The Journal Fit Factors David Fairlamb, has his weight checked at his gym in North Shields

Fit Factor 2015: Join our annual health and fitness competition this spring

There is still time to apply for this year's Fit Factor 2015 competition which launches next month

Fit Factor 2015: Welcome to the launch of our annual health and fitness competition

The Fit Factor aims to find six finalists and get them into the shape of their lives over the next 12 weeks

As the health service faces growing pressures, is the NHS too dependent on foreign doctors?

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Health leaders in the North East say they welcome highly-trained foreign doctors

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The Journal Fit Factors David Fairlamb, has his weight checked at his gym in North Shields

Fit Factor 2015: Join our annual health and fitness competition this spring

There is still time to apply for this year's Fit Factor 2015 competition which launches next month

Fit Factor 2015: Welcome to the launch of our annual health and fitness competition

The Fit Factor aims to find six finalists and get them into the shape of their lives over the next 12 weeks

An NHS logo

As the health service faces growing pressures, is the NHS too dependent on foreign doctors?

Health leaders in the North East say they welcome highly-trained foreign doctors

Staff at North Tyneside Council launch the Active North Tyneside campaign

New North Tyneside campaign encourages people to become more active

A new campaign has been launched to encourage people to become more physically active. Reporter Sonia Sharma takes a look

Gavin Gettings with Malcolm and Barbara Little from Bowburn on one of his walks in Durham City

County Durham's Move4Life walking group helping people overcome addiction

Two men who overcame alcohol addiction are now helping to inspire others to do the same through walking and exercise

Sir Bradley Wiggins

Great North Fitness Revolution: Serious cycling 'keeps you young'

A new study found that many amateur cyclists were physically and biologically younger than most people of the same age

Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary maternity unit gets special honour

Mums praise care they received from RVI staff in Newcastle who supported them after birth of their children

Kerry Robertson and son Max (4) from Shiremoor

North East families urged to make sugar swaps in healthy eating campaign

A new campaign encourages parents to cut down the amount of sugar their children eat by making one or more simple swaps

A woman drinking a glass of wine

Senior North East health figures inspire people to take part in Dry January

Efforts underway to encourage more people to give up alcohol during January to help improve their health in 2015

Coach Paul Henderson (right) takes the Boccia course, pictured with Jean Lowe, Andrew Hardman and Chris Leishman (back)

County Durham scheme helping people with disabilities and their carers to get active

Move into Sport is launching a new series of beginners’ sports courses for people with disabilities and their carers

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NHS is in rude health reveals exclusive Journal poll

Our survey of people in the North East and the UK suggests backing for the NHS has remained strong

Little London Green ,4 is a patient at the Bubble Unit in Newcastle

Bubble boy is only second in the world to be diagnosed with rare immune condition

Youngster London Green, who has been in isolation for most of his life, was given a bone marrow transplant for the serious rare illness TRF8

Brenda Longstaff and Nurse Paul Smith both of Rake Lane Hospital

North East set to establish itself at forefront of NHS international volunteering

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust secures £25,000 to expand its award-winning international volunteering work

Benton fitness centre helping clients to not pile on the Christmas pounds

Fitness and wellbeing centre, Sound Mind and Body, is working hard to make sure clients avoid getting stuck in a fitness rut this Christmas

David Evans, medical director for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Northumbria health chief joins medical director of the NHS to discuss future of urgent and emergency care

North East medical director, David Evans, meets healthcare leaders to share learning about new Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital

Hannah Parker with mum Judy in The Journal.

Longbenton woman who doctors feared would not survive has celebrated her 21st birthday

Premature twin Hannah Parker from Longbenton celebrates 21st birthday for her and sister, Holly, who died at three weeks old

Instructor Kimberley Cowan with class

Strictly Come Dancing inspiring County Durham people to waltz their way to fitness

People in the region are discovering how the steps of Latin and ballroom dancing can improve health and fitness

Newcastle band Lindisfarne are helping to support Newcastle University's 'Future Fund' charity

Hats off to Lindisfarne fans for Future Fund campaign support

Party hats at the Lindisfarne Christmas shows in Newcastle this year will be exchanged for a donation to the Future Fund

A young girl using a set of weighing scales as one in five children born in the UK at the beginning of the new century was obese by the age of 11

Great North Fitness Revolution: New study finds one in five children 'obese by 11'

A new study suggests that one in five children born in the UK at the beginning of the new century was obese by the age of 11

Dave Anderson MP

MP Dave Anderson to probe NHS treatments of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Blaydon's Dave Anderson lost brother, sister, nephew and two nieces to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and will probe NHS treatments

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