Charley Spriggs has won a Princess Diana award after swimming the Channel to help the hospital that saved her grandfather's life.
A specialist cancer unit in Cambridge dedicated to treating teenagers celebrated its second birthday today with a super hero themed party.
A Norfolk eating disorder charity says people are still being harmed by the stigma associated with their illness.
Researchers at Cambridge University have found a pot of yoghurt a day may help keep diabetes away.
Scientists discovered regular consumption of yoghurt reduced the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 28%.
Other low-fat fermented dairy foods, such as fromage frais and cottage cheese, also showed a health benefit, according to the study of more than 4,000 people.
More than 65% of people in the East of England are classed as overweight according to figures published by Public Health England.
Percentage classed as overweight in counties and unitary authorities in the Anglia region:
72.5% - Milton Keynes
69.1% - Central Bedfordshire
67.5% - Northamptonshire
67.3% - Essex
65.7% - Norfolk
65.5% - Peterborough
65.3% - Suffolk
65.0% - Cambridgeshire
61.8% - Hertfordshire
60.9% - Bedford
59.0% - Luton
Obesity data from Public Health England is "scaremongering" and is complicit with a wider attempt to belittle fat people, a body image campaigner told Daybreak.
Fatima Parker from the International Size Acceptance Society said the weight loss industry had a lot to gain from data that painted obesity as a national problem.
"By belittling fat people....by stigmatising us, they will scare you, who are thin. Be careful! You will be treated that way."
Local government has a "critical role" to play in the battle against obesity as it will be up to them to supply the exercise clubs needed to get people more active, a Westminster doctor told Daybreak.
Professor Kevin Fenton said local authorities would also be responsible for checking the "distribution of fast food outlets" which had grown dramatically over the last 30 years.
New England-wide data released by Public Health England has revealed that 63.8% of adults are now obese or overweight. A breakdown of local authorities has also been released.
- The fattest local authority area is Copeland in west Cumbria, where 75.9% of people are overweight or obese, followed by:
- Doncaster 74.4%
- East Lindsey in Lincolnshire 73.8%
- Ryedale in North Yorkshire 73.7%
- Sedgemoor in Somerset 73.4%
- Gosport in Hampshire 72.9%
- Castle Point in Essex 72.8%
- Bolsover in Derbyshire 72.5%
- County Durham 72.5%
- Milton Keynes 72.5%
New figures out have revealed that more than seventy per cent of adults in Milton Keynes are overweight or obese.
The data by Public Health England showed 72.5% of people were overweight compared to the national average of 64%.
In Luton that figure was 59%, in Northamptonshire 67.5%
Health problems associated with being overweight cost the NHS over £5 billion each year.
Dr Mike Lilley, Public Health England, South Midlands & Hertfordshire said:
“Public Health England is committed to helping tackle the levels of people who are overweight and obese by supporting our local authorities to develop a broad programme of action to reduce levels of excess weight."
“There is no silver bullet to reducing obesity. It is an issue that requires action at national, local, family and individual level... This new data will enable local councils to monitor progress towards the national ambition of achieving a downward trend in excess weight by 2020."
Cambridge is helping to lead the way in medical advances with the help of a new app for your phone or tablet launched by a leading cancer charity.
It comes on the day the World Health Organisation has predicted the number of cancer cases will reach 24 million a year by 2035 - but says half could be prevented.
The phone app comes in the form of a game which will help scientists in Cambridge to analyse gene data - and ultimately help to develop new treatments.
David Wood reports on the latest craze.
It has a world-wide reputation for medical excellence, pioneering life-saving operations, and first-class research.
From carrying out the world's first heart lung and liver transplant to the UK's first use of an artificial heart, Papworth Hospital has been at the forefront of surgery techniques.
As the Cambridgeshire hospital welcomes its new boss, we take a look back at its impressive history.