Health

Is there such a thing as the 'manopause'?

When Reg was in his mid 40s he began to experience symptoms including tiredness, hot flushes, loss of memory and stiffness in muscles.

His symptoms got progressively worse over five years, and after testing negatively for a variety of illnesses including Glandular Fever and HIV, doctors suggested Reg could be experiencing the male menopause.

'Body dysmorphia ruined my life'

I felt like the black sheep of the family, an embarrassment

– Chloe Catchpole opens up about her experience of body dysmorphia

It's a condition that affects two percent of the population, but Chloe Catchpole's struggle with body dysmorphic disorder became so serious that she refused to leave her home.

How to check your moles for signs of skin cancer

As part of our week-long sun safety campaign, Love Your VIPs, Dr Hilary Jones showed us how to check our moles for signs and symptoms of cancer.

Around 15,000 people are diagnosed with malignant melanoma in the UK every year.

Linda Robson's daughter Lauren had a suspicious mole removed six years ago, but has been concerned about another on her back. A check up today at The Mole Clinic in London revealed no cause for concern but Dr Hilary has urged people to monitor their moles for any of the following tell-tale signs.

Kim Taylforth: 'My skin cancer scare'

It's lovely to be out in the sun but wear the right protection!

– Kim Taylforth has urged people to protect themselves in the sun as she opened up about her skin cancer scare

Actress Kim Taylforth has urged people to be extra vigilant while out in the sun as she opened up about her experience of skin cancer.

Skin cancer is the UK's most common cancer, affecting 250,000 people every year.

Dean Edwards: Me and vitiligo

It makes me unique, it makes me different

– Dean Edwards has learnt to embrace his skin condition vitiligo

Our resident chef Dean Edwards stepped away from the kitchen hobs today to join Lorraine on the sofa to talk about living with the skin condition vitiligo.

Nikki Sanderson on motor neurone disease support

The cruelty, I believe, is the fact that her brain is fine but she can't move...

– Lorraine discusses motor neurone disease with Nikki Sanderson

We gave a very warm welcome to Hollyoaks star Nikki Sanderson and her mum Jude this morning, as the pair filled us in on an awareness campaign very close to their hearts.

The pair are both supporting the Motor Neurone Disease Association after a very close family friend, Hayley, was diagnosed with the disease.

While heart-breaking, the former Corrie actress and her mum provide lots of inspiration as they tell their personal tale and help raise awareness.