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Can you help celebrate 70 years of the NHS?

A former nurse is calling on colleagues past and present to help celebrate 70 years of the NHS.

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Watching out for hidden sugars.

Some 'healthy' yoghurts contain almost all of a child's recommended daily sugar intake

Apparently healthy yoghurts can come close to sending children over their daily sugar limit in a single helping, campaigners have warned.

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Carol Harries, left, Chris Cordner, centre, and Gavin Foster, right, at the judging of the Best of Health Awards.

Shortlist revealed for Best of Health Awards

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

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Margaret Whittington, of the League of Friends, sitting in one of the new chairs, with phlebotomy manager Kin Dailly, centre. and League members and supporters

South Tyneside Hospital ‘Friends’ take the sting out of blood tests

A donation from The League of Friends is improving comfort for patients having blood tests at South Tyneside District Hospital.

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Cancer charity boosted by efforts of battling South Shields grandfather

Cancer charity boosted by efforts of battling South Shields grandfather

A grandfather diagnosed with an incurable cancer is defying the disease by fundraising to raise cash for research.

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Davina Smith, before and after she lost 3st 9lb to reach her target weight.

Check out how amazing this slimline mum looks after shedding 3st

An inspirational mum says she can now enjoy life the way she wants to after shedding more than 3st.

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Do you think the scheme is a good idea?

Should NHS patients be allowed to tailor their own care with personal budgets?

Hundreds of thousands of NHS patients could be given funds to pay for their own healthcare under new government plans.

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Colin Shevills of Balance.

North East alcohol campaigners welcome ‘very important’ drinking findings

A new study on the dangers of drinking too much has been welcomed as “very important.”

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Tributes pour in for courageous Hartlepool mum Tracey Keers

Tributes have flooded in for an inspirational Hartlepool woman who lost her battle with cancer just days after giving birth and marrying the love of her life.

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Young Hartlepool mum loses cancer battle after delivering premature baby and getting married in hospital

An inspirational Hartlepool woman lost her battle with cancer just days after giving birth and marrying the love of her life.

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Do you think there should be minimum standards for hospital food? Picture: PA.

Vote: Should there be mandatory minimum standards for hospital food?

There should be "mandatory minimum standards" for hospital food, Labour has said.

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Sunderland Royal Hospital.

South Tyneside and Sunderland health chiefs hit back at councillor critics

Health bosses have hit back at criticisms of planned health reforms in South Tyneside and Sunderland

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Disposable cups are being used in their millions by NHS trusts in the UK.

South Tyneside hospital trust’s vow after a million plastic cups bought in five years

More than one million disposable cups were bought by the NHS in South Tyneside over the last five years, new figures show.

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Pip Majerski is trying to raise �40,000 to pay for a year's worth of cancer treatment.

South Shields woman’s bid to raise £40,000 for life-saving cancer treatment

A woman from South Tyneside who is battling cancer has launched her own fundraising campaign for life-saving treatment in a bid to fight the disease.

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Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Councillors ‘insulted’ over response to concerns about moving hospital services from South Tyneside to Sunderland

Councillors say they were left feeling ‘insulted’ and ‘disgusted’ by the response to their concerns over proposed health reforms in Sunderland and South Tyneside.

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The NHS in England has purchased more than half a billion disposable cups over the last five years, new figures show.

North East NHS trusts reveal number of disposable cups used in their hospitals

The NHS in England has purchased more than half a billion disposable cups over the last five years, new figures show.

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Sunderland Royal Hospital has reopened one of the four wards closed after an outbreak of Norovirus

Sunderland Royal Hospital ward reopens after Norovirus outbreak

Sunderland Royal Hospital has reopened a ward after an outbreak of Norovirus.

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Knitting appeal for special jumpers to stop bald chickens getting bullied

A hospice has come up with a cracking idea to help two of its therapy hens which are being bullied.

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NHS   'Danesfield Maternity Hospital Jarrow October 1960

Seventy years of National Health Service memories in South Tyneside

Today we take a look at the changing face of the NHS in South Tyneside – almost seven whole decades since the organisation was created.

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Sugar tax

What you need to know about the sugar tax

The new sugar tax came into play today as part of Government measures to help curb diet-related health issues in the UK.

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