Health

Can turning down your heating help beat Diabetes?

It's interesting and could pave the way for more lifestyle changes that would help

– Dr Hilary's advice is to exercise

We know that exercise helps people with Type 2 diabetes, which is about 90 per cent of people with diabetes in the UK (about 3 and a half million people).

A recent study by researchers in Holland found that turning down the thermostat and cooling the room to 15 degrees changes glucose metabolism which increases sensitivity to insulin by up to 43 per cent in 10 days. That's the equivalent of exercise.

Do you suffer with an allergy?

Do you suffer with an allergy? Do you have a particular allergy that you've tried various treatments or remedies for? Is your allergy so unusual that you're concerned? Maybe you suspect you're allergic to something but want to know more? As part of Allergy Awareness Week, Dr Hilary will be taking your questions live in a special edition of The Pulse.

Get in touch with your name, contact details and queries at lorraine@itv.com before Thursday 27 April.

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Bodyposipanda's Megan Crabbe on body positivity

It’s teaching everyone that you have value - and that you’re good enough in your own skin

– Megan Crabbe on body positivity

She's got 742,000 followers on Instagram and started the awesome #DontHateTheShake movement - it's Megan Crabbe, aka Bodyposipanda! We were delighted to welcome the rainbow-haired sensation on today's show. With a new book out, she took time to explain the body positivity movement to us πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸŒˆ

If I could talk to the younger me, I would say 'how you look isn't the most important things about you'

– Megan Crabbe gets reflective

Great news for migraine sufferers

Currently six million Brits suffer from migraines but maintaining a healthy weight could help to improve the condition, according to new research.

Dr Pixie explains that you are 27% more likely to suffer from migraines if you're overweight and 13% more like to if you're underweight.

Have you got a question for Dr Pixie McKenna?

Dr Pixie McKenna

On Thursday's show, resident GP on Embarrassing Bodies Dr Pixie McKenna will be guest hosting our Open Surgery and taking your health questions live on the show.

Perhaps you're worried about a niggling cold that you just can't shift or maybe you're suffering from a touch of the spring sniffles? Whatever your question, join Dr Pixie in Thursday's Open Surgery.

Email your questions and contact details, including a phone number and email address, to lorraine@itv.com with Open Surgery in the subject line before midnight on Wednesday 12 April 2017. Entrants must be 18+

Terms and conditions apply.

Have you got a health question for Dr Hilary?

Have you got a health question for Dr Hilary?

Do you have any health concerns or questions that you'd like to put to Dr Hilary live in his Open Surgery?

Maybe you're worried about a niggling cold that you just can't shift or perhaps you're suffering from a touch of the spring sniffles? Whatever your question, join our resident medic in Thursday's Open Surgery.

Email your questions and contact details, including a phone number and email address, to lorraine@itv.com with Open Surgery in the subject line before 8.30am on Thursday 6 April. Entrants must be 18+

Terms and conditions apply.