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?
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On average, female friendships last 16 years, which is six years longer than the average romantic relationship, so it comes as no surprise that whether good or bad, friendships have a significant impact on our mental health. Life is too short to have unsupportive or manipulative friends. They might judge you, gossip behind your back or even compete with you. You might not even realise that a relationship has turned toxic or unhealthy. Sometimes we accept emotional abuse from a friend in a way we never would a romantic partner. Toxic friendships are hugely detrimental to our lives and confidence so you need to register the signs early on to be able to nip them in the bud. It is vital to your happiness and wellbeing to walk away from a toxic friendship before it meta-sizes. Scarlett V Clark, founder of the Smart Girl Tribe, says 'toxic friendships are hugely detrimental to our lives and confidence so you need to register the signs early on to be able to nip them in the … [Read more...] about Is YOUR best friend toxic? Take the quiz to reveal the warning signs of a manipulative and controlling relationship
NETFLIX really is the gift that keeps on giving by bringing us endless movies and TV shows to binge watch. March is no different and we are here to tell you exactly what you can expect from the streaming giant during this month. The best series on Netflix The best movies on Netflix New on Netflix : What to watch this week What will be released on Netflix in March 2021? Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (2021) In the wake of the Notorious B.I.G.’s landmark induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and ahead of what would have been his 50th birthday, Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell offers a fresh look at one of the greatest, most influential rappers of all time by those who knew him best. Made in collaboration with Biggie’s estate, I Got A Story To Tell is an intimate rendering of a man whose rapid ascent and tragic end has been at the centre of rap lore for more than twenty years. Directed by Emmett Malloy, this intimate documentary features rare … [Read more...] about Netflix UK March releases 2021 – new series, TV and films
Up to six in ten people who have already had Covid-19 could be vulnerable to a second infection from the new Brazilian variant. Early research from the city of Manaus showed that protective antibodies did not work against the dangerous P1 variant. The findings outline the shocking speed at which P1 took over - becoming the dominant variant in just eight weeks. The Covid-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK) said it is too early to say whether this would be the case against recent immunity developed from the Kent variant now dominant in the UK. Both are known to be more contagious than earlier Covid-19 variants. Got a story? Email [email protected] Prof Ester Sabino, of the University of São Paulo, said between 25% and 61% of protective antibodies from early Covid-19 variants did not work against P1. He told a UK media briefing: “In other words if 100 people were infected in our house last year, somewhere between 25 and 61 of them are susceptible to infection by P1. … [Read more...] about Brazil Covid variant ‘could reinfect 60% of people who have already had disease’
More than a million households are to get energy refunds after it emerged 18 suppliers overcharged customers - or left them at risk of higher payments - after they requested to switch to a better tariff. Regulator Ofgem said 18 energy firms will pay £10.4million back to consumers for contract renewal failures dating as far back as 2013. It said the gas and electricity providers, which include British Gas and NPower, failed to correctly protect customers' tariff prices when they decided to switch supplier or tariff. Price protection rules effectively safeguard a customer's tariff price when they request to move to a more competitive deal - or supplier - after a price increase. Ovo Energy is among those paying the biggest compensation bills, with £2.8million due in redress, followed by Scottish Power with a £2million bill, while British Gas is paying out £1.3million and Shell is forking out £1.2million. Anna Rossington, interim director of retail at Ofgem said: "Customers … [Read more...] about One million households to get energy refunds after 18 suppliers break switching rules