Health News

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supporters urge funding protection for respite breaks

Local authorities facing a squeeze are reviewing funding for respite and short breaks, but one Huddersfield family speaks of importance of beaks

Health and Family: Vicky Smith piled the pounds between pregnancies

Vicky Smith gained seven stones between having her two daughters but is now determined to help others not to fall into the fat trap

Mirfield family with two autistic boys launch new support group for Kirklees parents

Families have revealed anguished stories about chldren suffering from autism and the apparent lack of help. Health reporter NICK LAVIGUEUR looks at the work of a new support group

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Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supporters urge funding protection for respite breaks

Local authorities facing a squeeze are reviewing funding for respite and short breaks, but one Huddersfield family speaks of importance of beaks

Health and Family: Vicky Smith piled the pounds between pregnancies

Vicky Smith gained seven stones between having her two daughters but is now determined to help others not to fall into the fat trap

Mirfield family with two autistic boys launch new support group for Kirklees parents

Families have revealed anguished stories about chldren suffering from autism and the apparent lack of help. Health reporter NICK LAVIGUEUR looks at the work of a new support group

Mental health services for children "not fit for purpose" in Kirklees and Calderdale

Health chiefs hold summit to tackle crisis

Huddersfield scientist Graham Williams pioneers breakthrough in research into identical twins

Concept of DNA under the microscope

Direct Health aims to recruit 100 care workers

A recruitment drive is under way for care and support workers who can work in various parts of Kirklees and Calderdale

Kirklees mum warns her 10-year-old son could end up hurting her or harming himself because of NHS failures

Mum begs for help for "high risk" son

New drugs gel research at University of Huddersfield could help millions

Pioneering technique could help millions

Student Morgan Sykes fights back after being diagnosed with cancer just weeks after her 18th birthday

Friends and family rally round brave Morgan as she undergoes gruelling chemotherapy

Family and Health: Has the time come to give patients real end-of-life choices?

After losing a parent to a rare neurological condition Hilarie Stelfox asks if assisted suicide should be an option for those who want it.

Hospital food improvements at Huddersfield and Calderdale to be showcased

Members to get behind the scenes tour

Family and Health: Living with early-onset Parkinson's

David Mills was just 54 when he first noticed the symptoms of Parkinson's, a disease that normally affects much older people.

Pensioners' skin cancer surge blamed on 1960s package holidays to the Med

Over 65s seven times more likely to get skin cancer than 40 years ago

Transplant patient Mark Brown celebrates 21st birthday of new kidney

Plans to raise cash with bike ride

Weekend GP appointments retained for North Kirklees patients...but Huddersfield folk not so lucky

Healthwatch Kirklees says all patients should get equal access to care

Scarlet Fever cases rise by four hundred per cent in Kirklees in just one year

Scarlet Fever has increased by over 400% in just one year in Kirklees

Marlene Parr raises awareness of Group B Strep Support charity after her first grandchild died from the infection at birth

Holly was stillborn after her mother Helen unknowingly passed the infection onto her

NHS admits A&E target will be missed by hospitals for the first time ever

Annual Calderdale and Huddersfield results will be revealed next month

Health Watch Kirklees Director Rory Deighton

Deaf Kirklees woman reveals NHS staff relied on her five-year-old daughter for translation

Equality legislation shortcomings highlighted by Healthwatch

Family and Health: We haven't got diabetes because we eat too much sugar!

Teens struggle with Type 1 diabetes because the rest of us know so little about the condition.

Videos & Photos

Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? This week it's the Friend To Friend Charity Vintage Fashion Show at The Carding Shed in Hepworth

WATCH: Honley mum says she was told not to breastfeed in bridal shop because she'd 'spurt milk all over the dresses’.

John Smith's Stadium pitch refurbished in time for Huddersfield Giants v Wigan game

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Doug Thomson
Huddersfield Town correspondent
Chris Roberts
Huddersfield Giants correspondent
Louise Cooper
Crime correspondent
Nick Lavigueur
Health Correspondent
Joanne Douglas
Local Government Correspondent
Linda Whitwam
Education Correspondent
Henryk Zientek
Business Correspondent
Martin Shaw
Mirfield Correspondent