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The Paramedic: My living nightmare after being sexually assaulted answering a 999 call

WHILE my story is not uncommon amongst ambulance colleagues, I have been defined – for the past two years – by an incident at work in which I was sexually, physically and verbally assaulted by a male patient while I was trying to assist him following a 999 call.

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Alf Limb uses the new robotic gait trainer.

Unique brain rehabilitation centre opens near Leeds to offer new hope to disabled patients

In an unremarkable-looking office building on the outskirts of Leeds, new technology is transforming the lives of stroke victims and brain injury sufferers. Chris Burn reports.

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A freak accident, 26 operations, an amputation and cancer hasn’t stopped ‘Warrior’ Sean

A freak accident, 26 operations, an amputation and cancer hasn’t stopped ‘Warrior’ Sean

A freak accident in the Navy led to Sean Gaffney having his leg amputated, but he has never let that or cancer hold him back. Catherine Scott reports.

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Student nurses around a patient's bed, whilst a doctor explains an X-ray image, at St James' Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds''in 1941

Revealed: Life in pre-NHS Yorkshire wards

IT was, to judge by the newly-recovered evidence, an age in which eight nurses in freshly starched uniforms attended to each patient.

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‘Mythical’ cancer beliefs revealed

Large swathes of people have “mythical” beliefs when it comes to the causes of cancer, a new study suggests.

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Oppostion leaders are pledging to support the Government's obesity strategy.

The Yorkshire Post says: Health of nation. Weighing up obesity epidemic

MORE THAN 10 years after the unedifying sight of parents selling chips, burgers and other take-away food to children through the railings of a Rotherham school that was trying to introduce healthier lunchtime meals, politicians do appear, belatedly, to be recognising the scale of the childhood obesity epidemic.

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'Dogs can't get autism': Vets condemn anti-vaccination movement after side effects rumours

'Dogs can't get autism': Vets condemn anti-vaccination movement after side effects rumours

Frustrated vets have reminded dog owners that their pets cannot develop autism after anti-vaccination campaigners raised fears of a link.
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The Leeds garden which is good for mind, body and soil

The Leeds garden which is good for mind, body and soil

Next week is National Gardening Week. Mark Johnson visits an innovative project in Leeds that is far more than just a garden

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A pioneering Leeds unit which helps new mums dealing with post-natal depression. Pictured Bronwen Ashton, who was a service user and is now a volunteer, helping others going through a difficult time with their babies.

How Leeds nurses and ex-patients are offering a way out of the darkness for mums with postnatal depression

Mothers whose lives have been transformed by a pioneering mental health unit in Leeds are helping others dealing with postnatal depression. Chris Burn reports.

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

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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Lonely millennials more likely to have mental health problems

Lonely millennials more likely to have mental health problems

LONELY young adults are more likely to have mental health problems, to have self-harmed or attempted suicide, and use technology compulsively, new research has shown.

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Do you think energy drinks should be sold to those under 16?

Anna Turley: Time for a ban on energy drink sales to children

TO many of us, the sight of a child drinking a can of energy drink might not be something that we would even take a second look at – it has become so commonplace now – but in the last 10 to 15 years there has been an explosion in the popularity of these drinks, particularly among children and adolescents.

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NESS members Amanda Ward, Melissa Porter, Keisha Meek, Stephanie Jordon and Rosa Nolan-Warren.'Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.

A band of support for Yorkshire women with ‘crippling’ health condition

Women across Yorkshire suffering from a painful, debilitating health condition that can lead to issues at work, cause rifts in relationships and friends to simply “disappear” have banded together to create a supportive network.

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Adorable five-year-old Bobbi has an incredible family behind her. Picture: Katie Gordon

Harrogate family's 'Herculean' effort for five-year-old born with rare condition

A Harrogate mum and her sister will be among thousands of others running the London Marathon this weekend, after her five-year-old daughter was born with a rare metabolic condition.

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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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Experts warn of 'toxic plume' ahead of hottest April day for nearly 70 years

A 'toxic plume' has made its may to Britain from the continent and officials are warning people to stay indoors, putting a dampener on the sizzling temperatures.
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Leeds hairdresser Matt Turner going the extra mile in memory of bone cancer victim Jude

Leeds hairdresser Matt Turner going the extra mile in memory of bone cancer victim Jude

MATT TURNER’S decision to go the extra mile and run the London marathon this weekend in honour of his cousin is a poignant one.

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Measles: Everything you need to know about the disease, how to spot it and how to treat it

Health officials have today warned of a measles outbreak in West Yorkshire.

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Measles outbreak in West Yorkshire: Vaccination warning issued

PUBLIC Health England is urging people in Bradford to ensure they have had vaccinations after confirming that measles is circulating in the city.
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Claire Throssell chats with Jean Leadbeater at the tea party held at the Holiday Inn in Barnsley. Picture Scott Merrylees

Campaigning parents united by grief support tea party that has brought joy to hundreds of lonely people

A MOMENT captured between two mothers who share an unimaginable pain - but who are both turning their pain into fight, to make the world a better place.

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