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November 28, 2018 2:26 PM I'm A Celebrity winner speaks out after shock diagnosis: ‘That was what shocked me’

Christopher Biggins, 69, was a contestant on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’s seventh series, which saw him crowned the winner. The actor has now opened up about how his life has changed since the ITV programme, after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, he admitted the health diagnosis has “opened his eyes” to the impact 61

November 28, 2018 1:21 AM NHS crackdown on silk garment prescriptions

NHS England has announced plans to curb the prescription of "low-priority" items like silk garments. There is limited evidence the clothing helps people with eczema and dermatitis enough to justify prescribing it, a consultation document says. Officials are proposing taking eight items off the NHS prescription list under plans aimed at saving £68m a year. Many prescribers 87

November 7, 2018 11:40 AM Should there be a tax on red meat?

A "meat tax" could prevent almost 6,000 deaths per year in the UK, according to researchers, but should politicians be telling people what they can and can't eat? Scientists at the University of Oxford say governments should consider imposing price hikes on red meat - such as beef, lamb and pork - to reduce consumption. They say it would save lives and more than £700m in UK healthcare 61

November 7, 2018 9:16 AM Meat tax could save thousands of lives and slash healthcare costs

Although the tax would push up the price of burgers, sausages and mince, scientists are calling on governments to consider it. A study has found meat taxes could save an estimated 220,000 lives globally by 2020 and reduce healthcare costs by £30.7bn. Consumption of red meat such as beef, lamb and pork has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease 58

September 4, 2018 1:03 PM Glasgow father battling cancer whose benefits were cut died at 56

A cancer-stricken father died days before he was set to appeal his benefits being cut on the grounds that he could use stairs and make a cup of tea, his family said. Joseph MacMillan from Glasgow was deemed fit to work while also suffering from diabetes, pancreatitis, heart problems, anxiety and depression. Mr MacMillan - who had to have his nose amputated 51

August 28, 2018 2:52 PM New blood pressure checker that goes around the wrist

New wrist blood pressure checker is introduced because so many Britons are too overweight for traditional cuff used around the bicep to work Britain's obesity epidemic means thousands of patients have become too fat to have their blood pressure taken normally. Doctors have now been forced to develop a new type of blood pressure checker that fits around 103

August 25, 2018 10:12 PM DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: You'd be coconuts not to go low carb

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: You'd be coconuts not to go low carb Coconut oil is ‘pure poison’, claimed Harvard professor Karin Michels last week. This must have come as a shock to the hundreds of millions of people in countries like India and Malaysia who have been using it in their cooking for decades. Prof Michels’ warnings about the dangers of coconut oil are based 54

August 22, 2018 12:45 AM Student strikes it rich as his chemistry firm sells for £600m

A UNIVERSITY student has become one of Britain’s richest men after selling his biotech firm for more than £600million. In a deal which could prove to be great news for diabetes patients, Ziylo has been bought by Danish pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk. Dr Destecroix said: “Novo Nordisk, as the leader in the diabetes field, is the ideal company to maximise 44

August 18, 2018 9:19 PM Agony of Britons hit by chronic wounds lasting more than three months

Agony of Britons hit by chronic wounds as 2.8 million people suffer cuts which do not heal within three months The devastating impact of chronic wounds has been laid bare as research reveals that hundreds of thousands of patients suffer with pain and immobility for more than a year. One in ten sufferers is even taking antidepressants to cope, with many more unable 89

August 17, 2018 11:55 PM A quarter of Britons at risk from lifestyle

DIABETES is one of the fastest growing health crises of our time, with the condition now affecting four million Britons. Sedentary lifestyles and over reliance on convenience and junk foods has left a further 12 million at increased risk – a quarter of the UK population. Fast food and sugar are blamed for rocketing rates but the UK’s dietary habits have not helped 37