Men who sup more than seven pints of beer a week for several years ‘raise heart disease risk’

Men who drink more than a pint of beer a day over several years may increase their risk of heart disease by prematurely ageing their arteries, new research suggests.
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Step counter apps could be doing harm by driving people to chase over-ambitious goals, a leading computer scientist has claimed. Pic: PA.

Step-counter apps 'could do more harm than good'

Step counter apps could be doing harm by driving people to chase over-ambitious goals, a leading computer scientist has claimed.

Sugar in food and soft drinks can cause obesity and diabetes.

SHAPING UP: The dangers of sugar addiction

I’ve started watching a new TV series this week ... Lucky Man.

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1 Hart 1 Mind 1 Future members Christine Fewster (left) and Rebecca Price.

Learn how this Hartlepool community group could help you

A Hartlepool group that helps children and young people with additional needs and disabilities is preparing to hold its annual conference in town.

Tutor Ian Craggs second left leads an Active Minds session for carers and for people with dementia.

Making a difference to those with dementia

A plan to trigger the memories of people with dementia has been launched.

Shigellosis can lead to bouts of vomiting.

What is the highly-infectious shigellosis bug which is sweeping our schools?

A highly-infectious vomiting bug calling shigellosis is sweeping schools across the UK, with parents being warned to watch out for the symptoms.

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Eric Thomson

Hartlepool dad praises pioneering MS treatment despite recovery setback

Hartlepool dad Eric Thomson says pioneering MS stem cell treatment he received in Mexico seven months ago has continued to be a success.

Retired miner Wilfred Curry has spoken of the impact smoking had on his health as part of the Fresh appeal.

Quit smoking or lose your leg, grandad told

A grandad warned he could lose a limb or suffer a stroke has urged others to join him and quit smoking.

Some of the members of the Newcastle, Wear and Tees group of  Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI).

Why Sunderland is set for a ‘purple protest’ over pensions

Campaigners fighting for the penson rights of women are hoping people will support them in their colourful campaign.

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Bradley Lowery pictured at home this week.

Mum asks for prayers for Bradley as he prepares for tests after new treatment

Bradley Lowery and his family are preparing for a series of checks to find out if pioneering treatment is working.
Police have issued a warning about low grade heroin following three deaths on Teesside.

Three deaths linked to 'low grade heroin' as police issue warning over risk

Police are working alongside other organisations to find the supplier of drugs believed to have caused three deaths.

The University Hospital of Hartlepool.

New urgent care service for Hartlepool’s hospital is just weeks away

Exciting changes in healthcare services for Hartlepool are just weeks away.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Did you suffer with morning sickness?

Morning sickness worse for mothers with girls

The Duchess of Cambridge suffered it with both her babies ... but severe morning sickness really is more likely to predict a daughter, according to new research.


Cancer-stricken dog on the mend thanks to almost £10,000 in donations

Big-hearted dog-lovers raised almost £10,000 to save the life of a pooch struck down with mouth cancer.
The University Hospital of Hartlepool.

Calls for health chiefs to try again to get hospital fertility service provider

Councillors have asked health commissioners to try again to find a new provider to run full fertility services from Hartlepool hospital.

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The bus on the back of a recovery truck after the break-in

Thieves smash up charity’s bus to snatch generator

A charity health bus which tours communities to reach out to those most in need has been left damaged and without essential kit after it was targeted by thieves.

Threat to A&E could be ‘disastrous’ says health union

Threat to A&E could be ‘disastrous’ says health union

Senior health professionals are warning that major shake-up plans of the NHS could have “disastrous” consequences.

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The launch of the 2017 Durham City Run, which offers tweaked routes for 5k and 10k runners.

Entries open now as Prince Bishops Durham City Run returns

Thousands of runners are expected to turn out for the second annual Prince Bishops Durham City Run this summer.

The warning has come from Public Health England.

Parents who think child has scarlet fever warned to consult GP after cases rise

Parents are being urged to take their child to a GP if they suspect scarlet fever, after cases rose in some areas of England.

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