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Thousands to be screened for lung cancer

THE UK’s largest lung cancer screening trial is to take place in Leeds following a £5.2m investment by Yorkshire Cancer Research.

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Smokers and ex-smokers, aged 55 to 80, will be targeted in a mass screening exercise in Leeds

Mass screening for top cancer killer

THE UK’s largest lung cancer screening trial is to take place in Leeds following a £5.2m investment by Yorkshire Cancer Research.

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Fuel poverty affects more than 26,000 homes across North Yorkshire, according to Rural Action Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire partnership to beat fuel poverty gets funds boost

New funding has been secured to ensure that help to alleviate fuel poverty in England’s largest county can continue until the end of winter.

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There's much greater awareness of mental health issues now.

YP Letters: Teachers must be equipped to be resilient for pupils’ sake

From: Julian Stanley, CEO, Education Support Partnership, Drayton Park, London.

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Can the cost of prescribed medicines be reduced to ease the pressure on the NHS?

YP Letters: No long term future for ‘free’ NHS service

From: Don Burslam, Elm Road, Dewsbury Moor, Dewsbury.

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Roasting and frying starchy foods could increase the risk of cancer, a Government body has said.

Brown toast and roasties ‘could increase risk of cancer’

BROWNING toast and roast potatoes too much could increase the risk of cancer, a government body warns today.

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Leeds General Infirmary

Cover up claim at children’s heart unit in Leeds is denied

THE government’s former heart ‘tsar’ has claimed management at the children’s heart surgery unit in Leeds “disguised” problems to keep it open.

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Dr Laura Waters

Sham shampoos - which brands are just like flushing your cash down the drain?

LATHERING up with an expensive shampoo may be washing money down the drain, a Yorkshire scientist has concluded.

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Does Sajid Javid care about the plight of the elderly?

Tom Richmond: Contempt where empathy is needed over care crisis

SYSTEMIC flaws in health policy were plain to see when Communities Secretary Sajid Javid played down the social care crisis when questioned by MPs this week.

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Treatment in Germany could save life of Yorkshire mother with ‘incurable’ cancer

Treatment in Germany could save life of Yorkshire mother with ‘incurable’ cancer

A DESPERATE £200,000 fundraising drive is underway to send a West Yorkshire mother-of-four to Germany for potentially lifesaving cancer treatment.

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Family doctor and healthy living author Dr Julie Coffey at home in Sheffield

The Yorkshire GP who says we can think ourselves slim

Yorkshire GP Dr Julie Coffey has written two books to help us lead healthier lifestyles. Catherine Scott reports.

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Why the price of courgettes is rocketing

You may have noticed that the price of courgettes is higher than normal.

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The role of GPs is coming under scrutiny during the current NHS crisis.

YP Letters: NHS in crisis - Hanging on the telephone in attempt to speak to a doctor

From: Chris Butler, Oxford Walk, Gomersal.

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Is Labour to blame for the National Health Service's ills?

YP Letters: NHS is a relic – it’s time to think again

From: Hugh Rogers, Messingham Road, Ashby.

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Mary Hinde who has finally found her voice at 21 thanks to staff at Henshaw's College in Harrogate who have helped her embrace new technology.

All but silent most of her life, meet the 21 year old who has finally found her voice

Until recently Mary Hinde’s vocabulary was limited to just two simple words. Born with severe physical disabilities and visually impaired, the 21 year from Dewsbury could only respond to questions which required a yes or no answer.

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Dan walks with football hero against the odds

Dan walks with football hero against the odds

A man who was told he might never walk has walked 23 miles raising £1,400 for the hospital that treated him. Catherine Scott reports.

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Mindfulness: Beverley Wright taking part in a meditation session at Clifton with Rawcliffe Primary School.

Vital lesson in happiness - improving children’s mental health

The idea of promoting happiness in schools and raising awareness about the importance of children’s mental health provision is gaining momentum. Chris Bond reports.

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NHS in Huddersfield slaps ban on branded medicines and baby milk

NHS managers in Yorkshire have put a ban on patients getting access to branded medicines.

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Almost one in 10 elderly people expect their health to suffer this winter because of the high cost of energy

Energy bills ‘will make one in 10 old folk sick this winter’

ALMOST ONE in 10 elderly people expect their health to suffer this winter because of the high cost of energy, according to a survey.

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Dianne Green, from Farsley, near Leeds, who went through four unsuccessful cycles of IVF before having her son William and twins Sophie and Charlie. Picture Tony Johnson.

Why cuts to IVF could deny thousands the chance of a family

As a creaking NHS looks to save £22bn in the next four years, there are fears that life-changing fertility treatment be among the first to face the axe. Sarah Freeman reports.

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