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Porter makes awards final

A general porter based at St James’s University Hospital is in the running for a national award.

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Should children be offered pizza and doughnuts as rewards for doing well at school?

Children offered pizza and doughnuts as incentives in school, study finds

Children are being offered unhealthy treats such as pizza and doughnuts as incentives and rewards in school, a study warns.

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Childhood obesity is on the rise.

Childhood obesity levels fall in Leeds but still remain high

Childhood obesity levels have fallen in Leeds, however one in five youngsters in the city are obese by the time they leave primary school, new figures show.

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Academics to look at project

A new national scheme to improve the mental health of secondary school pupils will be evaluated by academics at Leeds Beckett University.

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People suffering from the sickness bug Norovirus should not prepare food for two days.

Norovirus sufferers 'should avoid preparing food for two days'

People affected by the vomiting bug norovirus should avoid preparing food for two days, experts have warned.

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Dr Barbara Hibbert, former Harrogate school teacher and cancer blogger. Picture: Yorkshire Cancer Research

Meet the inspirational Harrogate teacher defying her terminal diagnosis

Former Harrogate teacher, Dr Barbara Hibbert is defying the odds.

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Veggie runners Jayne and Bibi Rodgers. This will be Bibi's last race before the arrival of her baby.

No couch potato! Pregnant veggie to run in Abbey Dash

This year’s Abbey Dash could be a little bumpier than normal for Jayne and Bibi Rodgers, with the Leeds duo preparing to welcome another budding runner to the family.

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Gillian Hepworth, who changed careers to become an Indian head masseur.
16 October 2017.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

The reflexologist who works from her shed

Gill Hepworth grew up in Heckmondwike and worked in retail in Leeds before giving it all up to become a reflexologist. Interview by Neil Hudson

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LIFE SAVED: Gerson Costa, 18, with Sarah Stead, a first aider at Leeds West Academy who used CPR when Gerson collapsed playing football. PIC: James Hardisty

Leeds student, 18, pays tribute to first aider who saved his life

A Leeds pupil has spoken of how his life was saved by quick-thinking first-aiders at school on the day the region’s ambulance service set out to teach a generation of students how to perform CPR.

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Leeds loses increasing numbers of NHS staff post-Brexit...but recruits them back again

LEEDS has bucked a national trend which has seen a rise in NHS workers from EU countries leaving Britain after the Brexit vote.

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Gerson Costa, 18,uffered a cardiac arrest whilst playing football at Leeds West Academy in Bramley. Pictured with Sarah Stead, reception staff, and first aider at the school, who was first on the scene.

Hero staff save Leeds pupil’s life

A Leeds pupil has spoken of how his life was saved by quick-thinking first-aiders at school on the day the region’s ambulance service set out to teach a generation of students how to perform CPR.

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Watch: Year 7 students at Harrogate High School learn how to save a life

Year 7 students at Harrogate High School have joined some 25,000 other schoolchildren across the country for a lesson that could save someone's life.

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How one minute made a big difference to the life of this Leeds tot

They expected life to change significantly after the birth of their first child, but not quite in the way it did.

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Super-sized snack ban in hospitals to help curb obesity

Super-sized chocolate bars will be banned in hospital shops and canteens as part of the latest drive against obesity, the head of NHS England has announced.

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Patients to be quizzed by NHS staff about sexual orientation

Family doctors, nurses and other medical staff will be able to quiz patients on their sexual orientation under new Government plans.

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The "talk before you walk" scheme would mean patients could not just turn to A&E for help without first seeking advice elsewhere.

Patients could be banned from attending A&E if they don't phone up first

Patients could be banned from attending A&E departments unless they have a referral, an NHS England official has said, as she accused people of making a "day out" of it by taking a picnic.

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28 Sept 2017.......Nicola Gallear and Zoe Limbert mHabitat of the NHS' MindWell, the groundbreaking mental health online website for Leeds. Picture Scott Merrylees

#SpeakYourMind: Success for ‘invaluable’ mental health website MindWell

It is as simple as clicking on a link to a website, where a wealth of information surrounding mental health is available at a glance.

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CONNECTED: The app allows nurses to send parents video updates.

Video updates connect Leeds parents with newborns

Hospitals in Leeds have become the first in the country to use video updates to connect parents with their newborns.

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30th March 1982  The Princess of Wales chats to a patient at St. Gemma's Hospice, Leeds.

Celebrating 40 years of hospice care in Leeds

STAFF and volunteers at St Gemma’s and Sue Ryder Wheatfields are preparing for commemorative and fundraising events to mark both Leeds hospices’ 40th anniversaries next year.

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Endoscopy Suite Manager, Lorraine Dyson shows where the new unit will stand this time next year. Picture: Adrian Murray

Construction starts on new £7 million Endoscopy Unit at Harrogate District Hospital

Work to deliver a brand new £7 million Endoscopy Suite at Harrogate District Hospital is now underway.

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