Health

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“The best thing smokers can do is give up,” says Cancer Research boss after new figures show thousands of cancer cases are caused by smoking

Smoking caused more than 3,000 new cancer cases and 2,192 deaths in the North East in 2013, despite the region having the largest drop in smokers nationwide, new figures have revealed. It is also reported that an estimated 243 deaths from cancer and 326 new cases of cancer have caused […]

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Sunderland City Council’s school meals services get national recognition for providing fresh food

Sunderland City Council’s school meals service has received a national recognition for consistently providing fresh, healthy locally sourced meals. The service which provides meals in 83 primary, special and nursery schools across the city, serving meals to more than 13,000 children a day, has been awarded a Food for Life […]

#SmearForSmear raises awareness for cervical cancer

#SmearForSmear raises awareness for cervical cancer

#SmearForSmear raising awareness of the importance of attending #smeartests. Nominate your friends & support @JoTrust pic.twitter.com/bIT45jXeg2 — SmearForSmear.com (@SmearForSmear) January 25, 2015 Jo’s Trust has re-launched the smeared lipstick selfie campaign for North East women to be tested for cervical cancer. The selfie campaign is part of Cervical Cancer Week […]

Charity calls on Britons to wear red as figures show one in every North East family could be at ‘greater risk of heart disease’

Charity calls on Britons to wear red as figures show one in every North East family could be at ‘greater risk of heart disease’

Over three quarters of people in the North East have someone in their family with factors that put them at greater risk of heart disease. This is according to new statistics released ahead of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Wear it. Beat it. campaign to get the nation wearing red to fight […]