Being in a good mood could boost the effectiveness of flu jabs, finds study

Being in a good mood when you get your flu jab could boost its effectiveness, according to a new study.

Lynn Ross died at Sunderland Royal Hospital last October.

Hospital staff cleared of blame after death of woman in Sunderland

Hospital staff have been cleared of any blame over the death of a woman after being treated in Sunderland.

People taking part in a charity abseil at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Fundraisers scale new heights for Sunderland Royal Hospital

Fundraisers scaled new heights to generate thousands of pounds for Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Avocado is among the superfoods you should eat as part of a healthy diet.

Shaping Up: Five ‘superfoods’ you should eat regularly

‘Superfood’ is the latest buzzword in the world of health. You’ve probably seen or heard it a lot recently.

Acai powder.

Recipe of the week: Raspberry acai smoothie bowl

This is my favourite breakfast at the minute.

Graham Low doing his 777 workout.

Shaping Up: Can you handle our 777 workout?

Complete seven rounds of the seven exercises below with no rest in between.

L-R: Coun John Kelly, Marciel Puse, Sharon Stothard, Karen Wilson, Catherine Taylor and Gillian Gibson.

Sunderland ex-smoker urges others to quit for Stoptober

A Sunderland mum is urging others to ditch the cigarettes.

There are steps you can take to maintaining healthy eyes.

Why it's important to focus on having good eyesight

It’s National Eye Health Week, whose aim is to promote the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests.

Spending hours at a desk can leave you in real pain.

How to avoid long hours at a desk becoming a real pain

Spending long hours at a desk are taking a toll on the nation’s backs - but you can take steps to offset the damage.

Sergio and Emma Petrucci

£25,000 CHUF fund-raising success is all white in the afternoon for Sunderland couple

A Sunderland couple have raised £25,000 for the hospital unit which saved their daughter's life.
98% of GP practices in the North East have been rated as 'good' or 'outstanding'.

North East has largest percentage of 'good' and 'outstanding' GP practices

One in seven GP practices are still failing on safety even after inspectors have told them to improve - but the North East is bucking the trend.


Oriental eye worm poses 'significant threat' to UK dogs and cats, warn vets

A parasitic worm that can blind if left untreated has been described as a "significant threat" to dogs in the UK, after it was found in three pets that had recently returned from Europe.
Workmen at Mulberry House in Peterlee.

Work begins on £750,000 housing project

A new £750,000 scheme will create housing for vulnerable people in East Durham.

The research found that parents identify more girls and fewer boys with depressive symptoms.

One in four girls aged 14 suffer from depression, study shows

Almost one in four teenage girls are depressed, researchers have found.

Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, is on the road to recovery.

MP opens up about cancer fight as he thanks NHS, friends, family and Jeremy Corbyn for support

MP Grahame Morris has spoken for the first time about his cancer fight and thanked those who supported him as he battled back to health.

This research could help you if you're struggling with your diet.

How taking a break from dieting could help improve your weight loss

Slimmers can shed more pounds by taking a two-week break from dieting every fortnight, say scientists.
Do you get enough sleep?

Quality of sleep 'much better for wellbeing than 50% disposable income'

A healthy amount of sleep has a far higher impact on wellbeing than a 50% increase in disposable income, a study of Britons' quality of life has found.

Concerns have been raised about injuries caused by Nerf guns.

Top doctors raise concerns over Nerf gun eye injuries

Top eye specialists have warned of serious injuries that can be caused by popular kids toy, the Nerf gun.

Janine Gray and daughter Elkie, need to raise �94,000 for spinal operation in Barcelona.

Boldon family facing £60,000 race against time for operation

A South Tyneside teenager is facing a race against time to raise £60,000 for life changing surgery overseas.

Your coffee intake could be preventing you losing weight.

Is drinking too much coffee stopping you losing weight?

Autumn is just around the corner and the coffee shops are starting to sell their pumpkin spice lattes, pecan lattes and salted caramel cappuccinos.

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