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Ask an expert: Why has my husband been so bad tempered and stressed since our baby was born?

A US researcher highlights possible biological causes of postnatal depression in new dads, as well as how to deal with the problem.

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St Pauls Surgery, Deepdale, was rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission.

Surgery to shut after poor report

A Preston GP surgery is shutting down after getting a damming report from the Care Quality Commission.

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Most still feel youthful because they have a positive outlook on life

Brits are not officially 'over the hill' until the age of 83

Brits are not officially "over the hill" until the ripe old age of 83, a new poll revealed yesterday.

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Joanne Tinning

Preston ball raises thousands for Breast Cancer Now

A man whose wife lost her fight against breast cancer raised more than £6,500 for to help beat the disease.

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Public Health England (PHE) has issued advice

Don't prepare food for 48 hours to avoid spreading vomiting bug, sufferers told

People affected by the vomiting bug norovirus should avoid preparing food for two days to avoid spreading it to others, experts have warned.

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Peter Tassiker, assistant manager of DW Sports and Fitness, Portway, Preston, rode a spin bike for eight hours, at Royal Preston Hospital foyer.

Spinathon for Royal Preston Hospital raises £100

Dad-of-two Peter Tassiker got himself into a spin to raise money for Royal Preston Hospital.

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An artist's impression of the proposed new RLI car park.

Six-storey staff car park approved for Lancaster hospital

A new multi-storey car park will be built at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary in the hope it will be better equipped to cope with parking demands.

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Mark Aspinwall, Graeme Moore, William Foster and Jordan Catterall.

Lancashire cyclists take on 140-mile challenge in honour of Wigan dad Chris Cowley

A team of Lancashire cyclists have taken on a daunting bike ride for in honour of a man who died of bone cancer.

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About nine in 10 people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes

Doctors should send pre-diabetes patients to weight watchers, say experts

GPs should send patients who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes to Weight Watchers, a new study suggests.

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Left to right: Simon Mulholland and Chris Vaughan cycled 170 miles for two charities

Office to office cycle ride for CRY in memory of Stevie Wiggins

Two Lancashire men have raised more than £2,000 for two great causes.
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Garstang hypnotherapist recognised with top industry award

A Garstang mum who re-trained in hypnotherapy after turning to the treatment to help manage her own chronic pain has had her work recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony.

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Emma Jacovelli, head of community engagement at St Catherines Hospice, with Jimmy Brash, director of care, and Jeyaram and Krishna Srinivasan.

Touch of Pink ball raises thousands for St Catherine's Hospice and Rosemere

Supporters danced the night away at a charity ball and helped raise £11,000 for St Catherine’s Hospice and Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

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David Stott

Lancashire dad tells of health battle after being diagnosed with life-threatening disease

A Lancashire dad who was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease after struggling to breathe is calling for more understanding of the rare condition. He tells AASMA DAY how coping with things mentally as well as physically is a major part of the battle.

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Marsden Rawsthorn Solicitors Ltd in Preston

Chorley and Preston solicitors wear it red for Rosemere

Clients of law firm Marsden Rawsthorn Solicitors Ltd saw red when they turned up at the company’s offices in both Preston and Chorley.

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Ben Ashworth at a previous Cheeky Santa Dash

Ben Ashworth's Cheeky Santa Dash in Preston is back

Preston’s cheekiest fun run is back - and is set to be even bigger than ever to honour its founder - brave cancer campaigner Ben Ashworth.

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Patients may be banned from attending A&E departments

Plan to ban A&E walk-ins without referral

Patients could be banned from attending A&E departments unless they have been referred by a GP or 111, a health official has said.

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Who should get the flu jab?

Everything you need to know about this year’s flu jab - and why you should get it right now

Brace yourselves: the worst flu epidemic for 50 years is on the way to the UK.
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Plans to centralise Lancashire's pathology services at Lancaster University are underway. Preston MP Mark Hendrick is concerned about its knock-on effects.

Worries over Royal Preston Hospital blood bank transfer

Preston’s MP has voiced his concern at the plans to centralise the county’s blood bank units in Lancaster.
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Planned - or elective - operations could be put on the back burner

Major flu outbreak could see routine operations suspended for months

Routine operations could "cease for several months" if hospitals have to deal with a major flu outbreak this winter, an expert has warned.

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Fingertip injuries are the most common hand injury

Parents urged to use door safety catches to prevent thousands of hand injuries

Parents are being urged to use door safety catches to prevent their children suffering serious hand injuries.

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