Warning to older people as Met Office issues cold weather alert

Older people and their families are being urged to take care after the Met Office issued a cold weather alert for the region.
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E-cigarettes ‘attract teenagers who wouldn’t normally smoke,' finds research

E-cigarettes and their tempting flavours are attracting teens who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco, new research has revealed.

Bradley Lowery is battling neuroblastoma.

Watch as brave Bradley Lowery becomes face of charity's campaign - as family renew fundraising appeal

The family of brave youngster Bradley Lowery have pleaded with the public to keep up their fundraising efforts as the five-year-old continues to battle neuroblastoma.
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The campaign intended to show that not all disabilities are visible.

Tesco announces new toilet signs for those with 'invisible' health conditions

Supermarket giant Tesco has announced a change to the signage of its accessible toilets to reflect the ‘invisible nature’ of some health conditions.

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Will you be taking a #SmearForSmear selfie this week?

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2017: Show us your #SmearForSmear selfie

A campaign aimed at encouraging more women to attend their smear tests has launched today.

The University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton

Hospital officials answer council’s concerns over high death rates

Hospital officials have told a council probe that its high death rates are coming down.

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Manor Park Care Home, Greenock Road, Hartlepool.

Two care homes are set to re-open after being taken over

Two Hartlepool care homes that closed forcing some residents to go out of town are due to re-open their doors.

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The University Hospital of Hartlepool

Hartlepool hospital development is the ‘best thing in years’

A new integrated urgent care department at Hartlepool hospital has been hailed as one of the best things to happen in years by one councillor.

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Sixty-eight trusts out of 152 raised the alarm at least once due to bed shortages and problems managing the flow of patients through A&E. Picture: PA.

Nearly half of NHS trusts declared major alerts last week

Some 45% of NHS trusts in England declared a major alert last week as services came under pressure.

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Hartlepool Civic Centre.

Concerns raised following report into treatment of dementia sufferers

More can be done to improve the patient experience of dementia sufferers in Hartlepool, a report has argued.

Bradley smiles as he begins to feel better following pain relief medication.

Bradley's smiles as he battles pain through cancer treatment

After being gripped by agony as the next stage of his treatment begins, Bradley Lowery's face breaks into smile as his doctors get his pain under control.
A North East Ambulance Service ambulance.

Paramedics enforced meal break trial will ‘put lives at risk,’ claims worker

Paramedics in Hartlepool are being forced to take meal breaks in a specific time window as part of a new trial which could save the NHS hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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Bradley Lowery in hospital

Mum asks for prayers as brave Bradley Lowery undergoes gruelling cancer treatment

Bradley Lowery’s mum Gemma has urged people to pray for the battling youngster as he undergoes pioneering treatment to extend his life.

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Reality shows like Geordie Shore have fuelled the growth of fake tanning among young men.

Geordie Shore stars fuel rise in fake tans among men under 25

British men have fallen for fake tan in a big way - and TV reality shows like Geordie Shore are partly to blame.

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A North East Ambulance Service ambulance.

Paramedics forced to take meal breaks in trial aimed at saving £700,000

Paramedics in the North East are being forced to take set meal breaks in a trial aimed at saving the ambulance service hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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Brave Bradley Lowery undergoes antibody stage of pioneering treatment

Little battler Bradley Lowery has started the second stage of pioneering treatment aimed to prolong his life.

Would you get acupuncture for your baby?

Would you stick needles in your baby to stop it crying?

Acupuncture may stop babies suffering from colic from crying too much, according to new research.
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Claire with mum Monica, sister Kate and consultant surgeon Amlan Banerjee.

Fantastic hospital workers praised for top-class work

A mum has praised a North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust team for the way it cared for her daughter.

Weight training.

SHAPING UP: Five habits for rapid weight loss

The best kind of fat loss is steady fat loss. And while a slow-and-steady approach to weight loss will ensure that you keep the weight off for good, I have a few tricks to help you burn fat as fast as possible.

Pictured left to right with patient Malcolm Payne are Mr Rajesh Nanda, Dr Austin Mathews, sister Pauline Barnes and surgical assistant practitioner Mark Saunders.

Hartlepool man is one of first to stay awake during shoulder surgery at Teesside hospital

A Hartlepool man has become one of the first patients to stay awake during a shoulder operation at a Teesside hospital after new anaesthetic techniques were introduced.

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