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Yesterday, 20:10

Joanne Mahon, from Haverhill, who has the rare illness sarcoidosis, is urging others to take part in medical research after a clinical trial helped transform her life.

Yesterday, 11:41

The NHS organisations responsible for commissioning health care services in east and west Suffolk have both been rated 'outstanding'.

Thu, 16:10

The last of All Hallows' five care services has been transferred to a new organisation two months on from the hospital's closure.

Thu, 09:01

A six-year-old boy raised money for West Suffolk Hospital to say thank you for the care his younger brother received from staff.

Thu, 06:31

She was given just two years to live - but now Yvonne Dunham will shown her remarkable turnaround when she takes part in a tough national contest for heart transplant patients.

Wed, 20:06

Work to extend and revamp the front of the main Colchester Hospital building has officially begun.

Wed, 17:04

A £1.8million refurbishment project at Newmarket Leisure Centre could begin as early as August if plans are given the green light next week.

Wed, 16:42

People in Ipswich are nearly twice as likely to smoke than in some areas of Suffolk, a new study has revealed.

Staff sickness due to stress, anxiety and depression at two Suffolk councils has more than doubled in just one year, shock new figures reveal.

The fizzy beverage is one of many unique soft drinks on offer at the business near Woodbridge.

Tue, 17:36

Pubs and off licences in Suffolk could face tougher scrutiny over the sale of alcohol in a bid to tackle heavy drinking hotspots.

Tue, 16:15

NHS services will be better targeted to people's needs thanks to the transfer in ownership of a community hospital, health secretary Matt Hancock has said.

Tue, 11:37

Suffolk leisure centres are teaming up with Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils to offer free swims to help encouraging younger people to get active over the summer holidays.

Mon, 16:32

East Anglian farmers have revealed their accident horror stories in a bid to help improve safety and prevent avoidable deaths.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Emergency beds for rough sleepers are to be provided in two Suffolk towns as part of a Government-funded £300,000 project to cut the number of vulnerable people on the streets.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

An Ipswich man who is at the end stage of heart failure says he "isn't ready to go" as he ticks Wimbledon off of his bucket list.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Aplastic anaemia only affects one in 500,000 people - but more needs to be done to raise awareness and offer support in Suffolk, says one 60-year-old sufferer.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

A mother has regained her ability to smile after she endured painful facial reconstructive surgery following a rare brain disease.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

After tipping the scales at 25 stone, an ex-soldier has dropped almost half his body weight in an incredible transformation.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Experts investigating an outbreak of a deadly infection in Essex say it is not linked to two earlier cases identified in the south of the county.

Monday, July 8, 2019

It was the red carpet treatment for staff at an Ipswich care home as a thank you for their hard work in achieving an 'outstanding' rating.

Monday, July 8, 2019

The chief executive of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals has explained why he described north east Essex as one of the most "homophobic and racist" places in the country.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

One man in Shotley Gate - ranked as one of the unhealthiest places to live in Britain - has taken to YouTube to showcase the village's "unhealthiest" places in a tongue-in-cheek video.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

An overhaul of a "confusing" support system for people with dementia in Suffolk has largely been a success - but still needs more volunteers to help manage increasing demand.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

The family of a three-year-old boy diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer are hoping to raise £200,000 to fly to America for a vaccine trial which could prevent the disease from returning.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

More people than ever seem to be complaining about symptoms in 2019...thankfully The Digital Doctor Bella Smith has some handy tips to help ease them.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Another director has resigned from the region's ambulance trust as a major overhaul of its top management team continues.

Friday, July 5, 2019

A 21-year-old from Ipswich has told how she nearly died after what was thought to be a mouth ulcer turned out to be a rare blood disease.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

MP Priti Patel has urged health chiefs to ensure appropriate resources are made available to control the outbreak of strep in Essex, which has claimed the lives of 13 people.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

A blunder has called into question "laughable" research that a picturesque village was the third unhealthiest place in the UK.

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