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Brews with benefits: the health-boosting perks of a good cuppa

Widely known as a tea-drinking nation, here in Britain we're extremely partial to a good cuppa.
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Hospital staff could strike.

Union threatens strike action over hospital staff plans

Hospital staff could strike over plans to change the way some workers are paid.

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Measles outbreak in West Yorkshire: Vaccination warning issued

PUBLIC Health England is urging people in Bradford to ensure they have had vaccinations after confirming that measles is circulating in the city.
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Hospital staff get extra day's holiday after work during snowy conditions

Hospital staff get extra day's holiday after work during snowy conditions

Hospital staff have been rewarded with an extra day's holiday after maintaining an "excellent service" during the recent cold snap.
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Relief of sacked Wakefield midwife after winning appeal: More than 40,000 signed petition backing her

A MIDWIFE sacked from Wakefield’s Pinderfields Hospital has won an appeal against her dismissal after more than 40,000 people signed  an online petition calling for her to be reinstated.
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The NHS Trust has denied making nurses work overtime if they were late due to the bad weather.

Trust denies claims late-to-work nurses were forced to do overtime during bad weather

Claims that hospital nurses were forced to work overtime if they arrived late for work during snowy weather have been strongly denied.

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TRAVEL FEARS: Bob and Shirley Stocker are concerned by the closure of their local GP surgery.

‘Closure of doctor’s surgery will leave us stranded’

Elderly and vulnerable patients will be left isolated after the closure of doctor’s surgery in Wrenthorpe, said a couple who depend on the service.

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Treatment centre ‘should not put more pressure on Pinderfields’

The former A&E department at Pontefract Hospital has been re-classified as an urgent treatment centre.

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Pinderfields Hospital Emergency entrance

Worry for MS patients as last specialist neurologist leaves Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

Concerns have been raised about care for patients with one of the most common neurological conditions after the only specialist consultant at a Yorkshire NHS trust retired without a replacement.

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Yorkshire Dance will roll out a host of programmes to help benefit those affected by Parkinson's

Yorkshire Dance to celebrate Parkinson's Awareness Week with special new programme

In honour of Parkinson's Awareness Week, Yorkshire Dance is calling for people living with Parkinson's to join them this weekend as part of an exciting new training programme.

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Terence O'Reilly

Wakefield child rapist died aged 79 after serving just three months of 26-year prison sentence at Leeds jail

A PENSIONER convicted of historic sex offences  against children in Wakefield area died  just  three months after starting a 26-year prison sentence at Armley jail in Leeds, an inquest heard.
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Medical conditions you must tell the DVLA about

The surprising medical conditions you must tell the DVLA about - or face a huge fine

We all know the basics when it comes to when you are and aren't allowed to drive.

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Warning to parents after surge in highly infectious Scarlet Fever: the signs to look for

Parents are being warned to look out for signs of scarlet fever in children after the highest number of reported cases since 1982, health official said.

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NHS project on award shortlist

NHS project on award shortlist

A Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust project that works with young adults with learning difficulties in Wakefield has been shortlisted for an award.

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Listed: The conditions you can't get prescriptions for and the treatments banned by the NHS

Prescriptions for some "over the counter" remedies such as paracetamol and cold treatments have been cut after NHS officials voted in favour of money-saving plans.

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Published: The book has been welcomed by Emma McDonald, pictured with sons Louie and Freddie.

New hospital book to help Leeds children undergoing transplants

Children in Leeds awaiting a vital liver transplant will now be given a book to help them understand what is involved in the procedure.

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Blake Holdsworth was diagnosed with leukaemia aged five, he died aged seven in November last year. His family are now doing a series of charity events beginning with a charity cycle on Saturday March 31. Pictured is mum Elaine and Alana and Draiden Holdsworth

Mum’s charity challenge in memory of her seven-year-old son

A mum will embark upon a series of charity challenges after her seven-year-old son died from a rare condition he developed as a result of leukaemia treatment.

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NHS reminder to stock up on your medication

NHS reminder to stock up on your medication

The NHS in Yorkshire and the Humber is urging people to stock up ahead of the long bank holiday weekend.

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Pharmacy opening times for bank holiday days

People in need of medical care are being advised to make the best use of NHS services during the Easter bank holiday weekend,

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Fears over queues in A&E at Pinderfields in Wakefield

Changes to hospital services could lead to patients facing longer waiting times in a busy A&E department, an MP has claimed.

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