The Pulse: Dr Hilary's health headlines

After Angelina Jolie has revealed that she's had her ovaries removed to prevent getting cancer - due to being a carrier of the BRCA2 gene mutation, meaning she has a 50% risk - Dr Hilary tells us more about how women like her and Michelle Heaton are raising awareness by opening up about their stories.

He also brings us more health headlines, including how smoking really does affect an unborn baby, why an ill-fitting bra can cause backache and why long lie-ins could lead to depression, heart disease and even premature death.

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Are you comfortable talking about your period?

We're talking about endometriosis in The Pulse on Thursday's Lorraine - and a new campaign which is encouraging women to talk about their periods. But how do you feel talking about yours?

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Edwina's cancer scare can educate others

If it's caught early, if people would actually talk about it...

– Edwina Currie on catching ovarian cancer early

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and charity Ovacome have launched a social media campaign called #tellyourdaughter, which sees parents posting selfies with their daughters, promising to tell them about the symptoms.

Edwina Currie is one of the celebrities backing the campaign - she had an ovarian cancer scare in 2001, but fortunately her cyst was benign.

Find out how to BEAT ovarian cancer with Ovacome

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Edwina Currie poses with a representative from Ovacome

Are you an aquaholic?

Dr Hilary joins us with a round up of all the topical health stories from the week. Today he discusses the new antibiotics guidance and the myths of catching a cold - plus are we drinking too much water?

He also chats to Gaby about cosmetic Surgery and the new campaign to highlight the importance of not rushing into procedures, the menopause and bowel cancer and the new testing kit you can buy on the high street.

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So... did you Check YOUR Chaps?

It's the last day of our Check Your Chaps campaign and Brian, Vogue and Dr Hilary join Lorraine on the sofa to look back on the highlights of our two weeks of reminding everyone of the importance of checking for testicular and prostate cancer.

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Check Your Chaps: Prostate check

As part of the Check Your Chaps campaign (prostate week) we are aiming to save lives and spread awareness.

Dr Hilary is live from a prostate clinic in Central London and will be speaking to Professor Roger Kirby who is a prostate surgeon and has also suffered from prostate cancer. He will be joined with prostate patients Dean Mason, Errol McKellar and wife Sharon.

Find out how to check for testicular cancer

Find out more about prostate cancer

We want your #CheckYourChaps healthy selfies