Sweets 'should carry Government health warning', say doctors

Warnings should be placed on packets of sweets and other sugary foods to improve the health of children's teeth, it is suggested.
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From left: Marketing manager Chantelle Dougherty, carer Bernadette Robinson, Mary Thomson and Caroline Ryder-Jones

Hartlepool great-grandmother Mary raises cash for dementia projects on her 85th birthday

A selfless great-grandmother has raised hundreds of pounds for dementia care in Hartlepool.

Sisters Georgia Fletcher and Olivia Crawford, aka Liv'n'G.

Singers calling for support for Bradley Lowery charity song

A pair of singing sisters are calling for people to download their charity song dedicated to battling youngster Bradley Lowery.

Dr Hannah Barham-Brown, who had to crowdfund for her own wheelchair. Picture: PA.

Patients relying on crowdfunding to buy wheelchairs, doctor warns

Disabled patients are increasingly having to rely on crowdfunding to pay for wheelchairs, a leading doctor has warned.

Brandon Phillips

Boy, 11, missing from Hartlepool

Police are appealing for information to trace a young boy missing from Hartlepool.

Middleton Grange Shopping Centre Manager Mark Rycraft.

Security staff praised for saving life of choking youngster

Shopping centre staff in Hartlepool have been praised for saving the life of a four-year-old boy who was choking.

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Rossmere Park Care Centre Greenock Road. Picture by FRANK REID

Councillors hail boost to care bed numbers in Hartlepool

Care bed numbers in Hartlepool have received a big boost following the opening of a new home.

Exercises like hill climbs are designed to get the whole of your body moving.

Shaping Up Summer Body Challenge: Workout 2

Our second workout, which is called 30/30 supersets, is designed to target all parts of the body.
It's important to stay hydrated.

Why it's important to stay hydrated for the Summer Body Challenge

The Summer Body Challenge kicked off last week, when I gave you a meal plan, shopping list, and a home workout to complete three times per week.
Black bean, chorizo, sweet potato and coconut bowl.

Recipe of the week: Black bean, chorizo, sweet potato and coconut bowl

This week's healthy recipe is for a black bean, chorizo, sweet potato and coconut bowl.
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Feeling Great: Change your night time routine to wake up earlier

The sun is setting later, and it’s rising earlier. And if the thought of early morning’s make you want to crawl back under your duvet and hide away from the world, there’s no doubt about it when I say, you’re not alone.

The Wynyard Road Primary Care Centre

New provider of Hartlepool GP practices announced

A Hartlepool health practice is set to get even larger as it is to take over two medical centres.

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Dogs Nahla and Ruby cool off in the warm weather. Pic by Tim Richardson

Tips for coping during the heatwave

The North East is basking in glorious sunshine and temperatures have hit 30C in some parts of the UK.

The effects of smoking are being felt by children who need hospital treatment.

Doctor’s warning over children’s secondhand smoke exposure

Children are being admitted to hospital with the effects of other people’s smoking.


Day of sport marks 21st anniversary of youngster’s tragic death

A day of sports has been held in memory of a youngster who died of a brain haemorrhage aged just 10.

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Nobody should assume the importance of slapping on SPF while out in the sun doesnt apply to them.

Five surprising facts about skin cancer that everyone needs to know

It’s one of the most common types of cancer and on the rise in the UK, but are you as clued up as you think?

Our expert advises on the best oil to use for cooking.

Should I swap olive for rapeseed oil? Our healthy living expert advises

Q. I’ve always used olive oil for frying and roasting, but I’ve been told it can be unstable at high temperatures.

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Improving your lifestyle can help you avoid Type 2 diabetes.

Five ways you can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes

National Diabetes Week, which ends today, is all about raising awareness of the condition and funding the inspiring work of Diabetes UK.

Bradley Lowery is off on his holidays.

Little hero Bradley Lowery is taking a break as he sets off on holidays

Brave youngster Bradley Lowery is off on his holidays today.

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