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Teenagers who use e-cigs 'more likely' to smoke tobacco in future

Teenage schoolchildren who use e-cigarettes dramatically increase their chances of graduating to tobacco, research has shown.

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Public Health England has said it would now be focusing on the reduction of excess calories.

Your favourite junk foods could be changing - and here's why

Public Health England has revealed plans to cut "excess" calories in a bid to tackle the childhood obesity crisis.
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University Hospital of Hartlepool

Charity says too many Hartlepool bowel cancer patients wait more than six weeks for vital examinations

Hartlepool is failing to meet the NHS standard for patients awaiting potentially life-saving cancer tests, claims a national charity.

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Breakfast. Picture by PA

Children skipping breakfast are harming their growth and development, finds nutrition study

Children and teenagers who skip breakfast are missing out on key nutrients needed for their growth and development, research suggests.
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The report highlighted a north-south divide between access to certain treatments on the NHS.

Hartlepool patients are being well-served by NHS, says new report

Patients in Hartlepool have some of the best access to treatments such as pacemakers, cataract surgery, and hip and knee replacements, according to a new study.

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Experts predict that almost 190,000 new care home places will be needed in under two decades to accommodate soaring demand. Yui Mok/PA Wire

North East experts warn 190,000 new care home places needed by 2035

Almost 190,000 new care home places will be needed in under two decades to accommodate soaring demand, experts have predicted.

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Drug-resistant fungus strain infects more than 200 patients in UK hospitals

More than 200 people have been contaminated or infected with a potentially deadly strain of drug-resistant fungus during outbreaks at UK hospitals.

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Allergies such as hayfever can be a real pain.

Why allergies are a problem not to be sniffed at

From peanuts to pollen and dairy to dust mites, I see lots of people concerned about an allergy, particularly when it comes to children.

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Wearing an ill-fitting bra can be bad for your posture.

Nine everyday things which can be bad for your posture and your health

Long hours at a desk, slouching over laptops, lugging half our worldly belongings around in a handbag...
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John Adamson.

Businessman’s China challenge to raise cash for hospice

A hotel boss stepping up to the challenge to raise more than £30,000 for charity.

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Around 700,000 eggs from Dutch farms implicated in a contamination scare have been distributed to Britain.

700k eggs linked to Europe contamination scare - here's which products are being withdrawn

Around 700,000 eggs from Dutch farms implicated in a contamination scare have been distributed to Britain, rather than the 21,000 first estimated, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said.

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The NHS in England last met its target for A&E waiting times two years ago, new figures show.

A&E waiting times target in England missed every month for last two years

The NHS in England last met its target for A&E waiting times two years ago, new figures show.

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A care consumer watchdog has warned that care homes are under so much pressure that they are not "getting the basics right every time".

'Too few care homes getting basics right every time,' watchdog warns

Too many care homes are under so much pressure that they are not "getting the basics right every time", a care consumer watchdog has warned.

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A general view of the Tower Hotel in London. Photo credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Dad hit by virus that rocked athletics World Championships after staying in same hotel

A Hartlepool election hopeful fell ill with the same sickness bug that affected athletes at the World Championships in London after staying at the same hotel.

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Mums in Hartlepool taking part in breast feeding event.

Hartlepool mums and babies join international breastfeeding event

A synchronised breastfeeding event in Hartlepool has been hailed a success.

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New research links eating disorders with shoplifting.

Women with eating disorders ‘more likely to have criminal record’

Women with eating disorders such as anorexia are more likely to have a criminal record, according to new research.

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Maternity unit closures.

Pregnant women in the North East face being turned away from maternity units

Expectant mums in the region are among those who face being turned away due to maternity ward closures.

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MP Mike Hill

Hartlepool MP backing nuclear police

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill is backing the nuclear police over a pension dispute.

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The new figures reveal a North-South divide in death rates.

People in the North of England are 20 per cent more likely to die early than those in the South

More people in the North of England are dying early than those in the South in a growing health divide across the country, research has found.

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Andrew Lilley with two of those taking part in a pilot study looking at the benefits running has on people's mental health.

Hartlepool fitness coach joining forces with charity for wellbeing project

A Hartlepool charity has teamed up with a fitness coach to work on a pilot study which will examine the benefits of running and mental wellbeing.

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