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Schemes launched to attract new doctors to South Tyneside

Health bosses are aiming to attract new GPs to South Tyneside after launching two innovative schemes.

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Meningitis Now is issuing advice to students following the girl's death.

19-year-old North East student dies of meningitis

The death of a student at Northumbria University has prompted a leading meningitis charity to renew calls for vaccinations.
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How often do you eat fast food? Picture: Press Association.

1 in 6 young people eat takeaways twice a day, food survey reveals

One in six young people eats fast food at least twice a day and half of the British public say "a meal isn't a meal without meat", according to an annual snapshot of food habits.

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Dog owners warned of rise in lungworm cases as autumn arrives

New figures have revealed that the parasite lungworm which targets dogs has been found in nearly every county in the UK.

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The science of hangovers (and why there’s no miracle cure)

A bacon roll. A cold shower. An industrial amount of Irn-Bru or Lucozade. Everyone has an opinion on what the ultimate ‘hangover cure’ is.
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Tanya Luke handing over money she raised for the Special Care Baby Unit to Sister Lilian Malcolm.

Tanya’s ‘thank you’ run for baby unit

A caring South Shields woman went the extra mile to raise money for South Tyneside’s special care baby unit - by taking part in this year’s Great North Run.

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Esme Phillips is a former Miss Teen Galazy Tyne and Wear.

Teenage beauty queen Esme hoping to win another title

A teenage beauty queen is hoping to bring a title back home to South Tyneside.

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Tanya Luke handing over money she raised for the Special Care Baby Unit to Sister Lilian Malcolm.

Caring South Shields godmother raised cash for hospital baby unit by tackling Great North Run

A caring South Shields woman went the extra mile to raise cash for the hospital unit that saved her goddaughter’s life.

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There is currently no cure for the common cold.

Got a cold? There could be a cure on the horizon

A cure for the common cold could be on the horizon, according to new research.

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The scan result has shown that there is  little change to the size of Bradley's tumour.

Bradley’s American treatment delayed after chemo fails to shrink tumor

Battling youngster Bradley Lowery’s American dream may be delayed after scan results show little change in the size of his tumour.

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South Tyneside's director of public health, Amanda Healy.

Experts to attend North East conference to discuss two of the country's biggest health problems - booze and cigarettes

Public health experts will gather to discuss two of the country’s biggest public health problems – tobacco and alcohol.

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MS sufferer Paul George is fundraising for stem cell treatment.

MS sufferer Paul delighted after stem cell fund raises over £1,000 in just two days

A South Tyneside dad with multiple sclerosis is over the moon after seeing donations flood in for his bid to pay for life-changing stem cell surgery abroad.

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Ann Walsh and her daughter Rebecca walked 26 miles around the streets of London through the night to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

Mother-daughter team walk 26 miles to raise cash for cancer charity

A mother-daughter duo walked 26 miles around the streets of London to raise cash for cancer research.

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Reading is among the most popular ways of resting, according to the study.

Two-thirds of us want more rest, Durham academics' study shows

Two-thirds of people feel they need more rest in their lives, according to a worldwide study.
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South Shields MP opens heart over gran’s dementia battle

South Shields MP opens heart over gran’s dementia battle

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has opened her heart over her family’s battle with dementia

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MS sufferer Paul George is hoping to raise �40,000 for stem cell treatment.

Can you help MS patient Paul receive life-changing stem cell treatment?

A South Tyneside dad with multiple sclerosis is hoping to raise £40,000 to undergo a pioneering operation in Russia which could change his life.

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Girl has button stitched to her heel in operation to help her walk

Girl has button stitched to her heel in operation to help her walk

It looks just like a regular shirt button.

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South Tyneside District Hospital

Readers describe move of vital stroke services as ‘another nail in the coffin’ for South Tyneside

Gazette readers have described plans to move of a vital hospital service out of South Tyneside as “another nail in the coffin”.

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Terry Jones has been diagnosed with dementia. Picture: Press Association.

Monty Python's Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia

Monty Python star Terry Jones has been diagnosed with dementia.

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Shirley Ford, the organiser of a protest march for people against the propsed alliance between South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital

Health chiefs under fire after moving stroke unit out of South Tyneside

Health chiefs are under fire for moving a vital hospital service out of South Tyneside.

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