POLL: Should smoking be banned in all NHS buildings and grounds?

Public Health England is campaigning for a "tobacco-free NHS" with more support on quitting offered to patients, visitors and staff.

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Should smoking be banned from all hospital grounds and buildings?

Call to ban smoking from all hospital buildings and grounds

Health chiefs are calling for smoking to be completely banned in all NHS buildings and grounds.

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MS patient Paul George.

Funds pour in for Boldon dad’s pioneering MS treatment

A South Tyneside dad campaigning for pioneering multiple sclerosis treatment abroad says he is ‘overwhelmed’ after funds top £13,000.

Pat and Peggy Gray have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Sunderland couple celebrate 65 years of wedded bliss

A sparkling Wearside couple have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.


Battling heart op girl Chanel defies odds to celebrate third birthday

Today marks the day Chanel Murrish’s family were told they would never see - as she celebrates her third birthday against all odds.

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Bradley Lowery to be mascot for Sunderland AFC's game at Everton

Bradley Lowery is to be mascot for Sunderland AFC's game against 'his second best team' Everton on Saturday, his family have said.

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The launch of the Sunderland City Council Big Events with Coun John Kelly, runner Aly Dixon and Active Sunderland Development Officers Andrea Baldwin and David Purvis.

Revealed: Dates for Sunderland’s BIG Run, Ride and Walk in 2017

This year’s Active Sunderland BIG events programme is now up, running and accepting entries online.

Bradley pictured at home in the last week.

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.
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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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