What it’s like to be diagnosed with breast cancer during lockdown

What it’s like to be diagnosed with breast cancer during lockdown

I don’t think April 2020 was easy for anyone, but just when I thought that trying to care for an 11-month-old baby, home-school a four-year-old, and squeeze in some writing where possible during lockdown was enough of an ask, I found a lump. When I first felt that raised, odd-shaped area on my left breast […]
how diabetes, asthma and other underlying illnesses affect how you cope

how diabetes, asthma and other underlying illnesses affect how you cope

Kirby says if you’re a sufferer, it’s essential to take your preventer, daily as prescribed. “This helps cut the risk of an asthma attack being triggered by any virus, including coronavirus,” she says. “Keeping a reliever inhaler to hand is vital, so you can use it...
Man cannot live on a diet of ‘unlimited exercise’ alone

Man cannot live on a diet of ‘unlimited exercise’ alone

Though I voted for this government and believe much of the criticism to be merely the latest bout of toy-chucking from a group still struggling to come to terms with Brexit and/or Corbyn losing, there is a whiff of sweat-smelling opiate of the masses in this new...
The PM’s obesity crusade must not abandon Conservative principles

The PM’s obesity crusade must not abandon Conservative principles

In the clash of national sensibilities, Boris Johnson’s leanings have always seemed obvious. Our PM is every inch a Cavalier, a consummate Merrie Englander and sworn foe of hand-wringing puritans. His evident unease at announcing full lockdown measures seemed an...
what’s your lockdown sleep tribe?

what’s your lockdown sleep tribe?

Many of us might be doing less, but it’s worth noting that one’s basic need for sleep stays pretty consistent regardless of the specific activities you’ve been doing. Even if you lay on the sofa all day and did absolutely nothing, you would still need a night’s sleep....