Health and Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Can sport give you arthritis?

Leeds researchers are part of a £2m research project looking at the risk of joint problems in amateur athletes. Catherine Scott reports.

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Mother’s cancer drug hope

Mother’s cancer drug hope

A mum of two with a gene mutation linked to cancer risk is being treated with a pioneering Yorkshire drug. Catherine Scott reports.

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Andrea Morrison Life coach

Former barrister helping women regain control of their lives

Eight years ago Andrea Morrison had burnt out. Now she is sharing how she turned her life around. Catherine Scott reports.

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Family fund-raises to help Charlie have some independence

Smiling Charlie Szpakowicz-Cook has cerebral palsy and now his family want to help him to feed himself and go on a bike ride. Catherine Scott reports.

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Leeds medic on and off the pitch

Leeds medic on and off the pitch

Leeds surgeon Anthony McWilliams spends his spare time as medic to the city’s top rugby clubs. Grace Hammond meets him.

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Brave Alec gets to make his own Lego movie

Brave Alec gets to make his own Lego movie

Alec Syphas suffers muscular dystrophy and wanted to make a Lego movie. Catherine Scott reports.

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Take vitamin D to help IBS symptoms say Yorkshire researchers

Take vitamin D to help IBS symptoms say Yorkshire researchers

Researchers in Sheffield have found that Vitamin D could helps sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Catherine Scott reports.

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Harrogate coach turns to the business of relationships

Business coach Steve Potiphar is using his skills and experience to help people looking for love. Catherine Scott reports.

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‘My message to anyone with ADHD is to accept who you are’, says presenter Ryan Swain

‘My message to anyone with ADHD is to accept who you are’, says presenter Ryan Swain

Presenter, DJ, comedian, dad of twins, fundraiser and ADHD sufferer – Ryan Swain is up for two Yorkshire Choice awards.

Catherine Scott meets him.

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Super slimmer Robert is now helping the hungry

Super slimmer Robert is now helping the hungry

Having lost seven stone Robert Thewlis is now running to help hungry children across the world. Catherine Scott reports.

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.'Chocolatier Samuel Chandler,founder of Gemini Chocolate.

Meet the man making healthy chocolate in York.

Chocolate and healthy are rarely found in the same sentence, but Samuel Chandler is changing all that. Catherine Scott reports.

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Mum reveals how marathon running helped save her life

Mum reveals how marathon running helped save her life

Rachel Cullen has battled severe depression and low self esteem all her life, but she says marathon running saved her life. Catherine Scott reports.

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Going vegan? Here are 10 facts you may not know

Going vegan? Here are 10 facts you may not know

Vegan diets are growing in popularity.

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Meet the Leeds grandmother ballroom dancing back to happiness

A bad hip threatened to scupper Julie Firth’s ballroom dancing passion, but an operation put her on her feet. Catherine Scott reports.

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17 year old Chloe Bellerby who is walking from Leeds to London to raise awareness of mental health problems in teenagers.

Teenager speaks out about her battle with depression

This time last year teenager Chloe Bellerby was planning too kill herself, until her PE teacher stepped in. Catherine Scott talks to Chloe and her dad about her struggle

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Racing Lottery winner enlists drivers to create music track

It is nearly eight years since Susan Herdman won £1.2m on the National Lottery. Now she has made a Christmas charity record. Catherine Scott reports.

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‘When they told me my son would never love me I felt my heart break’ says mum of autistic boy

‘When they told me my son would never love me I felt my heart break’ says mum of autistic boy

Lynn Westerman Holt is on a mission to change the way society treats people with autism. Catherine Scott meets her.

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Abigail Laidlaw, 6, with her winning Christmas card design

Abigail fights leukaemia to bring festive cheer to others

105,000 Morrisons staff will get Abigail Laidlaw’s Christmas card this year, but it is a Christmas her parents feared she might not see. Catherine Scott reports.

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Jaxon urges people to sing, donate a& nominate for heart charity

Jaxon Green-Moore is one of 200 people with a rare heart condition, but now he is leading a Christmas appeal. Catherine Scott reports

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081117  A cold cot has been donated to York Hospital in memory of baby  Alexis Limbert-Simpson , pic shows  l to r.. Natasha Limbert , Janine Vermeulen Consultant , Emergency Medicine, and Sabine O'Dwyer  (grandma of baby Alexis) with a new cold cot at York Hospital .

Baby tragedy led to parents’ cot gift

A special cot has been donated to a Yorkshire hospital in memory of a baby who died at just two weeks old. Catherine Scott reports.

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