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Man loses his foot to diabetes just weeks after a blister appeared

Chris Witt needed his leg amputated due to diabetes. (picture from Diabetes UK) A man had to have his foot amputated just weeks after getting a blister.  Chris Wiitt, aged 53, did not go to see a doctor about the sore, because he didn’t realise it could get so serious so quickly. However, due to his diabetes things became serious very ...

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Stick out your tongue and say ‘aah’ – does it look normal?

(Picture: Getty) We all remember going to the doctors and being told to stick out our tongues. But, while this allowed them to see down our throats without our tongues getting in the way, it’s a good idea to stick your tongue out every now and again to see what colour it is. How to train after big events and ...

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How to train after big events and what to do with minor injuries

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) When total amateurs run marathons, they’re often unable to get out of bed the next day – let alone contemplate hitting the road again. Long distance running takes its toll on the body. Coeliac Awareness Week: Do you have coeliac disease or gluten intolerance? Your ankles puff up. Your knees feel like they’ve shattered. Your ...

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Coeliac Awareness Week: Do you have coeliac disease or gluten intolerance?

Gluten-free products sit on display for sale at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, U.S (Picture: Getty) This week is Coeliac Disease Awareness Week, which aims to raise awareness of coeliac disease and the gluten free diet. There is a difference between being gluten intolerant and having coeliac disease – for those unaware of the differences, here’s the lowdown. Coeliac disease ...

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Men talk mental health

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 8-14) – seven days in which to raise awareness and start more conversations around mental health. The campaign is organised by the Mental Health Foundation and this year’s theme is ‘surviving or thriving.’ The charity is encouraging ...

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Yes, we still need to talk about mental health

Over the last few years, there’s been massive progress in the way we talk about mental health. It’s become increasingly okay to admit that actually, you’re not okay. Anxiety, depression, and OCD are all things people are starting to know about. Brands and publications are mis-using terms and encouraging stereotypes less frequently – and when they do, they get called ...

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Mental Health Awareness Week: How to help your partner if they have a mental illness

(Illustration: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk) Dating someone with a mental illness can be hard at times.  You need to remember that your partner is dealing with something that you may have not experienced before, and therefore their coping mechanisms may be very different to what you would do. Of course, this does not mean they can abuse you or ...

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2017: How I went from surviving a mental illness to thriving in the big wide world

It is possible to beat mental health (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) This week (May 8 to 14) is Mental Health Awareness Week and I wanted to share my story. Having struggled with anorexia and severe depression, I’ve spent a lot of time in and out of mental health services, including in hospital. During most of this period, I would ...

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Tequila could be good for your bones, according to science

Not just a pretty face (Picture: Getty) For many, tequila is a bringer of joy. 7 places in London where you’ll find Marmite on the menu And according to new research, it could be giving us something else – bone health. Scientists at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav) in Mexico have identified substances in the tequila plant (yep, it ...

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Smoking could be banned in council estates

Smoking could be banned in council homes (Picture: Getty Images) Smoking should be banned in council homes, public health bosses have said. Under the proposed plans, tenants would have to sign an agreement not to smoke in any new local authority or housing association homes. British grandfather starts seventh year in prison in Iran on spying charges This is so ...

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