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Ask an expert: Why has my husband been so bad tempered and stressed since our baby was born?

A US researcher highlights possible biological causes of postnatal depression in new dads, as well as how to deal with the problem.

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The Mood on Track team who were commended at the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards.

Lancashire Care given two awards at ceremony

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust bagged two awards at the national, prestigious Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards ceremony which was held to celebrate positive work in mental health.

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Take part in survey on deafness and hearing loss

Take part in survey on deafness and hearing loss

A national charity is inviting residents of Lancashire with deafness and hearing loss to take part in some vital research on access to healthcare.

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Employer Recognition Scheme 2017 Gold Awards at the Imperial War Museum, London. From left: HRH Prince Harry, Michael Forrest - Director of Organisational Development, Katy Evans - Health and Wellbeing Advisor, Matt House - Consultant Paramedic, Sir Michael Fallon - Defence Secretary.

North West Ambulance Service goes for gold at awards ceremony

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has been presented with an Armed Forces Covenant Gold Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award from HRH Prince Harry.

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Most still feel youthful because they have a positive outlook on life

Brits are not officially 'over the hill' until the age of 83

Brits are not officially "over the hill" until the ripe old age of 83, a new poll revealed yesterday.

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Public Health England (PHE) has issued advice

Don't prepare food for 48 hours to avoid spreading vomiting bug, sufferers told

People affected by the vomiting bug norovirus should avoid preparing food for two days to avoid spreading it to others, experts have warned.

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Get your flu vaccination to stay well this winter.

Get your flu jab to help you stay well this winter

The Bay Health and Care Partners are reminding people in at-risk groups to get their flujab to help them stay well this winter.

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Colette Rankin.

Mum-of-two fights back from breast cancer at age of 30

Colette Rankin was enjoying her maternity leave and looking after new baby Emelia when she was struck down by breast cancer at the age of just 30.

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An artist's impression of the proposed new RLI car park.

Six-storey staff car park approved for Lancaster hospital

A new multi-storey car park will be built at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary in the hope it will be better equipped to cope with parking demands.

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About nine in 10 people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes

Doctors should send pre-diabetes patients to weight watchers, say experts

GPs should send patients who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes to Weight Watchers, a new study suggests.

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Cat Smith MP with Samantha Beetham and Lisa Richardson. Photo by Matt Cetti-Roberts

Lancaster group wins award for work tackling underage drinking

The Lancaster Community Alcohol Partnership has won a national award for its work tackling underage drinking in the city’s Bulk ward.

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Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Information available about facilities before a health appointment

People living with or caring for someone with a disability will soon be able to access information about facilities before they visit for a health appointment.

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Patients may be banned from attending A&E departments

Plan to ban A&E walk-ins without referral

Patients could be banned from attending A&E departments unless they have been referred by a GP or 111, a health official has said.

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Who should get the flu jab?

Everything you need to know about this year’s flu jab - and why you should get it right now

Brace yourselves: the worst flu epidemic for 50 years is on the way to the UK.
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Planned - or elective - operations could be put on the back burner

Major flu outbreak could see routine operations suspended for months

Routine operations could "cease for several months" if hospitals have to deal with a major flu outbreak this winter, an expert has warned.

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Fingertip injuries are the most common hand injury

Parents urged to use door safety catches to prevent thousands of hand injuries

Parents are being urged to use door safety catches to prevent their children suffering serious hand injuries.

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An embarrassed 31 percent admitted they lie to friends and family

A quarter of British couples no longer sleep in the same bed

Almost a quarter of British couples NO LONGER sleep in the same bed as their partner, according to a new study.

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Paul Jebb is taking part in the 10k for Nurses.

Nurse in 10k bid to raise charity cash

An assistant chief nurse at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT), will take part in a 10k run in Sheffield on October 22 as part of the 10k for Nurses initiative which raises money for the Cavell Nurses’ Trust.

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James Geary, Advanced Physiotherapist.

Patient service praised by ortho surgeons

A new service for patients referred to the orthopaedic service has become

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Connected Health Cities is asking people to fill out a survey to find out how people feel about sharing their health data.

Would you share your data?

How do you feel about sharing your personal health data?

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