Top award for South Tyneside Hospital kids’ team

A nursing team has scooped a national award for its work with children at higher risk of illness due to a virus

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Party balloons.

Why party balloons are bad for the medical world - and how they are hoping to solve the problem

Scientists have hailed a helium discovery which could solve a shortage of the gas threatening life-saving work in medicine.
Councillor John Kelly.

Sunderland drinkers have an increased risk of seven types of cancer

Wearside’s drinkers should “think twice” before buying booze - because alcohol increases the risks of at least seven types of cancer.

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Clare and Mel Dixon renew their wedding vows with dog's Nettie and Oscar

Wearside couple were joined by their beloved pooches as they walked them down the aisle

A Wearside couple have renewed their vows with their beloved dogs by their side following a campaign to get one of their precious pups back on her feet.

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Harraton Surgery, Washington

Washington GP surgery out of special measures after ‘good’ rating

A GP surgery on Wearside which was given a damning inspection has turned its fortunes around according to a new report.

Triathlete Dave Ellis who will be taking part in an Ironman to raise funds for St Benedict's Hospice, Sunderland.

Sunderland man takes on Ironman to raise funds for charity helping terminal wife

A Sunderland man will take on the Austrian ironman to raise funds for the charity supporting his wife as she copes with terminal cancer.

Dr Liz Fuller

Top service for lung patients

Lung cancer patients in South Tyneside are receiving swifter treatment according to latest figures.

Corin Nelson.

Sunderland teenager makes film about personal battle with depression

A Sunderland teenager whose depression was dismissed as “just a phase”, says he wants people to start taking mental health seriously.

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Aliyah Grace Liddle was born with a hole in her diaphragm.

Lionheart: Brave baby battles back to health after five operations and 50/50 chance of survival

Tiny Aliyah Grace Liddle is battling back to health after doctors gave her a ‘50/50’ chance of survival.

The Fitness Games to held at Whitburn C of E Academy. Adam Shaw and Karleigh Wright

Fitness Games aim to show people exercise can be fun

Two super fit friends are out to spread the word that exercise can be fun.

More than 500 mums in Sunderland smoked during pregnancy in 2015/16

More than 500 Sunderland mums smoked during pregnancy

More than 500 Sunderland mums smoked during pregnancy, new health figures released today reveal.

Deadly flesh-eating dog disease continues to spread across the UK

Pet owners across the UK are being warned that a deadly disease affecting dogs is continuing to spread across the country.

Bikini flat abs.

SHAPING UP: Five myths and three steps to a tight tummy

It’s bikini season and you want flat abs to flaunt.

Lots of football fans could 'pull a sickie' on Friday due to being hung over after the England v Wales Euro 2016 game.

Euro 2016: Employers face spate of 'sporting sickies' on Friday

Employers are bracing themselves for thousands of workers 'pulling a sickie' in the wake of the England v Wales Euro 2016 game.

South Tyneside District Hospital.

Elderly man died after breaking his neck in a tragic fall down the stairs

A coroner is set to write to a hospital trust after a dementia patient’s family raised concerns medics intended to send their father home with a broken neck.

The Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Alan Emerson, gets the Sunderland BIG Bike Ride underway.

Rain can't stop hundreds enjoying Sunderland BIG Bike Ride

Even a grey, rainy day didn't deter cyclists old and young from taking part in today's Active Sunderland BIG Bike Ride.

Members of the public taking part in the annual Cancer Connections Faith, Hope and Love 24 hour relay.

Emotional day at South Shields Cancer Connections Faith, Hope and Love 24 Hour Relay

It was the biggest ever turn out at the annual Cancer Connections Faith, Hope and Love Relay which saw cancer survivors and their families take part in the 24 hour charity event.
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The care home.

24 OAPs left needing new accommodation as Houghton care home set to close

More than 20 elderly people face the worrying prospect of having to find new accommodation after bosses at a Wearside nursing home announced it is to close in a matter of days.

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Salmon is good for you.

SHAPING UP: Get the skinny on types of fat ...

There’s been quite a lot of coverage about fat in the press recently after the National Obesity Forum advised that we should all be eating fat as part of a healthy diet.

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Donna King had just given birth to baby girl Millie Alice before her stroke, and was afterwards supported by partner Nicky.

Mum who had a stroke aged just 26 joins calls for greater carer support

A young mum who suffered a huge stroke three years ago has joined calls for carers of those affected by the condition to be given more support.

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