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School girl Kate spreads the message: “To fight the flu we need you.”

A primary school girl has been praised after drawing her own flu-fighting poster to urge children to protect themselves against the virus.
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New smokefree spaces take Greater Manchester one step closer to a tobacco free future

New outdoor smokefree spaces will be springing up in Greater Manchester over the coming months thanks to grants that aim to help communities tackle the acceptability of smoking together with other people in public.
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Government minister meets team that help pregnant mums to quit smoking

Greater Manchester’s work to supporting pregnant women who smoke to quit has been showcased today to a government minister.


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Our Prehab4cancer and recovery programme prepares patients for surgery and helps them to recover – here’s how it works

Getting a cancer diagnosis is a distressing and a busy time, but it is also a time to get prepared for treatment. Exercise, good nutrition and wellbeing are key.
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How a Manchester doctor is helping reduce the environmental impact of operating theatres and the use of anaesthetic

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is helping to tackle climate change, throwing the gauntlet down to its staff, asking them to think about and implement ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
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Violent, obsessive, impulsive, wonderful, bright, loving, totally loved

Here’s what being the mother of a child whose mother drank in pregnancy feels like, and what she wants done so health and childcare professionals can support parents like her better.