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Bid to tackle obesity ‘epidemic’ in Wakefield district

One in three children in Wakefield is overweight by the time they leave primary school – according to a report which urges action to tackle an obesity epidemic.

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Leeds golden girl’s knockout pledge for mental health campaign

Leeds’s golden girl Nicola Adams is punching in her support and swearing to help tackle mental health problems in children as part of a new campaign.

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Leeds child unit doctor guilty of failings

A surgeon who claims he was made “a scapegoat” for “long-standing shortcomings” at a Leeds hospital’s child heart unit has been found guilty of misconduct.

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ALL TOGETHER NOW: Dianne Green from Farsley, Leeds, who underwent IVF treatment, with her son William and twins Sophie and Charlie.

The Leeds couple living with the emotional highs and desperate lows of IVF

As the NHS looks to save £22bn could IVF be among the first to face the axe. Sarah Freeman reports.

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Dianne Green, from Farsley, near Leeds, who went through four unsuccessful cycles of IVF before having her son William and twins Sophie and Charlie. Picture Tony Johnson.

Why cuts to IVF could deny thousands the chance of a family

As a creaking NHS looks to save £22bn in the next four years, there are fears that life-changing fertility treatment be among the first to face the axe. Sarah Freeman reports.

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Busker on board Leeds buses to shine a light on mental health

A musician from a Leeds arts group performed on buses and at the city’s bus station to promote mental wellbeing on ‘Blue Monday’.

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Eating disorders ‘not just confined to earlier decades of life’

More older women than expected are suffering from eating disorders, experts have said.

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance heroes get a £7,000 boost

Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedics were given a lift thanks to a £7,000 charity donation.

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CHEQUE IT OUT: Candlelighters receive the cheque from Direct Workforce.

Leeds recruitment firm raises thousands for Candlelighhters

A Leeds recruitment firm raised over £6,000 for their chosen charity, Candlelighters.

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YEP Says: Pothole poser as roads crumble

MOCKED when he launched his derided ‘cones hotline’, John Major’s initiative did, in time, lead to motorway roadworks being better planned in order to keep tailbacks to a minimum. Fast forward 25 years, perhaps the same principle should be applied to potholes.

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YEP Says: When it comes to NHS, patients are the true experts

CONTEXT is critical when it comes to the National Health Service – and the complaints highlighted by the Patients Association. Though the cases concerned are deeply disturbing, and NHS trusts need to be more responsive and empathetic when serious shortcomings are highlighted, most people are incredibly grateful for the quality of care that they do receive from hospitals in Leeds.

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#SpeakYourMind: Leeds charities’ call to ignore Blue Monday ‘myth’

It has been lambasted as a complete myth, created without scientific research to mislead people starting their week.

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RUNNING MAN: Joe Faulkner will run from Leeds to London for Rethink, a charity which supports people affected by mental health issues.

Mental health boss’s Leeds to London run

A mental health manager is to run from Leeds to London in a marathon fundraising effort.

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Retired Yorkshire doctors launch petition over national NHS managers

A GROUP of retired Yorkshire consultants has launched a petition calling for the resignation of national NHS leaders as the crisis in the health service continues.

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Hundreds detained in mental health crisis - but figure falls

Hundreds of people - including a handful of children - have been locked up in police cells on mental health grounds, the YEP can reveal.

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Hospitals on second highest alert level as winter crisis continues

Hospitals on second highest alert level as winter crisis continues

Urgent measures are being taken to tackle overcrowding in hospitals after safety warnings were issued.

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PARTNERS: Nick Mitchell and Alison Iredale, from Leeds Beckett, with Dean Johnstone and Olegs Pushkins from Stronger Minds.

New training for Leeds teachers to help pupils with mental health

University bosses have struck a new partnership to help train teachers in how to support schoolchildren and staff with mental health problems.

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Ruling due on whether wheelchairs or prams get priority on buses

THE Supreme Court will rule next week on whether disabled travellers are legally entitled to priority use of wheelchair spaces on buses - even when there are babies in buggies on board.

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New unit at Leeds hospital to cut bed-blocking

A 26-bedded unit is to be opened at a Leeds hospital to tackle bed-blocking, as NHS chiefs grapple with unprecedented demand.

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The new superfood trends to watch out for in 2017

The new superfood trends to watch out for in 2017

Clean eaters could be scoffing offal, insects and algae this year as new superfood trends take off.

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