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Fit Factor team after completing the Bupa Great North 10k run. (L-R) Craig Barbour, Carl Martin, Kerry Robertson, Ashley Cuniff, Gemma Robson and Lisa Embleton

Fit Factor team complete this year's Bupa Great North 10k run

Our Fit Factor team showed there was no stopping them as they completed this year's Bupa Great North 10k run

Newcastle University scientists have made a first step towards treating rare childhood disease

Dr John Sayer, a kidney specialist at Newcastle University and Newcastles Freeman Hospital
Experts at Newcastle University have made a breakthrough in the development of treatment for children with Joubert Syndrome

Sunderland father waits for life-saving double lung transplant

Martin Pratt, from Sunderland, who is waiting for a double lung transplant, pictured with his wife Vicky, daughter Lily, 3, and son Thomas, 14
It's a waiting game for Martin Pratt as he desperately needs a life-saving lung transplant

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Fit Factor team after completing the Bupa Great North 10k run. (L-R) Craig Barbour, Carl Martin, Kerry Robertson, Ashley Cuniff, Gemma Robson and Lisa Embleton

Fit Factor team complete this year's Bupa Great North 10k run

Our Fit Factor team showed there was no stopping them as they completed this year's Bupa Great North 10k run

Dr John Sayer, a kidney specialist at Newcastle University and Newcastles Freeman Hospital

Newcastle University scientists have made a first step towards treating rare childhood disease

Experts at Newcastle University have made a breakthrough in the development of treatment for children with Joubert Syndrome

Martin Pratt, from Sunderland, who is waiting for a double lung transplant, pictured with his wife Vicky, daughter Lily, 3, and son Thomas, 14

Sunderland father waits for life-saving double lung transplant

It's a waiting game for Martin Pratt as he desperately needs a life-saving lung transplant

Oliver Gavin, 5, is being treated for leukaemia at Newcastle's Great North Children's Hospital

Mum of leukaemia-suffering son backs £5.5m campaign for new specialist centre

Monika Matyjasek, whose five-year-old son Oliver Gavin is being treated for leukaemia, has spoken of her support for the Future Fund

Brian Stephens, who credits a bowel screening kit with saving his life from bowel cancer

Elderly sports fanatic credits free bowel cancer screen testing with saving his life

Brian Stephens discovered he had the disease after a free test from the South of Tyne bowel screening centre

Becky Watson, physiotherapy assistant, with patient Tom Means using the stroke rehabilitation robot at North Tyneside General Hospital as part of the major new national research programme

Pioneering scheme in North East offers hope to stroke victims

A new research programme launched in the region is using robot assisted training to help stroke patients regain movement

21-year-old medical student Jo Armstead

Newcastle University medical student makes major Cystic Fibrosis discovery

Jo Armstead's summer project has led to publication in a prestigious journal and recognition by the country’s top expert

A pregnant woman, health

Pregnant smoker numbers revealed for the North East

New figures show that women in parts of the region are among the highest in the country to smoke during pregnancy

One in three people over 65 will die with dementia and many more will know someone with dementia. Yet funding to find a cure is nothing like as high as it could or should be

North East experts give their views on ways to deal with dementia

Prime Minister David Cameron has demanded tough action on dealing with dementia. Experts in the North East give their views on the important issue

Chemists and clinicians will look at compounds known as polyacetylenes found in carrots, parsnips and celeriac

Newcastle University study will look at effects of root vegetables on cancer

New study is launched in the North East to measure the effects of root vegetables on cancer and inflammatory diseases

Freeman Hospital, Newcastle

Plans have been revealed for a £30m development of heart services at the Freeman Hospital

Planning permission has been sought for the expansion of cardiothoracic services at the Freeman Hospital

David Fairlamb with members of the Beach Boot Camp getting ready for a charity midnight boot camp in aid of the Bubble Foundation

Tynemouth midnight beach bootcamp raises thousands for Bubble Foundation

Many people took part in a midnight beach bootcamp on Friday to help raise up to £2,000 for the Bubble Foundation

Taylor Clark with mum Louise in the Bubble Unit at the Great North Children's Hospital

Sunderland baby boy's life is saved by North East's Bubble Unit

Bubble baby Taylor Clark is well on the road to recovery following a life-saving bone marrow transplant

A life story to inspire us all: Mother Jacqui Atkinson's struggle with Stiff Person Syndrome

Mother-of-three Jacqui Atkinson has spent the past 20 years living - and nearly dying - with the one-in-a-million condition, Stiff Person Syndrome

Karen Verrill, head of Maggie’s cancer centre North East

Patients with advanced skin cancer can access a pioneering drug on the NHS

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is recommending an innovative skin cancer treatment for use on the NHS

Journal Editor Brian Aitken, before and after joining the Fit Factor

IF I CAN, YOU CAN!: Journal editor's Fit Factor foray shows what can be achieved

Journal editor Brian Aitken signed up to this year's Fit Factor with great success, now he wants you to follow his lead and get healthy

Newcastle University's Prof John Isaacs, professor of clinical rheumatology and director of the Institute of Cellular Medicine

Newcastle University is leading the way in research into rheumatoid arthritis

Newcastle University is spearheading a new research centre that aims to find out more about the causes of rheumatoid arthritis

Gemma Robson and Carl Martin updated

The Journal's Fit Factor winners revealed at special ceremony

It has been a tough couple of months for our Fit Factor contestants, and last night the winners of this year's competition were revealed. Health Reporter Helen Rae catches up with the team as our first ever Fit Factor couple scoop the top prize

Glenn Turp, Regional Director of RCN, and Nick Brown MP join the Royal College of Nursing's frontline nurses and health care assistants at they protest outside the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle

North East health care staff protest over low pay for NHS employees

Frontline NHS staff protest against the Government's decision not to give a recommended 1% across the board pay rise

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As it happened: Fit Factor winner announcement tonight

Tonight couple Gemma Robson and Carl Martin were crowned the 2014 Fit Factor winners at The Hilton hotel in Gateshead

Videos & Photos

Crowds turned out to watch Frozen, part of Monument Movies

Fun in the sun as Monument Movies returns to Newcastle

Near completion the new £60 million hospital at Hopewood Park, Ryhope, Sunderland

First look around new Sunderland hospital that is expected to open to vulnerable patients soon

Junior youth worker John Rudd in the Cafe at Space 2

How Space 2 is giving hope to Newcastle's youngsters

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