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Youngsters' plight leads family to help others at hospital

A second life-saving machine is now helping Scarborough newborns and their families after a couple’s campaign sparked by their own traumatic experience raised £7,000.

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Healthwatch in North Yorkshire and York urge NHS national bodies to put patient safety before money.

Scarborough and Bridlington hospitals facing "significant cost reductions"

A health watchdog has said that the organisations which run Scarborough and Bridlington hospitals needs to make "significant cost reductions".
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Children play in a water fountain in Bradford, Yorkshire, as Britain is set to bask in its hottest day of the year this weekend, with the fine weather continuing into next week.

Yorkshire weather: Tips for coping during the heatwave

Yorkshire is basking in glorious sunshine and temperatures have hit 30C.

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Bradley Lowery with his mother, Gemma.

Bradley Lowery 'super excited' about Scarborough holiday

Six-year-old football mascot Bradley Lowery is "super excited" about taking a family holiday to Scarborough.
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Harewood House care home remains in special measures following its latest CQC inspection.

Scarborough care home deemed ‘inadequate’ by health watchdog

A Scarborough residential home remains in special measures with staff being told improvements are needed to protect the people they care for.

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NHS cyber attacks: Operations and appointments cancelled at some Yorkshire hospitals

Operations and appointments at some hospitals in Yorkshire have been cancelled after the international cyber attack targeted NHS trusts.
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Cyber security experts investigating after malware attack on Yorkshire NHS organisations

Cyber security experts are investigating a nationwide attack on IT systems which has targeted at least 16 NHS organisations.
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Yorkshire patients warned 'only to attend A&E if emergency' after hospital IT systems targeted by suspected cyber attack

Patients in Yorkshire have been warned not to attend A&E unless it's an emergency as NHS systems appear to have been targeted by a suspected cyber attack.

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Yorkshire NHS hospital trust affected after suspected cyber attack targets IT systems across country

Yorkshire NHS hospital trust affected after suspected cyber attack targets IT systems across country

A hospital trust in Yorkshire is among a series across the country that appear to have been targeted by a suspected attempted cyber attack.

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Research suggests that regular use of painkillers can raise heart attack risk.

Taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen for just a week 'raises heart attack risk'

People who "self-medicate" by taking over the counter painkillers should take heed of new research warning they can increase the risk of a heart attack, say family doctors.
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Cutting number of Yorkshire hospital beds 'unsafe'

Cutting number of Yorkshire hospital beds 'unsafe'

Plans to cut the number of hospital beds in Yorkshire would be "unsafe", official papers suggest.
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Crackit Productions are looking forpeople who have OCD to take part in a new TV series.

Production company searching for people with OCD to star in new documentary

A TV production company is casting for a new documentary based on the impact of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

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GP surgeries have been rated based on an average of how likely a patient is to recommend their practice to a friend.

Ratings for Scarborough GP surgeries revealed - how does yours compare?

The highest and lowest rated GP surgeries in Scarborough and Ryedale have been revealed, based on ratings by patients responding to official NHS Choices surveys.
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Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

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VIDEO: You can perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on yourself - here’s how you can learn

VIDEO: You can perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on yourself - here’s how you can learn

People who start choking should be able to perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on THEMSELVES, according to a new study.

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Pharmacies are open over the Easter weekend.

Warning: NHS England issues advice over bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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Stroke patients ignoring GP advice because of drug side effects

Stroke patients ignoring GP advice because of drug side effects

Some stroke patients are ignoring their GPs and stopping potentially life saving treatments such as statins because they suffer from minor side effects.

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Diabetics are being urged to check the label of the drinks and sweets they might use to help with hypos.

Diabetics urged to check fizzy drink and confectionery labels in wake of sugar tax changes

Diabetics must regularly check the labels of Lucozade, other fizzy drinks and confectionery in the wake of the Government’s sugar tax, warned experts.

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Eating plenty of Marmite boosts the brain

Eating plenty of Marmite boosts the brain

Love it or hate it, a Marmite sandwich a day could stave off Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research.

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Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research.

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