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In the first in a series of monthly health specials, we look at north east London’s healthcare and discuss with local experts the biggest challenges it faces.

Police and hospital staff are appealing for the mother of a newborn baby found in a park in east London to come forward so that she can get medical care and help.

TV’s Helen Fospero and Tim Vincent took on the adrenaline-raising 300ft abseil from the helipad in Whitechapel for its annual fundraising event for the London Air Ambulance lifesaving charity.

Surgeons at the Royal London’s dental hospital throw open the doors tomorrow to meet anyone looking for an apprenticeship or a job.

A giant ‘fatberg’ is blocking a major sewer flow in east London deep beneath the Whitechapel Road.

Modern life can be stressful, and finding someone to listen to your worries with a sympathetic ear can be difficult.

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

Rap performer Professor Green puts on a one-off gig next month to raise funds for trauma research and care at the Royal London Hospital.

Local authorities are calling for urgent government action after a shock rise in child obesity with 600 youngsters being treated for Type 2 diabetes normally only seen in adults over 40.

Police are making sweeps on council estates in east London to stop gangs hanging around using ‘laughing gas’ to get their kicks.

A grief-stricken family are crowdfunding to fly their mum’s body home to east London after she died while on holiday in Turkey.

A family have launched a £25,000 crowdfunding campaign to get their mum back home to Bromley-by-Bow after she suffered a heart attack on holiday in Turkey.

Road closures will hit a large swathe of East London with Wapping and the whole Isle of Dogs ‘trapped’ by Sunday’s annual London-to-Surrey cycle race.

A new nursing course has been launched to help the chronic shortage of nurses in east London’s hospitals.

Hundreds of low paid hospital workers in east London begin a seven-day strike in a pay dispute for a 30p-an-hour pay rise claim.

Cleaners, porters and security staff at The Royal London and Mile End hospitals have walked out in a dispute over a 30p an hour pay rise.

Barts Health NHS Trust has been praised for its efforts to recruit more people from working-class backgrounds.

People across Tower Hamlets are being urged to stay cool, hydrated and to check on vulnerable neighbours during the extreme hot weather predicted this week.

A £2million obstetrics research centre to tackle problems that particularly affect mothers and their unborn and newborn children is east London will open in Whitechapel tomorrow.

Health chiefs are appealing for locals to join a new panel which will scrutinise the experience of patients at The Royal London and Mile End hospitals.

Non-medical staff employed by a private contractor at Barts Health NHS Trust say they are considering strike action in a dispute over pay and working conditions.

Patients at The Royal London and Mile End hospitals are facing cancelled appointments more than a week after their computer systems were hit by a cyber attack.

A month-long campaign to fight tooth decay and child obesity has been started by Tower Hamlets Council to tackle numbers of overweight youngsters which are among the highest in the country.

Patients are being warned that some planned appointments will be cancelled as The Royal London and Mile End hospitals aim to recover from Friday’s cyber attack.

Barts Health, which runs Mile End Hospital and The Royal London Hospital, has been hit by a ‘cyber attack’ reported to be affecting NHS services across the country.

Parent workshops on how to manage stress, anxiety, depression and low self-confidence are being held at Poplar’s Langdon Park Secondary.

Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham (MiTHN) has teamed up with The Prince’s Trust to provide new mental health support for young people.

A public campaign to stop smoking is being targeted at east London’s Muslim community by Tower Hamlets health chiefs in time for Ramadan.

A nine-year-old boy with hyperactivity disorder causing behaviour problems is helping a London charity’s ‘Action for Brain Injury’ week to highlight the unseen effects.

TV’s Dragons’ Den success Swing Patrol is planning a summer of free outdoor dance and fitness activities at Spitalfields Market to get east London to swing.

A charter drawn up by local authorities in east London to curb child obesity and reduce sugar in foods on public sale has been signed first by Tower Hamlets Council.

London’s Air Ambulance treated 97 patients in Tower Hamlets last year, making it the third busiest borough in the capital.

Protesters turned up along the A12 Blackwall Tunnel approach in east London armed with face masks.

Prison officer Baz Colley is one of a squad of 28 wellwishers running in Sunday’s London Marathon to support East London’s unique Bow Ability therapy gym.

The parents of a little girl who survived three major lung conditions in hospital at just five weeks old are taking part in a fundraising campaign for the charity that gave them free accommodation to be near the hospital bedside.

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