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Scientists claim people can't be fat and fit

Scientists in Cambridge say the claim people can be "fat and fit" is a myth.

A major study led by Cambridge University found that overweight people were at risk of heart disease no matter how healthy they were.

Experts say getting down to a healthy weight is still important even if your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol are normal.

More money for diabetes care


Health chiefs in Bedfordshire have secured an extra half a million pounds of funding to invest in Diabetes care.

Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat in the UK, and Bedfordshire's Clinical commissioning group say they'll put the money towards increasing the number of specialists to spot the disease earlier.

95% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die from disease

Pancreatic cancer has on of the worst survival rates. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Ninety five percent of people in the East of England diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die from the disease, according to figures from a cancer charity.

It is the worst survival rate of all common cancers because it is often only found when it is too late to treat.

Of the 960 people diagnosed every year only 48 survive. Pancreatic Cancer Action is calling for greater awareness of the symptoms.

Julie Williams' husband was diagnosed with the cancer in 2015 and died just 9 months later. She's calling for greater awareness of the symptoms.

I think you just need to keep going back and if you're not happy with a diagnosis, ask for a second opinion because the quicker this is diagnosed the better chances are that it can be treated.

– Julie Williams


New medical suite named after colleague killed in helicopter crash

A new medical suite has been opened at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge - named after a member of staff who died in a helicopter crash.

Kath Walker was 51 when she and her partner were killed in New Zealand in 2015 during a sight-seeing trip. The helicopter they were travelling in crashed into Fox Glacier on South Island.

Today, her daughter Rebecca Walker unveiled a plaque to officially open the Kath Walker Radiosurgery Suite.

It will provide cutting-edge medicine and help save lives.

Watch Matthew Hudson's report for ITV News Anglia to find out more.

N&N one of the best in Europe for cancer treatment

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital one of the best in ovarian cancer treatment. Credit: ITV Anglia

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has been named one of the top three in the country in ovarian cancer treatment.

It's just been awarded a special certification that only 14 hospitals in the whole of Europe. It recognises the highly specialised surgery it offers women with the disease.

Gynaecology oncology specialists at NNUH treat around 60 patients each year.

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