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North-East hospitals boss sacked for gross misconduct after lengthy investigation

An NHS chief executive has been sacked for gross misconduct following an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
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Breakfast. Picture by PA

Children skipping breakfast are harming their growth and development, finds nutrition study

Children and teenagers who skip breakfast are missing out on key nutrients needed for their growth and development, research suggests.
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Experts predict that almost 190,000 new care home places will be needed in under two decades to accommodate soaring demand. Yui Mok/PA Wire

North East experts warn 190,000 new care home places needed by 2035

Almost 190,000 new care home places will be needed in under two decades to accommodate soaring demand, experts have predicted.

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Drug-resistant fungus strain infects more than 200 patients in UK hospitals

More than 200 people have been contaminated or infected with a potentially deadly strain of drug-resistant fungus during outbreaks at UK hospitals.

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Allergies such as hayfever can be a real pain.

Why allergies are a problem not to be sniffed at

From peanuts to pollen and dairy to dust mites, I see lots of people concerned about an allergy, particularly when it comes to children.

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Wearing an ill-fitting bra can be bad for your posture.

Nine everyday things which can be bad for your posture and your health

Long hours at a desk, slouching over laptops, lugging half our worldly belongings around in a handbag...
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Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Daredevils encouraged to take part in charity abseil at Sunderland Royal Hospital

Daredevils are being given the chance to take part in a charity abseil and raise cash for Sunderland Royal Hospital.

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John Adamson.

Businessman’s China challenge to raise cash for hospice

A hotel boss stepping up to the challenge to raise more than £30,000 for charity.

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Around 700,000 eggs from Dutch farms implicated in a contamination scare have been distributed to Britain.

700k eggs linked to Europe contamination scare - here's which products are being withdrawn

Around 700,000 eggs from Dutch farms implicated in a contamination scare have been distributed to Britain, rather than the 21,000 first estimated, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said.

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From left, MelanomaMe joint managing director Elaine Taylor, patron Brad Hopper, MP Sharon Hodgson, supporters Lee Moses and Sophie Richardson and joint managing director Kerry Rafferty.

Wearside organisation dedicated to fighting skin cancer celebrates its official launch

An organisation dedicated to fighting skin cancer has celebrated its official launch.

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The NHS in England last met its target for A&E waiting times two years ago, new figures show.

A&E waiting times target in England missed every month for last two years

The NHS in England last met its target for A&E waiting times two years ago, new figures show.

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A care consumer watchdog has warned that care homes are under so much pressure that they are not "getting the basics right every time".

'Too few care homes getting basics right every time,' watchdog warns

Too many care homes are under so much pressure that they are not "getting the basics right every time", a care consumer watchdog has warned.

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New research links eating disorders with shoplifting.

Women with eating disorders ‘more likely to have criminal record’

Women with eating disorders such as anorexia are more likely to have a criminal record, according to new research.

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Maternity unit closures.

Pregnant women in the North East face being turned away from maternity units

Expectant mums in the region are among those who face being turned away due to maternity ward closures.

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The new figures reveal a North-South divide in death rates.

People in the North of England are 20 per cent more likely to die early than those in the South

More people in the North of England are dying early than those in the South in a growing health divide across the country, research has found.

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MS patient Paul George.

MS man pins hopes on pioneering NHS treatment

A man has been thrown a possible miracle lifeline in his decade-long battle with multiple sclerosis.

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Gary Wilkinson with his friend and training partner, Joanne Blackmore.

Sunderland dad taking in half marathon after shedding seven stone

A Wearside man who shed seven stone is set to take on a new challenge.

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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, and rates are rising.

Just one glass of beer a day could give you skin cancer

Drinking just one glass of beer or wine a day could give you skin cancer, scientists have warned - and it isn't to do with spending time in pub beer gardens.
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Children should not be left to use their devices without "agreed boundaries". Picture: PA.

Children 'should not be allowed to use social media like gorging on junk food'

Parents should not allow their children to use the internet and social media "in the same way they would use sweets or junk food", the Children's Commissioner for England has warned.

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Janet Davies, chief executive of the nurses' union, has warned the NHS could "go under" unless EU staff are given reassurances about their future.

NHS could 'go under' without staff assurances over Brexit, nurses' union warns

The NHS could "go under" unless European Union staff are given reassurances about their future after Brexit, the head of the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

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