Shaping Up Summer Body Challenge: Week 6 Workout

The last workout of the Summer Body Challenge! Each week has been increasing in intensity, so this is a pretty tough one. But the time limits are short so the workout will fly over.

Spicy beef stir fry.

Recipe of the week: Spicy beef stir fry

This quick and easy Asian-style recipe is one which always prove popular.

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck addresses the Save South Tyneside Hospital Campaign meeting at Brinkburn Community Centre.

Hundreds gather to devise battle plan to save South Tyneside Hospital

Supporters fighting to keep hospital services in South Tyneside have gathered together to device a battle plan.

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Falls prevention consultant Suba Thirugnanasothy specialist nurse Catherine Peel

Drop in the number of patients who have fallen at South Tyneside District Hospital

The number of people involved in falls at South Tyneside District Hospital has been slashed, according to a new report.

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Professor Tony Alabaster, University of Sunderlands Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing, Head of the School of Nursing Sue Brent, the trusts Executive Director of  Nursing and Patient Experience Melanie Johnson and Chief Executive of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trusts Ken Bremner at the conference.

Conference casts spotlight on unwavering work of nurses and midwives

More than 350 nurses and midwives gathered to take part in a first conference of its kind as they looked at the future of delivering care to patients.

Do you reach for the vacuum cleaner when feeling stressed?

This is what you should do if you're feeling stressed

The average adult spends a total of two hours and 11 minutes a day feeling stressed out, a study has revealed.

Insomnia regularly affects one in three adults in the UK.

Having trouble sleeping this summer? Here's what you can do

In the UK it is estimated that insomnia regularly affects one in three adults and can be caused by a range of different issues.

Make sure you don't get caught out this summer.

Teenagers warned to remember sun cream

Teenagers have been urged to take care of their skin in the sun after a poll found two in five have burned because they forgot to put sun cream on.

Council warning for children over snap chat maps.

Young people warned about risks of Snapchat map feature

Children and young people in South Tyneside are being warned about the dangers of using a new mobile phone app feature.
A pregnant woman smoking.

Anti-smoking group welcomes report on reducing number of pregnant mums lighting up

Anti-smoking group Fresh has welcomed a new report highlighting the importance of midwives being trained to help tackle smoking in pregnancy.

A study has suggested that crosswords and puzzles help with brain health.

How puzzles can improve your brain health

People who do daily crosswords or puzzles have sharper brains in later life, a study suggests.

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What do you think of the trial?

New trial sees some 999 callers assessed over video call

Patients who ring the ambulance service on 999 could soon be assessed via video-call technology such as Skype if their condition is deemed non life-threatening.


Hospital campaigners express frustration after consultation meeting

Campaigners and residents have expressed their frustration after a consultation meeting to discuss proposals for a shake-up at South Tyneside Hospital.

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What do you make of the plans?

Ambulance response targets overhauled under plan to save more lives

Fewer 999 calls will be regarded as life-threatening under an overhaul of ambulance response targets.

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A good night's sleep can help you lose weight.

Why a good night's sleep can help you lose weight

Do you struggle to maintain your focus when trying to lose weight?

Graham Low demonstrates an exercise from the workout.

Shaping Up Summer Body Challenge: Week 5 Workout

The workouts are starting to really increase in intensity now.

Even 10 minutes of physical exercise, such as going for a walk, is good for you.

Has the summer of sport inspired you to get active?

Whether it’s Wimbledon, rugby, or boxing, the so-called ‘Summer of Sport’ should be inspiring us all not just to be a spectator, but to get off the sofa and do something active.
Doing housework can be good for you - though you don't need to enjoy it as much as this lady!

Seven tips from grandma's generation on how to improve your wellbeing

Stereotypical grandmothers probably no longer exist.

How many breaks do you take at work?

What exactly are your rights on taking a break at work?

You’ve been slogging away at your desk for hours and are desperate to get outside for some fresh air.

The cost of alcohol abuse in South Tyneside has been revealed. Pic by PA.

Revealed: Cost of alcohol abuse in South Tyneside is almost £60m a year

Drink problems cost South Tyneside a staggering £57.4million in 2015-16, according to new figures released today.

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