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The number of anti-depressants prescribed in parts of Essex has risen by nearly a fifth in just three years, according to NHS data.

Yesterday, 19:00

After battling a nine-year cycle of addiction and homelessness, 28-year-old Mr Halls is finally on the road towards a new life.

Yesterday, 13:16

After battling polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a testicular cancer diagnosis and a miscarriage, the birth of their first child, Bodhi, was a day of elation for Sammy and Leigh Pipe.

Yesterday, 16:48

People are being urged to use a new community bus service linking Haverhill with West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Yesterday, 08:52

Davers Court care home, in Bury St Edmunds, is hosting a free advice session for families caring for those living with dementia.

Mon, 18:32

Frontline staff at the region’s ambulance trust have launched a public petition in what they say is a bid to influence bosses.

Mon, 16:52

A new award scheme has been launched to promote healthier eating at takeaway restaurants in Suffolk - but can a takeaway ever really be healthy?

Mon, 09:25

A Bury St Edmunds care home is inviting the community to join residents in celebrating National Poetry Day next week.

Mon, 05:30

The staff and residents at a Felixstowe nursing home have been left in limbo after the company suddenly went into liquidation.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

A village is set to get a fourth defibrillator after a landlord saved the life of a man who suffered a heart attack in his pub.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

A diabetic woman from Stowmarket has found a new lease of life after dropping four dress sizes, getting her condition under control and shedding almost three stone - and it is all thanks to her daughter.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Friends of an Ipswich teenager diagnosed with a rare cancer have raised over £3,000 in his name

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The father of a 19-year-old Suffolk girl who died from anorexia fears many more patients have died as a result of how eating disorders are still treated.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Doctors, nurses, healthcare teams and support staff at a hospital in Bury St Edmunds are re-affirming their commitment to patient safety by adding their signatures to a giant pledge.

Friday, September 21, 2018

A hospital ward has been given a £350,000 overhaul to provide better facilities for patients.

Friday, September 21, 2018

A new brain injury centre named after world-famous scientist Prof Stepehen Hawking is set to open in Ipswich.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

A psychiatric intensive care unit in Ipswich which closed on safety grounds due to a lack of staff will reopen next week, it has emerged.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

A Suffolk police officer who has been assaulted around 100 times in 17 years while working on the front line in Ipswich has welcomed a new law increasing the penalty for attacking emergency staff.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Suffolk’s first cannabis lounge has opened in Ipswich – but owner Darryl Noe says it’s all legal and above board.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Young people from across the region will come together at a special event to help those struggling with their emotional well-being.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

People living in Suffolk’s most affluent areas are living between four and seven years longer than those in deprived areas of the county, new figures have warned

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Thousands of Suffolk schoolchildren are getting an energetic boost each day thanks to the Daily Mile - as the number of schools taking part reaches 41.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fundraisers will be wearing jeans to work and school on September 21 to raise money and awareness of genetic disorders affecting children. Sheena Grant hears one family’s story.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In all, 1,154 complaints were made to Suffolk County Council last year, according to data published by its audit committee.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A Suffolk man who suffered a brain injury after falling at speed from his mountain bike is to talk about his experiences at a conference next month.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Social care chiefs in Suffolk have said that “staff restructures” are behind a £2.2million spend on agency social workers last year.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Former eating disorder sufferer talks about the battle against social media.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Ambulances which are already carrying patients could be sent to new emergencies in a bid to drive down response times.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Runners across the county are limbering up for tomorrow’s Great East Run.

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