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.

Animals help us be 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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Rise in prescription medication addiction sees drugs charity widening its scope

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Prescription drugs are often sold to family, friends or neighbours, after being obtained from a doctor for a legitimate or exaggerated medical condition

3:55pm Monday 14th July 2014

A RISE in the misuse of prescription drugs, including some over-the-counter medication available at pharmacies, has led a Bradford drug treatment charity to extend its services.

Get that summer glow!

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11:48am Tuesday 8th July 2014

By Lisa Haynes, Press Association

Bradford to be digital health hub with £12m scheme that will create 2,000 jobs

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Announcing the digital health zone are (from left), Dr Liam Sutton, of University of Bradford; Roger Marsh, chairman of the Local Enterprise Partnership, Bradford Council leader David Green, and Eric Hawthorne, a LEP board member

10:27am Friday 4th July 2014

BRADFORD will be at the centre of digital health technology after a £12 million scheme for the city was given Government backing.

Follow pupils' journey with new trip technology

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: John Devlin, headteacher of Our Lady of Victories Catholic Primary School

2:27pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A technology developed to protect lone workers and potential kidnap victims is being used to provide children with an inspiring multi-media record of their school trip.

Start early to offer a taste of healthy food

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fruit and vegetables (6272851)

2:06pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Offering infants a frequent taste of vegetables may be a way to turn them on to healthy food, a study suggests.

Exercise classes keep you in tune

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Extend    exercise classes at Bolton Methodist Church help people with a range of health conditions

10:14am Tuesday 27th May 2014

Gerald Briscoe looks forward to his weekly exercise class.

Expert care at the Marie Curie hospice is just ‘ace’!

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Outside the Attentive Care Experts office are, from left,  Kevin Swaine, Kirsty James, Nick James and Charlotte Jackson

9:43am Tuesday 27th May 2014

They say good ideas come from need.

Accident was catalyst for holistic approach

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sophia Kupse is a holistic therapist who has developed a revolutionary three-way treatment for back pain and stress using massage  techniques, volcanic heat and ice marble called Langellotti  Tri-Therapy

9:32am Tuesday 27th May 2014

It was a cold, crisp December night when Sophia Kupse glanced up to the stars sprinkled across a clear sky, before getting into her car.

Offering parents the right support to cope with crying babies

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Picture by Jon Challicom

8:51am Tuesday 13th May 2014

Parents often feel stressed when trying to soothe their crying child.

How young Emily finds comfort and relief with choir singing

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: How young Emily finds comfort and relief with choir singing

9:22am Tuesday 6th May 2014

Singing is Emily Green’s antidote to pain. Taking the breaths she needs to vocalise is also helping in her rehabilitation following an eight-hour operation to correct her twisted spine caused by a condition she was diagnosed with when she was five months old.

Menopause for thought as women seek advice

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Menopause - you're not on your own

10:02am Tuesday 6th May 2014

The menopause is often portrayed as a bit of a ‘joke’ topic, but for many women experiencing it, it’s anything but.

Spotting the signs of bowel cancer

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Rachel Bown

9:45am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

When Rachel Bown was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer – the worst stage – she was eager to find a way to make sense of the ensuing chaos and distract herself, and so began writing lists.

Kimberley Walsh's auctioned off for charity

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kimberley Walsh with her former dance teacher and Haven fundraiser Deana Morgan

11:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Bradford’s singing star Kimberley Walsh is clearing out her closet – to raise funds for a cause close to her heart.

Learning to live with Parkinson’s disease

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Parkinsons sufferer Rhona Emmot serves tea at East Morton Memorial Institute

10:31am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Rhona Emmot first noticed that something was wrong when her handwriting changed.

Threat to stroke support group is over - for now

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Maxine Gabbitas and her artwork

11:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Mick Speed had just put a ready meal in the oven, and was looking forward to washing it down with a pint, when he noticed a feeling of ‘pins and needles’ down his left side.

Focus on good diet for cancer patients

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Haven Manager Debra Horsman with Bradford Chef Jonathan Davies

10:35am Tuesday 11th March 2014

Eating healthily is something we should all do as a matter of course.

There’s no stopping Angela as charity drive runs and runs

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Angela Morley, pictured during the London Marathon, has been bitten by the running bug and is raising money for charity

10:32am Tuesday 11th March 2014

At the age of 35, Angela Morley never thought that she would need a hip replacement, but the discovery of osteoarthritis in her hips led to the decision being made to allow her some respite from the pain.

Smile Centre helps ease chronic pain

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Joy Reeves with Dr Katherine Wright, Dr Frances Cole and Chris Nelson at the Smile Centre in Wrose

8:44am Tuesday 4th March 2014

Cushions bearing ‘Keep Calm’ logos, faux fur throws and a basket of twinkling red fairy lights bring a touch of tranquil glamour to the church hall floor.

Ian offers fitness support to Tour de France riders

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Physiotherapist Ian Blackburn putting professional racer Tom Barras through his paces. Ian will be helping cyclists manage their injuries and maintain fitness during this summer’s Tour de France Grand Depart

8:42am Tuesday 4th March 2014

When Sir Bradley Wiggins pedalled to victory in the 2012 Tour de France, and won an Olympic Gold the same year, the charismatic cycling champion inspired the nation to get on two wheels.

Connie’s Recipe for a healthy lifestyle

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Connie Galilee, centre, who regularly meets up with her friends for a cuppa and a catch up

10:37am Tuesday 25th February 2014

With her floral bomber-style blouson, dusky pink lipstick and mid-heeled black patent shoes, Connie Galilee could give Britain’s most stylish baker – Mary Berry – a run for her money.

Anxiety treatment is on the increase

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: There is a rise in hospital admissions for elderly women with anxiety

10:30am Tuesday 25th February 2014

The stresses and strains of everyday life can take their toll.

Dementia group on song for laughter, memories and friendship

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Music therapist George Murray plays the keyboard for the MemoryWise group at the Kirkgate Centre in Shipley

9:07am Tuesday 18th February 2014

As the opening notes of All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor are played on a keyboard, a couple of voices can be heard softly singing the familiar song, then a few more join in.

Project’s focus on stroke prevention

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Barbara Edwards discovered she had atrial fibrillation

9:30am Tuesday 11th February 2014

It is described as a potential ticking time bomb.

Make sure you keep your mind in shape

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Steve Braithwaite

9:28am Tuesday 11th February 2014

It’s always intriguing to ask wellbeing experts about the best advice they’ve ever been given.

Eating plan offers food for thought

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Slimming consultant Sandra Murdoch (left) with Michael Johnson and Lauren Redman, who have lost weight with her help

9:27am Tuesday 11th February 2014

housands of pounds have been lost across the Bradford district, thanks to Sandra Murdoch.

Symptoms sign of ovarian cancer

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Janette Oljanuk, who had two ovarian tumours removed

11:00am Tuesday 4th February 2014

When Janette Oljanuk began to feel unwell she thought there was a simple explanation.

‘Don’t worry, most GPs have seen everything’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bromley people asked for views on healthcare

10:10am Tuesday 4th February 2014

The possibility of discussing intimate or embarrassing problems with your GP means it’s easier for many people not to think of doctors as human.

The pros and cons of a daily supplement

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: In an ideal world, we’d all get all the vitamins and minerals we need from our diets

9:36am Tuesday 4th February 2014

Supplements, as the name suggests, are there to help supplement a diet that may be lacking in certain nutrients, and of course food should always come first.

How we could all give the gift of life

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mohammed Rafique Butt (left) and Nadeem Butt

9:29am Tuesday 28th January 2014

According to Kidney Research UK, kidney failure is up to five times more common in people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

Is anyone too old for cancer care?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: More Bradford women are attending breast-screening clinics

9:19am Tuesday 28th January 2014

It has always been said that age is just a number. So why in the 21st century when we have people in their twilight years who are fit and active, is age coming into question when it comes to treatment?

Debbie Purdy: 'Corrie's sensitive storyline is to be applauded’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Last night, Coronation Street viewers watched terminally-ill Hayley Cropper (Julie Hesmondhalgh) say her goodbyes to family and friends before taking her own life in a heartbreaking episode of the hugely-popular soap

8:00am Tuesday 21st January 2014

Last night, millions of Coronation Street viewers watched heartbreaking scenes as terminally ill Hayley Cropper took her own life.

Charity's fortunes lifted by Kimberley Walsh's TV quiz spot

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Christian with parents Lisa and Andrew and sisters Eve and Fearne

8:43am Tuesday 14th January 2014

When Lisa Midgley’s son, Christian, was diagnosed with Congenital Cytomegalovirus – a birth disorder affecting around one in 150 newborn babies – shortly after he was born, she found solace in a charity supporting families affected by the condition.

Feeling the weight of an increase in obesity

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Feeling the weight of an increase in obesity

11:00am Tuesday 14th January 2014

Obesity, and its impact on health, is rarely out of the headlines these days. But if you think it’s something that only overweight people should be concerned about, think again – it’s predicted that 50 per cent of the UK population could be obese by 2050, with a cost just short of £50 billion a year.

Mealtimes that are Med to measure

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mealtimes that are Med to measure

10:00am Tuesday 14th January 2014

Mediterranean-style eating has long been thought of as healthy, but now even mainstream medics are singing its praises – and advising that people in the UK take heed.

Yorkshire twist to one-stop shop

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Suzannah Hepworth at The Local Pantry

8:53am Tuesday 14th January 2014

Walking into The Local Pantry is like stepping back to a gentler age when village shops were the focus of communities.

NHS campaign launch for winter health

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Flu jabs are available to prevent winter illness as people are urged to look after their health with campaign

6:00am Tuesday 26th November 2013

A campaign has started to urge patients in the Bradford district to look after their health this winter and get the right NHS treatment if they are ill.

'Losing weight helped save my life'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Alison with husband Darren and daughters Grace, nine, and Hannah, 12

9:33am Tuesday 19th November 2013

When Alison Dinsdale embarked on a slimming programme she never thought it would save her life.

A veggie lifestyle on Jane Marshall's online menu

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jane Marshall

9:10am Tuesday 24th September 2013

Jane Marshall became a vegetarian when she was ten, and more than 30 years later she is still asked, “what do you eat?”

Amanda's a weight-loss wonder

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Amanda Firth with her “rock” – husband Wayne – and children Joshua, Alfie and Jessica

8:32am Tuesday 10th September 2013

Weight loss surgery was to be Amanda Firth’s last resort.

Tracy Gould has fighting spirit with Zumba record attempt

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tracy Gould (second from the right) on the pitch at Odsal practising to beat the world Zumba record with Mandy Wood, Zumba instructor Rachael Keighley, Angela Moore, Angela Crane and Dawn Taylor

8:39am Tuesday 23rd July 2013

On August 17, the city of Bradford will attempt a world record.

Two men's slimming success

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Daniel Letch (far right) with his fellow slimmers

9:20am Tuesday 4th June 2013

A family tragedy triggered Daniel Letch’s weight gain.

The weight-loss invention you can bet your britches on, says Farnaz Khan

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Farnaz Khan with her Fit Britches shapewear

8:56am Tuesday 30th April 2013

Farnaz Khan was on a mission to lose weight for a family wedding, but despite diet and exercise she found that stubborn pockets of fat just wouldn’t budge.



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