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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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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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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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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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Can you give up smoking?

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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Infection warning over piercing aftercare spray

Infection warning over piercing aftercare spray

A body piercing aftercare spray has caused more than two dozen serious infections, health watchdogs have warned.

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Pinderfields Hospital is run by Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

West Yorkshire hospital trust receives formal complaints from more than 1,500 patients in a year

A West Yorkshire hospital trust received the second highest number of complaints in the country last year.

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How good are you at lip reading?

How good are you at lipreading? Take the test

People around the country are being challenged to see how they would cope without their hearing to mark Lipreading Awareness Week.

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Researchers say the protein eats neighbouring cells that are dying.

Yorkshire scientists discover ‘Pac-Man’ protein that helps combat cancer

Scientists in Yorkshire have identified a “Pac-man”-like protein that fights cancer by eating dying cells and helping to prevent the disease spreading.

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New Crohn’s treatment could save sufferers from crippling symptoms

New Crohn’s treatment could save sufferers from crippling symptoms

A new treatment that could save thousands of Crohn’s disease sufferers from crippling symptoms and repeated surgery has been discovered by researchers.

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More people need to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide.

Poisonings by a ‘silent killer’ rises

Alarming new figures show there has been a 20 per cent spike in reported carbon monoxide poisonings in Yorkshire in the past year, sparking calls for caution from health campaigners.

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