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New year, new you: Tips for a healthy start to 2018

The start of a new year is a good time to conduct a personal health and lifestyle audit.

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Steve Harper and Alan Shearer support launch of world's first 'check yourself' app by cancer charity

Sportsmen and celebrities have backed the launch of the world's first "check yourself" app for testicular cancer.
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North East Ambulance Service paramedics will team up with Northumbria Police officers this Christmas and New Year to help partygoers in Sunderland city centre.

Police and paramedics team up to keep Christmas nights out safe

Blues will work in twos this Christmas as police and paramedics team up to go to the aid of Sunderland’s city centre partygoers.

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Tragic Amanda Seymour.

Tributes paid by Sunderland support group after ‘courageous’ campaigner’s death from skin cancer

Organisers of a support group dedicated to fighting skin cancer have paid tribute to a woman who campaigned on their behalf up until shortly before her death.

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Man flu could exist ...

Enormous televisions and reclining chairs recommended in fight against man flu

The much-debated phenomenon of "man flu" may have some basis in fact, researchers have said.

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Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients' unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP.

Peppa Pig blamed for making patients expect too much of their GPs

Cartoon character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients' unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP.

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Lynn Burrows and her daughter Jorja were helped by the Durham Fuel Bank earlier this year.

More than 1,000 people in Durham helped by Fuel Bank scheme

A scheme which provides funds to pay for energy, alongside emergency food, has already helped 1,241 people in Durham this winter.

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Average person in UK will eat three days' worth of calories on Christmas Day

The average person in Britain will wolf down  a whopping 5,373 calories this Christmas Day – nearly three times the recommended daily intake for the average female and twice the RDA for the average male.

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Members of the PROACT group at the frailty conference to support the national React to Red campaign.

Sunderland health chiefs start awareness campaign to protect patients

Health bosses on Wearside have launched a scheme to raise awareness of the dangers that bed sores can cause.

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More than two-thirds of Sunderland people would pay more tax if it was easier to get medical appointments.

Sunderland people would pay more tax to fund better healthcare, survey reveals

You’d be happy to pay more tax if it helped fund better healthcare in Sunderland – but getting an appointment with your GP is still a struggle for many.

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NHS funding concerns.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Improvements must be made in patient care

Over the last two years, I’ve worked as a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to hold the government to account on how taxpayers’ money is spent across a range of areas, from schools to hospitals, and security to social care.

Health

Watch friends take on sponsored head shave to raise awareness of prostate cancer

A group of friends shaved off their hair and moustaches to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

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‘Downgrading’ fears over proposed changes at South Tyneside hospital

Proposed changes to how key health services are delivered between hospitals in South Tyneside and Sunderland have been given a thumbs down.

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Lucas Wilkin  with mum Rebecca Craike

Sunderland tot is first in the world to be diagnosed with genetic condition

Little Lucas Wilkin is one in six billion.

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Hospital.

Legal Eagle: Lessons must be learnt in maternity negligence

The health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that the NHS in England must do better at learning from mistakes to cut the number of baby deaths and injuries in childbirth in the UK.

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Our columnist fears that promises over cutting baby deaths have been made before.

Legal Eagle: Lessons must be learnt in maternity negligence

The health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that the NHS in England must do better at learning from mistakes to cut the number of baby deaths and injuries in childbirth in the UK.

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Liam Debbage with Oscar and Reece.

Workers give up Christmas gifts to pay for colleague’s £17,500 life-saving cancer treatment

Kind-hearted colleagues of a cancer sufferer have given up their Christmas gifts to pay £17,500 towards life-saving treatment.

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On the show Gemma Lowery will be talking about her first Christmas without her son Bradley.

Bradley Lowery's mum set to appear on ITV's Loose Women

Gemma Lowery is set to appear on Loose Women this morning as she opens about her first Christmas without Bradley.

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The maternity unit at South Tyneside District Hospital will be temporarily closed from 8am tomorrow.

'Critical' staffing shortage forces 'temporary suspension' of births at South Tyneside maternity unit

Health chiefs today announced the suspension of births at South Tyneside District Hospital's maternity unit from tomorrow morning.
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