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1 in 5 people "obese" in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire County Council is calling on people to have their say about how to tackle the issue of obesity. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Around two thirds of adults in Cambridgeshire do not have a healthy weight and more than one in five are obese, according to the latest figures.

Cambridgeshire County Council is calling on people to have their say about how to tackle the issue.

They've launched a six week consultation to help develop a healthy weight strategy for the county.

NHS urge more people to give blood in the East

NHS urges more people to give blood in the East of England Credit: ITV News Anglia

A campaign has been launched to encourage more people in the East of England to give blood.

Last year in this region there were just over 120,000 people who gave blood at least once. However, NHS Blood and Transplant says there has been a big fall in the number of new donors.

They particularly need people to donate with blood groups O and A, as well as people from the black and South Asian communities.

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Hinchingbrooke Hospital out of special measures

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The health watchdog has recommended that Hinchingbrooke Hospital comes out of special measures.

They have been in place for almost two years, but the latest report by the Care Quality Commission rated the trust as good after significant improvements had been made.

The hospital is still on course to merge with neighbouring Peterborough Hospital next year.

Warning of measles at Norwich's Sundown Festival

Teenagers are being advised to check with their GP that they are fully vaccinated Credit: ITV News Anglia

Festival-goers are being warned to watch out for signs of measles ahead of Norwich's Sundown festival.

It's after hundreds of cases were reported to Public Health England across the UK this year.

It's being put down to people missing their MMR jab when they were younger.

The NHS say these are the initial symptoms to look out for:

  • Cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, sneezing, and a cough
  • Sore, red eyes that may be sensitive to light
  • A high temperature (fever), which may reach around 40C (104F)
  • Small, greyish-white spots on the inside of the cheeks

Despite health warnings many women still smoke during pregnancy

Smoking while pregnant can lead to premature births, life-long health problems and in some cases still births. Credit: PA Images

Despite all the health warnings and information about possible harm to their babies it seems a considerable number of women are still smoking during pregnancy.

It can lead to premature births, life-long health problems and in some cases still births.

Now in Bedfordshire a simple breath test is encouraging pregnant women to seek help in quitting.

Matthew Hudson went to Luton and Dunstable Hospital to find out more:

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New initiative to target diabetes risk

50,000 people in Hertfordshire have the condition. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A new programme to prevent people in Hertfordshire from developing type 2 diabetes is being launched.

People will be referred to the service by their GP if they have raised blood sugar levels.

The condition affects around 50,000 people in the county.

The scheme is part of the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

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