Doctors say it is important to realise strokes can happen at any age after two young people had to be treated with groundbreaking surgery.
Food banks are here to stay, the Archbishop of York has warned as Britain grapples with a "new and terrible" growth in levels of poverty.
A children's and baby hospice has re-opened its doors two months after it was forced to close due to flooding.
Today is World Diabetes Day and, here in the North East, health experts are warning about some of the hidden dangers of the disease.
Foot infections and ulcers are common among diabetic people. If left untreated, problems can spread quickly – toes and feet may have to be amputated.
Our reporter Jonny Blair joined a group in Darlington trying to reduce the number of people needing amputations. His report contains images some viewers may find upsetting.
A woman from Newcastle has started to overcome her OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) by setting up a cleaning business.
Derek Proud has her story.
A new foot protection team has been introduced in Durham.
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust put together the specialists to try and reduce the number of diabetes-sufferers who have amputations in the region.
Diabetes can cause ulcers and foot-infections, which if left untreated, can lead to amputations. Today is also World Diabetes Day. More to follow.
Two bikers who met in hospital when they'd been paralysed in accidents 30 years ago have been reunited and taken to the road again.
David Burdus, 52, from Corbridge and Carl Brunning, 49, from North Ferriby in East Yorkshire drove through the Tyne Tunnel on specially designed trikes. The pair had dreamt of taking a road trip when they were in hospital but lost touch after they were discharged.
Thousands of lanterns will be released in Darlington this evening in memory of Danny Wake. The three year old died last Monday when he was hit by a car as he walked with his mother and brother. Police are still trying to trace the driver.
A farmer from North Yorkshire says his life has been transformed by a new machine that helps to diagnose and treat asthma.
The FeNO measuring device identifies the exact level of inflammation in a person's lungs, so doctors know the dosage required.
Alan Shearer has broken ground on new family accommodation at the Freeman Hospital. The so-called 'Home from Home' will provide free housing to families with seriously ill children.
Young people from all over the UK can be referred to the Children's Heart Unit at the hospital. Building started this morning on the new £1.9 million facility, which is due to be completed in summer 2014.
The project is a collaboration between The Sick Children's Trust and the Children's Heart Unit Fund.
It is the 30th anniversary of bone marrow transplants in the North East.
The Northern Centre for Cancer Care now has the second largest transplant programme in the country.
The procedure is used to treat patients with blood or bone marrow cancer. Katie Oakes reports.
Sunderland Royal Hospital says it is still trying to contact one more family after concerns of tuberculosis (TB) on the neonatal unit.
It says 41 babies who were on the unit between May 1 and August 7 this year may have come into contact with someone who had TB.
More than 40 babies, who were on Sunderland Royal hospital's neonatal unit earlier this year, are being called back to be tested for tuberculosis (TB).
The hospital says those who were there between May 1st and August 7th may have come into contact with someone who had TB.
The babies were on the unit because they were already poorly or premature. The hospital will not confirm whether the risk came from a member of staff.
Frances Read reports.