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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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Yorkshire Ambulance Service has launched a life-saving app

Ambulance Service launches life-saving app: How many defibrillators are in Calderdale?

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) NHS Trust is launching a life-saving app which maps all the 1,288 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) across the county.

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Is enough being done to support your mental health?

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

With a rise in workplace-related stress, illnesses and mental health issues, 51% of working adults in Yorkshire 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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Barbara Dyson and family, husband Geoffrey and son David, with Dr Chalam Viswanathan

Patients given life saving treatment that was pioneered at Calderdale hospital

A life-saving treatment pioneered at Calderdale Royal Hospital has helped improve the lives of two patients.

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Dr Nick Scriven

Pre-planned operations ‘could be cancelled for two months a year’ to ease NHS pressure

Busy hospitals could scrap planned operations for two months of the year to ease winter pressure on the NHS, a leading doctor has suggested.

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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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Neighbourhoods to have a say over local health care

Neighbourhoods to have a say over local health care

Calderdale residents could soon help shape and prioritise their own neighbourhood’s provision of health services.

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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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Halifax MP Holly Lynch, top right, and Glenn Turp

Calderdale Royal Hospital’s agency bill sets pulses racing

The amount spent by Calderdale Royal Hospital on temporary nurses has been revealed as part of an investigation by the Halifax Courier.

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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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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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Lizzie Jones with fellow campaigners.

Wakefield PC speaks of 'life-saving' defibrillators as 10 more are unveiled

A Wakefield police officer who suffered cardiac arrest a year ago has spoken about how he "could have not been here today" without a defibrillator.

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Campaigners outside court

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS shake-up plan to face judicial review

A controversial shake-up of hospital services will go before a full judicial review after NHS campaigners won the right to pursue a legal challenge.

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Landmark legal settlement after former engineer diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer

Landmark legal settlement after former engineer diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer

A former gas engineer who was diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer has secured a landmark legal settlement which will cover the cost of his future medical treatment.

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Confusion around product safety was highlighted by a recent survey

Cot death warning over popular sleeping products

A cot death charity has warned that some popular sleeping products could be putting babies at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

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A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes  By Lucy Nichol, Illustrated by Jo Neary '11.99, paperback, Trigger Press

Book Review: 'A Series Of Unfortunate Stereotypes' by Lucy Nichol

A thoughtful and hilarious look into mental health in the modern world.
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From the Pennines to the Peaks on foot

From the Pennines to the Peaks on foot

This week’s walk provides a perfect setting in which to lose yourself, your thoughts and concerns by being distracted by the great expanse of moorland and feeling miles from civilisation. Yet as a popular walking destination, you’ll never be far from another rambler, writes Caroline Spalding.

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Calderdale getting sugar smart

Time to get sugar smart in Calderdale

A total of 39 organisations across Calderdale signed up to become “sugar smart” at the launch of Sugar Smart Calderdale.

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REVEALED: These are the BEST GP surgeries in Halifax - as rated by you

NHS England has released the latest findings of its GP Patient Survey, revealing the best and worst surgeries across Halifax.

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