Nearly half of NHS trusts declared major alerts last week

Some 45% of NHS trusts in England declared a major alert last week as services came under pressure.

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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has chosen Newcastle for his weight-loss challenge.

Celebrity chef challenges city to lose 100,000lbs in a year

Celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is heading to the North East this weekend to launch a weighty challenge.

Macmillan Cancer Support is looking to recruit more volunteers in South Tyneside.

Macmillan Cancer Support want new South Shields volunteers

A leading cancer charity is asking people in South Tyneside to become volunteers.

Bradley smiles as he begins to feel better following pain relief medication.

Bradley's smiles as he battles pain through cancer treatment

After being gripped by agony as the next stage of his treatment begins, Bradley Lowery's face breaks into smile as his doctors get his pain under control.
A North East Ambulance Service ambulance.

Paramedics enforced meal breaks trial ‘will risk lives,’ says worker

Paramedics in South Tyneside are being told to take meal breaks in a specific time window as part of a new trial which could save the NHS hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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Bradley Lowery in hospital

Mum asks for prayers as brave Bradley Lowery undergoes gruelling cancer treatment

Bradley Lowery’s mum Gemma has urged people to pray for the battling youngster as he undergoes pioneering treatment to extend his life.

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Reality shows like Geordie Shore have fuelled the growth of fake tanning among young men.

Geordie Shore stars fuel rise in fake tans among men under 25

British men have fallen for fake tan in a big way - and TV reality shows like Geordie Shore are partly to blame.

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A North East Ambulance Service ambulance.

Paramedics forced to take meal breaks in trial aimed at saving £700,000

Paramedics in the North East are being forced to take set meal breaks in a trial aimed at saving the ambulance service hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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Brave Bradley Lowery undergoes antibody stage of pioneering treatment

Little battler Bradley Lowery has started the second stage of pioneering treatment aimed to prolong his life.

South Tyneside District Hospital.

Staffing challenge for hospital bosses as unions reveal alliance fears

Hospital chiefs have revealed they are facing recruitment challenges as union bosses say a new hospital alliance isn’t helping staff morale.

Would you get acupuncture for your baby?

Would you stick needles in your baby to stop it crying?

Acupuncture may stop babies suffering from colic from crying too much, according to new research.
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Weight training.

SHAPING UP: Five habits for rapid weight loss

The best kind of fat loss is steady fat loss. And while a slow-and-steady approach to weight loss will ensure that you keep the weight off for good, I have a few tricks to help you burn fat as fast as possible.


UK mothers 'among worst in world' for problems caused by drinking during pregnancy

New research places Britain among the top five countries worldwide for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - a condition caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy.

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Beware the bats!

Health concerns sparked after vampire bats start sucking human blood

It sounds like the stuff of horror fiction, but scientists have raised health fears after a species of disease-carrying vampire bat, previously thought to mostly diet on birds, has been discovered feeding on human blood.

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Bradley Lowery is Everton's good luck charm as they trounce Manchester City

Bradley Lowery, the little boy whose cancer fight has captured the nation's heart, took centre stage before a live televised Premier League game today.
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Sophie Maxwell at The Children's Heart Unit Freeman hospital

Wait is now over for South Shields three-year-old in need of a new heart

A brave little girl is recovering in hospital after undergoing a life-saving heart transplant operation - just days after doctors were preparing to end her care.


Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS, finds research

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Councillor John McCabe.

Praise for South Tyneside adoption team as more vulnerable youngsters are found homes

Staff at South Tyneside Council’s adoption service have been praised after the number of vulnerable children placed in loving homes has doubled.

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OAP died after falling six times while in hospital

OAP died after falling six times while in hospital

Hospital bosses in South Tyneside have been slammed after an elderly patient suffered six falls in 23 days while in their care.

How much does obesity cost the economy?

How much does obesity cost the economy?

More than half of Brits have started 2017 overweight - despite making a resolution last year to shed the pounds.
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