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How to keep cats safe in the snow

(Picture: Getty) We know, we know, snow is all very exciting. The second those first teeny tiny flakes fall, we lose the plot – even it does only last for five minutes and fails to settle. Not to sound like your mum, but in the midst of all the snow-related joy, it’s important to think about safety. Not just your ...

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World AIDs Day 2017: Symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and what the day is all about

A hand made beaded AIDS symbol in the hands of a black man (Picture: Getty) It is thought that more than 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. World HIV Testing Week 2017 – where to get free HIV tests But despite the vast improvements in treatment, having a HIV diagnosis still means an increased likelihood of living ...

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Meet the bikini model who wants you to know that no one’s as naturally thin as you think

(Picture: Anna Rhodes) Anna Rhodes is a bikini modelling champion and founder of Lifting For Girls – a programme designed specifically to get women more into weights. She’s done seven shows in just two years and you know, she looks incredible. Of course she does. But rather than simply basking in her success, she’s now turning her attention encouraging other ...

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Brownie delivery claims to fix period pains

(Picture: mooncyclebakery/Instagram) There’s nothing like a chunk of something chocolatey when you’re on your period. Most of us, even if we don’t suffer from PMS, find ourselves craving sweet treats as our hormones sway and our body cries out for more serotonin (which we can release when we eat food associated with happiness). But loading up on sugar can add to feeling ...

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Fitness brand has the best response to the trolls who body-shamed its plus-size model

(Picture: Academy/Instagram) When Academy Sports and Outdoors chose plus-size model Anna O’Brien as the new face of their new larger line, they must have known what to expect. The ‘BCG’ collection runs up to a size 3X for women and as such, requires a model potential clients can relate to. New York-based Anna has struggled to maintain her own fitness regime ...

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Teenager died from severe allergic reaction to dogs at house party

Kiana Owen fell ill just 15 minutes after arriving at the property (Picture: NCJ Media) A 17-year-old girl died after suffering an allergic reaction to dogs at a house party, triggering a severe asthma attack, an inquest heard. Kiana Owen called an ambulance for herself from the property in Wallsend, Tyneside, but was in cardiac arrest by the time paramedics ...

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Healthy boy dies of rare ‘heart concussion’ after being hit with football

Keelan MacKnight was totally healthy (Picture: INS) A totally healthy teenage boy tragically died of a rare ‘heart concussion’ after playing football with his friends. Keelan MacKnight, a 15-year-old from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, was hit with the ball just under his ribs during the exact moment his heart was at its most vulnerable. After suffering from a fatal heart arrhythmia, ...

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Guess which European country has the highest level of obesity

We’re putting our health at risk (Picture: Getty) New figures show that you should step away from the doughnuts. The UK has just achieved the not-so-great title of the highest obesity rates in Europe, according to a study in the European Heart Journal. It examined obesity rates and their links to disease, and found that 26.9% of adult men are classed ...

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My Story: I Am An Eating Disorder Survivor

My name is Hope Virgo and I am 26 years old. To those looking at me they will know me as bubbly, a healthy eater, very chatty and a good runner. But those who know me better will know who I really am… a girl in recovery from anorexia. A girl who still occasionally has to battle with her mental ...

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Therapy can be awkward and uncomfortable, but that’s kind of the point

Once you’ve got through the filling in the forms, ‘getting to know you’ stage, therapy can become a bit, well, awkward. Free of the structure of questions and answers about when my depressive thoughts started, my first panic attack, and how long I’ve been taking medication, I quickly found myself at a loss for what to say. I ummed. I ...

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