Health and Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Dad ditches 10,000 a day calorie diet of takeaways and fizzy drinks to lose six stone

Paul Smart lived on a diet of takeaways and fizzy drinks, now he has shed six stone. Catherine Scott reports.

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There are plenty of tea blends to try which have a range of health boosting benefits

Brews with benefits: the health-boosting perks of a good cuppa

Widely known as a tea-drinking nation, here in Britain we're extremely partial to a good cuppa.
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Yorkshire dad who cannot eat to take on London Marathon

Yorkshire dad who cannot eat to take on London Marathon

A tumour in his neck means Gary Taylor has to be fed through a tube, but that isn’t stopping him. Catherine Scott reports.

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The Yorkshire children waiting for vital equipment

The Yorkshire children waiting for vital equipment

Children in Yorkshire are waiting too long for vital equipment such as wheelchairs, says a charity. Catherine Scott reports

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‘Ivy was so beautiful, but her skin was red raw and so sore’ says London Marathon dad

‘Ivy was so beautiful, but her skin was red raw and so sore’ says London Marathon dad

Ivy Cook has a rare skin condition, but it doesn’t stop her from doing anything. Now her dad is running the London Marathon dressed as a knight. Catherine Scott reports.

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genetic cancer risk test

genetic cancer risk test

A new scheme in Yorkshire is helping to identify people with a high risk of developing bowel cancer. Catherine Scott reports.

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Mother who went wild for the open water swims for charity

Mother who went wild for the open water swims for charity

Jacqui Hargrave took up open water swimming after injury forced her to stop running. Now she has written a book on the subject. Catherine Scott reports.

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helping ivy fight
cancer

helping ivy fight
cancer

When Kerri-Lee Gawthorpe followed the story of brave Bradley Lowery she couldn’t imagine that just months later her own little girl would be diagnosed wtih the same condition.

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‘For the first time in 40 years I knew the sensation of running’ says Paralympic hopeful who had leg amputated as a baby

‘For the first time in 40 years I knew the sensation of running’ says Paralympic hopeful who had leg amputated as a baby

Stuart Meikle was just six months old when his right leg was amputated. Now his sights are set on 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Catherine Scott reports.

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Runners inspired by brave Chris

Runners inspired by brave Chris

Chris Gregory has an inoperable brain tumour and is an inspiration to his family and friends. Catherine Scott reports.

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Izzy’s tribute to artist mum

Izzy’s tribute to artist mum

Yorkshire artist Julia Clutterbuck died nearly a year ago after years of battling bipolar. Catherine Scott reports on a special exhibition.

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Kathryn Pearson and her daughter Yasmin.

‘It was only when I had Yasmin that I reaslied that I was overly sensitive too.’

Kathryn Pearson puts her struggles in life down to being a sensitive person, now she has written a book. Catherine Scott reports.

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Amanda Barrie

Coronation Street legend reveals hearing problems

The former Coronation Street actress talks about her battle with hearing loss. Grace Hammond reports.

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Trouble at the double for mum Nina

Trouble at the double for mum Nina

Nina Spencer is mum to two sets of twins and now she is saying thank you to the hospital that cared for her and her babies when things went wrong. Catherine Scott reports.

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World flocks to sheep inspired wool eco idea from Yorkshire

World flocks to sheep inspired wool eco idea from Yorkshire

Having children made Sarah Turner reassess her life and embark on a new career using her love of felting. Catherine Scott reports.

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Pianist fights to take the class divide out of classical music

Pianist fights to take the class divide out of classical music

Scott Caizley aims to make becoming a classical musician more accessible for children from any social background, Catherine Scott reports.

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Jess paints to help strays

Jess paints to help strays

A trip to India made dog lover and artist 
Jess Carmichael determined to do something to help the strays. Catherine Scott reports.

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What can be done to tackle Britain's obesity epidemic?

Jayne Dowle: We should cook our way out of the obesity crisis

Apparently Britain needs to go on a diet. I disagree. What we really need to do is teach people how to cook.

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E-cigarettes

Are E-Cigs good for your health?

Researchers are studying the effect e-cigarettes have on people’s health and they need volunteers. Catherine Scott reports

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