New base for Yorkshire unit creating ‘little stars’

When little Phoebe Dyche’s parents look at her, they still can’t believe how lucky they are.

An app to help insomnia has also been shown to relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Could this mobile phone app provide relief for depression sufferers?

New research suggests there is an app which doesn’t just treat insomnia, but also alleviates symptoms of depression and anxiety. Katie Wright reports.

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Vicki Reedman who's awaiting an autism assessment for her son Lucas.

Leeds families still face lengthy waits for vital assessments

Families desperate for support for children suspected of having autism are still facing huge delays in Leeds, with some waiting up to 64 weeks for vital assessments despite an NHS pledge.


YEP Says: NHS is bereft of resources and basic empathy

IT was, prophetically, the late Jo Cox MP who first to exposed the unforgivable length of time that it now takes to diagnose youngsters suffering from traits of autism. “Here is a crisis now so acute that some desperate parents are paying for help that by right they should be able to access on the NHS,” she told Parliament in March.

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‘Closure of beds’ plan for Yorkshire hospitals revealed

The equivalent of five NHS wards could close in one Yorkshire hospital trust as part of plans to try and plug gaps in NHS finances, campaigners claimed yesterday.

Winners of the Best of Health Awards 2015.

Search is on for Yorkshire’s health heroes

Today we launch the Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards 2016.

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Holly’s a winner after gift of life

Holly’s a winner after gift of life

An inspiring five-year-old girl with a rare kidney disorder won two gold medals at the British Transplant Games a year after her mother gave her the gift of life.

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Leeds pathology boss resigns over Australian cancer tests fiasco

A LEEDS hospital boss has resigned after being heavily criticised over a scandal involving bungled cancer tests in his previous job in Australia.

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A&E wards were overwhelmed by a flood of emergency admissions last winter.

Hospitals told to cut operations for fear of crisis

HOSPITALS in England have been ordered to cut back non-urgent operations and cancel outpatient appointments in the run-up to Christmas in preparation for a possible winter crisis, official documents have revealed.

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Jonny and Alistair Brownlee after the triathlon at the Rio Olympics.

Tom Richmond: Bring that Brownlee Olympic spirit home for biggest win of all

COLLAPSED in a heap, the reaction of the indomitable Leeds brothers-in-arms Alistair and Jonny Brownlee best captured the spirit of the Rio Olympics – and the power of sport.

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Home Office ‘approved drugs trials’ on youngsters at two Yorkshire approved schools

Children at a school for young offenders were given drugs in an experimental trial approved by Home Office doctors in the 1960s, it has been reported.

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Sally Bee

Yorkshire-based charity tackling heart disease in women

A Yorkshire-based charity is raising awareness of heart disease among women through a new campaign.


It’s one of the biggest issues facing healthcare in the future.

pedal power: Fundraisers Julie Benn and Andy Lindsay, who work for First Direct in Leeds.

Father’s cancer battle inspired Leeds woman’s Maggie’s bike ride

A fundraising duo have completed a 208-mile Maggie’s to Maggie’s cycling challenge in a bid to boost plans for a new cancer support centre in Leeds.


YEP Says: £171m on agency health staff is a false economy

THE FACT that Yorkshire’s cash-strapped hospitals spent £171m on agency cover is a false economy.

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Yorkshire's NHS hospital trusts spent more than �171m on agency doctors and nurses last year.
Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Hospitals trusts in Leeds and Wakefield spent £50m a year on “unaffordable” agency doctors and nurses

EMBATTLED hospital trusts in Leeds and Wakefield spent almost £50m on agency doctors and nurses last year, as they struggled to fill swathing gaps in staffing.

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The agency spending bill at Yorkshire Ambulance Service has soared.

Dramatic increase in agency spending on paramedics is a ‘waste of money’ say union

Yorkshire Ambulance Service’s bill for agency paramedics has dramatically soared to more than £300,000 from under £2,000 in just one year, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

Paul Gately, professor of exercise and obesity, from Leeds Beckett University.

Yorkshire campaigners warn new childhood obesity plan will ‘fail a generation’

Leeds health campaigners fear a new Government strategy to tackle childhood obesity will “fail a generation”.

Picture taken from the Twitter feed of television sports presenter Charlie Webster, 33, who is seriously ill in a Rio hospital after contracting an infection following a 3,000 mile charity cycle from London.

Mike Tomlinson’s Rio cycling partner Charlie Webster now out of coma

television presenter Charlie Webster is now out of her coma after being taken seriously ill in Brazil, it was revealed today.

The rise of the perfect male model is making young men and teenage boys feel increasing pressure to look good.  (PS, these swim shorts are from M and Co.

Stephanie Smith: Staged swimwear selfies and the pressure to match up

No sex, please, we’ve been turned off by the internet. Yet another “too-much-time-online” shocker this week as we learn that the sex lives of young men and teenage boys are being damaged by what they watch on screen.

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