It seems we're also sharing our unhealthy eating habits with our pets.

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It's an established fact that as a nation we're getting bigger. But it seems we're also sharing our unhealthy eating habits with our pets.

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Magpas calls for more people to become life-savers

A campaign has been launched by the Huntingdon based emergency medical charity Magpas, to encourage everyone to learn CPR.

The charity says it is treating an increasing number of cases of heart attacks in men and women and even children.

They say it's often members of the public who are first on the scene and who can make the biggest difference. Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson.

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Skin cancer rates double in the East

More people are getting skin cancer Credit: ITV News Anglia

There's been a dramatic increase in the number of people diagnosed with skin cancer.

Over the last 20 years the amount of people with malignant melanoma which is the most serious form of skin cancer has doubled in the region according to Cancer Research UK.

People are being reminded to use sun cream this summer Credit: ITV News Anglia

18 in every 100,000 people in the East are diagnosed each year. This is compared to just 8 per 100,000 in the early 90s.

This equates to around 1,300 people developing malignant melanoma in the East every year.

The rise is partly down to an explosion in package holidays dating from the late 60s.

Helen Johnstone from Cancer Research UK "We know overexposure to UV rays from the sun or sunbeds is the main cause of skin cancer. This means, in many cases, the disease can be prevented, so it's essential to get into good sun safety habits, whether at home or abroad.

Sadly more and more people in the East of England are being diagnosed with malignant melanoma each year. But the good news is that survival is amongst the highest for any cancer. More than 8 in 10 people will now survive the disease."

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TB screening in Cambridgeshire after cluster of cases

The UKIP group leader at Cambridgeshire County Council is calling for all migrant workers from countries with high levels of tuberculosis to be screened before coming to Britain.

Paul Bullen made his remarks to ITV News Anglia following the diagnosis of 17 cases of the disease among workers at factories in Chatteris near Ely.

Staff at a factory where some of the infected people had worked, have been offered TB screening,

Public Health England says they cannot screen migrants from the European Union for TB, but that migrants from other countries with high rates of the disease are required to give proof they have been recently screened and are clear of the disease.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

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Two-thirds of men in East Anglia don't know how to check for signs of testicular cancer

by Sarah Beecroft

New research has revealed that two thirds of men in East Anglia don't know how to check themselves for signs and symptoms of testicular cancer.

It's Male Cancer Awareness Week and the cancer charity Orchid is encouraging young men to learn how to check for vital signs.

Click here for information on how to check yourself for testicular cancer

Click below to watch a report by Sarah Beecroft who went to meet the former Cambridge United player Adam Tann to find out why the charity is so important to him.

Left alone with her dying child: A mother's warning to other pregnant women to find out if their hospital will resuscitate babies born early

A mother from Essex whose premature baby son died after doctors refused to help, is urging other pregnant women to find out if their hospital will resuscitate babies born early.

Tracy Godwin's son Tom was born at 22 weeks in March 2010.

Southend Hospital had a policy not to resuscitate babies born earlier than 24 weeks and ignored pleas to help him live. He died 46 minutes later in his mother's arms. The hospital has since apologised.

Click below to watch a report by Ruth Banks

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