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Husband’s photo capturing his wife’s battle with ovarian cysts is everything

(Picture: Samantha Marie/Instagram) When Samantha Caracci started getting intense pains in her back, stomach and legs, she thought she’d just been working out a bit too hard. But it turned out, after a trip to A&E, that she had cysts on uterus and ovaries. Are ‘gym pods’ in the middle of the street the future of fitness? ‘Since having my ...

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Women feel the most body confident when they reach 65

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) If you’re struggling with body confidence, rest in the knowledge that it gets better. You might think you’re in your prime now when your skin’s at its tightest and your bum’s at its perkiest but you’d be wrong. Craving chocolate on your period has nothing to do with your hormones Because according to new research ...

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Craving chocolate on your period has nothing to do with your hormones, according to experts

(Picture: Getty) Premenstrual Syndrome is no picnic. Women feel the most body confident when they reach 65 Whether it’s the cramps, the bloating or the ~tenderness~ that gets you right before your period, most of us find ourselves reaching for a bar of chocolate to soothe the pain. But those cravings might just be down to clever advertising and cultural ...

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Swim Serpentine: Here’s why I’m swimming across one of London’s famous lakes for charity

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Last weekend, Mo Farah cemented his reputation as the greatest British athlete of all time as he claimed gold in the men’s 10,000m, becoming the first athlete ever to win 10 consecutive global track titles. Now Morrisons is covering the cost of the tampon tax for customers But while you’re supposed to be filled with ...

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Bradley Lowery’s mum describes what she misses about him in heartbreaking post

Bradley Lowery on the pitch at his beloved Sunderland (Picture: PA) Bradley Lowery’s mum has written of how she misses his ‘little innocent voice’ saying ‘I love you Mammy’ in a heartbreaking message. His family plans to create a foundation in his name to support others affected by cancer. Model Chloe Ayling ‘has not seen her son’ since returning to ...

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Asda and Lidl recall pasties after pieces of glass are found inside

Asda has issued a recall  (Picture: Geography Photos/UIG via Getty Images) Asda and Lidl are recalling pies and pasties after glass was found inside one their supplier’s products. Chicken and mushroom, and minced steak and onion slices are being taken off the shelves of Lidl and safety slices warnings issued after a shard from a suspected broken bulb was found ...

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What is Hammer Toe?

What is Hammer Toe? (Picture: Chelsea Foot and Ankle) Have you recently looked down to your twinkle toes to see one little piggy is out of line? Hammer Toe may have caused your toe to bend or curl downward because of a weakened muscle. 16-year-old’s amazing hair transformation shows just how debilitating depression can be The tendons (tissues that connect ...

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Weed smokers ‘more than three times more likely to die from high blood pressure’

As laws around cannabis become increasingly relaxed, scientists say it’s important to understand the associated health issues (Picture: Getty Images) People who smoke weed are more than three times more likely to die from high blood pressure than non-users, according to new research. A study has shown that the risk of death from hypertension (also known as high blood pressure) ...

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Having an invisible illness doesn’t mean I should give up on my appearance to be believed

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) One of the most commonly asked questions people who live with an invisible illness hear is: ‘How can you look good if you’re sick?’ Student whose illness makes her sleep 20 hours a day gets Sleeping Beauty tattoo While it’s flattering to hear that someone thinks you look nice, it’s also pretty annoying for it ...

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Student gets Sleeping Beauty tattoo to represent illness that makes her sleep 20 hours a day

(Picture: PA Real Life) A student who has a rare condition that means she can sleep up to 20 hours a day has decided to represent her illness on her body with a poignant tattoo of Disney princess Aurora, from Sleeping Beauty.  22-year-old Kaitlyn Terrana suffers from Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS), a rare neurological condition characterised by recurring periods of excessive ...

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