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Mum who hid her stoma bag for an entire year speaks out in hopes of regaining her confidence

(Picture: Mercury Press) A mother who was so upset with the stoma that had been formed for her after a long battle with cervical cancer has bravely posed in photos wearing just her underwear in an inspiring bid to be open with the world for the first time. This 50-year-old is proof that sleep and chicken really are the elixir ...

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Porn star seeks help after O-cup breasts start ‘leaking’

Elizabeth Starr has implants so large they are now banned (Picture: YouTube/E! Entertainment) A porn star has appeared on reality TV in a desperate bid for help after her O-cup breasts gave her an infection. Elizabeth Starr, 47, had implants in 1999, in a £3,000 operation which gave her ballooning breasts. The idea behind her form of implants is that they ...

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Why do your boobs hurt?

Ouch. (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)</p> <p> Nip pain and breast pain are are sensations that a lot of us experience from time to time.  But what causes the discomfort in your breasts? How to train for a triathlon Well, actually it’s quite a lot of things, some of which are no big deal, and others of which need some ...

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How to train for a triathlon

(Picture: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ironman) This weekend saw over 13,000 athletes swim, cycle and run around London as part of the world’s largest triathlon. Where once triathlons were deemed extreme and generally unpleasant things to compete in, these days more and more of us are getting involved. This is what it’s like to experience fugue state Marathons are old ...

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‘I’m not going to do my life’ – we talk fugue state on mental health podcast Mentally Yours

‘There’s this moment where you feel this cold fear and you just think “no, I’m not going to do my life,” and that’s when things get more hazy.’ Imogen Groome talks about her experience of fugue state, also known as reversible amnesia, on this week’s episode of Metro.co.uk’s mental health podcast, Mentally Yours. It’s quite a rare condition, triggered by ...

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What you eat is being influenced by how hot your partner is

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Relationships are often blamed for piling on extra pounds. You’re supposed to get all comfy and settled – swapping the club for the sofa and the gym for a takeaway with your other half. Fancy a drink? Here’s how you can get a free margarita tonight But that isn’t always the case (obviously). Because researchers ...

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Genuinely helpful tips for dealing with anxiety I’ve learnt through CBT

Let me start by saying that any tips you read on the internet are not a replacement for therapy. That’s not because they’re useless, or unhelpful. They can be incredibly helpful. It’s just that any mental health related tips you read aren’t going to be tailored to you, they’re easier to ignore than someone who you have to chat to every week, ...

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Mother dies from rare flesh-eating disease after sex game gone wrong

Warning: Graphic images. Katie Widdowson with boyfriend Dean Smith (Picture: SWNS) A mother who was injured in a sex game with her husband, died of a rare flesh-eating disease. Katie Widdowson hurt her wrist while being tied up during an erotic encounter earlier this year. Dozens of medics signed off with stress over parking fines The 24-year-old was rushed to ...

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Dozens of medics signed off with stress over parking fines

University Hospital of Wales car park (Picture: Richard Williams/ Media Wales) Staff are being signed off sick in large numbers from the same hospital where medics were fined thousands for parking. Doctors, nurses and other support workers have all taken time out following a court case that staff pursued over unpaid fines. Mother dies from rare flesh-eating disease after sex game ...

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Instagram account ‘I had a miscarriage’ is helping to break the silence around rainbow babies

(Picture: ihadamiscarriage/Instagram) At 16 weeks pregnant with her second baby, Jessica Zucker suffered a miscarriage. Having worked as a psychologist specialising in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health, she had treated countless women through similarly awful situations. ‘Coffee naps’ might just be the best way to get an energy kick However, it was only when faced with her own pregnancy loss ...

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