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Men’s Health Week – Do you have a hazardous waist?

(Picture: Men’s Health Forum) Having come through a week with a fairly hazardous election, International Men’s Health Week now asks, ‘Do you have a hazardous waist?’ Gear up for salads, super-foods and some exercise because today, June 12, marks the start of Men’s Health Week 2017. The international week of well-being is celebrated annually during the week ending on Father’s ...

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The latest fitness trend is people squatting with their dogs and it’s brilliant

(Picture: thaatfitgirl/Instagram) We’ve all seen those yummy mummy bloggers using their babies as weights. And yes, they’re impressive (mainly because anyone getting out of bed after a baby is a hero, let alone someone actually exercising). This is how you can support a friend with OCD But babies aren’t that heavy. Anyone can lift a little 9lb bundle above their heads. ...

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This is how you can support a friend with OCD

OCD is a very difficult thing to grasp if you’ve never experienced it (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk) OCD is a very difficult thing to grasp if you’ve never experienced it. It’s illogical, irrational and sometimes, to an outside eye, a bit odd. 9 things you only know if you have OCD It’s important to remember that a person with ...

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Coming out about my mental health was difficult but it was the right decision to make

Speaking out helped (Picture: Erin Aniker for Metro.co.uk) The first time I wanted to share how imprisoning my mental health was, I didn’t really know where to start. I decided I would make a video, not think about it too much so whatever came out was at least honest. 7 great things that happened when I opened up about my ...

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We can’t keep putting self-care at the bottom of our to-do lists

Self-care has become a bit of a buzzword recently. It’s typically associated with photos of women wearing big, cosy socks, or stuck on marketing emails to convince you to buy posh candles. But that’s not what self-care is. Self-care is not luxuriating in a bubble bath chugging hot chocolate. Or, rather, it can be that, but that’s not all it is. Was ...

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Cervical Screening Week: What is cervical cancer, symptoms and how to book a smear test

With as many as one in four women failing to book their smear tests, awareness is more important than ever before. Woman, 25, dies of cervical cancer after she was refused smear test for being too young This week it is Cervical Screening Week with loads of events designed to encourage women to get checked out. Cervical cancer is still ...

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Surgeons remove 13kg lump from man’s intestines

Years of faeces may be trapped inside (Picture: AsiaWire) Grotesque images show surgeons holding a huge part of a man’s bowel weighing 13kg after its removal cured his chronic constipation. The 22-year-old patient from China suffers from a rare condition that causes excrement to build up inside his large intenstine. Toddlers died ‘after mum left them in hot car to ...

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The Listening Place is giving people with suicidal thoughts somewhere to talk face-to-face

(Picture: Ella Byworth for metro.co.uk) If you haven’t heard, access to mental health care can be a long, tiring, drawn-out process. Those who are in desperate need of support can be waiting months before they talk to a therapist, thanks to limited NHS funding and a lack of decent mental health care providers. Forget Glastonbury, head to the UK’s first ...

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Mother’s fury after school puts girl into isolation for wearing cotton tights

Sarah Bowmer with her daughter Elly (Picture: CorinMesser/BNPS) A 13-year-old girl who needs to wear leggings because of a medical condition has been made to feel ‘like a leper’ after her school put her into isolation. Elly Bowmer’s furious mum Sarah has complained to the head teacher at Carter Community School in Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, who is demanding the teenager ...

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Terminally ill baby Charlie Gard must be kept alive until next week

Chris Gard and Connie Yates, the parents of eight-month-old Charlie Gard (Picture: Pixel 8000 Ltd) Terminally ill baby Charlie Gard must be kept alive on life support until at least Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights has said. Photos of Theresa May outside Downing Street show what a difference a year makes Judges in Strasbourg, France, want more time ...

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