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Children should be banned from drinking energy drinks over dangers of mental health problems and kidney damage, say researchers

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.
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Pallion Health Centre, where Hylton Medical Group is based.

Sunderland GP practice turns around its fortunes after being in special measures

A GP practice in Sunderland has turned around its fortunes after being placed in special measures less than three years ago.

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Former Sunderland soldier goes on run for armed forces charity

A former soldier is going on the run to raise cash for a services charity.

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A thumbs up from Bradley Lowery.

Bradley Lowery’s mum says he would be thrilled with new Sunderland AFC fundraising campaign and shirt

Bradley Lowery’s mum says she is ‘overwhelmed’ with Sunderland AFC for launching a new campaign and shirt in his honour.

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Families taking part in a previous Bliss walk held in Barnes Park. This year it take place in Silksworth.

Families walk together in show of support for prem babies

Families who have lost premature babies or helped their tiny one battle through to survive will take to the streets in a walk to support others in the same position.

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Penshaw Monument to turn purple for pancreatic cancer awareness

Penshaw Monument is to be lit up in purple to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer month.

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The UK's highest court is to rule on a challenge over plans to use minimum pricing for alcohol to improve public health in Scotland.

Court to rule on minimum pricing plans challenge for alcohol

The UK's highest court is to rule on a challenge over plans to use minimum pricing for alcohol to improve public health in Scotland.

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A think tank has warned that A&E waiting times could be at their worst this winter.

Hospitals face predicted worst-ever A&E waiting times this winter

Hospitals could see the worst ever performance for A&E waiting times this winter, a think tank has warned.

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Chief executive of City Hospitals Sunderland Ken Bremner presents director of corporate affairs Carol Harries with her Special Recognition Award.

Sunderland Royal Hospital staff recognised at glittering awards night

Dedicated and long-serving hospital staff have been rewarded for their hard work at a glittering awards ceremony.

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Coffee and plant-based diet could help cut risk of heart failure, say scientists

A plant-based diet and drinking coffee may both help to reduce the risk of heart failure, say scientists.

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'Stress epidemic' as we suffer work, money and health worries

Pressure at work, financial worries and concerns about health are leaving Britain in the grip of a stress "epidemic", a new report warns.

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Hospitals trust chief executive Ken Bremner has had the flu jab.

Hospital chief praises workers for flu vaccine project

Frontline NHS health staff in South Tyneside and Sunderland have been praised for leading the fight against flu by having a vaccination.

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British patients miss out on GP time compared to other nations - study

The average time a British patient spends with their GP will not match the current length of consultations in Lithuania, Belgium and Portugal until 2086 if trends continue, a new study has found.

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Albert Ellis, of Horden, is presented with his medal by Olympic marathon star Aly Dixon at East Durham College.

Former miner who battled back from cancer by running is to front new health campaign

A former miner from Horden who is a veteran of more than 20 Great North Runs has become the face of a health initiative.

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Six ways to stay happy and healthy in winter

We can all find the motivation to throw on our trainers when the pavements are hot and eat healthily when the days are long.

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Alcohol-related deaths see big rise for men aged 60-74 in the North East

Death rates among 60 to 74-year-old men owing wholly to alcohol abuse have "increased significantly" since 2001 - with the North East faring the worst.
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Why doctors are worried about an NHS smartphone app offering 24-hour GP consultations

Leading medics have raised concerns over the first NHS smartphone virtual GP service.

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Military team smash weighty world record in Sunderland

A team of Royal Marine veterans and ex-military personnel have smashed a world record attempt.
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Six tips to guard against Type 2 diabetes

November 14 marks World Diabetes Day and this year the International Diabetes Federation is focusing on women with the condition as its theme.

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