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Genuinely helpful tips for dealing with anxiety I’ve learnt through CBT

Let me start by saying that any tips you read on the internet are not a replacement for therapy. That’s not because they’re useless, or unhelpful. They can be incredibly helpful. It’s just that any mental health related tips you read aren’t going to be tailored to you, they’re easier to ignore than someone who you have to chat to every week, ...

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Mother dies from rare flesh-eating disease after sex game gone wrong

Warning: Graphic images. Katie Widdowson with boyfriend Dean Smith (Picture: SWNS) A mother who was injured in a sex game with her husband, died of a rare flesh-eating disease. Katie Widdowson hurt her wrist while being tied up during an erotic encounter earlier this year. Dozens of medics signed off with stress over parking fines The 24-year-old was rushed to ...

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Dozens of medics signed off with stress over parking fines

University Hospital of Wales car park (Picture: Richard Williams/ Media Wales) Staff are being signed off sick in large numbers from the same hospital where medics were fined thousands for parking. Doctors, nurses and other support workers have all taken time out following a court case that staff pursued over unpaid fines. Mother dies from rare flesh-eating disease after sex game ...

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Instagram account ‘I had a miscarriage’ is helping to break the silence around rainbow babies

(Picture: ihadamiscarriage/Instagram) At 16 weeks pregnant with her second baby, Jessica Zucker suffered a miscarriage. Having worked as a psychologist specialising in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health, she had treated countless women through similarly awful situations. ‘Coffee naps’ might just be the best way to get an energy kick However, it was only when faced with her own pregnancy loss ...

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‘Coffee naps’ might just be the best way to get an energy kick

(Picture: Getty) Many of us drink coffee as part of our daily routines but fail to really feel any benefits of doing so. Where once we might have had a slight buzz, these days we still feel dead inside even after a double espresso. Getting married won’t save you from the clutches of illness and death, says new study But ...

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Meet the brand making genderless underwear for people who get periods

(Picture: Pyramid Seven/Instagram) This is Pyramid Seven. They’re a ‘queer-owned’, Chicago-based boxer brief brand who make underwear for periods, not gender. People are confused by these sweatshirts with random words on them What does that mean? Well, they create underwear that doesn’t conform to the ultra-feminine mould that most period-related garments do. Founded by friends Michelle Janayea and Zipporah Jarmon, ...

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Boots has no right to police morals and their high prices for contraception will only hit women on low incomes

Around 61% of women will use the morning after pill at least once (Picture: Getty) As a sexually active, fertile woman, I was thrilled to learn that Boots the chemist thinks I can’t be trusted. It’s hard to know how else to interpret the news that the high street chain is deliberately overcharging for the morning after pill – on ...

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Mum’s hilarious post about accidental flatulence during yoga will leave you laughing

(Picture: Getty) Let’s face it, we all share the same bodily functions. Though we don’t like to admit it, we all burp, we all pass gas, and we all use the toilet for longer than five minutes. When should you take a mental health sick day? Of course, most people like to keep that private – and that’s fine. But ...

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When should you take a mental health sick day?

(Picture: Irene Palacio for Metro.co.uk) When you’re feeling awful physically, it’s hard enough to justify taking a day off to the voice inside your head. ‘You’re just being lazy,’ it tells you. ‘Everyone will be angry.’ Here’s everything you need to know about the low FODMAP diet When you feel rubbish mentally, it feels impossible. There’s no easy way for ...

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Here’s everything you need to know about the low FODMAP diet

You have to cut out a lot of things (Picture: Getty) Many people will already have heard of the acronym FODMAPs (Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides and Polyols) before, especially in the context of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). But what are FODMAPs? Are they bad for everyone? Will a low FODMAP diet help you loose weight? Should we all go on ...

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