An online campaign to support a cancer sufferer who was called a "sick freak" for wearing a beanie hat has gained almost 8,000 followers.Read the full story ›
Almost 11,000 people have been challenged over smoking at Addenbrooke's Hospital since a ban was introduced a year ago.
Cambridge University Hospitals Trust says becoming a smoke-free site has been hard work, but it will continue to enforce strict rules as well as trying to educate people about the health risks of smoking.
A campaign starts today to raise money for a new state of the art cancer centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
Almost half of the £2.4 million they need has already been raised - but they need the rest so the centre can open later this year.
The new Macmillan Woodlands Centre is designed to meet the growing numbers of local cancer patients needing treatment - more than 850 people in Huntingdon are diagnosed every year.
The family of a Cambridgeshire man who had part of his pelvis removed along with his leg, are trying to raise £70,000 for a prosthetic limbRead the full story ›
A new report claims deaths have been avoided at an Essex hospital thanks to it being placed in special measures for a year.
The Basildon and Thurrock University NHS Trust Hospital was one of 11 NHS trusts placed in special measures in July 2013. They were finally removed last June.
A report by the healthcare analysts Dr Foster says the overall death rate across the 11 trusts had fallen by nearly 10%,- compared to the national average of 3.3%. The report estimates that it's saved around 450 lives.
"Our analysis gives us some hard evidence that special measures can be an effective tool for turning around NHS trusts that experience problems."
"Mortality statistics require careful interpretation, but they do provide an important smoke signal. What this report shows is that by following the smoke and carrying out proper, transparent analysis and supporting as necessary, you can help hospitals make significant improvements for their local communities."
A 42-year-old woman is in police custody in Northamptonshire after being arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation.
The British national, who was born in Zimbabwe, was with an eight-year-old girl when she stopped by Scotland Yard at Heathrow Airport. She was about to get on a flight to Ghana via Amsterdam.
The case has been transferred to Northamptonshire Police who are investigating.
The girl was taken into the care of social services.
The arrest came as police carried out an awareness operation to coincide with the International Day of Zero Tolerance of FGM.
The Metropolitan Police and UK Border Force officers carried the operation to raise awareness of the illegal process, also known as female circumcision. It involves the removal or injuring of a woman's genitals for non-medical reasons.
It is highly dangerous and can lead to infection, problems during childbirth and be fatal.
A young Bedfordshire woman has spoken out after she was deliberately drugged by a stranger last weekend.
Donna, who doesn't want us to reveal her surname, was in a bar in Dunstable with a friend when her drink was spiked.
Her's is one of 4 similar incidents that evening now being investigated by police.
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A patient from Norfolk with suicidal thoughts was found dead after being let down by two trusts in East Anglia, an investigation has found.Read the full story ›
Bedfordshire Police are warning people to keep an eye on their drinks after several woman reported they'd been spiked in Dunstable.
Officers received four separate calls from women who'd fallen ill or passed out after visiting pubs and clubs in the town on Saturday night (31 January).
None of the women were hurt or attacked but police are reminding others never to accept drinks from strangers or to leave them unattended.
"If you do buy a drink, just make sure that you keep it with you and keep it in your sight.
If you do see anyone playing around with your drink, discard it straight away."
Students at the University of East Anglia who need a quick kip can take advantage of a new facility, the 'Nap Nook'...Read the full story ›