Boxer Anthony Joshua donates glove to raise cash for Bradley Lowery

IBF heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua is the latest star to lend his support to battling youngster Bradley Lowery.
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Do you think treats do more harm than good?

Comfort eating bad for children

Mums who give young kids chocolates and sweets when they're upset could be increasing their risk of becoming obese or suffering eating disorders, scientists warn.
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Former referee Uriah Rennie and football star Robbie Savage

Stars line up to beat dementia

A dementia charity is calling on people in South Tyneside and Sunderland to unite in the fight against an illness which is set to become the 21st century’s biggest killer.

Total Fitness Tribe's Luke Harrison encouraging members to smash their scales.

Fitness fans in South Tyneside smash up scales in unique health event

Fitness fans had a smashing time during a bid to promote a healthy attitude to life.

Members of the Save South Tyneside Hospital Campaign group on a recent rally.

Campaigners prepare to fight health bosses over plans for South Tyneside District Hospital

Campaigners are gearing up for the next round in their fight against plans which will shape future health care in South Tyneside.

Kebabs are one of the foods people admit they know is probably bad for them - but they eat anyway

The science behind why we can't stop eating kebabs

The food we like eating - even when we know it's bad for us - is all down to our genes, suggests a groundbreaking new study.

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South Tyneside District Hospital is at the centre of the inquiry.

Health trust apologises for distress caused to families over stored organs

The chief of an NHS trust found to be keeping organs and tissue from police investigations without the knowledge of families has issued an apology.

Obesity has overtaken smoking as a cause of premature death.

Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.
Michelle Bailey with her youngest daughter Claire.

South Shields mum forced to relive trauma of losing her son following hospital tissue probe

A woman who lost her baby just hours after he was born, has spoken of the harrowing memories which have been brought back by an investigation into the storage of human organs at South Tyneside District Hospital.

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Eileen Brown, of Boldon Colliery, has undergone multiple operations and is a real-life bionic woman. Picture: TOM BANKS

Meet South Tyneside’s very own Bionic Woman

South Tyneside’s very own Bionic Woman is preparing to undergo even more surgery as she continues to fight a daily battle with pain.

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The staff team from The Bamburgh prepare to take on the Tough Mudder challenge for Macmillan.

Pub staff to get muddy for charity

A South Tyneside pub is hoping customers get behind staff as they bid to raise cash for charity.

Which marathon is on your bucket list? Picture: Shutterstock.

Not running the London Marathon? Try one of the other 22 most popular marathons in the world

With the London Marathon coming up this weekend, new research has found the world’s other most-run marathons, how much it costs to run them, and what they offer, both on the course and off it.
The judges for the Best of Health Awards get ready to sift through the huge pack of entries.

Best of Health shortlist announced

Here is the announcement health workers and patients have all been waiting for – the shortlist for this year’s Best of Health Awards.

The #1in4 campaign is part of BBC's Minds Matter season. Picture: Pixabay.

Tom Hardy joins stars backing #1in4 mental health campaign

Actors Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman and David Tennant have thrown their support behind a campaign encouraging people to talk about mental health.

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A doctor writes a prescription.

Worries over level of antidepressant prescriptions in South Tyneside

The North East prescribes more antidepressants than anywhere else in England.

Denise Welch and her husband Lincoln Townley, pictured in 2016, as the Loose Women star has said she worried about how her new husband would deal with her sometimes "frightening" episodes of depression, which she has suffered from for more than 20 years. Picture by Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

North East TV star Denise Welch speaks out about her depression

Denise Welch has said she worried about how her new husband would deal with her sometimes "frightening" episodes of depression, which she has suffered from for more than 20 years.
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Burpees are good for giving all parts of your body a workout.

Shaping Up: Try our burpee challenge for today's workout

Today’s workout is simple. There’s only one exercise and it only take five minutes to complete.

Max likes nothing better than messing about in the kitchen.

Shaping Up: Why you should encourage your kids to cook

Teaching your kids to cook from a young age is one of the most important things you can do in their upbringing.

Jessica tries her hands at making a Pink Princess Smoothie.

Shaping Up: Try this recipe for a Pink Princess Smoothie

Here’s a quick and simple smoothie recipe that you can try with your kids.

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