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Verizon’s Tim Armstrong and analyst Michael Nathanson are coming to Code Media

Just in case you needed a reminder about the enormous change the media business is undergoing, you got a couple this week: Disney has considered buying parts of 21st Century Fox. Or, to put it another way: 21st Century Fox, which wanted to buy Time Warner just a few years ago, is now up for sale itself. The Department of Justice may ... Read More »

All you’ve ever wanted to know about a prostate exam, explains a Urological Surgeon

Too embarrassed to get your prostate checked? Gareth Brown, Consultant Urological Surgeon at Nuffield Health, explains why it’s well worth a few awkward moments. When I meet a man to check his prostate, the first thing I do is shake his hand. That’s the point when many of them realise I have big hands – and big fingers. It can add trepidation ... Read More »

A ‘bracing’ daily walk could add years to your life, study shows

We love walking here at NetDoctor. Whether it be a stroll round the park with friends or a weekend hike with family, it’s becoming clearer that this particular pastime is one of the best things you can do for your health. Indeed, one new study has suggested that – in addition to increasing fitness levels and benefitting mental health – simply ... Read More »

I went to Poland for a state of the art health check

State-of-the-art medical technology (including MRI scans) can now offer a comprehensive picture of what is going on inside our bodies, flagging up potential health issues long before symptoms emerge, and helping to save lives. One in three people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer, yet 90% of common cancers can be cured if caught early, and cardiovascular disease and degenerative ... Read More »

Larry Lamb on how to love old age

When it comes to healthy ageing, a quick internet search will throw up all sorts of complicated suggestions as to how to keep yourself looking and feeling young. However, according to Eastenders and Gavin & Stacey actor Larry Lamb, 69, the answers to this time-old question are pretty simple. Here, he calls upon first-hand experience to give us his own top tips for staying ship-shape ... Read More »

Experts are urging people to be alert to the symptoms of norovirus

It’s the winter sickness bug everybody dreads, but reports suggest that cases of norovirus could be on the rise again this season. Such concerns have lead Wales’ largest health board, Betsi Cadwaladr, to urge people to be alert for symptoms of the stomach bug – which is highly contagious. This comes after a 2016 outbreak of norovirus caused nine hospital wards to close in ... Read More »

What you need to know in advertising today

Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images Twitter slightly beat Wall Street’s expectations for its third-quarter earnings but reported that it had overstated monthly users since late 2014. The company on Thursday said it added 4 million monthly users during the third quarter and grew daily users by 14%, a much-needed improvement from the zero new users added during the previous quarter . But the embattled ... Read More »

Do you skip meals to drink? You might be suffering from Drunkorexia

Drunkorexia appears to be on the rise again, with many young people reportedly skipping meals in order to get drunk more quickly and reduce their calorie intake from food in order to save them for alcohol. Although it occurs in both men and women, it appears to be particularly common in young women. An Australian study published last year found ... Read More »

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Here are 5 common myths related to the disease

To increase awareness about the disease, October, every year, is referred to as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are a few common myths related to breast cancer: *I won’t get breast cancer. This is the biggest myth people have. It is not just limited to breast cancer. Constant vigilance is necessary to catch diseases like breast cancer at an early stage ... Read More »

Don’t let the winter slow you down. Here are 4 easy ways to stay full of energy

1) Warm drinks In winters, try swapping sodas, fruit juice and sparkling water for warm drinks. Sipping warm — not boiling hot — drinks before and after meals helps prevent the loss of heat while also favouring digestion. Herbal teas with lemon, ginger, rosemary, fennel, aniseed and cinnamon warm the body and invigorate. Try them instead of tea or coffee for ... Read More »