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The Yorkshire GP who says we can think ourselves slim

Yorkshire GP Dr Julie Coffey has written two books to help us lead healthier lifestyles. Catherine Scott reports.

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Last August, Josh raised thousands for the Association by climbing Mont Blanc.

Brave Josh 'over the moon' with huge donation from Morrisons Foundation

An inspirational Bridlington lad said he was “over the moon” with a £1,000 donation to a charity close to his heart.
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Instructors Emily Smith and Nicola Parker welcome John to the gym

Time to take first steps into the gym

So far, there has been plenty of reluctance and not a lot of running.

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Roan Stanley and Shane Green

First healthy takeaway opens in town

Bridlington’s newest takeaway opened on Monday and sold out of all its food on the first day.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

New research places Britain among the top five countries worldwide for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - a condition caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy.

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The bus was revived as a paid-for service last year.

BREAKING: Hospital shuttle bus to end

The shuttle bus which runs between Bridlington and Scarborough hospitals will stop operating later this month.

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Yorkshire mum criticises lack of proton therapy treatment for UK cancer patients

Yorkshire mum criticises lack of proton therapy treatment for UK cancer patients

The mother of a teenage boy who said her son's cancer was treated successfully by proton therapy has criticised the lack of widely available centres in the UK.

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Keren Miller

THE RELUCTANT RUNNER: The threat of diabetes in a decade

It seems many things which terrify me begin with a ‘d’.

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The boy was rushed to hospital in an ambulance after the collision in the Loxley area yesterday.

Last chance to speak out on health cuts

Bridlington residents only have a handful of days left to make their voice heard on controversial changes to local health services.

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University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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NHS “wasting” millions prescribing gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing gluten-free products

The NHS spending millions of pounds prescribing gluten-free food products to coeliac sufferers is “a scandal”, according to family doctors.

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Simple blood test can predict if you’ll die young

A blood test could soon tell who is at risk of age-related diseases, dementia and death and even how long they might live, a new study found.

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Diane Erskine says she loves day-to-day contact with patients and enjoys working with a really good team.

Diane’s 40 years at surgery

She was only planning to come to Bridlington for a holiday, but after falling in love with the town immediately, Diane Erskine is celebrating 40 years in the same job this week.

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Living near a motorway could increase your risk of dementia

Living near a motorway could increase your risk of dementia

Millions of people who live near a motorway are at greater risk of dementia, warns new research.

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My blood pressure was almost high enough to see me referred to my GP

THE RELUCTANT RUNNER: Reluctantly, I must get up and running

It’s a shame there wasn’t room to get the word ‘really’ into the top of this page. ‘Really reluctant runner’ would be a more accurate description of me.

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Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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When Harry met John. Free Press reporter John Edwards prepares for his NHS check with health trainer Harry Johnson

An MoT for your body: I did it, it’s time to act

Every year, you take your car for an MoT test. Check for any defects, see that your motor is running as it should.

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Bridlington Hospital.

Union tells of fears for Macmillan staff

The trade union which represents a number of staff at the Macmillan Wolds Unit has said the proposed changes at the ward are proving ‘very upsetting’ for the dedicated workers.

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Are you a ‘harmful’ drinker?

Are you a ‘harmful’ drinker?

Women who polish off three and a half bottles of wine a week should be screened for early signs of liver disease, health officials have said.

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Would you know what to do if your child started choking?

VIDEO: Would you know what to do if your child started choking?

Parents have been warned of the potential danger of young children choking on grapes.

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