SHAPING UP: Get past the fear of joining a group

Joining a boot camp or a new exercise class can be very daunting.

Meningitis Now is issuing advice to students following the girl's death.

19-year-old North East student dies of meningitis

The death of a student at Northumbria University has prompted a leading meningitis charity to renew calls for vaccinations.
How often do you eat fast food? Picture: Press Association.

1 in 6 young people eat takeaways twice a day, food survey reveals

One in six young people eats fast food at least twice a day and half of the British public say "a meal isn't a meal without meat", according to an annual snapshot of food habits.


Dog owners warned of rise in lungworm cases as autumn arrives

New figures have revealed that the parasite lungworm which targets dogs has been found in nearly every county in the UK.


The science of hangovers (and why there’s no miracle cure)

A bacon roll. A cold shower. An industrial amount of Irn-Bru or Lucozade. Everyone has an opinion on what the ultimate ‘hangover cure’ is.
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Danielle Defty after her weight loss.

Mum lost weight of a whole person – and went on to be named Woman of the Year

A Seaham mum has been named her slimming group’s woman of the year after shedding 8st.

Palwinder and Naomi Singh with a box of Fish and chips.  Picture by FRANK REID

Washington chippy’s Sunday opening in memory of grandmother

Staff at a popular fish and chip shop in Washington are planning to open its doors on their day off this weekend to raise money for charity.

There is currently no cure for the common cold.

Got a cold? There could be a cure on the horizon

A cure for the common cold could be on the horizon, according to new research.

The scan result has shown that there is  little change to the size of Bradley's tumour.

Bradley’s American treatment delayed after chemo fails to shrink tumor

Battling youngster Bradley Lowery’s American dream may be delayed after scan results show little change in the size of his tumour.

South Tyneside's director of public health, Amanda Healy.

Experts to attend North East conference to discuss two of the country's biggest health problems - booze and cigarettes

Public health experts will gather to discuss two of the country’s biggest public health problems – tobacco and alcohol.

MS sufferer Paul George is fundraising for stem cell treatment.

MS sufferer Paul delighted after stem cell fund raises over £1,000 in just two days

A South Tyneside dad with multiple sclerosis is over the moon after seeing donations flood in for his bid to pay for life-changing stem cell surgery abroad.

Charlie Creaser with mum Michelle on the day of the walk.

Battling boy completes walking challenge to help Bradley Lowery

A little boy with cerebal palsy has overcome the odds to complete a walk in aid of battling youngster Bradley Lowery.

Ernie Thompson

Sunderland dementia charity needs cash to help more sufferers

A charity on Wearside which helps dementia sufferers and their families says it could reach out to many more people if new funding streams were found.

Reading is among the most popular ways of resting, according to the study.

Two-thirds of us want more rest, Durham academics' study shows

Two-thirds of people feel they need more rest in their lives, according to a worldwide study.
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South Shields MP opens heart over gran’s dementia battle

South Shields MP opens heart over gran’s dementia battle

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has opened her heart over her family’s battle with dementia

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Stars' video message to brave Bradley Lowery

The stars have come out for Bradley.
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Sunderland still a blackspot for smoking while pregnant

Sunderland still a blackspot for smoking while pregnant

The number of Sunderland women smoking in pregnancy remains way above the national average, new figures from NHS England show.

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MS sufferer Paul George is hoping to raise �40,000 for stem cell treatment.

Can you help MS patient Paul receive life-changing stem cell treatment?

A South Tyneside dad with multiple sclerosis is hoping to raise £40,000 to undergo a pioneering operation in Russia which could change his life.

Girl has button stitched to her heel in operation to help her walk

Girl has button stitched to her heel in operation to help her walk

It looks just like a regular shirt button.

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Terry Jones has been diagnosed with dementia. Picture: Press Association.

Monty Python's Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia

Monty Python star Terry Jones has been diagnosed with dementia.

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