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It’s Saturday, November 18 - less than a week to go until the annual round of stupidity that is Black Friday.

Campaigners are calling for a public awareness campaign to encourage more women to go for routine cervical screening after numbers attending appointments in England fell to their lowest level in two decades.

Medical doctors are a must when it comes to treating us for serious illness but they’re not always a bundle of laughs. And laughter is an important medicine too. As Friday’s Children in Need fundraising day approaches, there’s no better time to bring on the Clown Doctors...

Now we’re into November, Christmas seems a lot closer than it did just a few days ago. It’s time to start planning ahead.

It’s almost Halloween and if there’s one thing that’s scarier than the annual festival devoted to ghouls, ghosts and garish costumes its the food waste that goes with it, writes Sheena Grant.

Research by East Anglian-based eating disorders charity Beat has found that one in three sufferers experience stigma and discrimination at work. On World Mental Health Day the charity is calling for more understanding. Sheena Grant reports.

There are many special things about East Anglia, several of which I was able to savour during a recent trip to Suffolk’s only island, writes Sheena Grant.

Barely out of her 20s and mum to two young boys Kimberly Read was facing the real prospect of a life cut short.

Chizzy Akudolu has quit her role as Mo Effanga, the heart surgeon with a chaotic personal life in BBC medical drama Holby City. She tells Gabrielle Fagan her own life off-screen has been just as turbulent as her character’s

Chris Morley was diagnosed with a serious heart condition last year. So why is he running 5km every day in 2017? Sheena Grant reports and finds out why Chris’s quest is so important to Norfolk man David Tuthill.

It takes a special kind of person to work as a live-in carer, says Sarah Van Niekerk, who has travelled half way round the world to find her vocation. She told Sheena Grant more.

She’s revered as the founder of modern nursing but it seems Florence Nightingale was way ahead of her time in other ways too.

During a decade working as a nurse, Holly Boardman saw first-hand how the stress of everyday life contributed to ill health. She’s now re-trained as a yoga teacher, travelling in a campervan from her home near Norwich to offer classes to groups and individuals in a variety of locations. She told Sheena Grant why she thinks more of us should be doing yoga...

Those trying to sell us something we don’t need are adept at knowing how to exploit our insecurities and expectations to get us to part with our hard-earned cash, writes Sheena Grant.

Grief and its far-reaching effects have been in the news lately with footballer Rio Ferdinand and princes William and Harry speaking about their own experiences of bereavement. It’s also an issue Norfolk author Jon Lawrence explores in his latest novel. Sheena Grant reports.

We all live with uncertainty but it’s how we chose to handle what life throws at us that makes a difference. Paula Meir knows that better than most. She told Sheena Grant more...

I like to think I’ve had some success since I’ve been trying to live more thriftily, writes Sheena Grant.

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