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11 health myths that could cause more harm than good

Stop believing in these myths (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) The internet is a wonderful invention, but unfortunately when it comes to health, it appears to be a perpetual bulls*** machine. Long-debunked health myths keep circulating, and in some cases the myths and misinformation can lead people to make damaging mistakes. Is bacon safe to eat? Which food should you ...

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Body confidence coach wants you to know that there’s no overnight secret to body positivity

(Picture: @scarrednotscared/Instagram) Learning to accept your body after years of being told that it needs to be a certain way is incredibly difficult. Most of us have grown up thinking that dieting is part of life. Many of us have been told that we need to work on our bums, bellies, thighs to fit in with a certain aesthetic. 10 ...

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Drinking coffee may actually prevent you from losing weight

(Picture: Getty) It’s an old wives’ tale as old and wife-y as they come – coffee, supposedly, suppresses your appetite. Passed down from generation to generation, the widely-accepted tidbit of info is a haven for weight-watching caffeine obsessives. Now, though, it seems science might have debunked its dieting value. Why is yawning contagious? A new study, published in the Journal ...

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Half of men don’t know where the vagina is, according to a new survey

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Today in slightly worrying news for our current sexual education curriculum, a poll has found that half of men can’t point to where the vagina is on a human body. The Eve Appeal asked 1,000 men to label the vagina on a diagram showing the vagina, vulva, cervix, ovaries, and Fallopian tubes of a human ...

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Why do I sweat at night?

Waking up in sheets drenched in sweat can have you questioning your health (Picture: Getty) Do you ever wake thinking that someone has thrown a bucket of water over you? How to stay sane when the world seems to be going mad around you Sweating at night when the room or environment you are sleeping in an average or cool ...

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Tesco was supermarket that ‘sold sausages and ham infected with hepatitis’

The hepatitis E strain was transferred in sausages and other pork products (Picture: Getty Images) The supermarket that unintentionally infected people with a strain of hepatitis has now been identified as Tesco. Public Health England looked at the shopping habits of 60 people infected with Hepatitis E – or HEV – and found that it was linked to them having ...

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Masculinity is now so fragile that builders need their own sunscreen

(Picture: Zachary Culpin/Solent News & Photo Agency UK) Men are a wonderful, fascinating thing. Endlessly competitive over things that don’t matter at all, constantly flexing their prowess at things that no one actually cares about. Man shampoo, for man heads. Man make-up, for man faces. Man robes, for man baths. Not content with usual levels of bravado and brawn, they’ve ...

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Mum shares all the less-than-perfect parts of her pregnancy on Instagram in glorious photo series

(Picture: mayavorderstrasse) Here’s a potential spoiler for anyone considering having babies: the pregnancy bit is not as graceful and blissful as it may appear in the Sex and the City movie or on Beyoncé’s Instagram. Mum with her foot reattached backwards poses in her underwear to celebrate her body It’s tough. Along with the opportunity to shop from the nice maternity ...

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Woman with her foot reattached backwards shares photo of herself in underwear to celebrate her body and all it’s survived

(Picture: PA Real Life) Analyn Brock has been through a lot. She survived cancer on her teens, had her foot fitted on backwards before having it amputated, and she’s given birth to three children – and breastfed them all. Whew. ‘Counting down the days til I’m dead’: This is what it’s like to live with health anxiety That’s a lot ...

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What not to say to someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

Those with BPD may experience severe mood swings (Picture: Erin Aniker for Metro.co.uk) I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) at 21, but I’ve been known as a ‘drama queen’ for as long as I’ve been big enough to throw a proper tantrum. There was one birthday with my ex boyfriend that ended in a blazing row in the ...

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