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Quarter of UK adults plan to cut down on alcohol – the Brink is...

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More than one in four people in the UK are planning to reduce the amount of alcohol they drink this year, according to the charity Alcohol Change. The north west has the most alarming figures of alcohol dependency in the...

Chancellor announces massive AstraZeneca investment to South Liverpool site

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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced in his Budget that AstroZeneca have pledged to invest a massive £450 million at their manufacturing site in Speke for a major expansion. The investment, which has been long speculated, will be used to research, develop...
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Tattoo artist putting the spotlight on endometriosis awareness month

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This month is endometriosis awareness month. Endometriosis is a disease that affects around 1.5 million women and those assigned female at birth in the UK. It involves tissue similar to the lining of the uterus growing outside the uterus, causing...
Prince William and Princess Kate visiting Open Door Charity

Award winning mental health charity in Merseyside to receive £40,000

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A Birkenhead-based charity has won a major award for its creative and accessible mental health and wellbeing support for young people across Wirral and Merseyside. Open Door Charity will receive £40,000 in unrestricted funding. They will also receive expert support...
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Merseyside students educated on testicular cancer

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  Calday Grange grammar school welcomed UK Testicular Cancer charity The Oddballs Foundation this month. James Hirst, one of the charity's student ambassadors, went into the school to talk to the students about the basics of testicular cancer. Walking them through how...
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Liverpool Women’s Hospital advocate aims to improve maternity services

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Liverpool Women’s Hospital has appointed a maternity and neonatal advocate to support women and their families through maternity and ensure their care is handled properly. It is part of Liverpool Women’s Hospital five-year strategy, from 2021 to 2025, to improve...

Liverpool Life Science Sector receives £31M boost from Government

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Liverpool City Centre has been awarded a multimillion-pound boost for the life sciences hub and for one of the cities markets. Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove, announced a £31m investment package for the city...
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Cancer patients in Liverpool have shorter wait times than other parts of UK

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Patients in Liverpool now have a shorter wait time to receive treatment for cancer than other parts of the UK. According to a study by Cancer Research UK, people in the UK are treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy less often...

Warrington MP speaks out on ADHD medication shortages

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A Warrington MP has criticised the government over shortages of ADHD medication for her constituents. A BBC North West investigation has found that drugs used to treat ADHD are being traded to UK buyers on encrypted apps in “potentially lethal”...
Dr Matt Gaskell (c) NWGS

New gambling service to help addicts across region

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A ground-breaking initiative to combat the escalating crisis of gambling addiction is set to launch next week in Merseyside, Wirral and Cheshire. The North West Gambling Service (NWGS) will provide essential treatment and support to individuals grappling with gambling problems,...

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