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Extra strain on Sheffield A&E with spike in fractures and breaks from black ice

People slipping on black ice across Sheffield has resulted in extra demand on A&E.

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How the new walkway would look.

New walkway could transport patients between Sheffield hospital sites

Hospital patients could be transferred between Sheffield's Weston Park and Jessops Hospitals via a new walkway as part of plans drawn up by health bosses.

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Relatives of Birch Avenue Care Home residents are angry at new health funding reviews which could see them evicted.

Sheffield dementia patients 'are being threatened with eviction' from care home by NHS bosses, families claim

Campaigners say vulnerable dementia patients could be turfed out of a NHS-run nursing home due to a 'financial' reasons.

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The bird flu virus has been found in wild birds

'Bird flu prevention area' declared across England after virus outbreak in wild animals

A bird flu prevention zone has been declared across the whole of England, as more dead wild birds were found with the virus.

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44% of Brits over 35 experience eye strain at least once a week but do nothing about it

New research has found that 44% of UK adults over 35 experience eye strain at least once a week but over half (52%) do nothing to alleviate the effects.

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VIDEO: How well do we know our bodies?

New research by Balance Activ reveals the need for better understanding of our bodies and works with TV’s Dr Sarah Jarvis to spread the word on what’s normal and what’s not.

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Column: See yourself as you want to be

Column: See yourself as you want to be

When most people talk of weight loss they should really be talking about FAT LOSS. The goal should be to be leaner, healthier and more fit.

Address the cause and not the symptoms. We need to create positive change. In other words FAT BURNING.

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More than one in three children in Sheffield are now overweight or obese when they reach year six

Child obesity hits highest ever level in Sheffield

More than one in five children leaving primary school in Sheffield are now obese, with one in 20 classed as severely obese.
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Sheffield health worker launches ‘much needed’ children’s book

Sheffield health worker launches ‘much needed’ children’s book

A recognised need for literature that explains mental health issues to children in a way they can understand, spurred a Sheffield woman to put pen to paper.

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Free health sessions for over 50s in Doncaster

Free health sessions for over 50s in Doncaster

Mid-lifers in Doncaster who want to get fitter and feel better about themselves, currently have a big helping hand...

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Measles outbreak: More than 120 cases confirmed across UK as outbreak affects Yorkshire

More than 120 cases of measles have now been confirmed in outbreaks affecting five areas of England - with West Yorkshire having most cases in the UK.

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Inset: Michael Warner a governor at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals has been waiting months for Sheffield Heath & Social to give him an appointment despite a diagnosis of 'suicidal ideations' from a neighbouring trust

NHS governor can't get mental health appointment in Sheffield despite diagnosis of suicidal thoughts

An NHS governor has spoken of his despair as he continues to wait for a mental health assessment in Sheffield despite a diagnosis of suicidal ideations.

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Fundraiser Acker Shaw

Doncaster mum’s memory lives on thanks to the tireless fundraising efforts of devoted husband

A tireless fundraiser from Rossington has raised thousands of pounds for Weston Park Cancer Charity in memory of his beloved wife Brenda.

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Members of RULFC promoting the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Cervical Screening Campaign

South Yorkshire footballers encourage women to not fear their smears

This Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (22 to 28 January), Rotherham United Ladies Football Club (RULFC) has teamed up with their local cervical screening programme and together are urging the women of Rotherham to not fear their smear test.

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The Northern General, Royal Hallamshire, Jessop maternity wing and Weston Park cancer hospital are under the umbrella of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Historic hospital blunders in Sheffield are still costing the NHS millions in compensation

NHS medical blunders in Sheffield dating back over 20 years are still costing millions of pounds a year in compensation.
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Midwives at DRI, Lesley Crowcroft, Tracey  Gryzelka, Lizzie Ivill

Dealing with the joys and heartache of Doncaster Women's Hospital

Doncaster mum Laura Roe knows exactly how dedicated the midwives are at Doncaster Women's Hospital.

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Uncertain future for Doncaster village GP practice

GP services in a Doncaster village are facing an uncertain future after it was announced the current doctor is leaving.

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance Director of Marketing and Communications Abby Barmby (centre) and Marketing and Communications Manager Olivia Johnson receive the Air Ambulance Service Award at the Health Business Awards from Dr Phil Hammond.

Award win for air ambulance

Yorkshire Air Ambulance is flying high after a major national category win at the prestigious Health Business Awards.

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What are head lice?

How do I check for head lice?

Once the head lice rumours start buzzing around your child's school, it's time to start checking. Here's everything you need to know about head lice.

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The incident happened at Jessop maternity wing

Sheffield midwife reprimanded for inducing woman's labour without consent

A Sheffield midwife has been reprimanded for inducing a woman's labour without consent.
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