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

Northumberland dance scheme is helping to keep pensioners on the move

Emma Dunn and her dance class do an interactive session for the residents of Abbeyfield Care Home in Alnwick.
A new dance programme in Northumberland is helping older people keep both physically and mentally active

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

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

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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

Dr Mark Verrill

Breast cancer drug trialled in Newcastle can extend life by almost five years

The new drug has been shown to give “unprecedented” results in extending lives by almost five years

Professor Clare Bambra from Durham University

Widening North/South divide in healthcare highlighted by new report

Experts say more powers should be given to North East to provide tailored healthcare to residents

Prof Tim Goodship, Consultant Nephrologist, who has discovered a drug to prevent a rare kidney disease called 'aHUS'

Kidney drug developed by Newcastle scientists recommended for use on NHS

A drug which stops a rare type of kidney disease has been recommended in draft guidance by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Professor Trenell with a study participant in the Exercise Biomedicine lab at Newcastle Univrsity

Newcastle University to run its first ever sports science course

Academics at Newcastle University's medical faculty will start running the course from September 2015

A packet of cigarettes

Smoking costs North East councils more than £36m a year in social care costs

New figures show that councils in the region are paying more than £36m a year to help people with smoking-related illness to live in their own homes

Alison Murdoch, professor of reproductive medicine at Newcastle University and consultant at Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life

Newcastle University mitochondrial replacement therapy research in the spotlight

A debate in the Commons on mitochondrial replacement therapy has thrust Newcastle's pioneering research into the spotlight

Katie Stanton has Multiple Sclerosis and has been part of a clinical trial in Newcastle

North East Multiple Sclerosis patients to benefit from pioneering drug trialled in Newcastle

New hope offered to patients with Multiple Sclerosis after guidance has been given for a new treatment on the NHS

Professor Doug Turnbull who is leading a team of researchers at Newcastle University to find a cure for the genetic condition Mitochondrial disease

MPs set to debate 'three-parent IVF' treatment developed by Newcastle scientists

MPs will debate mitochondrial replacement therapy and public safety issues surrounding the controversial technique

David Fairlamb

Fitness expert David Fairlamb backs calls to tackle child obesity in North East

The battle against obesity should be stepped up with a new national body says North East fitness expert David Fairlamb

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