Alzheimer play set for Fleetwood library slot

A one-man play which touches on the problems of dementia is to be staged at Fleetwood Library next week.

Theatre and Comedy
Care for babies born prematurely, with health problems or with a low birth weight, is improving overall

Premature babies facing care postcode lottery

Poorly babies face a postcode lottery on whether they receive important aspects of care, a new report suggests.

Is October time to stop?

Stoptober TV ads to encourage smokers to use e-cigarettes

New TV adverts from Public Health England (PHE) will encourage people to try e-cigarettes if they are struggling to quit regular smoking.

Staff at the revamped Abbey-Dale Medical Centre

Blackpool GP surgery’s set to train students

An expanded doctors’ surgery has been relaunched after a major revamp.

E-cigarettes: help or harm?

Smokers should be told of little evidence on benefits or harms of e-cigarettes

GPs should warn smokers there is currently little evidence on the long-term benefits or harms of e-cigarettes, health officials have said.

Alyssa Davies, with sister Lauren Davies and Kimberley Walsh

Wrea Green girl joins Kimberley Walsh as the face of Cancer Research UK and TK Maxx campaign - with VIDEO

A Lancashire youngster who has battled cancer has become the face of a national charity campaign.
What is antimicrobial resistance

Everything you need to know about antibiotics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a stark warning that the world is running out of antibiotics.

The figures showed "worryingly high rates of depression"

One in four girls aged 14 suffer from depression, survey shows

Almost one in four teenage girls are depressed, researchers have found.

Theo Brown came into the world on September 6 weighing nearly twice the average of a newborn.PIC: SWNS

WHAT A WHOPPER - A mother gave birth to an eye watering 12lb baby

A Lancashire mum has described her eye watering experience giving birth to a whopping 12lb baby boy.
Just 48% of 13 to 15-year-olds play outside

Digital age sees change in childhood playing patterns

The number of teenagers who play outside, read books or get enough sleep has dropped dramatically on previous decades, a survey has found.

Caroline Wareing

Kirkham mum with paralysis nominated for Just Giving Award

A Kirkham woman, who has raised more than £22,000 for Cancer Research UK by cycling 900 miles on a hand-cycle after being paralysed, is in the running for a prestigious national award.

Dr Sanjay Deshpande, left, visited Dr Scott Gall all the way from America to see him carry out pioneering heart surgery

Pioneering surgery is shown off at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A doctor visited Blackpool Victoria Hospital from America to watch a surgeon carry out specialist laser surgery.

Children taking selfies

Ask an expert: Can my child catch head lice from taking selfies?

An insect expert explains how kids catch the tiny pests, and how to eliminate them.

Could Autism be prevented in pregnancy?

Autism could be prevented during pregnancy - by changing women's gut bacteria, according to new research.
Google has teamed up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Offering Google users depression self-assessment tool 'may do harm'

A move by Google that enables people to check online whether they are clinically depressed could do more harm than good, an expert has warned.
CBD One is based at Garstang Natural Health Centre. Owner of CBD One is Nick Tofalos

Cannabis firm sets up shop in Wyre town

Garstang has become the home of a cannabis oil company, thought to be the first of its kind in Lancashire.

The Endobarrier is a reversible treatment

'Safe and effective' gastric bypass alternative helps obese shed two stone

A device that helps obese people with Type 2 diabetes shed more than 2st on average should be rolled out across the NHS, experts say.

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Operating theatres at Vic get overhaul

Two operating theatres at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, have been upgraded.

Jasmine Fieldsend and her mum successfully raised 670 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Cakes go down a treat at hotel charity social

The owner of a Blackpool hotel showed her support for those suffering from cancer with a charity coffee morning.


Neon tutus add sparkle to Blackpool's Illumathon walk

Women shone as bright as the Illuminations for Trinity Hospice’s 10th annual women-only night-time walk.

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