Being in a good mood could boost the effectiveness of flu jabs, finds study

Being in a good mood when you get your flu jab could boost its effectiveness, according to a new study.

South Tyneside District Hospital

Hospital bosses still need to do more to safeguard youngsters in their care

Hospital bosses in South Tyneside have been told they must do better when it comes to safeguarding youngsters in their care.

Avocado is among the superfoods you should eat as part of a healthy diet.

Shaping Up: Five ‘superfoods’ you should eat regularly

‘Superfood’ is the latest buzzword in the world of health. You’ve probably seen or heard it a lot recently.

Acai powder.

Recipe of the week: Raspberry acai smoothie bowl

This is my favourite breakfast at the minute.

Graham Low doing his 777 workout.

Shaping Up: Can you handle our 777 workout?

Complete seven rounds of the seven exercises below with no rest in between.

There are steps you can take to maintaining healthy eyes.

Why it's important to focus on having good eyesight

It’s National Eye Health Week, whose aim is to promote the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests.

Spending hours at a desk can leave you in real pain.

How to avoid long hours at a desk becoming a real pain

Spending long hours at a desk are taking a toll on the nation’s backs - but you can take steps to offset the damage.

98% of GP practices in the North East have been rated as 'good' or 'outstanding'.

North East has largest percentage of 'good' and 'outstanding' GP practices

One in seven GP practices are still failing on safety even after inspectors have told them to improve - but the North East is bucking the trend.

From left: Tom Hall, acting director of public health, successful quitter, Laraine McLoskey, Coun Tracey Dixon and Ailsa Rutter, Fresh director.

South Tyneside former smoker urging others to quit in Stoptober campaign

A South Tyneside woman who quit smoking after suffering a heart attack is urging others to kick the habit.


Oriental eye worm poses 'significant threat' to UK dogs and cats, warn vets

A parasitic worm that can blind if left untreated has been described as a "significant threat" to dogs in the UK, after it was found in three pets that had recently returned from Europe.
The research found that parents identify more girls and fewer boys with depressive symptoms.

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

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

South Tyneside Hospital.

South Tyneside District Hospital goes digital

Hospital patients in South Tyneside could soon benefit from new technology which will see medical staff being able to access their treatment history at the click of a button.

This research could help you if you're struggling with your diet.

How taking a break from dieting could help improve your weight loss

Slimmers can shed more pounds by taking a two-week break from dieting every fortnight, say scientists.
Do you get enough sleep?

Quality of sleep 'much better for wellbeing than 50% disposable income'

A healthy amount of sleep has a far higher impact on wellbeing than a 50% increase in disposable income, a study of Britons' quality of life has found.

Concerns have been raised about injuries caused by Nerf guns.

Top doctors raise concerns over Nerf gun eye injuries

Top eye specialists have warned of serious injuries that can be caused by popular kids toy, the Nerf gun.

Janine Gray and daughter Elkie, need to raise �94,000 for spinal operation in Barcelona.

Boldon family facing £60,000 race against time for operation

A South Tyneside teenager is facing a race against time to raise £60,000 for life changing surgery overseas.

South Tyneside District Hospital

South Tyneside Green Party calls for Labour backing against hospital plans

Ruling Labour councillors in South Tyneside have been challenged to get behind a campaign battling to save services at South Tyneside Hospital and fight against NHS cuts.

Counc Alan Kerr, Coun Tracey Dixon, and Librarian Tom Relph,  with the Dementia Photo Cubes at Cleadon Library.

Art work by South Tyneside dementia sufferers go on display

The impact of art on people with dementia is the focus of a new exhibition taking place in a South Tyneside Library.

Your coffee intake could be preventing you losing weight.

Is drinking too much coffee stopping you losing weight?

Autumn is just around the corner and the coffee shops are starting to sell their pumpkin spice lattes, pecan lattes and salted caramel cappuccinos.

Graham Low doing his workout.

Shaping Up: Try this 20-minute high intensity workout

This high intensity interval training session only lasts 20 minutes, but it’s sure to give you a good challenge!

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