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10 hurtful things people have said to me about my depression

Don’t say these things (Picture: Getty) Depression makes me feel like a total nuisance at times,  so it’s not surprising that these flippant comments don’t help.  Although a lot of the time these words have been said by complete strangers, they still cut deep. Why I had to dump my best mate to recover from depression In fact, in some ...

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What is lung cancer? Symptoms to watch for, diagnosis and treatment

Portrait of Man taking a large deep breath (Picture: Getty) This month is all about raising awareness of lung cancer. Doctors given permission to operate on woman who refuses to accept cancer diagnosis That means ensuring people know all about the symptoms of lung cancer to help with early diagnosis as well as making sure those who have already been ...

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Everything you need to know about drinking alcohol when you’re on antidepressants

(Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk) When I started taking antidepressants, the only advice I received about booze was my doctor telling me not to drink ‘too much’. How much is ‘too much’? I genuinely have no idea. I assumed that my GP’s words of wisdom were a gentle suggestion not to down seven shots on a Friday or a full bottle of wine ...

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You can now ask vets for a drug to calm your dog’s anxiety on Bonfire Night

(Picture: Getty) Bonfire Night is arguably one of the best holidays. The fireworks. Chilly hands gripping cups of hot chocolate and waving around sparklers. The opportunity to finally break out your big coat. But it’s not so fun for everyone. For animals, the loud noises of firework shows can be intensely stressful, causing dogs and cats to have rather miserable ...

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6 mistakes I made when I went back to work after a mental health breakdown

Taking too much on was a big mistake (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler) After a string of big life events and unprecedented work related stress, my brain stopped working. I couldn’t function with the amount of pressure I was under and my mind simply said ‘no more’. Why I refuse to tell new employers about my mental illness I was deemed ...

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Scientists may have developed a drug that ‘melts away’ fat inside arteries

(Picture: Getty) The other week, we heard that someone might be on their way to developing a pill that could replicate the effect of exercise in the body. And today, there’s news that scientists at the University of Aberdeen are trialling a new drug that could ‘melt away’ fat inside arteries. That means that we could we well on our ...

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A chain of academies is launching its own mental health curriculum

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Kids and teenagers are facing serious struggles with mental health. Issues pop up early, and a lack of mental health education means that when teenagers do find things difficult, they can feel they’re weird, alone, or just going through a phase. Early intervention and treatment is crucial. It can be life-saving. While the majority of ...

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How writing a diary helps keep me mentally healthy

Keeping a diary is my form of mindfulness (Picture: Mmuffin for Metro.co.uk) Everyone has their own way of keeping their mental health happy. Some practice mindfulness, some make lists, and some lucky buggers have a pet to cheer them up. Does mindfulness really work? Here’s what the experts say, and how to practise it yourself I keep a diary. I ...

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Why ‘Jansporting’ is dangerous for students drinking too much

Jansporting: The act of attaching a backpack to a passed out friend to prevent them from rolling on their back and choking on their vomit pic.twitter.com/8hWI5E3rNW — Bellor (@bellorkd11) August 3, 2017 It might seem like a sensible idea to make sure someone stays in the recovery position, but this ‘trend’ has already been linked to several deaths. So-called ‘Jansporting’ ...

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Man who hears the National Anthem on loop hopes to meet the Queen

He’s had enough (Picture: MEN Media) If you’ve ever had ringing in your ears after a loud concert, spare a thought for Ron Goldspink. He’s got that but times a hundred, as he constantly hears the National Anthem playing in his head, sung by a male voice choir. Ron, 87, has developed ‘Musical Ear Syndrome’ and says he hears ‘God ...

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