for Breast Cancer Now's ‘Wear It Pink' day.
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