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Child leukaemia survivor asks newsreader if she’s single live on air

A little girl who survived leukaemia made a TV presenter blush – by asking her if she was single. Erin Cross, seven, received the 2017 WellChild award on Tuesday night for her bravery as she battled cancer. Hammer-wielding killer attacks ‘ex partner’ while her young son watches The ceremony took place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, where she ...

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Mum shares sign parents need to watch out for that shows their child needs to go to hospital

(Picture: Instagram/sophiecachia_) It’s tricky to know when your child needs help – and even harder to know when it’s time to take them to the hospital. You know, because young kids can’t talk, so they can’t explain what’s wrong. Plus, you don’t want to be one of those hysterical parents who runs to the doctor for every little cough or ...

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Women’s photos reveal the realities of being overweight

(Picture: Hayley Morris-Cafiero) Our society is obsessed with weight. It’s nothing new – for centuries, we’ve been looking for ways to slim down, to accentuate and hide certain parts of our bodies. As we become ever more concerned with fitness, however, our attitudes towards larger people has become more intolerant. Photographer, performance artist and activist Haley Morris-Cafiero has been highlighting ...

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It’s time to stop saying ‘I’m fine’ when actually we’re anything but

When someone asks how you are, don’t lie and say you’re fine (Picture: Getty) I’ve made a point for a long time of not believing anyone who says ‘I’m fine’ when I ask them how they are. Maybe that’s because I know whenever I say it I’m trying desperately to avoid having to explain why I’m not. I’m not sure ...

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Meet the pregnant powerlifter who’s still dead-lifting 120kg at eight months

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Sarah Strong is an eight-month pregnant powerlifter who’s been keeping up her training regime in order to help her build endurance for labour. Originally a personal trainer, Sarah started powerlifting two years ago and credits the sport for her being in the ...

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M&S launches a wine with half the calories of regular vino

(Picture: Getty) The worst thing about wine, apart from the feeling of death that comes the next morning after drinking two bottles of the stuff, is how calorific it is. There you are swerving cakes and crisps like a champion, only for your wine habit to sabotage any sort of body goals you’re working towards. According to Drink Aware, a ...

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There’s a taboo around loneliness that we need to break

‘The only way to confront loneliness is by breaking the taboo around it’ (Illustration: Erin Aniker for Metro.co.uk) On the surface, you’d never know I struggle with loneliness. Every day I’m busy; busy with work, busy with passion projects, busy attending events and talks, and meeting new people. Lonely in London – how to fight feeling alone when you’re around ...

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Terminally ill mum, 29, visited by unicorn as she says goodbye to son with Down’s Syndrome

Sammi Fox with son Bobby (Picture: NCJ Media) A young mum has been visited by a ‘unicorn’ after finding out she had just days to live with terminal bowel cancer. Sammi Fox, 29, has two children including a son Bobby, 5, who has Down’s Syndrome. On October 9, she was given the devastating news that she had only days to ...

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Women who dye their hair ‘are at greater risk of breast cancer’

A surgeon has warned that women should stick to natural dyes (Picture: Getty Images) People shouldn’t dye their hair more than six times a year if they want to avoid cancer, a surgeon has claimed. Professor Kefah Mokbel, a breast surgeon from Princess Grace Hospital in central London, claims that women who colour their hair are 14% more likely to ...

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Why are we allowing so many women to suffer from chronic bloating?

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) It starts often with a little rumble, followed by a slow churning feeling. 20 minutes later, your stomach is so distended that you look six months pregnant and you’re unable to walk properly. Bloating can be a chronic and it can ruin your day/night/week. And it’s something that affects so many women. Remember fitness blogger ...

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