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Time To Put The Spotlight On Pancreatic Cancer Again

Pancreatic Cancer Action Pancreatic cancer is one of the most fatal cancers in the world. In the UK, only one in 20 people diagnosed live to see another five years and one in 100 people survive beyond ten years. These figures have not changed significantly in 50 years. Being the poor relation among cancers is something we are used to, ...

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Gluten free porridge recalled because it has moth larvae in it

Mmm, moth porridge (Picture: Wessex) A gluten free food company has recalled its porridge because it may have ‘moths and moth larvae’ in it. Gluten Free Foods Ltd issued an urgent alert through the Food Standards Agency urging people to return its 500g Barkat Organic Gluten Free Porridge Flakes. In the warning, they state that the flakes ‘may contain moths ...

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So, Goop is telling women how to be their ‘leanest livable weight’

(Picture: Goop) Goop is a bible on nonsense advice. Most of it is harmless guff but occasionally, it does also publish articles which are downright dangerous. Take the piece that recently encouraged readers to reach their ‘leanest liveable weight’. Yep, Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog published a Q&A with Dr Traci Mann, supposedly meant to ‘bust diet myths’ and instead ended up explaining ...

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Midwives banned from saying ‘good girl’ to women giving birth

Medics have drawn up the new guidelines advising midwives to drop old-fashioned terms (Picture: Metro.co.uk A new set of language guidelines have been launched for midwives to use in the hopes of fostering a ‘culture of respect’ for women. Medics have drawn up the new guide which sees words such as ‘good girl’ and ‘delivered’ replaced with ‘you’re doing really ...

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Mental Health First Aid – what is it and how can I do it?

Practical help can make all the difference (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) When we think of first aid, we think of treating physical emergencies; those trained in first aid know what to do if someone gashes their leg, faints or starts choking. But what about if someone is behaving out of character, or is perhaps reacting to unseen stimuli, or ...

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How I learned to love my big nose just the way it is

Being happy with ourselves is a choice (Picture: Mark Andrew Webber for Metro.co.uk) Ah, reader comments. They’re the bane of every blogger’s life. And perhaps, in my case, beauty regime. Take these, for example. 11 simple ways to overcome loneliness everyday ‘You’re nothing but a big-nose b**** with a sh***y personality.’ ‘I can lose my weight, you’ll have to have ...

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What is the difference between repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel syndrome?

RSI and carpal tunnel syndrome are common in office environments (Picture: Getty) Modern lifestyles aren’t always conducive to a healthy body. How getting arthritis at 28 changed my relationship with my body Many of us find that we spend our days doing repetitive movements, like typing at a computer, working in a factory or on a supermarket check-out, or just ...

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What it feels like to have tokophobia – the fear of childbirth

If you suffer from tokophobia, this might not be a happy occasion for you (Picture: Irene Palacio for Metro.co.uk) If you’ve ever been pregnant or even been close friends with a woman on the brink of giving birth, you’ll be fully aware that the time leading up to labour can be a nerve-wracking period for everyone involved. Of course these ...

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Suicide rates spiked in months after Robin Williams died

Robin Williams passed away in August 2014 (Picture: REX/Shutterstock) Suicide rates in the US spiked in the months after Robin Williams took his own life. Newly-released figures have shown that there were 10% more suicides in the five months after the actor’s death in August 2014. Drinking hot tea and alcohol increase the risk the risk of cancer five-fold This ...

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Yoga might help to reduce the urge to emotionally eat

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Practising yoga comes with all kinds of benefits. It helps keep you limber and flexible. It’s calming. And, according to numerous studies, it can help to lower depression levels and minimise emotional eating. Four studies were looked at during a recent American convention, one of which centred around 23 male veterans who took part in a ...

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