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'Losing my mum'

Sarah Phillips was 16 when her mother, Debbie, died after four years with cervical cancer. At the funeral, Sarah played a recording she had made of the song Autumn by Paolo Nutini. Little did she know that her cover version would become a YouTube hit. Sarah talks…

'Malaria nearly killed me'

Mo Kanneh nearly died after catching one of the most severe forms of malaria during a trip to Sierra Leone. He didn't take antimalarial medication, believing the course he had taken for a previous trip to the West African country still protected him. But he fell…

'My blood pressure was too high'

Jane Hudson: "My NHS Health Check was a wake-up call." Jane Hudson, aged 70 at the time of her NHS Health Check, is from Emley, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. She lives with her husband and has one son and two daughters. Last year, Jane received a…

'My gastric band weight loss surgery'

Vicky Finch tells how she had a gastric band fitted after years of weight gain was starting to put her long-term health at risk.  "My weight had begun to creep up when I was 25, after having children, and in spite of numerous attempts to lose weight,…

'My son was born at 25 weeks'

Saima Parveen and her husband Mohammed live in Bradford. Their first baby, Qais, was born when Saima was 25 weeks pregnant. Saima with baby Qais: 'Holding him for the first time was amazing, nothing can beat that moment' "In August 2010, four weeks after we…

'NHS Health Check helped my dad'

Dr Dawn Harper: "My dad's future is very different now." Known to millions as TV medical presenter "Dr Dawn" on Channel 4, Dr Dawn Harper says she has a very personal reason for wanting people to get an NHS Health Check. Dr Dawn, who is also a GP…

'Out of County' Independent School Provision

The following is a list of 'out of county' independent schools that specialise in teaching students with learning disabilities: Contact Name College Address Post Code Email Telephone Number Nicola Moxon Cambian Dilston College Corbridge Contact Details NE45 5RJ education@cambiangroup.com 01434 632692 Pam Murphy Beaumont College…

'Why I chose to give my daughter the MMR jab'

"Harriet had already had her routine 5-in-1 vaccine and meningitis C jab when she was two months old. It was an automatic step for her to have these, which I didn't question or worry about. "But when she reached her first birthday and it was…

10 headache triggers

It's not just stress and nasty colds that cause headaches. Cleaning your home or sleeping in late can cause them too. We reveal 10 headache triggers and how to fix them. 1. Relaxing after stress You put in 10-hour days from Monday to Friday and you feel fine,…

10 health benefits of stopping smoking

Smoking is bad for your health, but exactly how will stopping make life better? Here are 10 ways your health will improve when you stop smoking. Stopping smoking lets you breathe more easily People breathe more easily and cough less when they give up smoking because their lung capacity…
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