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VIDEO: Young family tell of ‘the day our lives changed forever’

The parents of a six-year-old girl who has bravely fought against childhood cancer are sharing their story in the hope of raising awareness.

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A cure for the common cold could be on its way

A cure for the common cold could be on its way

A cure for the common cold could be on the horizon, according to new research.

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Wakefield man is first in the country to have revolutionary treatment on his spine.

Wakefield man is first in the country to have revolutionary treatment on his spine.

Pioneering new spinal surgery has given a Wakefield HGV driver a new lease of life after years of debilitating pain.

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Leeds hospitals had to postpone 113 operations after “serious” IT problems

Leeds Teaching Hospitals has had to postpone 113 operations after city-wide “serious issues” have blighted its pathology IT system for more than a week.

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Drug tattoo could help control chronic diseases including MS

Drug tattoo could help control chronic diseases including MS

A temporary drug tattoo that slowly releases medicine to help control chronic diseases like multiple sclerosis could soon be available.

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UPDATED: US Iraq general Stanley McChrystal’s firm is paid £420,000 by NHS

UPDATED: US Iraq general Stanley McChrystal’s firm is paid £420,000 by NHS

Retired US army general Stanley McChrystal has been drafted in to help with changes to health services in Wakefield.

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Hangover free booze and ‘safe’ cigs on the way - thanks to Brexit

Hangover free booze and ‘safe’ cigs on the way - thanks to Brexit

Hangover free booze and safer alternatives to cigarettes could be a legacy of post Brexit Britain, suggests new research.

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Amanda Howe and Amanda Boulton braved the shave.

Friends brave the shave for Macmillan Cancer

Mum-of-two Amanda Howe has braved the shave in support of Macmillan cancer charity, just weeks after doctors gave her the all-clear from the disease.

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Agnes Patrickson with Lucy, Joanne, Sally and Emma Hobson.

Mountain walk raises cash to fund dementia nurses

A family have raised more than £2,300 to help fund specialist dementia nurses with a marathon mountain walk.

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Young mum makes her dream wedding before losing cancer battle

Young mum makes her dream wedding before losing cancer battle

A young mother’s dream of marrying her partner before she lost her battle to cancer came true just more than a week prior to her death.

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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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Cats carry a rare bacteria in their mouths and claws which can be passed on to humans.

Bacteria carrying cats could put young children at risk

Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

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Dr Kate Granger.

Charity night to celebrate life of Dr Kate Granger

A fundraising party is being planned to celebrate the life of influential doctor Kate Granger, who died in July.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates across England are the lowest on record, with 17 per cent of the population classified as smokers – the lowest level since records began.

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Becky Crossthwaite was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Trip to the optician saves life of girl, 13

A mum is urging more parents to get their children’s eyes checked after a trip to the optometrist revealed her daughter had a rare eye condition - which helped detect a golf ball-sized brain tumour.

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Sick or premature babies’ parents ‘hit by lack of support services’

Sick or premature babies’ parents ‘hit by lack of support services’

Thousands of parents of sick or premature babies are being prevented from having close involvement in their child’s hospital care because of a lack of support services, a new report has found.

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Three in four want tougher drink-drive laws

Three in four want tougher drink-drive laws

Three-quarters of people think that the amount of alcohol drivers are allowed to drink should be reduced, an official new poll has found.

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Don't give the dog a bone.

Why giving your dog a bone is actually bad for him

Despite that satisfied look on their faces when they are busy gnawing away on them, dogs should not be given bones, vets are increasingly warning.

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Changes to hospital services take effect this weekend

Changes to hospital services take effect this weekend

Changes to maternity and children’s hospital services in Wakefield and North Kirklees will take effect this weekend.

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