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How getting arthritis at 28 changed my relationship with my body

I felt my body had betrayed me (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) It’s hard not to feel betrayed by your body when it decides to give you a degenerative condition when you’re 28. Obviously, compared to many other people with far worse conditions, I’ve got it easy. Living with arthritis – What is it, who can get it and how ...

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It’s tough when caring about someone means obsessively worrying about them

If we’ve had more than a passing conversation, I’ve probably thought about you dying. Not in a plotting your murder kind of way. It happens whenever you’re late, I haven’t heard from you, or you pop into my head for no apparent reason to remind me of the very fun fact that oh, everyone I love could conceivably be dead ...

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If you’re dealing with menopause symptoms, there’s a beer that might help

(Picture: Portsmouth Brewery) The menopause can be a difficult time for many women. The hot flushes, the weight gain, the mood swings. It’s like your body is trying to fight you – and for what? At least when you were pregnant, you got a reward at the end of it. This particular battle just ends in feeling quite tired and ...

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Just one day of binge eating can screw with your body

(Picture: Getty) You eat healthily all week. Monday to Friday, you’re chomping on Buddha bowls and complex carbs like no tomorrow. You’re down the gym after work every day. You’re sober. Then come the weekend, you get your reward. After a Saturday night out, you like to sit in bed eating pizza, garlic bread, Kettle Chips and chocolate buttons, safe ...

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Wait, can tampons go off?

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) We always thought we were being responsible by stocking up on boxes of Tampax whenever they’re on offer. Who cares if we’ve run out of storage space because every drawer in our bathroom is filled with tampons and pads? That’s better than the horror of discovering blood in your pants with nothing to hand to ...

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A surgeon says women are getting designer vagina surgery to look better in leggings

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Let us preface this by saying that there’s nothing wrong with getting labiaplasty. It’s entirely within everyone’s rights to make alterations to their body for whatever reason, and many people with vaginas undergo surgery to deal with pain and discomfort caused by longer labia. What happened when I came out about my depression on Facebook ...

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10 best gluten-free snacks on the go

Fill your pockets with these bad boys (Picture: Gratify/Nairn’s/FODY Foods/Perkier/Metro) Hands up if you still take a gluten-free snack everywhere with you in case of emergency? Yes, even in 2017, it’s still totally necessary. 14 things all gluten-free people think during The Great British Bake Off I have to admit that gluten-free options have improved a hell of a lot ...

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Scientists say that English breakfast tea can help you lose weight…if you ditch the milk

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Since time immemorial, we’ve been seeking low-effort methods of losing weight. Wrapping yourself in clingfilm? Yep. Downing a glass of Epsom Salts every day? Done that. Slim Fast? Obviously. But it turns out that the answer to all our slimmest dreams might have been lurking in a kitchen cupboard all this time. A new study ...

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Mum jailed for refusing to get son, 9, vaccinated because ‘it’s against her beliefs’

Rebecca Bredow said vaccination ‘goes against her beliefs’ (Picture: ABC News) A mum has been jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son because it’s ‘against her beliefs’. Rebecca Bredow, from a suburb of Detroit in Michigan, had initially agreed with her nine-year-old son’s father that the child would be immunised. However, she later defied a court order to get the ...

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The link between depression and anxiety

‘Anxiety and depression’ is a term that’s often banded about as if it’s one illness. They’re two separate illnesses – but they often go hand in hand. According to a study by Nicholas C. Jacobson and Michelle G. Newman, previous research suggests that between 16-50% of people with a depressive disorder also have an anxiety disorder. This may be because the two conditions ...

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