HAVE you noticed something is up? A lump or bump that wasn’t there a few weeks ago, or maybe you’ve suddenly lost weight despite not really trying. Have you been to see your GP, or at least called for a phone consultation? If the answer to that question is ‘no’, then book an appointment right now. If you have noticed a symptom that could be cancer it is vital you see a doctor, and fast. What’s really worrying is that since the start of the Covid pandemic thousands of people have delayed seeing their GP. There are lots of reasons why, from a fear of catching Covid to not wanting to heap more pressure on the NHS. What matters is people just book an appointment and get any worrying signs or changes checked. Cancer is the forgotten 'C' Cancer hasn’t gone anywhere just because Covid is around. This isn't the first time I have made this plea, I’ve been banging on about it for the last year. I might as well have ‘Check your body, go to the GP and catch cancer … [Read more...] about Thousands have ignored cancer symptoms in Covid lockdown – are YOU one of them?
Brain vs mind
If you buy a conventional car these days, you may rest assured that nothing basic will change in your automobile for, let's say, the next seven years until you will, statistically, buy a new one. In the not too distant future, however, you may have to be prepared for your good old vehicle to get an overhaul "every three months," says Claus Gruber, an expert for automotive software at the Strategy& consultancy. "You'll likely get permanent software updates on your car's functional and safety features, similar to those you get on your smartphone or laptop computer already today," he told DW. Gruber is an engineer and co-author of a Strategy& study of the fundamental challenges faced by global automakers as the industry moves into a future dominated by IT-based technology solutions . Under its most likely scenario, the consultancy expects carmakers' software development costs to double over the next 10 years, with the outlay for autonomous driving solutions estimated to be … [Read more...] about The future of the automobile lies in bytes not horsepower
Holly Willoughby backed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's comments about wanting privacy, amid their televised interview with Oprah Winfrey - days after their appearance on James Corden's The Late Late Show. In a new clip, Prince Harry opens up about his decision to move to the US with his wife and their young child Archie, as they discuss stepping back from their royal duties. Harry tells Oprah in a preview clip that he feared "history would repeat itself", saying this was his "biggest concern" at the time. Seemingly referring to his late mother, Princess Diana, during the interview, Harry said: "I'm just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side. "Because I can't imagine what it must have been like for her, going through this process by herself all those years ago. "It's been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we had each other." On This Morning, Holly and co-presenter Phillip Schofield discussed the new … [Read more...] about Holly Willoughby calls out Meghan and Harry interview backlash as she supports couple
A devastated mum has warned other parents after her IVF baby was struck with a rare condition in the womb which made surviving birth impossible. Amy Joyce, 24, was overjoyed when she was told she was pregnant with a little girl, having wanted nothing more than to be a parent. Her 12-week scan had suggested everything was normal and she had started buying clothes and toys for the new arrival, reports Chronicle Live . But, just weeks later, medics were forced to give Amy heartbreaking news - her daughter would not survive the pregnancy. The baby, called Eliza, had been diagnosed with encephalocele, a congenital condition causing a cyst from her brain to protrude outside the skull. Got a story? Email [email protected] Amy, from Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, now wants to raise awareness about the condition after her tragic ordeal. She said: "After they said everything was fine at the 12-week scan, I thought, that's a big relief, I don't need to worry. "Just before … [Read more...] about Mum’s heartbreaking warning after she only got to cuddle baby daughter once
Ray Quinn has revealed that he’s proud of his work as a Hermes delivery driver. The former Dancing On Ice star decided to drastically change his career amid the pandemic after showbiz work completely dried up. The 32-year-old made his name in lights as an actor on Brookside and as a singer where he came second place to Leona Lewis in The X Factor 2006 series. Ray also enjoyed success when he won Dancing on Ice in 2009 and the All-Stars version in 2014. But after the UK went into lockdown in March last year, the star endured a tough time in terms of work and finances so he decided to take on a different career path in a bid to support himself. Ray revealed he was forced to leave his ego at the door when the pandemic struck. He told OK! Magazine : “The pandemic has been an eye-opener. "The hardest thing has been not being able to work and realising work is never guaranteed. It’s taught me not to sit back and feel sorry for myself, and you have to leave your ego … [Read more...] about Ray Quinn ‘proud’ of work as Hermes delivery driver after pandemic hit finances hard