Health

Mental Health Awareness Week: Postnatal depression

On the second day of Mental Health Awareness Week we are focusing on postnatal depression (PND).

One in every ten mums will experience postnatal depression after giving birth. Baby blues is a brief period of feeling emotional and tearful around three to 10 days after giving birth. It affects about 85 per cent of new mothers. However, around 10-15 per cent of new mothers develop a much deeper and longer-term depression known as postnatal depression - PND.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Anxiety

Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 in the UK. To kick off a week of discussing mental health on the show, Lorraine was joined by journalist Bryony Gordon and mother and daughter Victoria and Florence to discuss anxiety this morning.

Florence Sharman has suffered with anxiety since she was just seven years old, she bravely told Lorraine about her struggles. She wants the stigma around mental illness to stop and encourages other sufferers to speak up to raise awareness.

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.