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New discovery in motor neurone disease and dementia by Sheffield scientists could pave the way to novel treatments

A new discovery by scientists at the University of Sheffield could help slow down the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as motor neurone disease (MND), dementia and neurological decline associated with ageing.

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Parts of Sheffield city centre are exceeding the legal amounts of nitrogen dioxide (NO2)

Sheffield city centre air pollution blackspots revealed by campaigners

Parts of Sheffield city centre are being 'blighted by illegally polluted air', campaigners have said.

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Carol takes credit in newly introduced South Yorkshire hospital award

Barnsley Hospital has introduced the first ever public nominated Brilliant Awards with Phlebotomy Service Manager Carol Heritage the first praiseworthy recipient.

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Sheffield family prepare rock climb for Prostate Cancer UK

Sheffield family prepare rock climb for Prostate Cancer UK

Andy Cockayne, 50, and his family from Sheffield are preparing to hike to the summit of the Ifach Rock in Calpe, Spain to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and awareness of the disease.

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NHS services in Sheffield are rated 'good'

NHS services in Sheffield are in good hands according to report

Sheffield’s health services are 'good', according to national ratings published today.

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Cygnet Hospital on East Bank Road. Picture: Marie Caley/The Star

VIDEO: Private hospital in Sheffield criticised in Parliament by MP after patient was found with 'MRSA with open wounds'

A private mental health hospital in Sheffield has been criticised in Parliament after a young patient was found with 'MRSA with open wounds'.
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Health: Time to tackle the eye test blind spot when it comes to children

Why are annual children’s eye tests not a part of the summer back to school routine?

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A children's swimming lesson

Free swimming and ice skating on the cards for children at leisure centres where drinks tax has cut Sheffield's sugar intake by 30 per cent

Sheffield's sugar intake has been cut by nearly a third through a 'tax' on unhealthy drinks at the city's leisure centres - which are offering free swimming and ice skating lessons to children as part of a £40,000 fund.

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Sheffield Council is to get 24m over three years to help with adult social care

Sheffield Council reveals where £24m of government money will go to help adult social care

Carers are set for a pay rise after Sheffield Council outlined how it will spend a government handout to ease the crisis in adult social care.

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Sheffield NHS teams eliminate controversial face down restraints on mental health patients

NHS teams in Sheffield are said to be leading the way by eliminating a highly-controversial technique used to restrain mental health patients.

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Alison Gartland is a professor of bone and cancer biology at The University of Sheffield. She has just been awarded nearly �200,000 to fund research that aims to stop breast cancer spreading to the bone. Picture: Chris Etchells

Interview with Richard Blackledge: Urge to help more survive cancer is in Sheffield expert’s bones

“Once you get into bone research it sucks you in,” says Professor Alison Gartland, gazing at a large and intriguing skull taking up most of the space on her office table.

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Yorkshire Water sent out these photos to highlight the impact blocked sewage pipes

Revealed: Sheffield areas branded sewage blockage hot spots

Three Sheffield postcodes are in the bottom 10 areas with the most number of sewer blockages caused by baby wipes.
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HRH Prince Andrew at the official opening of the helipad in 2016. Picture: Scott Merrylees/The Star

Sheffield's new hospital helipad sees 130 landings in first year of operation

Sheffield's new hospital helipad has seen 130 patients being flown in for emergency treatment in its first year of operation.

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The Porterbrook care home has been branded 'inadequate' by the Care Quality Commission. Picture: Andy Roe/The Star

Inspectors receive 'whistleblowing concerns' from staff at 'inadequate' Sheffield care home

Government inspectors have uncovered a raft of failings at a Sheffield care home.
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Melissa Gibbons. Picture by Andrew Roe

'There can be a cure for anything': Student nurse who inspired fundraising is determined to live a normal life with MS

There were no early warning signs that Melissa Gibbons was about to develop multiple sclerosis - no history of illness, no string of hospital appointments as a child. Until, one Monday two years ago, the student nurse got out of the bath and realised that her entire back had gone completely numb.

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South Yorkshire school leavers encouraged to take up vaccines

Teenagers and students who are eligible for the MMR and meningitis vaccines are being encouraged to ensure they take them up this summer – before heading off to festivals or to university

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Sister in emotional mock wedding to grant dying brother his wish

A woman ‘married’ in an emotional mock wedding to grant her dying brother his final wish, is raising money for Sheffield Hospitals Charity to thank the staff who gave him loving end of life care.

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Health: Sensationalist articles part of why autistic people are discriminated

Health: Sensationalist articles part of why autistic people are discriminated

Iam autistic. 
Every aspect of my behaviour is influenced by the fact that I am autistic. 
You could take any of my achievements or failures and relate them to my autism if you wished. That’s how it works.

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Adrian Ashworth and Thunder his husky visited the memory cafe for people with dementia at the Saint Thomas More Community Centre.

Therapy dogs take their latest friends by Storm

It’s often said that a dog is a man’s best friend.

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Westminster Homecare based at Redlands Business Centre in Broomhill

Sheffield care service placed into special measures by Government health watchdog

A Sheffield care service has been criticised by Government inspectors and has been subsequently placed into special measures.

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