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Health & Wellbeing

Organ appeal from student with battery-powered heart

Jim Lynskey is the youngest person to receive an artifical heart, now he has launched a campaign for more organ donors. Grace Hammond reports.

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Fast-food giant McDonald's is to trial a new home delivery service.

Big Mac delivered to your door... why McDonald's is trialing new home delivery service in UK

McDonald's is to roll out a long-awaited home delivery trial as UK consumers continue to embrace the rapidly expanding market.

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Hip ops in young people on the rise

Hip ops in young people on the rise

The number of young people undergoing hip replacements is growing. Catherine Scott reports on a life-changing procedure.

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The hobby giving women a retreat from breast cancer

The hobby giving women a retreat from breast cancer

Hypnotherapy, massage and reflexology – but what about fishing as a therapy for breast cancer patients? Catherine Scott reports.

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Emil Cammack with brother Thomas (right) who died aged four and young brother Jack

When her brother died she pledged to write a book to help other children. Now aged 11, Emily’s dream has come true

Since she was seven Emily Cammack wanted to be an author and now, a book she helped write is being published. Catherine Scott reports.

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Fitness for the mind and the body

Fitness for the mind and the body

As we start to realise that mental fitness is as important as physical fitness . Catherine Scott meets a woman helping wellbeing

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Miracle twins celebrate 1st birthday against the odds

Miracle twins celebrate 1st birthday against the odds

Rory and Austin Hardy weighed less than 1kg when they were born. Their parents were warned they may not survive. This week they turned one. Catherine scott reports.

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Wendy Mitchell at her home in York.

‘You can still live positively with dementia if you learn to adapt’ says Wendy who was diagnosed with the condition at 58.

Emmerdale has been commended for its handling of a character’s dementia diagnosis. Here Wendy Mitchell, 61, explains what it is like to live with the condition.

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Obese feel more pain, says Leeds study

Obese feel more pain, says Leeds study

Fat and obese people feel more pain than those of normal weight according to a new Leeds study. Catherine Scott reports.

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Going the extra mile to help friend in need of breast op

Going the extra mile to help friend in need of breast op

Linda Walker is to run the Leeds Half Marathon to help fund her friend’s life changing surgery. Catherine Scott reports.

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How pole dancing has helped George recover from horror smash

How pole dancing has helped George recover from horror smash

Georgina Hurst’s life changed forever she was left partially paralysed in a car crash, but pole dancing has helped her. Becky Bond reports

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Quinoa or just porky pies? Foodie tips to make people think you’re cultured

A supper of rare steak, accompanied by quinoa and followed by smelly cheese and dark chocolate, all washed down with a craft ale, is the favoured menu of pretentious Yorkshire families seeking the respect of their cultured friends, a study suggests.

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back in caring role after op

back in caring role after op

A retired engineer is back on his feet thanks to a surgical procedure to reconstruct his abdominal wall. Sophie McCandlish reports.

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The mother’s courage saving lives in Megan’s memory

The mother’s courage saving lives in Megan’s memory

It is three years since Jackie Roberts’ daughter Megan drowned in the River Ouse. She is now helping others. Catherine Scott reports.

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Couple’s career change to create Yorkshire ‘super’ tea

Couple’s career change to create Yorkshire ‘super’ tea

Husband and wife team James and Jade Dawson gave up good jobs in Dubai to create a ‘super tea’. Catherine Scott reports.

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Faye’s battle with Lyme Disease leads to business success

Faye’s battle with Lyme Disease leads to business success

For six years Faye Savory was told she had chronic fatigue syndrome. It turned out to be Lyme Disease and now she is up for a top award. Catherine Scott meets

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The woman changing the lives of people paralysed by stroke

The woman changing the lives of people paralysed by stroke

As millions celebrate International Women’s Day today, we talk to one woman who is helping to restore movement to paralysed limbs.

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Why it is time to talk openly and honestly about mental health

Why it is time to talk openly and honestly about mental health

Novelist M Jonathan Lee believes that the best way to remove the stigma associated with mental health 
is to talk freely about it. He spoke to Yvette Huddleston.

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How acupuncture cured Tom’s hay fever misery

How acupuncture cured Tom’s hay fever misery

Tom Laverick suffered years of misery from hay fever until he tried acupuncture. Catherine Scott reports.

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Expert spends a year listening to blood flowing through legs to help diagnose stroke

Expert spends a year listening to blood flowing through legs to help diagnose stroke

Andrew Sharpe will spend the next 12 months listening to blood flowing through patients’ feet and legs. Catherine Scott finds out why

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