Stoptober's focus is on the nation's health

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PERIPHERAL arterial disease is often associated with older people.

Osteoporosis ‘is underestimated’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:28am Tuesday 21st October 2014

OSTEOPOROSIS can lead to painful fractures, disability and early death, but continues to be ignored by the general public and neglected by doctors during routine physical check-ups New survey findings released yesterday, which was World Osteoporosis Day, by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), show that on average, 90 per cent of 13,258 adults questioned are unaware of how common osteoporotic fractures are in men. With one in five men aged 50 or over affected by the condition, the data confirm that although common, serious and potentially life-threatening, osteoporosis remains a vastly underestimated and neglected health issue. The multi-national survey, carried out in adults from 12 countries showed that this ignorance was universal and independent of gender or geography.

Health tips on offer at session

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:36pm Monday 20th October 2014

SPEAK to a health trainer at a good advice stall held in Bradford later this month.

Plea to stop smoking

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE Bradford Beating Diabetes campaign is urging smokers across the district to quit the habit during ‘Stoptober’ to cut the risk of developing the Type 2 form of the disease.

Alcohol-related hospital admissions leaves district with £27m annual hangover

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Alcohol Concern chief executive Jackie Ballard

12:03am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE number of alcohol-related hospital admissions was more than 95,000 in Bradford - almost 30,000 more than the average figure for the region - and the cost of treating alcohol problems reached £27 million, according to new data released today.

Bradford stroke patients use iPads to help regain their speech

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Linda and John Barraclough with Dr Chris Patterson, stroke consultant, and Mary Fitzgerald, speech therapist

6:19am Tuesday 14th October 2014

STROKE patients in Bradford are using iPads to help get their speech back.

Early diagnosis vital to surviving cancers, experts warn

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Greg Fell, public health consultant

6:22am Tuesday 14th October 2014

MORE Bradford residents could survive bladder and kidney cancer if the illnesses could be diagnosed early enough, new statistics suggest.

Bradford doctors could start prescribing community support

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Weight loss can cut your cancer risk, says Yorkshire cancer charity

11:21am Tuesday 14th October 2014

DOCTORS in Bradford could start prescribing community support to their patients more often.

Helping the fight against cancer

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:25am Tuesday 14th October 2014

MOST of us will have personal experience of breast cancer.

Bradford healthy eating initiative launched by Jamie Oliver set to celebrate fifth anniversary

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ministry of Food manager, Soraya Overend teaching Daniel Hughes from Bowling Park Primary School how to cook

6:47am Monday 13th October 2014

A HEALTHY eating initiative launched by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is looking to extend its reach at it marks its fifth anniversary this month.

Could Ebola make it into our homes?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

7:50am Monday 13th October 2014

THE spread of any disease is a cause of great concern.

Family celebrates cancer all-clear after doctors said there was 'no hope'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tracy and Philip Edwards with their son, Shane, who has been given the all clear after a scan on a brain tumour

6:02am Saturday 11th October 2014

A FAMILY is celebrating after their eight year old son was given the all clear from cancer - three months after doctors told them there was no hope.

Family's bid to raise awareness of genetic behavioural condition

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: From left, Liz, Sam, Jon and Ben Robinson on holiday in Skye earlier this year

5:28am Friday 10th October 2014

THE mother of two teenagers with learning difficulties caused by a genetic condition is supporting a continent-wide awareness drive.

Bradford tradespeople 'still at risk' from asbestos-related disease

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: AT RISK: Mark Harper at the opening of the nationwide asbestos safety campaign

1:11am Thursday 9th October 2014

BRADFORD campaigners today warned that asbestos-related disease is not a "historic problem" on the day a new drive got underway to warn tradespeople they are still at risk.

New anti-booze pill to help people steer clear of alcohol ‘is no miracle cure’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Drinkers who have half a bottle of wine or three pints of lager a night could be offered a life-saving pill which helps reduce their alcohol consumption.

3:35pm Thursday 9th October 2014

THOSE who have battled drink problems will be aware than it isn't as simple as taking a pill.

VIDEO: How Amy is baring all to raise alopecia awareness with charity calendar role

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:38am Tuesday 7th October 2014

IT WAS while sitting in a hairdressing salon, staring at her reflection in the mirror, that Amy Johnson first saw herself as completely bald.

Flu jabs: what are you waiting for?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:41am Tuesday 7th October 2014

OLDER people, the very young and those with a health condition such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease, are at “particular risk” from the most serious effects of flu, Public Health England has said.

Education the key to dental health

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:18am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A SMALL piece of cheese eaten before sweets or cakes can help protect your teeth against sugar for an hour. A simple trick that Haworth dentist Tony Kilcoyne has been telling his patients about for decades.

Lifesaving USA trip for Bradford boy after NHS covers £100,000 treatment cost

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: THERAPY: Tyler Brown, who is undergoing cancer treatment, with mum Niki

5:25am Monday 6th October 2014

A TWO year old boy will fly toOklahoma for proton therapy treatment which doctors hope will save him from a rare form of cancer, after health bosses agreed to pay the £100,000 cost.

Sir Steve Redgrave backs Bradford diabetes campaign

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sir Steve Redgrave at Northfield School

4:58pm Monday 6th October 2014

A BRADFORD health campaign has gained a massive boost from one of Britain's top Olympic heroes.

Bradford hospital admissions over alcohol abuse more than double in a decade

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford hospital admissions over alcohol abuse more than double in a decade

1:18pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

HOSPITAL admissions related to alcohol abuse have more than doubled across the Bradford district in the last ten years, new figures have revealed.

Changes to maternity care at BRI provoke concern from health unions

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The maternity unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary

5:32am Monday 29th September 2014

CHANGES have been made to maternity care at Bradford Royal Infirmary against a backdrop of concerns from two unions.

Patients in Bradford to be given control of healthcare budgets

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Carers' Resource is one of two charities operating the scheme across Bradford

7:04am Monday 29th September 2014

BRADFORD residents with complex medical needs will have the option to take over their own healthcare budget from this week in a development which promises an improved quality of life.

Dentist: 'State of children's teeth in Bradford is a tragedy'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Children are being urged to ensure they look after their teeth

2:55pm Friday 26th September 2014

A DENTIST has told a council meeting that the state of children's teeth in Bradford is a "tragedy," as it is 100 per cent preventable.

It’s a life-changing journey to be slim

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:33am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DAYS after celebrating her birthday milestone Pat Nixon’s world fell apart. A celebratory meal to commemorate her 60th birthday had brought great enjoyment to Pat but the following week was, she recalls “the worst week of my life”.

How animals help us stay healthy and well

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:29am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MANY animal lovers talk about the therapeutic benefits of owning a pet. Vera Scanlon shares her Bradford home with 13 guinea pigs, three cats and a dog and says animals have helped her through the toughest times in her life.

Bradford dad whose son died from meningitis warns parents to be on their guard against the disease

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford dad Ian Wilkinson, who lost his son Kyle to meningitis in 1999, works with the Meningitis Research Foundation to promote awareness of the disease.

7:14am Saturday 20th September 2014

A BRADFORD father has warned parents not to "drop their guard" against the dangers of meningitis, despite advances in vaccines available to treat the disease.

Hospital admissions for alcohol-related liver disease on rise in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: WARNING: Dr Paul Southern, a consultant hepatologist at Bradford Royal Infirmary

6:33am Friday 19th September 2014

THE number of hospital admissions for alcoholic-related liver disease is on the increase in large parts of the Bradford district, new figures have revealed.

Much to be done to tackle high rates of tooth decay among district's children, report warns

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CONCERN: High rates of tooth decay among under fives remains a concern for Bradford health chiefs

7:32am Friday 19th September 2014

HIGH rates of tooth decay among Bradford's under fives will again come under scrutiny by health chiefs next week.

'At risk' Bradford patients are urged to get flu jab

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 'At risk' Bradford patients are urged to get flu jab

1:37pm Friday 19th September 2014

People in at-risk groups are being urged to get their flu jabs before the onset of winter.

It's not the food that's making us fat – eating is addictive!

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

3:09pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FOOD is often seen as a comfort. Chocolate has long been associated with evoking the feel-good-factor but now, it seems, our behaviour with food may be more psychological than we thought.

Dementia's victims need more support

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:42am Wednesday 17th September 2014

IT IS a devastating condition affecting thousands of people. In West Yorkshire alone there are currently 25,590 living with dementia and 67,630 in Yorkshire and the Humber, according to new figures released by the Alzheimer’s Society.

Health chief's warning about misuse of A&E as patient numbers swell to winter levels

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Royal Infirmary

6:32am Saturday 13th September 2014

DEMAND for beds at Bradford Royal Infirmary is already running at winter levels.

Early retirees enjoying long sun-soaked holidays contribute to rise in Bradford skin cancer cases

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SUN THREAT: Dr Andrew Wright, from the dermatology department at St Luke’s Hospital in Bradford

7:15am Friday 12th September 2014

EARLY retirees enjoying long holidays in the sun are upping the number of skin cancers currently being treated in Bradford, it has emerged.

'How my life was saved by a routine opticians check-up'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:01am Monday 8th September 2014

When Louise Cook booked a check-up at her local opticians, little did she know that it would become a life-changing experience.

City prepares for start of international healthy food project

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: PREPARING: Project Manager Soraya Overend at Ministry of Food with some of the ingredients being used in the We Love Eating event

6:23am Monday 8th September 2014

AN international health project, which will see Bradford team up with six European cities, will open with an event in City Park next week.

Centre closure did not affect treatment waiting times

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: OPEN: Eccleshill Treatment Centre

2:32pm Sunday 7th September 2014

THE impact of the temporary closure of Eccleshill Treatment Centre in Bradford this summer appears to have been minimised, according to details in a new Bradford Council report.

Recruits sought for landmark study in dementia in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: RESEARCH: Isla Dowds, patient and public involvement facilitator at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who is involved in the dementia research project

5:32am Saturday 6th September 2014

A LANDMARK study into dementia based at Bradford Royal Infirmary is now starting to recruit people to help with the research.

People urged to have their say over planned shake-up of health services

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: STRATEGY: Dr Andy Withers, clinical chairman of Bradford Districts CCG

5:34pm Friday 5th September 2014

PEOPLE have been urged to have their say over plans to transform urgent and emergency care services across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

Work on new £6.3m Airedale Hospital Emergency Department on schedule

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Airedale Hospital medical director Karl Mainprize, left, joins building manager Gavin Redfern of Willmott Dixon as work progresses on the accident and emergency site

11:43am Thursday 4th September 2014

A NEW £6.3 million Emergency Department at Airedale Hospital is on schedule to open before the winter.

Bradford GP struck off over catalogue of failures

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

6:33pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A CATALOGUE of failings by a Bradford GP which put both patients and health service staff at risk has been struck off by a medical tribunal.

Work on new £6.3m Airedale Hospital Emergency Department on schedule

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Airedale Hospital medical director Karl Mainprize, left, joins building manager Gavin Redfern of Willmott Dixon as work progresses on the accident and emergency site

6:29am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A NEW £6.3 million emergency department at Airedale General Hospital is on schedule to open before the winter.

Talking therapy was surprising key

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:13pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

AS A nurse and then a midwife, Jo Hoffmann was sceptical about alternative medical treatments.

You're not alone if you feel lonely

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:09pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

E ALL have days when we feel slightly alone. Our friends are busy, the children are away, nobody’s responding to texts or calls. But this is very different to feeling deeply, inconsolably lonely.

Make sure kids have happy feet

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:06pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

WITH the plethora of parenting advice bombarding us on a daily basis, it’s easy to forget the little things.

Aspirin a day cut cancer risk, say experts

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

3:20pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

CANCER is a disease that touches many peoples lives. Whether it be personal experience or a friend or family member, most of us are aware of the devastating impact it can have.

VIDEO: Poorly youngsters at Bradford hospitals get a welcome surprise with gifts delivery

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Staff from the BRI children's Ward receive toys and gifts from the Hamara charity donated during Ramandan

12:17pm Monday 4th August 2014

SMILES have been put on the faces of poorly youngsters on children’s wards at Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospitals.

VIDEO: BRI doctor pioneers prayer mat to help those suffering with knee pain

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: INVENTION: Dr  Sulleman Moreea with his self designed knee stool

6:20am Friday 1st August 2014

A BRADFORD doctor who suffered distracting knee pain has come up with a new invention he hopes will be answer to Muslims' agony-free prayers.

More than 8,000 diabetes patients in Bradford city centre given new 'health passport'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dr Adeel Iqbal discusses the new diabetes passport with patient Roxanna Rashid.

7:20am Friday 1st August 2014

MORE than 8,000 people suffering from diabetes in Bradford city centre and its immediate suburbs are to be given a new health passport to ensure they get good quality care to manage the condition.

Marathon effort as Bradford health support groups handed £1,400

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SUPPORT: Bradford Breath Easy group has received a donation from the pulmonary rehabilitation team at BRI. From left, Benita Ross, Stuart Ross, Moira Gledhill, Kenneth Willis,  Lynne O'Hara, David Ratcliffe, Linda Ratcliffe, Alan Parsons and Trevor Ho

10:44am Thursday 31st July 2014

BRADFORD'S Breath Easy group has been handed hundreds of pounds to keep up its good work - thanks to marathon efforts from a team of physiotherapists and health workers from Bradford Royal Infirmary.


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