Joan Wakefield has barely been able to walk for the best part of six months. The 72-year-old from Stockport had a knee replacement in October and has since suffered infections in the scar tissue, causing agonising pain. Then at the beginning of this month she received the first dose of AstraZeneca 's Covid-19 vaccine. 'I woke up the next morning and the leg pain and stiffness was gone,' she says. 'I couldn't believe it. I joked with my partner about whether the vaccine had anything to do with it. Previously, I couldn't even bend my leg. Now I can extend it fully, and even put my shoes and socks on. I'm optimistic I'll be able to return to work sooner, rather than later, now.' It seems ludicrous – a vaccine designed to protect against one virus can, somehow, improve other totally unrelated elements of health. But Joan Wakefield is far from alone. A man receives his Covid-19 vaccinations at Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire earlier this week RELATED … [Read more...] about The coronavirus jab’s most tantalising side effects? It may help fight cancer, chronic pain… and even Alzheimer’s
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Miranda Burns had been dating Tristan Hall for just six months when they were told in December 2019 that it would be "medically impossible" for them to get pregnant naturally. Not a topic that couples in the early stages of a relationship usually have to confront and think about - and certainly something that would have been make-or-break for the pair. Miranda was 25-years-old at the time, while Tristan was only 22. The devastating diagnosis came after Miranda learned she had endometriosis and discovered that the condition had caused damage to her fallopian tubes. To make matters more complex, they then found out that Tristan has issues with his sperm’s morphology, which means they were a concerning shape. The couple, not yet 30, have since got engaged and are starting IVF and will be documenting the whole process in a new podcast called Test Tube Baby. The brutally honest but charmingly funny podcast launches on Monday, March 1 and will detail the highs and lows of … [Read more...] about Young couple’s devastating infertility journey after being told having baby is impossible
DISNEY+ has added hundreds of new TV shows and movies today. Some of the biggest additions include Lost, Borat , Pretty Woman and Desperate Housewives. The service launched back in 2019 and has quickly become one of the world's biggest platforms, rivalling even Netflix . It's got household franchises from Disney, Star Wars , Marvel , Nat Geo and more. But much of the content is child-friendly, so Disney+ is hoping to change that with Star. Star arrived on Tuesday, February 23, and adds a huge selection of more adult-oriented content. You'll get TV shows and movies like Scrubs , The Grand Budapest Hotel, 24 and Modern Family . There are several Star Originals making their way to the platform to. One is a crime thriller about missing women called Big Sky. Excitingly, it's created by David E. Kelly, who was behind Big Little Lies and The Undoing. All of this Star content will only become accessible once you enter your account password. And … [Read more...] about Disney+ Star: Full list of TV shows & movies added to service including Lost and Borat
FANS were left eagerly awaiting the return of Big Little Lies. Season one ended on one hell of a cliffhanger, so viewers couldn't wait to get a second helping of the hit Sky Atlantic show - with the series nearing the end, here's how to watch on TV and online. When is Big Little Lies on TV? The show returned for season 2 on June 10, 2019. The finale will air TONIGHT (July 22,2019) at 9pm Similar to the way Game of Thrones was aired, Big Little Lies season 2 will be simulcast live on Sky Atlantic at 2am on Mondays (starting June 10) - the same time it airs in the US on HBO. There will then be a more sociable repeat at 9pm that day (every Monday). At least that gives you a chance to sleep before your alarm goes off for work! Can I watch Big Little Lies online? Yes you can, but you'll need a Now TV subscription. Every week the show will drop on the streaming service after it has aired on TV. You will be able to watch the whole series once it has completely … [Read more...] about How can I watch Big Little Lies season 2 finale on TV and can you stream the Sky Atlantic series on Netflix or Now TV?
The Berlinale has a certain number of established rituals. Braving the normally bitter end-of-February weather — when the international film festival usually takes place — there's always a crowd of die-hard autograph collectors flocking at the corner of the street where actors and filmmakers are dropped off from limousines ahead of their movie's press conference. And before the premiere of a film, fans spend hours waiting to see their favorite stars walk up the red carpet, hoping to get a selfie or simply to soak up the exciting atmosphere of the festival , even if it's freezing outside. Meanwhile, journalists usually run around from one press screening to the other, scrambling to fit in press conferences and interviews into their packed schedule, all while quickly filing stories on deadline. All that won't be happening this year — at least not during the part of the festival kicking off next week. The winner of the Golden Bear will be announced at the end of the week but … [Read more...] about 2021 Berlinale will focus on industry first, then fans