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The Yorkshire GP who says we can think ourselves slim

Yorkshire GP Dr Julie Coffey has written two books to help us lead healthier lifestyles. Catherine Scott reports.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

New research places Britain among the top five countries worldwide for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - a condition caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy.

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University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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NHS “wasting” millions prescribing gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing gluten-free products

The NHS spending millions of pounds prescribing gluten-free food products to coeliac sufferers is “a scandal”, according to family doctors.

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Simple blood test can predict if you’ll die young

A blood test could soon tell who is at risk of age-related diseases, dementia and death and even how long they might live, a new study found.

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Living near a motorway could increase your risk of dementia

Living near a motorway could increase your risk of dementia

Millions of people who live near a motorway are at greater risk of dementia, warns new research.

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Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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Stephen with Shirley, May Wiseman, Michelle Bancroft

Brighouse slimmers impress TV presenter

A group of Slimming World consultants from Brighouse have got the magic touch when it comes to weight loss this New Year, according to TV presenter Stephen Mulhern.

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NHS hospital parking costs soar 5%

NHS hospital parking costs soar 5%

NHS hospital visitors and staff paid out at least £18m in parking fees across the region last year.

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Are you a ‘harmful’ drinker?

Are you a ‘harmful’ drinker?

Women who polish off three and a half bottles of wine a week should be screened for early signs of liver disease, health officials have said.

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Would you know what to do if your child started choking?

VIDEO: Would you know what to do if your child started choking?

Parents have been warned of the potential danger of young children choking on grapes.

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Nuts, crisps and pizza: Animal experts issue festive food warning to pet owners

Nuts, crisps and pizza: Animal experts issue festive food warning to pet owners

Hopefully all animal owners know by now the dangers of feeding ’human’ chocolate to their pets.

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Busier-than-ever NHS ‘buckling under controls on spending’

Busier-than-ever NHS ‘buckling under controls on spending’

The NHS in England is “buckling” under a “mismatch” between soaring demand for care and levels of funding, a think tank has warned.

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Safe drinking plea as hospitals prepare for Mad Friday

Safe drinking plea as hospitals prepare for Mad Friday

Christmas drinkers are being urged to stay safe and avoid ending up in hospital as short-staffed A&E departments struggle to cope.

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Four in five children not active enough

Four in five children not active enough

New NHS figures released today show that only one in five children are getting enough exercise.

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Norovirus can be very unpleasant but it usually clears up by itself in a few days.

Advice on how to deal with ‘winter vomiting bug’ as cases expected to rise

The winter vomiting bug also know as norovirus, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK and is particularly common at this time of year - but do you know what to do if you or a loved one catches it?

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Ban on junk food ads targeted at children

Ban on junk food ads targeted at children

Ads for junk food and drink targeted at children are to be banned from the internet in a bid to combat the obesity epidemic.

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Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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NHS surgery ban on obese patients and smokers in Yorkshire

NHS surgery ban on obese patients and smokers in Yorkshire

NHS chiefs are backing a plan to ban obese patients and smokers from surgery in Yorkshire.

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