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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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.

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Edwina Currie poses with a representative from Ovacome