• Boost your social life with Weight Watchers®

    Hannah had always been a size 10-12 and had felt happy with her weight, until she went to University. That first year away from home she ate what she wanted and didn’t shy away from a night on the town.     “By the end of my first year I shamefully remember that the staff at the local late-night pizza house knew my name and my order – a large pizza and a diet Coke of course!” says Hannah. It was seeing herself in holiday photographs, that spurred her to tackle her weight, but she refused to sacrifice her social life

  • X-rays, ultrasounds, mammograms: What medical images do they reveal?

    We hear of terms like X-ray, ultrasound, MRI and mammography all the time, but do we actually know what they mean? And what they're for? Whether it's for you or a loved one, here is a useful guide to the most common diagnostic tests so that you understand more their meaning and their purpose. X-rays X-rays are electromagnetic waves with the ability to travel through organic matter. As the waves pass through the body, they are absorbed by it, depending on the matter's density. Those that are not absorbed leave the body and are printed on a sheet with photographic qualities,