A city charity ball raised hundreds of pounds which will help cancer patients.

A mother from Watton appeared on ITV’s This Morning to talk about how she secretly gave her son cannabis to save his life.

Families with children in Lowestoft are being urged to join an annual walking festival to help improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

A young mother whose daughter suffers from a rare syndrome that causes epilepsy is calling for more awareness of the condition to end the stigma attached to it.

Up to 6,000 people a year could have much of the pain and anxiety of being checked for skin cancer ended - thanks to a state-of-the-art microscope that has arrived in Norfolk.

As mum-of-two Melanie Gilson watched her daughter Isla getting reading for her first day of school, she couldn’t help but reflect.

A number of healthy walks in the Waveney area have been organised for next month by OneLife Suffolk.

A mum and daughter from Norwich have raised £6,000 as a way to say thank you for the care they have both received as cancer patients.

Six-year-old Georgia Stallard loves her nana so much she would do anything for her.

Friends and family will step out in memory of a much-loved Norwich mum on what would have been her 38th birthday, to raise money for charity and awareness of the deadly disease that claimed her life.

A senior ophthalmologist at the James Paget University Hospital has been given a professorship as recognition of his role in promoting research.

Meet Harry the whippet who is on a mission to bring smiles and health benefits to dementia patients at the James Paget University Hospital.

Work has started on the construction of a new medical centre in Cromer after the council confirmed the sale of land, which paves the way for the £3.5 million development, has been completed.

Health facilities and equipment in Norwich and beyond will be upgraded as part of a £7.5m investment planned by the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

Doctors and health staff met with charity volunteers to discuss how they can work together.

A regional politician will become an ambassador for a worldwide campaign to eradicate polio.

An air ambulance was scrambled after reports that a man in his 60s was suffering from breathing difficulties.

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.

Steps are being taken to make Sprowston dementia friendly.

A north Norfolk district councillor who served in the Royal Navy for more than 20 years is reaching out to ex-servicemen suffering from dementia, in the hope that chatting about the past will make the condition easier to live with.

A cyclist whose young son got “exemplary care” will be taking on the challenge of a lifetime this June to raise funds for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital charity to say thank you.

A number of healthy walks in the Waveney area have been organised for next week by OneLife Suffolk.

The Norfolk and Norwich hospital is facing calls to investigate how it overpaid a private company £2.9m.

An ambitious bid is underway to officially make Norwich a dementia-friendly city. As part of this firms are being encouraged to free up their staff for awareness training. One of these is Archant and editor David Powles joined a session.

An award-winning University of East Anglia social work expert is spearheading a nationwide competition to find the best in the business.

Health chiefs hope emergency care for older patients is going to be improved by a new pilot scheme at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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.

Deconditioning Syndrome is an important issue facing older patients, who can lose the ability to do everyday tasks as a result of prolonged periods of inactivity.

A 21-year old has told of his joy after surgeons from two Norfolk hospitals teamed up to perform sight-saving eye surgery described as “mind boggling”.

This will be my final column for this paper because after today I am leaving my job as health correspondent for Archant.

Carers in Dereham have been given a better understanding of the effects of autism thanks to an innovative new simulation launched in the UK.

It started as one man’s prescription to provide dignity and support for the elderly and vulnerable.

A holidaymaker who was struck down by illness during a dream break abroad revealed he is still struggling to recover from his nightmare ordeal - nine months after flying home.

The River Wensum could be at risk of pollution from a 24 hour waste plant handling up to 150,000 tonnes a year on its banks, according to an independent review of the environmental risk.

The going was good for a Snettisham family who took to the race course in memory of a popular wife and mother who died from cancer.

When Mike Stone suffered a heart attack having a defibrillator close to hand helped him enjoy another decade of precious life.

Community groups across Norwich are being encouraged to bid for £5,000 grants from the city’s health chiefs.

A care home is inviting the community to join a sing-along to celebrate Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday.

A new diagnostic and day-case centre which is part of a “crucial” hospital expansion could be built within 30 months after bosses gave initial plans the go-ahead.

A new dementia support group is starting up in Mattishall next week to offer friendship, advice and support to those living with the condition and their carers.

Police officers have decided to end an investigation into a care home which was set up following a patient’s death.

Stroke care at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn is now listed in the top 20pc of services in the country.

A specialist has become the only psychiatrist in the UK to win a scholarship from a European organisation.

She may be 70 years old and has an extreme fear of heights - yet that is not stopping pensioner Jenny Holland from taking her fundraising challenge to new levels.

Four Norfolk acupuncturists have raised £545 for Norfolk’s Big C cancer charity by staging an “acuthon”.

Patients and visitors at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital are being warned of traffic disruption.

Parents from Poringland will be hosting a charity ball to raise money for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in honour of their daughter who passed away in 2010.

The Marks & Spencer store in Norwich is to host fortnightly mental health chat sessions as part of a project fronted by comedian and campaigner Ruby Wax

Homeowners on a large housing estate will have access to a life-saving defibrillator in a few weeks’ time.

More than 100 pledges have been made across Norwich as the drive to create a ‘dementia friendly’ city gathers pace.

A popular dementia café will be able to continue for another year after a council cash boost.

The sale of land to allow a new £3.5m medical centre to be built in Cromer has been completed.

“Your mother is a bed blocker. She is blocking a bed that someone else needs more than she does.”

Famous faces are filling the Facebook timeline of 11-year-old Maisie Lossau as she continues her battle against a brain tumour.

A number of healthy walks in the Waveney area have been organised for next week by OneLife Suffolk.

A hospital nurse has been appointed as president of a national organisation which works to enhance skills and knowledge in operating theatre departments.

Vital, life-saving equipment has been installed on a housing estate – thanks to the generosity of a cardiac arrest survivor and a Norfolk charity.

A carer from Norfolk is marking 25 years of service in the care industry with a series of special celebrations.

People are being urged to avoid visiting the accident and emergency department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital unless their condition is ‘life-threatening’.

Staff at a Norfolk care home have welcomed an overall good Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection rating.

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