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Women who dye their hair ‘are at greater risk of breast cancer’

A surgeon has warned that women should stick to natural dyes (Picture: Getty Images) People shouldn’t dye their hair more than six times a year if they want to avoid cancer, a surgeon has claimed. Professor Kefah Mokbel, a breast surgeon from Princess Grace Hospital in central London, claims that women who colour their hair are 14% more likely to ...

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Why are we allowing so many women to suffer from chronic bloating?

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) It starts often with a little rumble, followed by a slow churning feeling. 20 minutes later, your stomach is so distended that you look six months pregnant and you’re unable to walk properly. Bloating can be a chronic and it can ruin your day/night/week. And it’s something that affects so many women. Remember fitness blogger ...

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What it feels like to live with chronic fatigue, from an IBD sufferer

Another early night (Illustration: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk) Imagine a smart phone that never fully charges. Your device will constantly need support in the form of a power cable, or else is falters and just shuts down altogether. 11 things you only know if you’re gluten free This is what it’s like to suffer from chronic fatigue, except there ...

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Heavy periods cause five millon UK sick days a year

Sorry, what is that spray on the right for…? (Picture: Getty) Collective bleeds in the UK are causing five million sick days a year and costing the British economy £531 million each year, according to research commissioned by Wear White Again. Over four million British women suffer from heavy periods, resulting in a total of 5,581,186 sick days every year. 73% ...

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World Sight Day: How many people are blind or partially sighted around the world?

There are a variety of reasons for sight loss (Picture: Getty) World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. WSD 2017 falls on October 12. We examine the causes of visual impairment and the figures in the UK and globally. We need ...

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What are the symptoms of rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis?

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) World Arthritis Day will be celebrated on Thursday, October 12, and this year’s theme is ‘It’s in your hands, take action.’ ‘Strong not skinny’ is just another impossibly high body standard most of us can’t reach In honouring World Arthritis Day it is important to know a little bit about the disorder and the symptoms ...

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Why ‘strong not skinny’ is still an impossibly high body standard that most of us can’t reach

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) When it comes to women’s fitness, 2017 has been the year of the gun show. And the abs show. And the glutes show. We’re obsessed with muscles. Where once women starved and flogged themselves on treadmills and stepping machines, we now spend our time and money on daily HIIT, boot camps, creatin, and protein shakes. ...

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Cervical selfies are helping to save thousands of women’s lives

The device fits on a phone but offers detailed results (Picture: MobileODT) Having access to a doctor is a privilege that most of us take for granted. But in developing countries, even the most basic of medical innovations can have a huge impact. Couple sue neighbours for ‘copying’ design of their £4.4million home That’s why a new form of cancer ...

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Baby girl born with intestines outside her body makes miracle recovery

Ava-Rose had to go straight into surgery after she was born (Picture: SWNS) A mum has shared photos of her brave little ‘inside-out’ baby, who was born with her intestines on the outside of her body. Ava-Rose Nightingale suffered from gastroschisis, where her intestines grew outside her body because her abdominal wall didn’t completely form before birth. In photos taken ...

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World Mental Health Day 2017: How to look after your own wellbeing when you work in the mental health sector

Even if you work in the mental health sector, you still need to look after yourself (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) My story isn’t unusual. Having suffered with mental illness and fought my way to recovery, I now work in the mental health sector, using my experience to support others. Yes, I’m in recovery but that doesn’t mean I don’t ...

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