Katie Bulmer-Cooke: You only get one body – take care of it

Last week’s column about nutrition and food received a really positive response, and I got lots of messages via social media to say that readers were taking my tips and giving them a go.

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Watching out for hidden sugars.

Some 'healthy' yoghurts contain almost all of a child's recommended daily sugar intake

Apparently healthy yoghurts can come close to sending children over their daily sugar limit in a single helping, campaigners have warned.

Put baking hats on for children's charity.

Sunderland charity holding rainbow bake project

A Wearside charity is hoping people will get baking to help sick children.

Carol Harries, left, Chris Cordner, centre, and Gavin Foster, right, at the judging of the Best of Health Awards.

Shortlist revealed for Best of Health Awards

Here is the announcement health workers and patients have been waiting for – the shortlist for this year’s Best of Health Awards.

Bill Wright, 70, in training.

Keen runner Bill, 70, calls on people to take part in Sunderland Big 3k

A pensioner who took part in his first Sunderland BIG 3k last year is set to take on the 10k next month.

Michael Roper.

Sunderland grandad with heart problems praises NHS for two decades of care

A grandad who has bravely battled heart problems for more than two decades said today he would “not be here now” if not for the life-saving work of the NHS.

Police Interceptors Mike "Spike" Fisher (left) and Ian Squire , with police dogs Lottie and Kaizer, and event organiser David Barker.

Police Interceptors stars set for Stadium of Light fundraiser

A Stadium of Light fund-raising night later this year promises to be an arresting experience.

Avocado is ideal for a good quality fat source

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Why putting more thought into food choices is a good thing

In this week’s column I’m putting on my personal trainer hat, and at the same time, focusing on one of my favourite things … food!

'I have certainly witnessed a rise in the number of people struggling to pay for a relative's funeral and this is a major concern," says Mr Hogg

Is it time to speak openly about dying?

Death is inevitable, yet many of us find it hard to talk about it. It’s finally time to break the taboo.

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Should NHS patients be allowed to tailor their own care with personal budgets?

Hundreds of thousands of NHS patients could be given funds to pay for their own healthcare under new government plans.

Julia Ball is looking for a replacement for daughter Kirsty's beloved Tommee Tippee cup

Devoted mum’s search to replace disabled daughter’s beloved cup goes viral

Devoted mum Julia Ball is appealing for help to replace her disabled daughter’s beloved cup.

Colin Shevills of Balance.

North East alcohol campaigners welcome ‘very important’ drinking findings

A new study on the dangers of drinking too much has been welcomed as “very important.”

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Tributes pour in for courageous Hartlepool mum Tracey Keers

Tributes have flooded in for an inspirational Hartlepool woman who lost her battle with cancer just days after giving birth and marrying the love of her life.

Sunderland secondary schools criticised for failing to back contraception scheme

Sunderland secondary schools criticised for failing to back contraception scheme

Calls have been made by councillors for school leaders to explain why they’re refusing to back a contraception scheme.

SAFC legend Kevin Ball.

Football talk with Sunderland legend Kevin Ball for charity

Football lovers have the chance to hear about the beautiful game from the professionals.


Young Hartlepool mum loses cancer battle after delivering premature baby and getting married in hospital

An inspirational Hartlepool woman lost her battle with cancer just days after giving birth and marrying the love of her life.

A health chief has described Sunderland's oral health standards as "appalling".

Tooth decay in Sunderland’s five-year-olds almost double national average

A health chief has described oral health standards for Sunderland children as “appalling” following a report revealing 40 per cent of five-year-olds had tooth decay.

Do you think there should be minimum standards for hospital food? Picture: PA.

Vote: Should there be mandatory minimum standards for hospital food?

There should be "mandatory minimum standards" for hospital food, Labour has said.

Sunderland Royal Hospital.

South Tyneside and Sunderland health chiefs hit back at councillor critics

Health bosses have hit back at criticisms of planned health reforms in South Tyneside and Sunderland

Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Councillors ‘insulted’ over response to concerns about moving hospital services from South Tyneside to Sunderland

Councillors say they were left feeling ‘insulted’ and ‘disgusted’ by the response to their concerns over proposed health reforms in Sunderland and South Tyneside.

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