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Meadowhall shoppers urged to donate and help fight against heart disease

Shoppers visiting Meadowhall this weekend are urged to donate unwanted items as part of a charity push to help women fight heart disease.

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Clare Allison, husband Ben, and children (from left) Alethea, Amos, and baby Edna at Greenbelt festival in August. Credit: Catherine Allison

EXPLAINER: What is diabulimia?

Diabetes affects more people in Sheffield than any other medical condition.
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Clare Allison, 31, and children (from left) Alethea, 3, 10 month-old Edna and Amos, 5. Credit: Judith Boyd

Sheffield diabetes group say specialist treatment for ‘diabulimia’ is “too much to ask”

The first centre joining up diabetes and psychiatry experts opened in King’s College in London in early September, but the Sheffield branch of Diabetes UK said it is very unlikely such a service will come to the city any time soon.
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Arctic Monkeys Elephant outside the Town Hall. John Woolley studies the Herd trail map

‘Elephant experts’ repair damaged member of the Herd of Sheffield

On Elephant Appreciation Day people are being reminded to treat the Herd of Sheffield with the respect they deserve.
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Sheffield expert calls for 43p-a-day breast cancer drugs to save lives of women

A Sheffield expert is calling for a 43p-a-day drugs to be made available to women battling breast cancer.
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Up, up and away...Redbrick aims to raise 10,000 this weekend for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

VIDEO: Put your feet up to help raise £10,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance with Redbrick

Forget sponsored runs for charity...this weekend you can help raise £10,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by putting your feet up or getting a good night's sleep!
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Sheffield's alcohol issues have been highlighted in a new report

Heavy toll of drink and smoking

A target has been set to follow New York’s lead by persuading 45,000 people in Sheffield to stop smoking – while more action is to be taken to deal with the £200 million toll of alcohol on the city’s economy.

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Liza Taverner, Home Manager, Dr. Claire Royston, Four Seasons Group Medical Director and Paul Parkin, Deputy Home Manager, pictured during the launch of the Dementia Care Framework

Sheffield care home pioneers groundbreaking Dementia service

A Sheffield care home has become one of the first in the UK to be accredited in specialised dementia care.

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Youngsters will receive a flu vaccine in a nasal spray, rather than the traditional jab

10,000 Doncaster children targeted in ‘flu action

Thousands of Doncaster youngsters are set to be targeted in the coming weeks in a bid to keep out ‘flu.

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Smoking rates are at their lowest across England

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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sWoodthorpe Lodge care home rated as ‘good’ by CQC inspectors

Woodthorpe Lodge care home in Chesterfield has been rated as ‘good’ by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission.

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Cuddling cats could be deadly

Why your cat could kill you

Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

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Maddi Bryson.

Sheffield schoolgirl Maddi’s amazing bid to walk again

A brave schoolgirl who suffers from a rare debilitating condition is stunning family and friends with the progress she is making in her challenge to walk again.

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An artists' impression of the cataract centre

New £4.6m cataract centre planned for Sheffield's Northern General Hospital

A new £4.5m cataract centre is due to be built in Sheffield.

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Sheffield Area Kidney Association celebrating 40th-year anniversary

Sheffield Area Kidney Association is celebrating 40 years of helping patients in and around Sheffield with Kidney disease

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Members of the public grill the board of Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group.

Sheffield people grill health chiefs on GPs and waiting times at CCG's annual meeting

Sheffield people have urged the city's health chiefs to improve access to GPs and give equal treatment to mental illness.

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Directory launched to help youngsters with mental health problems in Sheffield

Children and young people in Sheffield can now benefit from a new online directory to help support their mental health and emotional well-being.

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Jean Marsh on her bike.

’Unique fitness regime is helping me to beat cancer’ - Sheffield gran-of-two

A grandmother-of-two who was diagnosed with cancer has credited a new fitness regime with helping her to cope with the condition.

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New York city

Sheffield hoping to take leaf from Big Apple’s book in slashing city’s smoking rates

Medical bosses hope to persuade 45,000 people in Sheffield to stop smoking as part of efforts to improve the city’s health - inspired by controversial but successful policies introduced in New York.

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Emma will be taking on the Virtual Stampede

Childhood illness inspired Emma to become a nurse

You’d think Emma Green would have had enough of hospitals.

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