Mum tackles family 5k run to raise awareness of having a healthy heart

A grateful mum is tackling a 5k run to raise heart-health awareness after both her parents had lifesaving treatments.
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How house plants could be seriously good for your health

House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air - leaving it cleaner to breathe, according to new research.

Hay fever cases set to soar across Europe

Millions more people will suffer from hay fever in the future as global warming dramatically increases the pollen count, according to a new study.
Coun Tracey Dixon.

Coughs and getting out of breath could be sign of cancer, South Tynesiders warned

South Tynesiders who have a persistent cough or get out of breath doing everyday things are being urged to visit their GP as the symptoms could be a sign of deadly lung cancer, lung disease or heart disease, health chiefs have warned.

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Youngsters, parents and staff at Busy Bees Nursery, Ryhope, fundraising at their summer fayre to raise money for the Neo-natal unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Sunderland nursery raises cash in memory of tragic infant

Nursery staff and youngsters have kindly raised hundreds of pounds for charity in memory of a tragic infant who died at just weeks old.

Ann Walton has retired after 40 years as receptionist at Silverdale Family Practice in South Hetton. Picture by Jane Coltman

GP surgery receptionist retires after 40 years with practice

A receptionist has taken her last call after 40 years working for a GP surgery.

One of the dogs found at Alan Noble's address

Rescued dogs left out in cold in ‘dangerous’ Sunderland back yard

Two rescued dogs were left out in the cold and not properly fed in the back yard of a Wearside house.


SHAPING UP: Five ‘healthy’ foods it’s best not to eat

It’s frustrating when your body won’t change. When the pounds won’t drop. When those extra inches won’t go away.

Jasmine Purvis, of Canon Cockin Stret, Sunderland, with mum Jamie and sisters Jessie (5) and Jodie (8)

Brave Sunderland heart girl raises thousands of pounds to help other youngsters in the last months of her life

The family of a little girl who has been given just months to live as she battles a heart condition have set up a fundraising drive in her name.

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Benji the dog.

Houghton woman banned from keeping animals after she let dog suffer for weeks

A Houghton care worker has been banned from keeping animals after her pet dog had to be destroyed due to neglect

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COPD sufferer Colin Docherty, from Sunderland.

Dad calls on Sunderland smokers to pack in habit and avoid getting COPD

A dad today urged smokers on Wearside to quit the habit and reduce their risk of developing a disease which has left him fighting for breath every day.

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Andrew in the running section of a triathlon.

An award-winning Wearside triathlete keeps on competing despite illness flare-up and chemotherapy

An inspirational athlete has battled through a rare illness and chemotherapy sessions to keep up his fundraising.

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Sharon Hodgson.

Sunderland MP joins Jamie Oliver in slamming childhood obesity plans

A Wearside MP has slammed the Government’s plans to cut childhood obesity.

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Little Comets. l-r Matt Hall, Rob Coles and Mickey Coles.

Little Comets aiming to be first band ever to play a gig around Great North Run

Indie rockers Little Comets have set themselves a challenge of becoming the first band to play a gig around the Great North Run.

Reece Lunt with his Jubilee Award and his delighted classmates.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Washington schoolboy Reece is inspiring others with diabetes

A schoolboy who has turned the story of how he came to terms with a health condition into a campaign to help others has won an award for his work.

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Half of parents allow under-14s to drink alcohol at home - do you?

Half of parents allow under-14s to drink alcohol at home - do you?

Half of parents with children under the age of 14 allow them to drink alcohol at home, new research has revealed.

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A stool sampling kit. Pic: Shutterstock.

'Poo camp' charges £500 to help you find a healthier diet

A respected nutritionist has set up the first bite-sized boot camp in Britain to help dieters lose weight by analysing - their POO.

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Joe Allon and Danny Posthill with staff from the Hospice.

Britain’s Got Talent star to perform at Hartlepool hospice fundraiser

Two Hartlepool stars have teamed up with the town’s hospice to hold a charity fundraising evening.

The higher the intensity, the faster you will burn.

How much sunshine can your skin stand? You're one of six types

Although sunlight boosts our mood and is good for us in small doses, too much exposure can lead to serious long-term consequences, including skin cancer as well as damage to your eyes.
The team of Carer Locality Leads, Helen McAdam, Debbie Ainscow, Nicola Winter, Mary Kay Duffie and Andrea Lanaghan.

WEARSIDE MATTERS: New programme cares for carers

Those who look after some of the most poorly or frail people in Sunderland are benefiting from the support of a new team offering carer support as part of an innovative city-wide programme.

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