Latest figures show more than 600 children and youngsters under the age of 25 have been found to have Type 2 diabetes.Read the full story ›
Records reveal a growing divide between Northern and Southern England in the number of people who die prematurely, a new study says.Read the full story ›
The results of a groundbreaking study could open the door to preventing some 10,000 inherited disorders in future.Read the full story ›
The North East has the highest number of drug misuse deaths in the country.
Figures from the Office of National Statistics show there were 191 deaths in the region last year, a 13% increase compared with 2015.
It is the fourth consecutive year that the North East has had the highest mortality rate from drug misuse.
Middlesbrough and Hartlepool were among the five local authorities with the highest rates in 2014-16.
The Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the country's top trust for driving health researchRead the full story ›
Leading GPs have expressed concern over the number of family doctors in training who are already considering leaving the profession.Read the full story ›
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health say "familiarity with breastfeeding" should be taught to combat falling breastfeeding rates.Read the full story ›
A defibrillator bought for a wedding gift at a pub near Whitby saved the life of a local cyclist.Read the full story ›
The cholesterol-lowering drugs can help prevent heart attacks and strokes in older age.Read the full story ›
Mental health charities welcomed the move, but questions were raised over whether enough people could be trained to fill the posts in time.Read the full story ›