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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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A&E, St Richard's Hospital

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Open day at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester to find new staff

Recruitment and career days are to be held at hospitals in Chichester and Worthing in a bid to attract new collegues.

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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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(Left to right) Leland Chapman, five, Delisha Chapman, four, Bryan Chapman, six and Colin Chapman. 

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COUNTY NEWS: Thousands raised for dream trip after mum’s sudden cancer death

It was meant to be the Chapman’s first holiday abroad after mum Samantha was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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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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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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Stoptober starts on October 1

South East smoking rates the lowest on record

Sales of cigarettes fell by 12 per cent across the South and South East between December 2014 and November 2015.

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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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Marianne Griffiths has been shortlisted for the Health Service Journal chief executive of the year award

Hospitals in running for top awards

An NHS trust is in the running for prestigious health awards.

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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 ‘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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Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray that may be provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use, which may cause severe infection.

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