Be clear on the signs of cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in England. Older women may think they’re past getting breast cancer, but the truth is one in three women diagnosed with…

Asthma sufferers can use inhalers to relieve breathing trouble © Alamy

Breathlessness can be a normal part of ageing, but having trouble breathing can also signal some serious health problems Our lung capacity gradually falls in later life as our diaphragms…

Cherries are a healthy sweet treat (c) iStock

Fight inflammation – and feel fabulous all year round – with our expert tips to super-boost immunity, says Melanie Whitehouse   Most of us feel our best once summer is…

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There’s been so much in the press recently about the health risks of an overloaded salt and sugar diet. Woman’s Weekly GP Dr Melanie Wynne-Jones sifts through the claims …

Is back surgery the answer? © iStock

It’s not always the best solution for a bad back. So when is back surgery worth it and when are other options better? The five lumbar vertebrae (L1…

A mammogram can reveal whether a lump needs further examination © iStock

Nine out of 10 breast lumps aren’t cancerous, but they do need to be checked out. Dr Melanie Wynne-Jones explains why… Our breasts contain milk-producing glands, connected…

Worrying sometimes is normal, but you don't want it to become a habit © Alamy

We all worry at times but if feeling anxious becomes a habit it can lead to fatigue, anxiety, insomnia and depression Our bodies don’t know the difference…