Alarming figures have revealed that about a quarter of Norfolk four to five-year-olds are overweight or obese - and the figure rises to 32.1pc for 10 to 11-year-olds.
A group of dedicated paramedics are hoping a new volunteering scheme could be the difference between life and death for people who suffer life-threatening health emergencies.
A charity is warning of a rising number of children referred to its sleep service.
The number of people smoking in certain areas of Norfolk is on the rise despite figures showing that the proportion of smokers across Britain is at its lowest on record.
Four of Norfolk and Suffolk’s seven NHS trusts have scored below the national average in two key questions asked of staff in the annual NHS Staff Survey.
Experts working in the social care have welcomed the government’s £2bn cash injection into the sector, but say more will be needed to make up for “years of under-funding”.
A&E patients in the region may be triaged quicker next winter after the government announced a £100m scheme in the Budget.
Six specialist dementia nurses will be recruited across Norfolk after health chiefs agreed a £300,000 deal with a national charity.
A village care home is celebrating after receiving a ‘good’ rating from the health and social care watchdog.
As a nurse at the county’s busiest accident and emergency department, 32-year-old Helen Pidgeon is no stranger to helping those in need.
More than a dozen volunteer life-savers have joined the ambulance service after completing community first responder (CFR) training.
Norfolk County Council says it has strong procedures in place for investigating allegations of care abuse in people’s homes after figures revealed more than 400 such complaints were registered in the last three years.
The new regional head of the world’s largest nursing union has sounded a warning over an expected drop in the number of nurses qualifying in the next few years.
A nurse who specialises in dementia and 18,250 hand-crafted forget-me-nots will feature at an upcoming coffee morning.
Lives could be saved thanks to two new defibrillators installed around Attleborough.
A sheltered housing group is inviting members of the public to enjoy a cup of tea to raise funds for Dementia UK.
The region’s mental health trust was the subject of a special investigations programme on the BBC last month - but what can we learn from its most recent reports?
Tributes to a highly-regarded former social care chief brought a standing ovation on a poignant evening which celebrated the best of Norfolk’s carers.
Hundreds of ambulance staff say they have experienced bullying or harassment in the workplace - but bosses have responded by branding the evidence as inaccurate.
Improving treatment for men and teaching medics to identify people at chronic risk of suicide are among steps set to be rolled out to reduce the number of people who kill themselves.
It was a way to celebrate the sweetheart in your life while helping to take care of the hearts of others.
A dental practice in Wymondham has been given a glowing review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
When Josh King sought medical advice for a throat infection - little did he expect to be told he had a hole in his heart.
Have you ever wondered what 18,250 knitted flowers look like?
The widow of a motor neurone disease sufferer is hopeful after county councillors backed a charter to improve awareness and care of the debilitating illness.
A Wymondham campaigner for better support for people affected by Motor Neurone Disease has won a victory at County Hall.
Restaurant menus are these days often loaded with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
A dental nurse from Hingham is set to embark on a life-changing volunteer expedition to Uganda.
The mother of a boy with one of the rarest types of cancer ever has revealed she gave her son cannabis because she was “desperate to find something to alleviate his suffering”.
An attempt to revive a Breckland heritage site has failed after dwindling visitor numbers forced the owners to close the attraction.
Onlookers marvelled as they got a got a rare glimpse of one of the country’s most historic steam engines passing through the county.
It was its down-at-heel aura that first attracted Polly Grieff to the crumbling Old Manor at Saham Toney.
A former prisoner has gone from jail to spreading awareness about mental health after rediscovering his talent for the ancient art of origami while inside.
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