Call to restrict junk food ads during catch-up TV to fight childhood obesity

Children watching the Britain's Got Talent final online using catch-up TV were inundated with junk food adverts, health campaigners have said.

Do you feel like you have a good relationship with your GP?

Relationship with GP matters most to patients, study suggests

The relationship which patients have with their GP matters more to them than surgery opening hours, research suggests.


The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some 'over the counter' medicines such as treatments for constipation and athletes foot, starting from this month.

Burial at sea is an increasingly popular choice, says one local funeral director

Star Wars or sea burial: the rise of bespoke funerals

It’s easier than ever to personalise your loved one’s funeral, says funeral director John Hogg.

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Craig Bowser and daughter Chloe Gray pictured as she is treated in Sunderland Royal Hospital.

‘My Father’s Day wish’ – dad of Sunderland girl Chloe Gray makes fresh plea to find donor for life-saving treatment

Dad Craig Bowser has said his best Father’s Day gift would be seeing his daughter get the life-saving treatment she needs to tackle a rare blood disorder.

Steve Martin celebrates after completing his charity trek.

Fundraiser walks 500 miles in aid of Sunderland skin cancer counselling service

A fundraiser lived up to famous song lyrics and walked 500 miles in aid of a skin cancer counselling service.


Listen to the touching poems written by a young Sunderland carer and her family

A young woman from Sunderland has marked National Carers Week by reading poems written by her family.

Midwives are being told to respect the mother's choice.

Bottle or breastfeeding? Woman's choice must be respected, midwives told

Women who decide not to breastfeed their child must be respected for their choice, midwives are being told.

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Modern students shun drugs and worry about excessive drinking, new study finds

Most students have not used drugs during their time at university and more think excessive alcohol consumption is a bigger issue, a new study suggests.

The team at the end of the walk

Sunderland AFC fanatic and cancer survivor Hutchy raises thousands with sponsored walk

Sunderland fanatic Stephen Hutchinson put his best foot forward to show his gratitude after surviving prostate cancer.

Carers Week launched today and is running until June 18.

Sunderland carers put passion into poetry to mark week-long initiative in their honour

Carers from across Sunderland are writing unique poems to help the public understand what life is like in their roles.
Katie Bulmer-Cooke getting them warmed up for the recent Race For Life.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Inspired and emotional listening to Race For Life stories

Last week saw Sunderland turn out in force again, to support Race For Life in Herrington Country Park.

Amanda Brown.

Campaign to raise awareness of Sunderland carers

A week-long campaign is underway to highlight the work of carers across Sunderland.

Gemma Lowery and Bradley Lowery.

Bradley Lowery's mum heads to New York for partnership meetings

The mum of brave Bradley Lowery is heading to New York for meetings with medical staff.

Ken Bremner, Chief Executive of City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust.

Sunderland and South Tyneside hospital boss ‘humbled’ to receive MBE

A North East hospital boss has told of his pride after being recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

MP joins campaign against proposed closure of urgent care centres in Sunderland

MP joins campaign against proposed closure of urgent care centres in Sunderland

A Wearside MP has backed campaigners in their fight over proposed closure of urgent care centres in Sunderland.

Brendan Cassidy. who is preparing to compete as part of Team GB in the European Duathlon Championships.

Sunderland nurse gears up for European Duathlon Championships

A nurse who answered a wake-up call to improve his own health is now preparing to represent Team GB in the European Duathlon Championships.

There are ways to avoid back pain when flying.

Feeling Great: Three tips if flying with back pain

If you’re heading on holiday anytime soon – or making plans to do so – one of the things to consider is the effect that flying can have on your back.


Julie Elliott MP: Patients with a serious illness are being penalised

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the scrapping of prescription charges for people with chronic conditions such as cancer and diabetes.

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