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Sex bug that could spark public health emergency

Sex bug that could spark public health emergency

25 July 2018

More than 15,000 people in Kent could be carrying a new sexually transmitted ‘superbug’ which can leave women infertile.

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New hope for little girl with epilepsy

New hope for little girl with epilepsy

24 July 2018

The family of a severely epileptic girl have received a huge boost to their hopes to treat her with cannabis oil after a ruling by a government body.

NHS urged to cancel wheelchair contract

NHS urged to cancel wheelchair contract

23 July 2018

Disabled rights experts are calling on the NHS to cancel a contract with a wheelchair provider amid claims the service is the “worst it’s ever been”.

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'Baby milk changes made my son ill'

'Baby milk changes made my son ill'

11 July 2018

A mother claims her son has been made ill after drinking Aptamil baby formula, after the company made changes to its recipe.

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Rare cancer that affects thousands

Rare cancer that affects thousands

09 July 2018

Survivors of a disease that can kill people within 12 months without treatment gathered to raise awareness about the condition.

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Can you avoid temptation at the tills?

Can you avoid temptation at the tills?

25 June 2018

Chocolate and sweets could be banned from supermarket tills as part of plans to reduce obesity.

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Kent police official enters cannabis debate

Kent police official enters cannabis debate

20 June 2018

Kent’s police and crime commissioner has called for a "grown up" debate around the decriminalisation of cannabis.

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Give more NHS cash to social care, says council leader

Give more NHS cash to social care, says council leader

18 June 2018

The leader of Kent County Council has urged the government to use extra investment in the NHS to boost spending on social care.

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Bad back increases chance of depression

Bad back increases chance of depression

18 June 2018

Adults suffering with conditions including back pain and arthritis in Kent are much more likely to have depression or anxiety, new figures have shown.

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Toddler's operation cancelled three times

Toddler's operation cancelled three times

14 June 2018

A hospital has been accused of 'playing with her life' of a girl with a painful medical condition.

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Hospital to take on hundreds of foreign nurses

Hospital to take on hundreds of foreign nurses

12 June 2018

Around 200 nurses from the Philippines are in talks about joining a hospital due to a staffing crisis.

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Kent's depression figures revealed

Kent's depression figures revealed

12 June 2018

Eye-opening statistics reveal large numbers of people in the county are living with depression or anxiety.

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Woman in 50s having children

Woman in 50s having children

11 June 2018

Figures show the number of women aged over 50 giving birth has quadrupled.

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Unpaid carers share the load with support of county-wide scheme

Unpaid carers share the load with support of county-wide scheme

11 June 2018

Unpaid carers are being supported by Kent scheme Shared Lives, which offers a home from home experience for the people they look after.

Men's breast cancer warning

Men's breast cancer warning

08 June 2018

A man hopes to use his job within football to raise awareness about a rare type of cancer affecting men.

Major healthcare shake-up faces delays

Major healthcare shake-up faces delays

07 June 2018

Health chiefs have warned that it could be some time before consultation on a wide-ranging shake-up of services in east Kent can get underway.

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Mum with rare cancer fighting for her girls

Mum with rare cancer fighting for her girls

29 May 2018

A mum who found out "by accident" she has incurable cancer is fighting for others with the disease.

Closure threat for 'unsafe' doctors' surgery

Closure threat for 'unsafe' doctors' surgery

27 May 2018

An doctors' surgery that serves 3,000 patients could be shut down amid a string of failings.

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Heartbreaking note found in woods

Heartbreaking note found in woods

23 May 2018

A 13-year-old who left a note talking about them self-harming in the woods has been urged to get help.

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Wait for smear test results triples

Wait for smear test results triples

22 May 2018

Women in part of Kent are having to wait up to six weeks for results showing if they could be at risk of getting cervical cancer.

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