It's National Smile Month - but new figures on childhood tooth decay in the North West are certainly not much to smile about.
More than six thousand youngsters a year in our region have to have teeth removed. Yet across the rest of the country there's been a drop in tooth decay.
Ashley Derricott looks at efforts to give our children smiles to be proud of.
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Thousands of children across the North West are receiving special dental hygiene lessons after a report found a third of five year olds suffer from tooth decay.
In some parts of the region that figure is as high as 50%.
Its thought high levels of sugar in children's diets are to blame.
Dr Ben Atkins, from the Oral Health Foundation says information is available for parents who need it.
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The NHS is offering new hope for people who suffer from a condition which is the biggest cause of sight loss.
It's called Age-related macular degeneration - known as AMD - can leave sufferers with a blind spot and blurred vision.
It can start when people are in their forties. And the revolutionary treatment effectively involves fitting a mini telescope into the eye.
It's being offered for free at the Uk's second largest eye hospital in Manchester.
Sarah Rogers has been there to find out more.
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