Staff make a fab pledge to health

NHS workers have vowed to make a ‘fab’ difference to patient care as part of a national day of action.


Future of urgent care services

A major review of NHS urgent care in North Tyneside reaches its conclusion next week.

Alex Cunningham MP, far right, at a recent conference on tobacco and alcohol.

Call for Government to publish tobacco plan

Calls from a group of MPs for the Government to publish its promised new Tobacco Control Plan without further delay have been welcomed by campaign group Fresh.


A recipe for success in NHS food

A national award has been dished up to north east healthcare staff for their commitment to patients’ food.


WATCH: North East mum warns of dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy

The adoptive mum of a toddler with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is calling on mums-to-be to give up alcohol altogether during pregnancy.
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Should employers introduce indoor vaping rooms? Public Health England think so

Businesses should create indoor ‘vaping’ rooms so that staff can indulge in e-cigarettes without going outside, according to Public Health England (PHE).

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Doctor logs in to digital health role

A doctor from North Tyneside is lending his expertise to millions of patients as he takes on a new role.

Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital
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Route back into nursing offered

Former nurses are being offered the chance to return to the role.

Jane Lamont of Age UK, Christine Rosemount of The Christine Rosemount Duo and Alison Forbes of Music in Hospitals.

Care charities are in tune

Music could be the key to stirring memories in a new initiative by Age UK North Tyneside.


Deadly flesh-eating dog disease continues to spread across the UK

Pet owners across the UK are being warned that a deadly disease affecting dogs is continuing to spread across the country.

Dementia Care Admiral Nurse Rachel Watson.

Nurse joins dementia services

Extra help is now at hand for North Tyneside families affected by dementia.


Smartphone alerts ‘causing similar symptoms to ADHD’

Smarthphones have been blamed for many modern ills, from the moral degradation of our youth to ruining people’s attention span. Now a new study suggests there may be some truth in that latter claim.

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The Comfy Cuppa Club aims to boost health and wellbeing.

Find your comfort zone at club

Residents in North Tyneside are finding the feel good factor in a new monthly gathering.

Jamie Oliver. Picture by PA.

Surprise sugar tax will have 'profound' worldwide impact on children's health, says Jamie Oliver

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has welcomed a tax on sugary drinks, saying it is a "profound move that will ripple around the world".

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Antibiotic resistance 'high in children', according to new research.

The study, published by the BMJ, showed that antibiotic resistance in youngsters with urinary infections is high - and could render some antibiotics ineffective as first-line treatments.


Month of activities 
to focus on wellbeing

Shanti Bee, a community interest company set up by complementary therapists in the north east, is organising a series of activities intended to improve wellbeing in North Tyneside, Newcastle and Gateshead throughout this month.


Scientists link virus and bacteria to development of dementia

New treatments for dementia patients could be a major step nearer after a group of influential scientists identified microbes as a cause.

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Health fears as half of mums-to-be in North are overweight at first maternity appointment

More than half of all pregnant women attending their first maternity appointment are overweight or obese, new data suggests.

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Scientists discover 'switch' for killer cells which destroy cancer

A 'switch' that creates immune cells which hunt and kill cancer has been identified.

E-cig warning.

E-cigs could damage airways more than traditional cigarettes, finds study

Smoking e-cigarettes may damage the lungs and throat more than traditional cigarettes, a new study warned.

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