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Family of Leeds schoolgirl in bone marrow plea

The family of a Leeds schoolgirl battling cancer is urging people to sign up to the bone marrow register, after being told she needs a transplant.

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NHS England launches trial of prep HIV treatment after court ruling

NHS England is launching a trial of the controversial HIV treatment PrEP after losing a Court of Appeal battle over who should fund it.

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Lauren Smith with surviving twin daughter Ava.

Premature twin girls’ parents prepare for bittersweet Christmas

The parents of premature twin girls are preparing to celebrate the bittersweet first Christmas of their one surviving daughter.

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Hospital pays £50,000 over failure to spot grandmother’s tumour

A Hospital Trust has paid damages of £50,000 to a grandmother after delays in diagnosing a tumour which left her needing an emergency operation.

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Zara Lundy.

Family’s bone marrow list plea to help eight-year-old daughter

The family of a little girl battling cancer is urging people to sign up to the bone marrow register, after being told she needs a transplant.

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Audrey and Dennis Fleetwood died holding hands in hospital after spending their lives together. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Nurses move hospital beds together so devoted couple can spend their final hours holding hands

A DEVOTED couple who were happily married for more than half a century spent their final hours together in a Yorkshire hospital, holding hands.

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Sickness bug shuts Leeds primary

A Leeds primary school has been shut after it was hit by a widespread sickness bug.

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The advice to drink plenty of fluids when unwell lacks evidence, experts say.

‘Drinking plenty of water’ may be old wives’ tale

The advice to “drink plenty of fluids” when unwell may be an old wives’ tale, experts now believe.

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Health professionals are the unsung heroes of society.

YP Letters: Local heroes who won’t give up on the NHS

From: Coun Peter Gruen (Lab), Chair of the Adult Social Services, Civic Hall, Leeds.

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Have a break, have a breakthrough

KitKat break-through: They’ve discovered how to cut 40pc of the sugar, without affecting the taste

Nestle claims it has discovered a way to drastically reduce the amount of sugar in its chocolate bars.

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Overworked and over-tired trainee doctors ‘not competent to treat many patients’

HEAVY workloads are forcing trainee doctors to work beyond their competence, with many worried about patient safety, according to a report out today.

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Question of ethics?: Health chiefs in the Vale of York have suggested restrictions on elective surgery for smokers and the overweight, sparking outcry. (PA).

NHS ‘ban’ is a health warning

The Government denies obese patients and smokers are being banned from having surgery. But who is affected and what does it say about the state of the NHS? Chris Bond reports.

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Three-parent DNA baby treatments could now be legal in UK next spring

CONTROVERSIAL “three-parent baby” treatments could be introduced in the UK as early as next spring after getting the green light from an independent panel of experts.

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Should pensioner benefits like the winter fuel payment be protected?

YP Letters: Public spending – don’t pit the pensioners against the young

From: Peter Asquith-Cowen, First Lane, Anlaby, Near Beverley.

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Alan Johnson was a Health Secretary in the last Labour government.

Alan Johnson: Why Theresa May should slay the giant of health inequality

I WANT to set the issue of health inequality in its historical context to demonstrate the difference in approach that spans the 37 years between the appointments of Britain’s first woman Prime Minister and its second.

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Younger smokers face an eight-fold higher risk of a major heart attack

Younger smokers run ‘more than eight times the risk of a major heart attack’

Smokers can extend their lives by quitting even if they wait until their 60s to kick the habit, research has shown.

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Charlotte Meek surrounded by some of her designs  in her studio at Salts Mill, Saltaire

How sewing helped me through cancer

A love of textiles has helped a Yorkshire mum through her cancer battle and into a growing business. Sophie McCandlish reports.

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Singer Imogen’s
heartfelt plea

Singer Imogen’s
heartfelt plea

Five-year-old Imogen Tankard had life-saving heart surgery when she was a baby now she is raising funds. Catherine Scott reports.

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Warning as people living in Hull are twice as likely to die from lung cancer

Warning as people living in Hull are twice as likely to die from lung cancer

A new study is trying to find out why people in Hull are twice as likely to die from lung cancer than the rest of the UK. Catherine Scott reports

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New 'safe haven' for people on night out to cut A&E numbers

New 'safe haven' for people on night out to cut A&E numbers

A safe haven for people to get medical attention or support on a night out is being launched in Doncaster in an effort to cut A&E numbers.

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