Amy Dowden health: ‘My body couldn’t cope’ Strictly star on her life-altering condition

Amy Dowden, 28, has regularly appeared on Strictly Come Dancing since 2017. the star has devoted her life to dancing but her passionate pursuit has not come easy. In may this year, Amy divulged on ITV’s This Morning that she’d been living with Crohn’s disease since she was a child. She revealed she first experienced symptoms of the condition aged […]

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Scarlet fever warning: New bug fuels rise in cases – how to spot the symptoms

Scarlet fever is an infectious bacterial disease affecting mostly children and causes fever and a scarlet rash. The condition was very common in the Victorian era and deemed deadly. Cases of the illness dramatically reduced partly due to better hygiene. But now, officials have warned more fatalities are likely to follow the outbreak in Essex, as British scientists have identified […]

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Rob Mallard health: ‘I was incredibly embarrassed’ Corrie star on his chronic condition

Rob Mallard, 27, experienced first hand what happens when an actor’s personal life spills out into the public domain. The actor, who joined Coronation Street back in 2016, received a backlash on social media after appearing on This Morning last year. Viewers criticised his conduct on the show, commenting on his shaking and accusing the star of being drunk. The […]

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Type 2 diabetes: ‘Health’ drinks containing more sugar than doughnuts – what are they?

The current recommendation for sugar intake is that it does not exceed 10 per cent of daily energy intake. A recent review published by The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) highlighted the need for this percentage to be further reduced to 5 per cent. When the afternoon lull hits, most reach for something a little fizzy however according to […]

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Stomach bloating: Your swelling may signify this digestive condition – are you at risk?

Stomach bloating describes the uncomfortable sensation that typically follows an overindulgence in certain foods. People tend to experience a stretchy, puffy sensation in their tummy and painful abdominal cramps.  Cutting out gassy culprits normally does the trick. However, tummy swelling can also signify an underlying digestive conditions known as diverticular disease and diverticulitis.  Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are related digestive […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis: Maintaining ‘sufficient’ levels of this may help prevent the disease

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, which means the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own cells. This causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. The symptoms usually affect the hands, feet and wrists. Certain measures can be taken to reduce the risk of developing Rheumatoid arthritis, one study suggests a certain vitamin may help prevent the onset of […]

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Parkinson’s disease: These mouth difficulties could mean you are at risk

Parkinson’s develops when cells in the brain stop working properly and are lost over time. These brain cells produce a chemical called dopamine. Symptoms start to appear when the brain can’t make enough dopamine to control movement properly. People with Parkinson’s disease commonly experience tremor (shaking), slowness of movement and rigidity (muscle stiffness) – but there are many other symptoms […]

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Cancer warning: How to detect signs of the disease in your toilet habits

Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is cancer that starts anywhere inside the stomach or the stomach wall. As early symptoms such as persistent indigestion and heartburn are easily confused with less serious conditions, cancer is often advanced by the time it’s diagnosed. It is therefore important to get any possible symptoms of stomach cancer checked by a GP […]

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Stomach bloating: Doing this activity in ‘moderation’ can still cause you grief

Stomach bloating is caused by too much gas filling up the gastrointestinal tract. The feeling can cause intense discomfort, resulting in a stretched tummy and abdominal cramps. It is usually brought on by overindulging in gassy foods and fizzy drinks. One study reveals the extent to which alcohol can pose a risk. According to research presented at the American College […]

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Heart attack: The ‘important’ meal you should never skip or face ‘significant’ risk

Heart attacks occur when the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot. A lack of blood to the heart may seriously damage the heart muscle and can be life-threatening. Heart attacks are strongly linked to unhealthy lifestyle habits such as excessive alcohol consumption and eating too much salt. Mounting evidence suggests skipping breakfast […]

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