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Council launches campaign to keep Sheffield playgrounds free of smoking

Sheffield Council has launched a campaign to make the city’s 152 playgrounds smoke free.

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Dr Dean Eggitt at his surgery in Doncaster

Doncaster GP slams plan to remove 'ghost patients' from surgery lists after five years

A Doncaster GP has criticised plans to remove patients from surgery lists if they do not contact their doctor for five years as part of an NHS drive to save money.

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The NET team with their award.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust earns top European status

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals has become the first trust in Yorkshire and the Humber to be awarded European Centre of Excellence status for its neuroendocrine tumour service.

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Sheffcare celebrates praise by the Care Quality Commission

Sheffield not for profit residential care home provider Sheffcare is celebrating after all its properties throughout the city won the praise of the Care Quality Commission for their high standards of support for residents.

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Sheffield’s young and old raise money for little heart patient

Sheffield’s young and old raise money for little heart patient

Friends and family of a young Sheffield heart patient Louis Brocklebank have carried out two special events to celebrate the fifth anniversary of his operation, and raise money for Yorkshire-based national charity Heart Research UK.

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Hospital in Prague

Be thankful and count our blessings

On a recent holiday in Prague, I attended the city hospital for treatment.

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Doubts over tax on sugar at Sheffield sports centres

Leisure centre users in Sheffield have expressed scepticism over a new ‘tax’ on sugar set to be introduced at sports facilities across the city.

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Doncaster man recovering after double hand transplant

A Doncaster man has become the first person in the country to have a double hand transplant - after an horrific accident at work.

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Daniel and Diane Barnett

Campaign to fund £670,000 Sheffield Children’s Hospital cancer unit passes halfway point

A campaign to build a new £670,000 cancer unit at Sheffield Children’s Hospital has passed the halfway mark towards its fundraising target – with an amazing charity donation from a bereaved mum.

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Consultant plastic surgeon Professor Simon Kay with Chris King

UK first double hand transplant takes place in Yorkshire

A South Yorkshire man says he feels “whole again” after undergoing a pioneering UK first double hand transplant.

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Cure for Asthma could be on the horizon

Cure for Asthma could be on the horizon

Asthma could be stopped by switching off the gene which causes it, British scientists found
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Salmon contains vitamin D

One in five people need more vitamin D, say Sheffield scientists

Sheffield scientists say people should triple their daily vitamin D intake to keep their bones healthy.

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NSPCC receives hundreds of calls about children left home alone

NSPCC receives hundreds of calls about children left home alone

The NSPCC has warned parents about leaving children alone over the summer holidays after it revealed it reported the majority of calls to police and social services.

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M&S recalls posh crisps due to allergy risk

M&S recalls posh crisps due to allergy risk

Packs of posh M&S Teriyaki Crackers have been removed from the shelves because they may contain prawn.

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Sheffield children’s charity supporter joining the stampede

Sheffield children’s charity supporter joining the stampede

Caz Kay has been a supporter of Sheffield Children’s Hospital for many years and last October decided to swap her club vest, Totley AC, for a Team Theo one.

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Public health challenge

Public health challenge

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century.

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Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

Sheffield’s ‘sugar tax’ to battle rising toll of obesity

Leisure centres in Sheffield are to be the first in the UK to impose a ‘sugar tax’ on fizzy drinks in a bid to curb rising rates of obesity.

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Telegraph Column by Steve Brailey: Why ‘sugar tax’ will boost health

Here in Sheffield, we’re on a mission to become the most active city in the UK by 2020.

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Feature on Haematology Nurses at Sheffield Children's Hospital. Pictured is Haematology Nurse Specialist Louise George.

Keeping it in the family at ‘amazing’ Sheffield blood unit

It is among the worst news a parent can hear – that your child has a genetic condition they will have to cope with for life.

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