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To suffer even one miscarriage is heartbreaking but Michelle Rose lost ten natural pregnancies - and her first marriage failed under the strain.

Figures suggest a higher proportion of strokes are now occurring in middle-aged people, like marathon runner Paul Brough, who was a fit 47-year-old when his life changed in an instant.

In my student days I had a friend called Nick. Nick was a musician and bon viveur who wasn’t remotely interested in the mundane, which, by definition, as far as he was concerned, included anything that could be termed domestic.

Blindness rates cut in Suffolk

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Little more than 10 years ago, to be diagnosed with wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration was tantamount to being told you would lose your sight.

She hasn’t been a regular fixture on our screens for almost three decades but the years have been kind to former Anglia TV presenter Christine Webber, who really who really hasn’t changed very much since her time on the broadcaster’s flagship About Anglia programme.

It may only be a week but February half term can present something of a challenge to parents, especially those on a tight budget.

None of us likes the prospect of growing old but in reality it’s something all of us hope we’ll get the chance to do.

Not so long ago it was referred to as “the change”, the time of a woman’s life that was so taboo it had to be spoken of euphemistically, the words perhaps not even uttered aloud but mouthed silently, like a Les Dawson comedy character from the 1970s.

Apparently, it was Blue Monday on January 15, calculated to be the most depressing day of the year, when factors such as the weather, debt levels and low motivation are most likely to come together to make the perfect storm of despondency.

In the not too distant future, barring accidents and other catastrophes, will it be possible to live for hundreds of years? Some scientists certainly think so. Sheena Grant reports on the hunt for a ‘cure’ for ageing and gets the views of an East Anglian academic.

I recently wrote about our damaging love affair with plastic.

When a woman loses her hair through cancer treatment or for some other reason it can be a very emotional time.

There aren’t many things in life that are free. From basic life essentials such as clean water to how we spend our leisure time, almost everything has been taken, twisted and commercialised for profit.

At first sight, former doorman and bodybuilder Paul Kerton doesn’t look like the kind of man who dines on borlotti beans, broccoli and flaxseeds.

There’s a problem when it comes to men and mental health. It’s not that men’s mental health is any worse than women’s mental health. It’s just that men are not so good in talking about it and, crucially, seeking help. That could be one of the reasons behind the shocking statistic that three out of every four suicides are men.

1. Improve your diet:

I’ve got a ever-growing number of glass jars on my kitchen worktop, all washed up and ready for recycling.

We all like a holiday but when it comes in mid-winter and involves a lot of sitting around and eating it can be a recipe for physical disaster, even resulting in aching muscles and bad backs.

More than three million people across the UK are planning to give up alcohol this month, according to a survey carried out for the charity Alcohol Concern.

Most of us have eaten more than is wise and many of us have done the same when it comes to spending in the last few weeks.

In the days and weeks after Christmas, money can be tight. And when the last of the leftover turkey has been used up in sandwiches, soups, curries and any other way you can think of to recycle it, you may be looking for other ways to economise on food, writes Sheena Grant.

When it comes to choosing a life partner it seems that the old saying of opposites attract is, well, nothing more than a saying.

Christmas should be a time of joy but for many it brings so much stress it’s impossible to fully enjoy the season of goodwill, writes Sheena Grant

Just over years ago Peter Crowe weighed more than 20 stone and was taking several tablets every day to control recently-diagnosed diabetes.

Every woman’s life undergoes massive change when she becomes a mum. And that’s definitely the case for Jess Stewart.

It takes a long time to grow a Christmas tree, even a relatively small one, writes Sheena Grant.

A new treatment designed to prevent migraine by using antibodies to alter the activity of chemicals in the brain has given hope to millions of sufferers. Sheena Grant finds out more.

Congratulations to the East of England Co-op for becoming the first major supermarket to sell produce beyond its ‘best before’ date.

Super slimmers Stephanie Bradley and Llewellyn Pye have a special reason for looking forward to the Christmas party season this year - they have lost 13 stones in weight between them.

Black Friday 2017 passed me by completely but apparently Britain’s online retailers won the battle for sales in the US-inspired event, with overall spending up on 2016 despite a drop in the number of shoppers visiting stores, writes Sheena Grant.

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