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Guess how many calories are in your lunch

Do you know how many calories are in a meat feast sandwich or a falafel wrap? Public Health England says people are consuming too many calories and the UK “needs to go on a diet”. So Newsbeat went to find out if people are aware of how many calories are in a typical lunch. Follow […]

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Five patients made 8,303 emergency calls in a year

Image caption The five most frequent emergency callers were admitted to hospital 169 times in 12 months Ambulances and emergency response vehicles were deployed more than 1,500 times to five patients in 12 months, the BBC has learned. A total of 8,303 emergency calls were made by the five most frequent UK callers. An NHS […]

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Leeds hospital ward killings revealed in report

Image copyright Stanley Walker/Godward family Image caption Ken Godward (pictured) and Roger Lamb were beaten by a fellow patient at St James’s University Hospital Two men died after being attacked on a hospital ward by a fellow patient with paranoid schizophrenia whose drugs had been stopped, it has emerged. Roger Lamb, 79, and Ken Godward, […]

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Tom Rebair wins ambassador award after overcoming anorexia

A 22-year-old man has received the Prince’s Trust young ambassador award in recognition of turning his life around. Tom Rebair, from Newcastle, developed anorexia through over-exercising when he was a teenager. He now wants to help other young people with eating disorders by helping those around them spot the signs and talk about it. Tom […]

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Trampoline parks: Regulation calls after injuries increase

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIn 2017, ambulances were called out to 1,181 incidents at trampoline parks across England Children are suffering worse injuries at public trampoline parks than when using trampolines in private gardens, a hospital audit has found. In 2017, ambulances were called out to 1,181 incidents at trampoline parks […]

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Xanax: The anxiety drug putting lives at risk

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe ‘alarming rise’ of counterfeit drug Xanax Counterfeit Xanax pills laced with a powerful painkiller have become a party drug among some young people. Now Public Health England is warning users they are “dicing with death”. “I was at a party when a friend shared it with […]