ITV has teamed up with charity Prostate Cancer UK to ask people to stand by the men in their lives and fight against the disease.
Actor Neil Stuke, who stars alongside Ray Winstone and Tamzin Outhwaite in a new film about prostate cancer, writes about the disease.
More than 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK every year, yet few get themselves tested. Here's what you need to know.
ITV's campaign is taking place in the run up to Father's Day and we want women get involved too, pledging their voice to talk to the men in their lives about how prostate cancer can be identified, treated or monitored, potentially saving thousands of lives every year. You can make your pledge here.
This week here we're running a campaign with the charity Prostate Cancer UK to raise awareness of the disease, which kills at least one man every hour in this country. Men are more likely to ignore health problems than women.
Ignorance surrounding prostate cancer has contributed to its rise and is set to be the most common cancer by 2030. We'll be talking those living with the disease and to medical experts who will be telling us about the symptoms and why some men are more at risk than others.
- Is your man at risk? Some groups are more at risk than others
- Has your man any family history of prostate cancer? Ask them about it.
- Do your or your your man know the signs of prostate cancer?
- Do you need further advice?
- Prostate Cancer UK's website is on this link
- Call 0800 074 8383 (free from UK landlines)
- Text relay prefix - 18001. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Wed 7pm-9pm
– Dr Helena Johnson, Chair of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Walking is free and good for your health soit’s understandable that more people are doing it to get to work.
Clearly some people need to use alternative modes of transport, but even then there are easy ways to build exercise into that journey - park further away from the office or get off the bus a stop early, for instance.
Britain is facing an obesity crisis that is fuelled by inactivity. It is essential for the health of the nation that people find time to exercise and hopefully these statistics are an encouraging sign that the message is getting through.
Back in February, we appealed for your help to save lives and your response has been incredible. Our From the Heart campaign aimed to increase the number of people on the organ donation register. You signed up in your thousands.
The number of people registering in the Meridian region was particularly high. Stacey Poole looks back at the plight of those on the transplant list - and the difference that organ donation can make.
The number of people signing up to become organ donors in our region is up a massive 1000%. During our week-long From the Heart campaign 9,055 people added their names to the register in our region, compared to just 818 during the same period in 2012. Stacey Poole explains.
Thousands of people have joined the organ donor register following a major campaign by ITV News Meridian.
In February of this year we launched our From the Heart campaign. Since then more than 9,000 people have joined the register in our region, compared with just 818 during the same period last year.
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New research by the charity Open Sight has looked at the opportunities blind and visually impaired people have had during their lifetimes, over the past ninety years.
Our correspondent Andrew Pate has been looking at how lifestyle and career options have changed from a rather draconian approach last century, to nowadays when people with visual impairments can more easily live life to the full.
A scheme in East Kent is helping families who want more information about better ways to buy food and become more active. David Johns has been to see it in action, speaking to mum and daughter Kate and Penny Smith, and Health Specialist Beverley Falconbridge.
Mum Kate describes how hard food-buying is to keep her child healthy.