Friday, January 13, 2017

A civil servant, who transformed his life by losing more than seven and a half stone, is using his success to shape a new career.

Residents are urging their housing association to take action against rats and mould in their new homes.

Want to get fit while at work? If so, a career at London City Airport could be the way forward.

Nutritionist Layla McNeilly and Dragons’ Den success, Swing Patrol, are joining forces to launch a new cardio workout class.

CCTV footage of the last known sighting of a man with a potentially life-threatening condition has been released by police in the hope it will help them tracking him down.

West Ham United stars have helped spread some Christmas cheer at Newham University Hospital.

A young man battling severe depression has raised £10,500 for charity in less than a year.

Neighbours who have been plagued by raw sewage flooding their homes for months have called on their housing association to do more.

Human tissue products resulting from pregnancy loss or termination were overlooked and left in a mortuary fridge at Newham University Hospital because of an “administrative error”, the Recorder can reveal.

A mother who used to struggle to get off the sofa is now hula-hooping in her front room after losing the equivalent of 7 Christmas turkeys in weight.

The charity of a health trust which runs Newham University Hospital says its annual funding is set to triple to £30 million.

A woman with ovarian cancer has teamed up with Stephen Timms to campaign for better awareness of the disease in parliament.

Campaigners protested outside Parliament today to commemorate 1,018 people who lost their lives to Aids due to the contaminated blood disaster.

A £10million initiative to support young people’s mental wellbeing is being rolled out in schools across the borough.

A councillor has pressed health bosses to “urgently reconsider” the amount spent on mental health services in the borough amid fears of a funding “postcode lottery”.

Sir Robin Wales has attacked the government after statistics revealed a £24 million cut in the borough’s social care budget.

The true scale of London’s Olympic legacy may never be known, according to the researchers behind a new British Medical Journal (BMJ) Open study.

A GP surgery has been placed in special measures after the health regulator rated it inadequate.

Two councillors have presented a residents’ petition to the Mayor of London’s office against concrete factories in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

A wheelchair user has told how she almost missed a plane because of problems with disabled access at Canning Town station.

More prescriptions for type 2 diabetes are made in the borough than anywhere else in the country.

Olympic sprinters James Dasaolu and Emily Diamond joined more than 500 youngsters to launch the Marathon Kids programme at Newham Leisure Centre.

Hospital social therapist and cancer sufferer, Ray Humphreys, wants to spread positivity, promote awareness, and install hope in others.

A grieving mum whose only son died is transforming her home to help others.

An NHS trust claims to be the first in the country to have a female and ethnic minority top leadership team in place.

A proposal to merge sexual health clinics across east London is about efficiency and effectiveness, a council spokesman has said.

Most people could only dream of running 50 marathons in 50 days, but athletics coach Paul Lewis has done it with ease.

A “miracle baby” who was the size of an iPhone when she was born has defied the odds and is now getting ready for her first day at school.

A hospital trust which supports people in the borough has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by an independent health watchdog.

The introduction of “local hospital leadership teams” has led to better patient care and five-star reviews of Newham University Hospital (NUH).

Smokers have been urged to quit after figures show one in five people in the borough is stuck on the habit.

A GP surgery has been rated “inadequate” and placed into special measures.

A home care provider has neglected to improve its services after failing a health watchdog’s inspection twice in seven months.

Esther Shifra comes across as a thoughtful, intelligent and caring person.

Young people at risk of developing mental health issues are to be supported by funding of nearly £10 million, led by Newham Council.

The family of an East Ham man who was infected with Aids by NHS blood products have denounced a government scheme that offers just £10,000 in recognition of his tragic death.

It’s nearly time for the Olympics to take centre stage in the sporting world once more, and where better for a former Olympian to engage youngsters than at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park?

As one of his final acts as Prime Minister today David Cameron delivered the news victims of the NHS contaminated blood scandal have been expecting for months.

Significant research shows that people’s wellbeing can be maintained and improved by their physical health – and vice versa. Kat Hopps hears from one runner who helps others by being a mental health ambassador for England Athletics.

From children’s television favourites to a war exhibition, there was something for everyone at the Mayor’s Newham Show.

Srimathi Aiyer, known as Priya, recalls life before social anxiety disorder and depression took hold at secondary school.

The University of East London (UEL) has created a health and wellbeing portal for vulnerable people.

People living with dementia in the borough are to benefit from two new services from the Alzheimer’s Society.

The borough’s diverse population presents particular challenges for experts supporting individuals from ethnic minority groups with mental health issues.

As part of the Newham Recorder’s Minds Matter mental health campaign, EMMA YOULE spoke with an ex-traffic warden about the dramatic day she was first taken to a psychiatric hospital and asks whether attitudes have changed over time.

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