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Warning on risk to children’s health services

ONE in three children’s care units and nearly half the country’s neonatal wards have been forced to temporarily close their doors to new patients because they have too few medical staff, a royal college warned last night.

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The plight of young Bradley Lowery has captured the hearts of the nation.

Brave Bradley Lowery returns to hospital as mother reveals his 'horrendous pain'

A five-year-old whose battle with a rare cancer has won the hearts of football fans has returned to hospital with doctors fearing the disease could be progressing.

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OAP died after being given another patient’s medication at Leeds hospital

OAP died after being given another patient’s medication at Leeds hospital

A NURSE wept as she apologised to the family of a Leeds man who died at St James’s Hospital after she gave him another patient’s medication by mistake.

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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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Hospices aim to aid patients’ life skills

TWO YORKSHIRE hospices will today launch a pilot project aimed at helping patients with life limiting illnesses make the transition from childhood and adolescence to the adult world.

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A&E needs lifesaving investment, says junior doctor Melody Redman.

Melody Redman: My sister is on mend, but NHS still needs fixing

I FEEL uneasy as I sit in A&E with a sick patient, though this time I am not the doctor. The patient attempting to rest on a trolley beside my chair is my sister.

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Alex Blake, who helped set up the Gold Line team following the death of her husband Iain

Nurse helping patients prepare for a 'beautiful death' after her own tragic loss

Dying at home is a sadly-unfulfilled wish for many terminally-ill patients - but a team of nurses working in North Yorkshire are starting to change that. Chris Burn reports.

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Stints of exercise can boost brain power in over-50s, say experts.

Stints of exercise can boost brain power in over-50s, say experts

Exercising for at least 45 minutes several times a week can boost brain power in the over-50s, research suggests.

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A Sheffield youngster practices brushing her teeth.

Crackdown on tooth decay hailed

Health chiefs have heralded a drive to combat tooth decay in children across a Yorkshire city but admitted more needs to be done to boost dental care in one of the nation’s worst blackspots for rotting teeth.

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Almost a third with cancer did not see their GP

Almost a third with cancer did not see their GP

More people are being urged to act early when they suspect cancer symptons, as a new study found thousands of people diagnosed with the disease in A&E every year have visited their GP at least three times - while three in every ten had not visited their doctor at all.

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North Yorkshire war veterans to get £1m of new support

A new package of health, well-being and social care support for veterans aged over 65 will be introduced in North Yorkshire after the award of a £1m grant.

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Which party will fund social care and pensions?

Ros Altmann: A care system that penalises the elderly

IN terms of fairness, it is vital that the next Government finally addresses the ongoing and worsening crisis in social care. The current system penalises elderly people and their families and lowers care standards, while raising the costs to those paying privately.

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Concern over A&E crisis funding

Cash injections to ease the pressure on already over-stretched A&E departments are a “sticking-plaster” on a widening crisis, unions have warned, as details begin to emerge of grants to hospitals in Yorkshire.

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Waiting times for cancer tests criticised

Waiting times for bowel cancer tests in some parts of Yorkshire have been branded “unacceptable” by leading charity campaigners.

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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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Sir John Hurt died from pancreatic cancer earlier this year.

Nic Dakin: Time to up our game on cancer survival rates

A FEW weeks ago, I asked the Prime Minister if she would join me and other MPs across the House of Commons in championing the need for a significant increase in spending on research into pancreatic cancer, the illness that claimed the life of the acclaimed actor Sir John Hurt, amongst many others, earlier this year.

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Being skinny linked to depression in both men and women

Being skinny is associated with depression, scientists say.

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