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Woman goes blind in one eye after contact lens became infected

Irenie lost her vision in one eye after it became infected (Picture: Getty) A woman lost the sight in her right eye after it became infected with a bacteria typically found in tap water when she changed her contact lens. Irenie Ekkeshie, now 36, was hospitalised in 2011 after she woke up with her right eye streaming with tears. The Easter ...

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Marathon training week 12: tapering off the long runs

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)</p> <p> After last week’s long run, it’s time to start ‘tapering off’. You’re supposed to run your longest distance (up to about 21 miles) roughly three weeks before a marathon and then from there, you start to cutting down so you’re not completely whacked out on the big day. One medium run So on Sunday, I ...

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Why I’ll never take the NHS for granted again

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)</p> <p> I’ll never take the NHS for granted again. A sprained anatomical snuffbox (I’m quite proud of that one). Damage to the sheath on my hip bone. And my shoulder needs further investigation. It took me three and a half months to find that out. Why? Because the NHS is s**t? People with migraines are three ...

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NHS facing crisis after 800 GPs say they plan to quit

Two in five GPs questioned said they were planning to quit (Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) The NHS is facing a potential crisis after more than 800 GPs said they planned to quit. Heavy workloads have been pinpointed as one of the reasons behind two in five GPs in the South West telling a university-led study that they were intending to step down ...

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People with migraines are three times more likely to have anxiety

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Anyone who experiences migraines will know that they’re so, so much worse than ‘just a headache’. What do all those Fitspo hashtags actually mean? So it’s not much of a surprise that the pain and other side effects can end up having an impact on your mental health, too. New research from the University of ...

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The cleanest toilet for women is the one nearest the door

(Picture: Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images) Public loos can be horrendous. Work bathrooms can be especially disgusting and make you wonder what animals you share an office with. Crying while listening to sad music makes you feel better There’s piss everywhere. There’s bog roll everywhere. Sometimes, there’s sh*t and blood everywhere. What the f*ck is wrong with people? Weren’t they potty trained? ...

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This artist gives cancer survivors 3D nipple tattoos for free

(Picture: Getty) It’s natural to lose a bit of self-confidence after going through breast cancer. Your body changes. You may have lost your hair. You may have gone through a mastectomy. The cleanest toilet for women is the one nearest the door The smallest things can help you feel like yourself again. That’s why Claire Louise Willis‘ work is so ...

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Does mindfulness really work? Here’s what the experts say, and how to practise it yourself

Take a deep breath (Picture: Deirdre Spain for Metro.co.uk) Mindfulness is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for many conditions including various mental illnesses, chronic pain and stress. Research has also shown it to be useful for general mental wellbeing in schools, prisons and in the workplace. 24 essential things that help me improve my ...

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I’m sorry for all the times my depression and anxiety made me a bit of a rubbish friend

Since I’ve started being honest about my mental health, I’ve noticed that my relationships have changed – mostly for the better. There’s more trust there. We’re able to talk about bigger things. Now that I’ve opened up, the people around me have started to open up, too. The ultimate household item workout And it’s made me think about how much ...

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Yoga classes especially for men are being held at a gym near you

(Picture: Getty Images/Mylo) If you’re a woman, chances are you do yoga, know someone who does yoga or have at least seen another woman walk past you with a yoga mat. Formerly homeless people have shared the best things you can do to really help But if you’re a guy, you may well not have. Despite the fact it’s great ...

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