Health

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.

Izzy Judd on her and Harry's IVF journey

I always wanted to be a mum, ever since I was a little girl it was absolutely what I just thought would happen...

– Izzy Judd on her journey to less-expected motherhood

When Izzy Judd married McFly star Harry Judd in 2012, they dreamed of starting a family, turning to IVF after two years of trying. Following a long and often difficult journey, baby Lola arrived last year, and Izzy is currently expecting her second child - amazing news!

The book author joined us to share her inspiring story...

All I want from the book is to make people feel less alone

– Izzy Judd

What's the best way to wash your hands?

Washing your hands with cold water kills bacteria just as effectively as washing with warm water, say the experts.

Watch Dr Hilary discuss the latest findings in this week's edition of The Pulse.

Is your caffeine fix good for you?

Your morning coffee may give you that much-needed energy boost, but did you know it could also contain hidden health benefits?

According to new research, two cups of coffee a day could help reduce the risk of liver cancer by a third.

Dr Hilary explains the latest health findings in this week's edition of The Pulse.

John Whaite on his battle with depression

It feels so weird not being behind the kitchen because that’s my safe zone...

– John Whaite on speaking out about dealing with depression on TV for the first time

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we've been talking to some inspirational figures who've battle mental health issues. Today, while we're used to seeing him in our kitchen, John Whaite joined Lorraine to speak out about what it's like to suffer from depression - and how hard it can be even sharing his feelings with his own family.

For me, as many dark days as I have, I have bright days where i can achieve so much

– John talks about what drives him through the darker days