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

Kidney drug developed by Newcastle scientists recommended for use on NHS

Prof Tim Goodship, Consultant Nephrologist, who has discovered a drug to prevent a rare kidney disease called 'aHUS'
A drug which stops a rare type of kidney disease has been recommended in draft guidance by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Newcastle University to run its first ever sports science course

Professor Trenell with a study participant in the Exercise Biomedicine lab at Newcastle Univrsity
Academics at Newcastle University's medical faculty will start running the course from September 2015

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A drug which stops a rare type of kidney disease has been recommended in draft guidance by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence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

Thousands complaining about North East NHS services

A new report has revealed that there has been thousands of NHS complaints in the region in 2013/14

Alan Milburn

Elite dominate top jobs, says report by North East MP Alan Milburn's commission

Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission chaired by Sir Alan Milburn, ex Darlington MP, said the privately and Oxbridge-educated dominate top jobs

Norman Clarke taking part in the unique Cardi-Back programme

County Durham men embark on unique exercise programme with life-changing results

A new North East training programme is helping people with crippling back pain get back to a full, active life

Michelle Barthram has been diagnosed with cancer

Man's best friend helps Gateshead mum battle lung cancer

Michelle Barthram, from Birtley, Gateshead, has spoken of the help of her dog Max in battling lung cancer

Dr Philippa Whitford

Doctor campaigning for Scottish independence accused of false claims about Gateshead cancer treatment

Dr Philippa Whitford claimed a North East hospital would have to 'cancel' gullet cancer operations because of moves to privatise the NHS

Sting

Big name stars including Sting support plans for Newcastle cancer centre

A fund is aiming to raise £5.5m for a center for childhood cancer treatment

More children in the North East are visiting a dentist than before

North East children visiting the dentist more often new figures show

The North of England has recorded an increase in the number of children who have seen an NHS dentist since 2006

North East NHS patients hit by huge rise in number of cancelled operations

Many patients have had their NHS operations cancelled at the last minute by hospitals in the region

Cara Smith (Youth Support Coordinator)

Newcastle Future Fund will improve quality of lives says cancer support specialist

Teenage cancer support specialist Cara Smith works with dozens of youngsters at the Great North Children's Hospital

Lynne Harding, of Blyth, Northumberland, who successfully beat breast cancer

Cancer death rates fall by almost a quarter over 20 years in the North East

New figures released from Cancer Research UK show that less people are dying from breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers

David Greenwood and Deb Kelly, who are to run the Great North Run in aid of Diabetes UK

Friends take on Great North Run after collectively losing more than four stones in weight

Best friends Deb Kelly and Dave Greenwood are doing this year's Bupa Great North Run after losing a significant amount of weight

Dr Guy Pilkington, and Deb Kelly

Diabetes is costing the North East NHS almost £30million a year

New figures show that the number of drugs given out to treat diabetes cost the North East NHS almost £30m in 2013/14

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The Bishop of Newcastle

The Right Reverend Martin Wharton retires after 17 years in the Diocese of Newcastle

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