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Comfort teddy bears scheme for poorly children reaches 80,000 landmark

The 80,000th cuddly bear handed to poorly children in hospital by Freemasons has been given out at a hospital.

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Hartlepool MP Mike Hill.

MP calls for services to be brought back to Hartlepool’s hospital

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill has responded to news that consultant led maternity services will not be centralised by saying full services should be returned to Hartlepool hospital.

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Employers are being accused of having "antiquated" attitudes to recruiting women as new evidence revealed many believe it is reasonable to ask about plans to have children during a job interview.

Vote: Is it reasonable for employers to ask women about plans for having children?

Employers are being accused of having "antiquated" attitudes to recruiting women as new evidence revealed many believe it is reasonable to ask about plans to have children during a job interview.

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A North East Ambulance Service ambulance.

Ambulance service’s pledge to tackle ‘unacceptable’ waits

Addressing long waits for an ambulance experienced by patients will be one of bosses’ top priorities for the next year.

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Running has a number of benefits.

Feeling Great: Tips to get you out a ‘running rut’

Now January is over, I’ve heard a lot of people mention in the clinic – especially since starting off the year with being more active – is that most new runners fall into is something that is called a ‘running rut’. Has this ever happened to you?

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Hartlepool MP Mike Hill

Mike Hill MP: Good to see elderly people being cared for in Hartlepool

It truly is good news that more and more of our elderly citizens in need of care are being looked after in Hartlepool, and are not being placed in residential homes outside of town.

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Health chief’s promise over maternity services at North Tees for Hartlepool mums-to-be

Health chief’s promise over maternity services at North Tees for Hartlepool mums-to-be

A health chief has promised that consultant-led maternity services will not be centralised at just one hospital in a shake up of the NHS.

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Valentine's Day meals 'shockingly unhealthy', find health scientists

Supermarkets are selling Valentine's Day meal deals containing "shockingly unhealthy" amounts of salt, sugar and fat at bargain prices, according to a survey.
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Valentine's Day leads to mini baby boom, NHS data shows

Valentine's Day leads to a small - but noticeable - baby boom, figures have shown.
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Delayed hospital discharges were down for the first six months of 2017-18

More Hartlepool patients being released sooner from hospital

The number of Hartlepool patients being discharged promptly from hospital are on target due to greater numbers of nursing beds and initiatives by care chiefs.

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Colin Shevills of Balance.

New study has sobering revelations about Hartlepool’s alcohol problem

A sobering survery of the North East’s attitude to alcohol was revealed today - and 80 per cent of us think our relationship with booze is ‘unhealthy’.

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Health advice from Dr Alexandra Phelan ahead of Valentine's Day.

Health advice: Share affection, not infection, this Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day in the calendar, however the potential health implications of this passionate time of year can concern doctors and it’s worth taking time to think about the risks of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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Cannabis is the main drug taken by Hartlepool young people accessing specialist help.  Photo PA Wire.

Councillors’ shock at more kids taking drugs in Hartlepool

Councillors spoke of their shock and concern at Hartlepool’s drug and alcohol problems especially among young people.

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Tips on staying warm in winter

How to keep your home warm as the winter weather continues to bite

Winter has shown it was far from over last week as snow, ice and freezing temperatures giving us the shivers.

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How to keep your dog safe from Alabama Rot: Council issues owners with advice after pet deaths linked to disease

Dog owners are being warned of the dangers of Alabama Rot - and issued with advice on spotting the symptoms of the disease.

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Concerns over hospital parking charges. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Mike Hill MP: All hospital car parking should be free of charge

It was a cold, dark evening in Lancashire in February 2016 and black ice covered the car park of Fairfield Hospital in Bury.

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Parents will be offered advice in the pilot scheme. Picture:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Hartlepool campaign to support parents with half-term sessions

A new campaign is being launched to raise awareness in Hartlepool of the impact parents’ relationships have on their children as well as on their own health and wellbeing.

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Have you used an e-cigarette?

Hospitals should sell e-cigarettes, health officials say

Hospitals should sell e-cigarettes to patients and switch smoking shelters to vaping lounges, health officials have said.
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Campaigners from F4HH with Hartlepool MP Mike HIll.

Campaigners meet MP over plans to build homes on land at Hartlepool’s hospital site

Campaigners have met their local MP over plans to build houses on land at the site of Hartlepool’s hospital.

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England is heading for an "imminent" recruitment crisis for NHS dentist, a union has warned.

'Struggle' to fill vacancies for NHS dentists

England is heading for an "imminent" recruitment crisis for NHS dentists fuelled by low staff morale which will force some patients to travel further for treatment, a union has warned.

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