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Yesterday, 18:59

Cadbury's chocolate, mattress toppers and various houmous pots are a few of the items which are being recalled as they pose a potential health risk.

Yesterday, 16:31

Few parents would expect school to be the place where their children find inner peace. But pupils at this primary in Ipswich really have discovered a zen-like calm - as part of a radical bid to strengthen their defences against mental ill health.

Yesterday, 16:19

The maternity ward at West Suffolk Hospital has been handed a warning notice after regulators deemed it to be in need of 'significant' improvements.

Yesterday, 07:31

NHS patients have hit out over a lack of dental care in Suffolk and north Essex - with some forced to travel several miles and others facing long waits for treatment.

Yesterday, 18:06

The medical director at the region's mental health trust is stepping down from his position.

Yesterday, 17:25

A teenager is bidding to raise awareness of a rare brain condition after the death of her grandmother.

Wed, 19:00

People living at a Wickham Market nursing home are being moved out just weeks before Christmas after the county council terminated its contract, it has emerged.

Yesterday, 11:30

It is estimated that more than 3,000 people in Ipswich and east Suffolk could benefit from palliative care and support each year.

Wed, 19:00

Campaigners say "alarm bells are ringing" as vital remaining hospital beds in a Suffolk town face the threat of being scrapped.

Wed, 16:05

Hundreds of people in West Suffolk could be living with a potentially dangerous undiagnosed heart problem which has been described as a "ticking time bomb".

Tue, 16:30

A brave Ipswich toddler battling stage four cancer has been visited by the mother of Bradley Lowery - who helped to launch the Suffolk family's campaign for life-saving treatment.

Tue, 11:30

An app teaching asthmatic children to use their inhalers properly is being promoted across the county after being developed by a Suffolk company.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

This Ipswich couple feel like there is nearly a person missing from their marriage - after they lost 7.5st between them in an impressive joint weight loss drive.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Taking antibiotics unnecessarily can put your health at risk, a Suffolk doctor has warned - as he offered advice on when to use the drugs and when you should opt for something over-the-counter.

Friday, November 15, 2019

A beach which has failed to meet water quality standards on a number of occasions is to be stripped of its bathing status.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Free health checks, talks and expert advice will be available at a special event that is raising vital awareness this weekend.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The number of people living with dementia in Suffolk could increase by more than 5,000 in the next decade, prompting calls for more support.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Multi-million pound expansion plans at Ipswich Hospital have been given the green light - with new facilities set to open at the end of 2021.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A major structural survey of West Suffolk Hospital is underway after it emerged the reinforced concrete blocks used to build it could potentially be at risk of decay.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A doctors' surgery looking after 17,000 patients over three sites has made progress since being labelled "inadequate" - but has been told to improve further before being lifted out of special measures.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Patients are being treated for the first time at a new state-of-the-art cancer centre after a successful five-year fundraising campaign for the £3.25million unit.

Monday, November 11, 2019

He was told he had just weeks to live - but Ipswich's Paul Rutter is still defying the odds two years on from being told he had terminal cancer.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Nicola Warren finds The Swan at Lavenham's spa 'a haven of tranquillity'.

Monday, November 11, 2019

A woman has told how it was "hard to accept" she had to turn to the Surviving Winter appeal for help after losing her husband - as the campaign is launched again this year.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

A mum of three has spoken of her panic after she spotted discarded needles on a path in Landseer Road, on a route often taken by children heading to and from school.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Major expansion plans at Ipswich Hospital - including a new A&E - are to be given the green light next week.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

A psychiatrist working at the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) has been suspended after a tribunal found his behaviour amounted to misconduct.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The number of patients who have waited 104 days or more for cancer treatment at Suffolk and Essex's health trust increased by almost 50% in a month, new figures have revealed.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The mother of a 20-year-old man who died at an Essex mental health ward says she has been 'overwhelmed' by the support of the public - as a petition asking for a public inquiry into his death topped 100,000 signatures.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Ipswich and Colchester hospitals have been praised by healthcare professionals after being named among the best in the country for caring for stroke patients.

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