A schoolgirl from Northumberland has spoken about her experience of living with leukaemia in order to raise awareness of blood cancer.Read the full story ›
A five-day strike by junior doctors has been called in the ongoing dispute over contracts, but what does it mean for patients?Read the full story ›
Newcastle University scientists think a cheap drug could slow or delay heart disease in Type 1 diabetes patientsRead the full story ›
Researchers in York have been given a £536,000 grant to help determine what treatments are best suited to which patientsRead the full story ›
Work is due to start today to build a state-of-the-art proton beam cancer therapy centre in Northumberland.
The site, at West Sleekburn Farm, is being built by a private company. Certain NHS and private patients will be offered cancer treatment not currently available in the UK.
Northumberland has been chosen as the first place in England to offer high energy proton beam therapy, an investment which will help to provide an economic boost for the region.
Proton beam therapy is a type of radiotherapy used to treat cancer.
A new campaign is launched today, urging smokers in our region to quit - to reduce the risk of developing potentially fatal lung conditions.Read the full story ›
They say that regulations rather than voluntary arrangements are needed and that its a missed opportunity.Read the full story ›
Charlie Webster, who studied at Newcastle University, has reportedly contracted a rare strain of malaria on her way to cover the Olympics.Read the full story ›
People in the North East are being encouraged to give blood as nationally the number of first time donors fell by over 24% last year.Read the full story ›
Hope Stoker has a rare condition called Ohdo syndrome which means she cannot walk unaidedRead the full story ›