Lips with the X factor

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3:29pm Monday 20th October 2014

MAXINE GORDON discovers how to create the perfect pout

Olly’s long road to recovery

York Press: Olly Carmichael with Dr Victoria Hughes at the Tuke Centre in York. Pic: Mike Tipping (11334186)

3:21pm Monday 20th October 2014

LIFE began to make sense for Olly Carmichael when he was diagnosed with autism at the age of 25. It was the key to understanding him and the beginning of his recovery. He speaks to health reporter Kate Liptrot.

Food for thought: Socca from The Guilt Free Gourmet by Jordan Bourke

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3:15pm Monday 20th October 2014

Mary Sweeting tells us how to make a delicious gluten free socca snack

Body, Mind & Soul: Small changes can make big differences

York Press: Rita Leaman

3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

The clocks have gone back an hour, the leaves are falling and we are wearing warmer clothing. A time of change.

£9m state-of-the-art cancer centre in Harrogate to be officially opened

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3:21pm Monday 20th October 2014

A new £9million centre for cancer and haematology patients at Harrogate District Hospital is to be officially opened on Wednesday.

Top prize for primary art

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3:10pm Monday 20th October 2014

ARTWORK from a Knaresborough school has won in a nationwide competition to raise awareness of a rare form of childhood cancer.

Independent Living Scheme celebrates 20 years

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3:12pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE Independent Living Scheme in York is celebrating a successful 20 years.

Is it time to reassess our views of past summers?

York Press: Rita Leaman

3:50pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

AS the summer draws to a close, I wonder what your memories of summer 2014 will be?

Cycling programme aims to help transform the lives of people living with dementia

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3:29pm Monday 13th October 2014

A York social enterprise is offering biking outings to people with dementia. Kate Liptrot reports.

CMT: When life is a balancing act

York Press:

3:25pm Monday 13th October 2014

Having put her accident prone nature down to clumsiness, Dawn Genner has since been diagnosed with a neurological condition many sufferers may not realise they have. She speaks to health reporter Kate Liptrot.

Ginger spiced pears

York Press:

3:22pm Monday 13th October 2014

FLORENCIA CLIFFORD tells us how to prepare a winter treat.

Improving the health of population will cut costs

York Press: Manoj Krishna, a consultant spinal surgeon, who believes early treatment offers the best results for back pain

3:20pm Monday 13th October 2014

THE round of party conferences has just concluded. All the political parties realise it is a big vote winner, or loser. Each party claims it will “save the NHS”.

Free exercise classes on offer for older people

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3:26pm Monday 13th October 2014

FREE exercise classes are being offered to older people to help reduce the risk of falls and help with balance, stability and confidence.

Millions of working days lost to back pain

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3:23pm Monday 13th October 2014

TO mark National Back Care Week, Active Care Chiropractic has offered free downloadable information on how to improve your posture.

Run for your fitness despite any disability

York Press:

2:39pm Friday 10th October 2014

A new running group has been set up in York for visually-impaired joggers. Kate Liptrot reports on the innovative scheme to get people of all abilities enjoying the great outdoors.

Help us fight sickness bug, plead York hospital bosses

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8:14am Tuesday 7th October 2014

IF YOU'RE feeling at all unwell yourself this winter, please DON'T visit sick friends or relatives in hospital.

Head lice warning

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7:44am Saturday 20th September 2014

STAFF at Gale Farm Pharmacy in Acomb are reminding parents to remain vigilant about head lice after children began their new school term.

Tree-top adventures at Go Ape

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2:47pm Monday 15th September 2014

WITH its zip wires and tree-top walkways, Go Ape is one of the most popular adventure days out in the UK. Kate Liptrot goes on a forest adventure.

'Putting on clothes causes my son’s joints to dislocate'

York Press:

2:37pm Monday 15th September 2014

When Charlie Howram was diagnosed with a severe form of hypermobility, his family all realised they had it too, writes health reporter Kate Liptrot.

‘Headpiece device has cured my migraines’

York Press:

2:32pm Monday 15th September 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire woman said she has beaten crippling migraines which had taken over her life.

Food for thought: Recipe for Pissaladière

York Press:

2:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

Food blogger Mary Sweeting gives us her take on classic French snack, Pissaladière.

Body, Mind & Soul: University and the alcohol culture

York Press: Manoj Krishna, a consultant spinal surgeon, who believes early treatment offers the best results for back pain

2:24pm Monday 15th September 2014

MY SON is off to university this week and I was reflecting on the huge culture of drinking alcohol that seems to pervade university life. They say it is a social lubricant but I often wonder why we need to dull our senses and our brain in order to enjoy ourselves.

Eight million at risk from high blood pressure

York Press:

2:42pm Monday 15th September 2014

EIGHT million people in the UK are unaware they are at risk of a stroke or heart attack because of their blood pressure.

Smokers urged to sign up to Stoptober challenge

York Press:

10:56am Tuesday 9th September 2014

SMOKERS are urged to sign up to the 28-day Stoptober challenge next month - which experts have said helps people quit altogether.

Jo, 46, on the up after suffering a stroke

York Press:

3:23pm Monday 8th September 2014

Jo Milan was left only able to say three words after suffering a stroke at the age of 46. Having made massive progress in her recovery, she has just scaled Whitby's famous 199 steps. She speaks to health reporter Kate Liptrot.

Healthy eggs florentine recipe

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3:14pm Monday 8th September 2014

Adele Carnell, of Filmore & Union, tells us how to make healthy eggs florentine.

New school year usually means bugs and germs

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3:04pm Monday 8th September 2014

SUMMER holidays are over and the new school term has begun. As well as all the excitement of seeing school friends again, the return to lessons can bring nerves, anxiety, upset tummies and various bugs and germs – for both teachers and pupils.

Compassion is the key to unlocking belief

York Press:

3:19pm Monday 1st September 2014

AN inspirational new film shows the work being done at The Retreat in York and tells of how it has changed the lives of mental health patients, writes health reporter Kate Liptrot.

Running with a real lifesaver

York Press:

3:17pm Monday 1st September 2014

FATHER-OF-TWO Johnny Pearson's life was saved when a stranger donated stem cells. The pair became friends and raised thousands for charity by running in the London Marathon together. By health reporter Kate Liptrot.

Food for thought: Banana Bread

York Press:

3:15pm Monday 1st September 2014

I FIRST tried this amazing Banana Bread recipe when it was made by family friend Momma B - the mum of my sister’s partner, Phil.

Body, Mind & Soul: Treating your body as a whole is vital for health

York Press: Patricia Issitt

3:11pm Monday 1st September 2014

I’M OFTEN asked for an exercise to help strengthen a muscle area, or an exercise to help relieve stiffness or pain in a certain place.

Whooping cough advice for expectant mums

York Press: IVF hope for Ryedale women

11:45am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NHS England is urging mums-to-be in North Yorkshire and Humberside to get vaccinated against whooping cough.

New beauty ‘must-haves’ you just can’t live without

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1:34pm Monday 25th August 2014

New products for autumn will be launched at Fenwick's beauty week. MAXINE GORDON has a sneak preview...

Victoria Pendleton explains why more of us need to discover the joys of sport

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1:23pm Monday 25th August 2014

Victoria Pendleton, the golden girl of British cycling, is on a mission to encourage more of us to take to two wheels. She tells Karin Mochan her plans and why more of us need to discover the joys of sport.

Body, Mind & Soul: Our senses are seven free gifts from nature

York Press: Rita Leaman

1:02pm Monday 25th August 2014

What were you doing on Wednesday, August 11th 1999? The date may mean little to most of you. But if I said that it was the day when a total solar eclipse could be seen in the UK, you may remember where you were when it happened.

Students are urged to get MenC vaccination before term starts

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1:27pm Monday 25th August 2014

HEALTH bosses are urging new students to ensure they get vaccinated against meningococcal C (MenC) infection before beginning university in September.

Virtual antenatal classes proving popular

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1:26pm Monday 25th August 2014

YORK Hospital says its virtual antenatal classes are proving popular.

Combating isolation in York

York Press: Pauline Buchanan, pictured, along with Lind Speidel, are organising a twice-monthly event at Clements Hall for people who would like some company. The events will be held on Wednesdays until 18 February 2015. For a small donation of £2 per person a

3:29pm Monday 18th August 2014

SHARING a meal is one of life's most enjoyable pleasures. Now this simple principle has been extended to help older people in York socialise and meet new people. Kate Liptrot reports.

‘My baby stopped moving’

York Press: Emma Keef and her daughter Annabel at their home in Clive Grove Holgate. (9358702)

3:15pm Monday 18th August 2014

A YORK mum who nearly died after developing a rare form of pre-eclampsia - which caused her unborn baby's heart to stop beating - has told of how they beat all the odds to survive. She speaks to health reporter Kate Liptrot.

Food for thought: Beetroot and butter bean hummus

York Press:

3:05pm Monday 18th August 2014

When I first came to Britain, twenty years ago today, beetroot could only be seen in the fresh vegetable section sold in small vacuum packed bags, soggy and pickled in white malt vinegar.

Body, mind and soul: Amazing willpower that inspires me every day

York Press: Manoj Krishna, a consultant spinal surgeon, who believes early treatment offers the best results for back pain

3:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

In my 18 years of practise, I’ve come across many remarkable patients who have battled adversity and come out on top – but perhaps none more so than Carolyn, who has given me permission to share her story with you.

Incredible journey of slimmer Claire

York Press:

3:46pm Monday 11th August 2014

AFTER losing nearly eight stone Claire Martin was given a new lease of life. But the weight crept back on again when she had her two children. She tells health reporter Kate Liptrot how she's turned it back around.

Amazing mum is riding high

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3:44pm Monday 11th August 2014

A YORK mum who was given weeks to live before she had a heart transplant is taking part in a remarkable 40 mile bike ride alongside a team of people whose lives have been saved by transplants. Kate Liptrot reports.

World spotlight falls on British eating habits

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3:42pm Monday 11th August 2014

Last week the British Council released the findings of a survey carried out amongst young adults around the world asking them what makes the UK attractive to them. Culture and history were the most popular answers, and when asked what was unattractive about the UK, the most common responses were our drinking habits and our food!

Unhealthy habits of Yorkshire folk revealed

York Press: POSED BY MODEL.File photo dated 12/03/12 of a man smoking a cigarette as children as young as seven are physically affected by their parents smoking, a study has found. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 24, 2013. Those subjected to secon

11:15am Saturday 9th August 2014

YORKSHIRE people are eating, drinking and smoking themselves into ill-health, according to a report by a York-based health firm.

Skypenosis - hypnosis via a webcam

York Press: MIND OVER MATTER: Journalist Maxine Gordon chats to York hypnotherapist Rachael Armstrong via Skype. Rachael offers a Skypenosis service, where she conducts hypnotherapy with clients over the internet   Picture: Nigel Holland

3:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

Are you sitting comfortably? MAXINE GORDON reports York's high-tech hypnotherapist who conducts her sessions via Skype

Fighting fit for the challenge

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2:58pm Monday 4th August 2014

DO you think that with the right support you could transform your health? A team from The Press has been given one-to-one support by a York gym to do just that. They tell health reporter Kate Liptrot how they got on.

Kick off your shoes and just stretch like a cat

York Press: Patricia Issitt

2:47pm Monday 4th August 2014

I’ve been enjoying the Commonwealth Games recently, particularly the gymnastics. I love to watch the superb control those athletes have over their bodies.

Easing rheumatoid arthritis with chair pilates

York Press: The York Rheumatoid Arthritis support group pilates class at The Park Inn Hotel gym run by Pilates tutor Emma Scaling.  Maureen Dow, aged 77, pictured far right, says Pilates improves her symptoms and quality of lifePicture David Harrison.

3:22pm Monday 28th July 2014

Are you sitting comfortably? MAXINE GORDON reports on the unique York fitness class for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Body, Mind & Soul: Always look on the brighter side of life

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3:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

I woke up one Saturday morning, drank some water and nearly hit the ceiling. I had lost a filling overnight and the water hit a nerve.


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