Charity says social media is helping fuel a nation of 'deeply unhappy' children as figures show rise in number hospitalised over self-harm.Read the full story ›
Junk food advertising is to be banned across all children's media - including online and social - in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.Read the full story ›
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A Billingham woman releases a single in memory of the brother she lost 14 years ago with all proceeds going to charity.Read the full story ›
More than 50 beds have been put out of use at Scarborough Hospital after an outbreak of the Norovirus.
A number of wards and bays have been closed due to the highly contagious seasonal vomiting bug. The Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group is now asking residents with vomiting and diarrhoea symptoms to stay away from GP surgeries and hospitals.
Scientists at the University of Newcastle, which has pioneered the treatments, say they already have women lined up for the therapy.Read the full story ›
Marc Carter put out an internet plea after his 13-year-old son Ben wore his other cup out - and refused to drink from anything else.Read the full story ›
Only one in 13 ambulance services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is meeting the eight minute target to get to patients.Read the full story ›
NHS bosses in Gateshead have warned that "winter pressures are already affecting us" and urged patients to think before attending A&E at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust said it had already experienced a day of "unprecedented demand" on Monday 21 November, when 414 people attended urgent and emergency care, compared to around 314 on a normal day.
Many had slipped, tripped or fallen in icy conditions.
"Winter pressures are already affecting us at QE Gateshead and we are working hard with our many partners to ensure we continue to provide safe and sustainable services to our patients. Like many health systems up and down the country, demand for care is increasing and both our NHS trust and the local authority are stretched in terms of budget and resource. Patients can help us by seeking help and advice for minor ailments from other providers before attending A&E. In this way, local people can play a valuable role in helping us this winter, by managing their own minor ailments through self-care and use of local pharmacists and by using NHS 111 for healthcare advice. It is also really important that people protect themselves against the flu, which will also help to ease the pressure on hospital services."
A North East athlete has taken on an ambitious challenge to inspire others to get active. Lea Stephenson, a fitness instructor from Hexham, made a video of himself racing a Tyne and Wear Metro train, getting off at one stop and then racing it to the next one.
The challenge for Lea, who's a 400 metres runner for Tynedale Harriers, was to get back on the train before it left the next station which was 715 metres away. And he made it with time to spare completing the challenge in 2 minutes 10 seconds. Watch highlights of his run here.