It’s cold, dark, grey and it’s often wet. Winter is when we’re most likely to be covered up in layers of knits, coats, scarves, and boots. With barely any of our skin exposed during these long dark months, it’s easy to miss the signs of skin cancer.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in this country. Over 100,000 people are diagnosed with the disease in the UK every year and the numbers are increasing. However, if you’ve noticed a new lump on your skin, or are worried about a suspicious looking mole – don’t panic.
Do you know that anyone can set up an ultrasound “studio” offering pregnancy scans as they aren’t currently regulated? And as a recent BBC investigation demonstrated some of them are just bad. As always, you get what you pay for.
The relationship between our mental health and hair loss is a complex one. Certain life-altering events such as the death of a loved one, a period of illness or a divorce can be triggers for hair loss.
Are you a new mother worrying about hair loss? Have you noticed clumps of hair on your pillow or in the shower? Don’t panic - hair shedding after childbirth is completely normal, and your hair will usually grow back after a few months.