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

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

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

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

Hannah Parker with mum Judy in The Journal.
Premature twin Hannah Parker from Longbenton celebrates 21st birthday for her and sister, Holly, who died at three weeks old

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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

An overweight woman

New study shows obese people are in denial about their weight

Survey shows that fewer than 10% of those who are clinically obese accept they have a serious weight problem

From left Frances Ratcliff, Emma Campbell, Rosie Sparks and Lauren Hedley

Newcastle firm is doing its best to improve fitness levels of its employees

Creative communications agency OPR in Newcastle has launched its own running club to encourage staff to keep fit

A photo to illustrate mental health problems

North East mental health detentions among the highest in England

Figures on mental health detentions on admission to hospital show the North East has the second highest rate in the country

Emma Dunn and her dance class do an interactive session for the residents of Abbeyfield Care Home in Alnwick.

Northumberland dance scheme is helping to keep pensioners on the move

A new dance programme in Northumberland is helping older people keep both physically and mentally active

Sir Bobby Charlton

Sir Bobby Charlton takes leading role in funding research into amputee limb growth

The £60m international project aims for biological regeneration of lost limbs through stem cell technology

(L-R) Nick James with Prof John Burn

Pioneering Newcastle University clinical trial welcomes first participants

A clinical trial looking at the benefits of using aspirin to prevent cancer in high risk people is being run by North East experts

Marie Dalton chatting to organiser Ian Johnson, centre, and coach Stephen Atkinson at County Durham’s Move Into Sport cricket training sessions

County Durham Move into Sport programme has helped more than 18,000 people

The Move into Sport programme is changing the lives of people in the region with its wide range of fitness activities

Prof David Elliott

Newcastle University scientists make significant breakthrough in fight against breast cancer

Newcastle University scientists have made a breakthrough that will hopefully increase survival rates of women with breast cancer

A photo to illustrate mental health problems

Stephen Lambert: Mental ill health is a problem that we cannot afford to ignore

Newcastle city councillor Stephen Lambert says awareness of mental health issues is rising - but there is still a long way to go

A car used by Northern Doctors Urgent Care

Calls for transparency after North of Tyne GP out-of-hours bids axed at eleventh hour

Health officials have hit out after clinical commissioning groups halted a near-complete procurement process for GP out of hours services

Business Secretary Vince Cable

Scientists in the North East will benefit from an £8m cash injection

Business Secretary Vince Cable set to announce multi-million pound funding boost for scientists in the North East

Professor Stefan Przyborsk in his laboratory at Durham University

Japanese stem cell firm acquires Durham University spin-out Reinnervate Ltd

Combination of cells with technology developed in the North East could have huge implications for medical research and drug development

A consultant analyzing a mammogram

Leading oncologist urges health watchdog to approve Newcastle-trialled cancer drug

Consultant medical oncologist Dr Mark Verrill urges health watchdog to approve funding for pioneering breast cancer treatment

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

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

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