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HEALTH: Watch out for ticks!

The arrival of spring means many of us will begin once again to venture out into the countryside more often.

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The team which helped make the heart screening weekend a success

12 young and fit people die of undiagnosed heart conditions in the country every week

An inaugural community scheme to monitor health in Sheffield’s youngsters was hailed a great success.

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Sheffield cancer survivor backs call for better bowel screening

Sheffield cancer survivor backs call for better bowel screening

A bowel cancer survivor from Hope, near Sheffield, is backing calls by Yorkshire Cancer Research for proposed improvements in screening to be rolled out across the country urgently.

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Jack Hunter-Spivey, a table tennis player who has represented Great Britain at the Paralympics. Picture: Andrew Roe

Star Interview: ‘I hate the feeling of losing’: Sheffield Paralympian Jack Hunter-Spivey on the ‘buzz’ of table tennis, dating apps and the need for openness about mental health in sport

There’s an affecting reason for the tattoo that covers much of Jack Hunter-Spivey’s right forearm. A sunglasses-wearing skull sits beneath the words ‘ridicule is nothing to be scared of’ – lyrics taken from the chorus of the Adam and the Ants hit Prince Charming.

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There are plenty of tea blends to try which have a range of health boosting benefits

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.
Eating Out
Young and old are set to enjoy the Big Ride

Sheffield Space for Cycling Big Ride set for another success

The 2018 Big Ride on Saturday 28th April will see hundreds of people get on their bikes and take to the streets to call for Space for Cycling in Sheffield.

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Clive Betts at Westminster.

Sheffield MP Clive Betts back in the Commons after stem cell transplant to treat cancer

A veteran Sheffield MP undergoing treatment for cancer says he is 'fully back in action' after making his return to the House of Commons.
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Steve Shergold with the couple's daughter Esmee

Mum and wife speaks out about the devastation of bowel cancer

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month; as the month draws to a close, Team Verrico’s Head of Social Media, Gina Shergold, shared her personal experience of the disease.

Opinion
Curtis with dad Stephen

Fundraising kidney patient to take on assault course challenge alongside donor dad

A new father who lost the function of both his kidneys only to have his life saved by his own donor dad, is taking on a military assault course to raise cash for Sheffield Hospitals Charity.

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Is enough being done to support your mental health?

Not enough being done to support Sheffield staff mental health in the workplace

With a rise in workplace-related stress, illnesses and mental health issues, over half (61%) of working adults in Sheffield believe that businesses are not doing enough to support the physical and mental wellbeing of their employees, according to a new study released today.

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Helping Sheffield people prevent diabetes

Help and support is available for people in Sheffield who are at risk of developing the Type 2 diabetes – that’s the message as part of Diabetes Prevention Week (April 16-22).

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Are sunbeds safer than sunbathing outdoors?

Can you prevent cancer by eating certain foods? Are sunbeds safer than sunbathing outdoors? 15 medical myths debunked

We’ve all heard medical myths that we’ve been unsure of and with many of us now using ‘Dr Google’ as our first medical port-of-call.

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Sue Taylor

COLUMNIST: What really constitutes a good diet?

During the past 50 years there has been much debate on the optimal dietary advice for improving long-term health in the general population as well as in people with established cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure obesity, osteoporosis and other problems related to the Western lifestyle.

Opinion

Health Column: Raising awareness of Raynauld’s

My son, William, has Raynaud’s in his my hands and feet.

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Join the Chris Gregory gang in Sheffield’s Head Start

Join the Chris Gregory gang in Sheffield’s Head Start

Union jacks will be flying when supporters of a brave Sheffield man take on a flagship fundraiser.

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The Northern General Hospital, in Sheffield

Sheffield hospitals save £2million by bulk buying the same 11 products

Switching to using one type of examination glove has led to a saving of £400,000 by Sheffield hospitals after they collaborated on a price matching scheme.
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Phil Holmes, director of adult services at Sheffield Council.

Sheffield Council boss has his say on dementia care home residents facing eviction by NHS chiefs

Sheffield Council and the NHS 'need to improve' the way they work after dementia care home residents were told they face eviction.
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Gluten-free cakes

Sheffield scientists find that gluten-free diet could help reduce nerve pain

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have found that a gluten-free diet reduces pain in 89 percent of people with a condition called neuropathy.

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Helmet at the ready for Egg Run

Superbike star James Toseland to lead hundreds of bikers as Egg Run returns to Sheffield

Superbike star James Toseland is set to lead hundreds of bikers as Egg Run returns for Sheffield children’s hospital.

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Councillors will consider an update on tooth decay in Sheffield

Tooth decay four times higher in deprived areas of Sheffield

Children in some deprived areas of the city have four times more tooth decay than youngsters in other parts.
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