SHAPING UP: The dangers of sugar addiction

I’ve started watching a new TV series this week ... Lucky Man.

David Gallagher, chief officer, NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group.

NHS group backs awards to honour medical heroes

An NHS group is backing awards which look to honour outstanding individuals in the medical profession.

Abbie Radford is to skydive for Muscular Dystrophy UK in support of her two aunties.

Abbie’s scared of heights - but will skydive for charity

A brave teenager from South Tyneside is taking a leap of faith to raise cash on behalf of her aunts.

Shigellosis can lead to bouts of vomiting.

What is the highly-infectious shigellosis bug which is sweeping our schools?

A highly-infectious vomiting bug calling shigellosis is sweeping schools across the UK, with parents being warned to watch out for the symptoms.

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Some of the members of the Newcastle, Wear and Tees group of  Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI).

Why Sunderland is set for a ‘purple protest’ over pensions

Campaigners fighting for the penson rights of women are hoping people will support them in their colourful campaign.

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Light smoking still carries major risks

Smokers who cut down are still risking cancer and early death

Smokers who cut down on their habit are being warned they still face significant risks of cancer and heart disease unless they quit.

Last year's winners.

Entries pour in for the health awards

A glut of awards nominations have already been submitted for health heroes across Sunderland and South Tyneside.

Police have issued a warning about low grade heroin following three deaths on Teesside.

Three deaths linked to 'low grade heroin' as police issue warning over risk

Police are working alongside other organisations to find the supplier of drugs believed to have caused three deaths.

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Did you suffer with morning sickness?

Morning sickness worse for mothers with girls

The Duchess of Cambridge suffered it with both her babies ... but severe morning sickness really is more likely to predict a daughter, according to new research.

The team at mydentist who are sponsoring the Best of Health Awards.

Dental staff back Best of Health Awards

Staff at a dental practice have spoken of their pride in backing this year’s Best of Health Awards.


Cancer-stricken dog on the mend thanks to almost £10,000 in donations

Big-hearted dog-lovers raised almost £10,000 to save the life of a pooch struck down with mouth cancer.
Ken Bremner

Health boss praises staff for ‘exceptional care’

A health boss has praised staff for the ‘exceptional care’ they provide in challenging circumstances.

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Pam Vickers, sister/manager of South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trusts community falls service.

No day is the same for specialist falls nurse Pam

Pam Vickers deals with patients aged from 16 to 103.

Staff and residents at Garden Hill celebrate their rating

Top marks for South Shields care home

A care home in South Tyneside is celebrating after being praised by health watchdogs.

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The launch of the 2017 Durham City Run, which offers tweaked routes for 5k and 10k runners.

Entries open now as Prince Bishops Durham City Run returns

Thousands of runners are expected to turn out for the second annual Prince Bishops Durham City Run this summer.

The warning has come from Public Health England.

Parents who think child has scarlet fever warned to consult GP after cases rise

Parents are being urged to take their child to a GP if they suspect scarlet fever, after cases rose in some areas of England.

There are lots of reasons why people can't get a good night's sleep.

10 things that are stopping us getting a good night's sleep

There's nothing like a good night's sleep to prepare us for the new day. But sadly many people aren't getting one.
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The endoscopy team at South Tyneside District Hospital with their accreditation.

Hospital unit celebrates 10 years of high standards

Medical experts at South Tyneside District Hospital are celebrating a decade of providing patients with care of the highest quality.

Val Campbell, a paediatric diabetes specialist nurse at South Tyneside District Hospital.

Nurse feels privileged to help young people live life to full

A specialist nurse has spoken of the joy she gets from helping children and young people to live life to the full.

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