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Why you should avoid wearing tampons towards the end of your period

(Picture: Getty) Although it feels a little touch and go sometimes, we’d like to think that society is progressing a little. And one of the key markers of that progression is the fact that people are thinking a little bit more about where the products they buy are coming from. Personal trainer shares photo of swollen feet to show the ...

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More people than ever are accessing abortion pills in the UK

(Picture: Getty) A study by leading health academics has revealed that more British women than ever are accessing abortion pills in the UK. In the four month research period, academics writing for journal sexual health journal Contraception found that 519 women attempted to access the pills in Britain, even in areas where abortion is lawful and funded. Winter is coming: ...

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Moira Dela Torre explains why she’s done hiding her psoriasis

(Picture: Facebook/Moira Dela Torre) We all have insecurities. You know what’s not helping to reassure us all that these ‘flaws’, whether it’s stretchmarks, cellulite, or butt dimples, are totally normal? Why schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder should not mean unemployment The fact these little things stay hidden. They’re edited out in adverts, cropped out on our Instagram, and faded with artsy ...

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Woman with cancer fined for moving van forward so she could get to medication

Chris O’Hare and Gabriella Gratrix were ‘disgusted’ by the fine (Picture: North West News) A woman with cancer was fined for moving her van forward a few feet in a parking bay so that she could get vital medication from the boot. Gabriella Gratrix, who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer, drove up their home in Preston to the ...

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Should we be worried about plus size children’s clothes?

(Picture: Getty) When articles are written about weight, you can tell what the person writing it really thinks from the first word they use to describe the people in question.  Politely saying ‘plus size’ implies low-level respect for the topic, or perhaps a sense of discomfort. ‘Overweight’ is safe territory because it feels medical but it also come with a ...

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Are we ready to start eating vegetable cereal?

We all know that breakfast is important and that we’re not supposed to post a doughnut and a pint of black coffee in to our faces every morning if we want to live long, healthy lives.  Sex and sleep are more powerful than money when it comes to happiness But being organised enough to wake up at six AM and ...

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Sex and sleep are more powerful than money when it comes to happiness

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) We’re all just chasing happiness. ‘It’s not just angst,’ we talk self-harm on mental health podcast Mentally Yours But – shocker – the thing that’ll make everything click won’t be finally getting Muji bedsheets or being able to buy a house instead of renting. In fact, it won’t be money related at all. The new ...

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What not to say to your PT if you’re serious about gains

‘I will make you stay here for two minutes if you ask me how to get rid of belly fat again (Picture: Getty) Personal trainers work bloody hard. They’re up at the crack of dawn training people before work, and they’re busting their asses late into the evening giving people a good going over after a day in the office. ...

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Woman left fighting for life after being bitten by baby spider

Claressa Coleman on a ventilator in hospital (Picture: Collect/PA Real Life). A woman was left fighting for her life for almost a month after a baby spider bit her in her sleep. Claressa Coleman, 29, was sleeping next to her 33-year-old husband Allen on June 26 when she felt a jab ‘like a pin’ in her right shoulder. Pictured: Four ...

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How having access to social housing helped my mental health and got me back on my feet

Social housing isn’t what you expect it to be (Picture: Getty) Growing up, I was told that all council estates were dirty and that social housing tenants were lazy scroungers who were likely to steal anything that wasn’t nailed down. Then I became a social housing tenant myself and I realised that this definitely wasn’t the reality. Can we please ...

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