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Hundreds of messages flood in for Bradley Lowery after scan finds new tumour

Supporters have spoken of their upset after hearing news that Bradley Lowery's latest check up has found a new tumour has developed.
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Margaret Overy (left) and Janet King who are two of 10 champions with All Together Better.

New Sunderland volunteers are just champion

Volunteer voices are helping to spread the word about a new service that joins up health and social care in Sunderland - after signing up to become community-based Champions.

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Many nurses feel they are too busy to give dying patients high-quality care, a new poll suggests. Picture: PA.

Two-thirds of nurses struggle to find time to care properly for the dying

Many nurses feel they are too busy to give dying patients high-quality care, a new poll suggests.

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One of the sessions organised by Sunderland Carers' Centre on behalf of All Together Better.

WEARSIDE MATTERS: Organisations get together to help people help themselves

A health and social care programme will help Sunderland look after itself more effectively by bringing together a wide range of organisations to co-ordinate self-care in the city.

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How much do you drink?

Men who sup more than seven pints of beer a week for several years ‘raise heart disease risk’

Men who drink more than a pint of beer a day over several years may increase their risk of heart disease by prematurely ageing their arteries, new research suggests.
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Step counter apps could be doing harm by driving people to chase over-ambitious goals, a leading computer scientist has claimed. Pic: PA.

Step-counter apps 'could do more harm than good'

Step counter apps could be doing harm by driving people to chase over-ambitious goals, a leading computer scientist has claimed.

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Sugar in food and soft drinks can cause obesity and diabetes.

SHAPING UP: The dangers of sugar addiction

I’ve started watching a new TV series this week ... Lucky Man.

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David Gallagher, chief officer, NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group.

NHS group backs awards to honour medical heroes

An NHS group is backing awards which look to honour outstanding individuals in the medical profession.

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Dr Imran Ahmed, consultant neo-natologist, with a thank you card.

Wall of thanks for Sunderland’s health heroes

The moving pictures and the kind words say it all.

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Shigellosis can lead to bouts of vomiting.

What is the highly-infectious shigellosis bug which is sweeping our schools?

A highly-infectious vomiting bug calling shigellosis is sweeping schools across the UK, with parents being warned to watch out for the symptoms.

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Retired miner Wilfred Curry has spoken of the impact smoking had on his health as part of the Fresh appeal.

Quit smoking or lose your leg, grandad told

A grandad warned he could lose a limb or suffer a stroke has urged others to join him and quit smoking.

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Some of the members of the Newcastle, Wear and Tees group of  Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI).

Why Sunderland is set for a ‘purple protest’ over pensions

Campaigners fighting for the penson rights of women are hoping people will support them in their colourful campaign.

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Last year's winners.

Entries pour in for the health awards

A glut of awards nominations have already been submitted for health heroes across Sunderland and South Tyneside.

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Bradley Lowery pictured at home this week.

Mum asks for prayers for Bradley as he prepares for tests after new treatment

Bradley Lowery and his family are preparing for a series of checks to find out if pioneering treatment is working.
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Police have issued a warning about low grade heroin following three deaths on Teesside.

Three deaths linked to 'low grade heroin' as police issue warning over risk

Police are working alongside other organisations to find the supplier of drugs believed to have caused three deaths.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Did you suffer with morning sickness?

Morning sickness worse for mothers with girls

The Duchess of Cambridge suffered it with both her babies ... but severe morning sickness really is more likely to predict a daughter, according to new research.

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The team at mydentist who are sponsoring the Best of Health Awards.

Dental staff back Best of Health Awards

Staff at a dental practice have spoken of their pride in backing this year’s Best of Health Awards.

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Cancer-stricken dog on the mend thanks to almost £10,000 in donations

Big-hearted dog-lovers raised almost £10,000 to save the life of a pooch struck down with mouth cancer.
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All Together Better community-based champions Margaret Overy, left, and Janet King.

WEARSIDE MATTERS: All Together Better seeks community Champions

Volunteer voices are helping to spread the word about a Sunderland service that joins up health and social care in the city, after signing up to become community-based Champions.

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