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NHS systems across Harrogate District still restricted following cyber-attack

NHS staff across the Harrogate District are still under strict regulations following the wide scale cyber-attack to ensure patient data is not compromised.

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The Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Barry Dodd, with Mrs Dodd, CEO Dementia Forward, Jill Quinn and Valerie Armitage

Major benefactor behind Harrogate District's new dementia support hub

A major benefactor with links to both Knaresborough and Ripon has bought and donated a building specifically for the benefit of people living with dementia across the district.

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NHS services across the country have been hit by a cyber-attack.

BREAKING: NHS services across Harrogate District react to national cyber-attack

Harrogate District Hospital has restricted staff use of the internet and 'isolated' themselves as a precaution against a national cyber-attack on NHS systems.

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Research suggests that regular use of painkillers can raise heart attack risk.

Taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen for just a week 'raises heart attack risk'

People who "self-medicate" by taking over the counter painkillers should take heed of new research warning they can increase the risk of a heart attack, say family doctors.
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Cutting number of Yorkshire hospital beds 'unsafe'

Cutting number of Yorkshire hospital beds 'unsafe'

Plans to cut the number of hospital beds in Yorkshire would be "unsafe", official papers suggest.
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Expert tips to prevent sunburn

With summer fast approaching experts are urging parents to make sure they are ready to protect their child’s skin against harmful UV rays.

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Hospices launch care scheme

Hospices launch care scheme

Boston Spa-based Martin House Children’s Hospice and York-based St Leonard’s Hospice have joined forces to offer a brand new model of care for young adults in Yorkshire.

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Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

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Historic role for Harrogate District Hospital nurse

Historic role for Harrogate District Hospital nurse

A nurse at Harrogate District Hospital has become the first respiratory nurse - and the first woman - to be appointed president of the Yorkshire Thoracic Society (YTS).

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How do you rate the services at your GP?

Listed: How does your GP rank up in the Harrogate District?

A patient survey across the NHS has revealed how residents rate the services at the 17 doctors surgeries across the Harrogate District.
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Staff from Techbuyer with Charlie Hodgson, Care Assistant (far left) with little Max (patient). Picture: David Fisher HDFT

Eggs-citing deliveries for children's ward at Harrogate Hospital

Children on Woodlands ward at Harrogate District Hospital have had some eggs-citing deliveries in the run up to Easter.

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Storm on a teacake as chocolate spread found to contain 57 spoons of sugar

Storm on a teacake as chocolate spread found to contain 57 spoons of sugar

Chocolate spreads like Nutella contain over four times more sugar than nuts - with a staggering 57 teaspoons in a jar, warns a new report.

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Fitness for the mind and the body

Fitness for the mind and the body

As we start to realise that mental fitness is as important as physical fitness . Catherine Scott meets a woman helping wellbeing

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VIDEO: You can perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on yourself - here’s how you can learn

VIDEO: You can perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on yourself - here’s how you can learn

People who start choking should be able to perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on THEMSELVES, according to a new study.

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Pharmacies are open over the Easter weekend.

Warning: NHS England issues advice over bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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Stroke patients ignoring GP advice because of drug side effects

Stroke patients ignoring GP advice because of drug side effects

Some stroke patients are ignoring their GPs and stopping potentially life saving treatments such as statins because they suffer from minor side effects.

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Diabetics are being urged to check the label of the drinks and sweets they might use to help with hypos.

Diabetics urged to check fizzy drink and confectionery labels in wake of sugar tax changes

Diabetics must regularly check the labels of Lucozade, other fizzy drinks and confectionery in the wake of the Government’s sugar tax, warned experts.

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Eating plenty of Marmite boosts the brain

Eating plenty of Marmite boosts the brain

Love it or hate it, a Marmite sandwich a day could stave off Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research.

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Midwifery colleagues at Harrogate District Hospital. Picture: HDFT

£40,000 for Harrogate and District midwives in NHS improvement scheme

Midwives at Harrogate District Hospital have received £40,000 to develop a training scheme which will give staff hands-on skills in areas all across maternity care.

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Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research.

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