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Tower Hamlets Council have launched an online tool which helps people keep tabs on their drinking habits.

Former BBC Countryfile TV presenter Julia Bradbury is urging people to cross Tower Bridge in her campaign to stop people dying of bowel cancer.

A clinical trial has begun by researchers at Whitechapel using stem cell transplants to grow new immune systems for people with untreatable Crohn’s disease.

A new device to help Type 1 diabetics monitor their glucose levels without having to go through blood tests with needles is now available on the NHS after its approval by Tower Hamlets GPs’ commissioning group.

A GP surgery on the Isle of Dogs will get almost £1million of council funding to help the area cope with a growing population and improve services.

Little Freddy Cooper has to have breathing mask to survive the day living next to a massive demolition site on the Isle of Dogs.

Bad housing and the struggle to find decent accommodation can affect people’s health such as obesity and mental stress, a conference of Tower Hamlets professionals has been told.

A man who survived an avalanche and still recovering from brain injury six years later has been back to the Alps to return to snowboarding after long treatment at Ability Bow therapy gym.

A big-hearted big brother who cares for his little sister with a rare disease persuaded his school in Wapping to hold a fundraising day for a charity that helps children with liver conditions.

A dreary, clinical area at the new Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel has now been turned into the first A&E room in Britain with artwork created for people with mental health conditions.

For many the summer heat is a welcome break from a long, dark winter.

Barts Health Trust is one of the top 50 employers in the UK for boosting equality.

Little Wahid Islam celebrated his birthday almost the same day as the NHS at a pop-up free cake stall in Whitechapel Market—he turned five while the health service turned 70.

Mile End Hospital joined in the celebrations for the NHS’ seventieth birthday last week.

Mental health nurses in Tower Hamlets yesterday picked up a national nursing award.

Tomorrow (Thursday), hospitals, GPs and other healthcare specialists across the country will celebrate 70 years of the National Health Service, one of the UK’s greatest achievements.

More Tower Hamlets schools have picked up this year’s Mayor of London ‘healthy living’ awards at City Hall today than schools in any other London borough.

A hospital has changed the way it carries out post-surgical care following the death of a man after a routine operation.

An east London mental health trust has retained its ‘outstanding’ CQC rating.

Museum curators are deciding the fate of the infamous ‘Whitechapel fatberg’ and considering acquiring the toxic sewage as a permanent artefact.

Wendy Holland is living on borrowed time after being diagnosed with the deadly mesothelioma “asbestos disease” caused by hugging her dad as a toddler when he came home every night from working in the docks in the 1960s.

A clinic has opened for women from Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest and Redbrige who have experienced female genital mutilation (FGM).

Kate Hatcher likes company when she cycles down to the south coast—so the 30-year-old from Millwall, on the Isle of Dogs, joined 16,000 others who saddled up to ride with her on Sunday.

There has been a drop in the number of women in Tower Hamlets being screened for cervical cancer, according to NHS data.

Potentially life-saving breast cancer screening appointments for women in Tower Hamlets have been delayed due to a shortage of staff to carry out the service.

A grandmother from Poplar claims she has been left severely disabled and “waiting to die” after suffering an adverse reaction to a new bladder drug.

Thousands of carers giving unpaid support to those in need are being encouraged by Tower Hamlets Council to stay healthy themselves with awareness events during Carers’ Week from Monday.

Low paid NHS workers employed by an outsourcing giant at the NHS trust which runs Royal London Hospital today held a series of lunchtime protests over pay.

A-thousand cyclists are planning a night ride tomorrow from the Olympic Park through central London taking in iconic sites like Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf.

More than 275,000 people are battling high blood pressure across east London, and last month saw health agencies across the capital unite to take part in May Measurement Month to try to tackle the problem.

Graham Naylor is lucky to be alive after almost being frozen to death buried deep by an avalanche on a skiing trip.

The MP for Bethnal Green and Bow is calling for more money for the NSPCC’s childline service.

Inspectors rated a supported living service in Bethnal Green ‘outstanding’ in a report published yesterday.

More than 500 work-place accidents have been recorded at Canary Wharf in just 12 months.

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