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Brownie delivery claims to fix period pains

(Picture: mooncyclebakery/Instagram) There’s nothing like a chunk of something chocolatey when you’re on your period. Most of us, even if we don’t suffer from PMS, find ourselves craving sweet treats as our hormones sway and our body cries out for more serotonin (which we can release when we eat food associated with happiness). But loading up on sugar can add to feeling ...

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Fitness brand has the best response to the trolls who body-shamed its plus-size model

(Picture: Academy/Instagram) When Academy Sports and Outdoors chose plus-size model Anna O’Brien as the new face of their new larger line, they must have known what to expect. The ‘BCG’ collection runs up to a size 3X for women and as such, requires a model potential clients can relate to. New York-based Anna has struggled to maintain her own fitness regime ...

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Teenager died from severe allergic reaction to dogs at house party

Kiana Owen fell ill just 15 minutes after arriving at the property (Picture: NCJ Media) A 17-year-old girl died after suffering an allergic reaction to dogs at a house party, triggering a severe asthma attack, an inquest heard. Kiana Owen called an ambulance for herself from the property in Wallsend, Tyneside, but was in cardiac arrest by the time paramedics ...

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Healthy boy dies of rare ‘heart concussion’ after being hit with football

Keelan MacKnight was totally healthy (Picture: INS) A totally healthy teenage boy tragically died of a rare ‘heart concussion’ after playing football with his friends. Keelan MacKnight, a 15-year-old from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, was hit with the ball just under his ribs during the exact moment his heart was at its most vulnerable. After suffering from a fatal heart arrhythmia, ...

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Guess which European country has the highest level of obesity

We’re putting our health at risk (Picture: Getty) New figures show that you should step away from the doughnuts. The UK has just achieved the not-so-great title of the highest obesity rates in Europe, according to a study in the European Heart Journal. It examined obesity rates and their links to disease, and found that 26.9% of adult men are classed ...

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My Story: I Am An Eating Disorder Survivor

My name is Hope Virgo and I am 26 years old. To those looking at me they will know me as bubbly, a healthy eater, very chatty and a good runner. But those who know me better will know who I really am… a girl in recovery from anorexia. A girl who still occasionally has to battle with her mental ...

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Therapy can be awkward and uncomfortable, but that’s kind of the point

Once you’ve got through the filling in the forms, ‘getting to know you’ stage, therapy can become a bit, well, awkward. Free of the structure of questions and answers about when my depressive thoughts started, my first panic attack, and how long I’ve been taking medication, I quickly found myself at a loss for what to say. I ummed. I ...

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I did a DIY blood test to confirm if I was healthy or rotting on the inside

Are you squeamish, pal? Are you? (Picture: Getty, THRIVA) I’ve had acne since I was 21, and at times it’s been cystic and painful. There’s obviously something not quite right in my body for this to be happening. The NHS have been little to no help (sorry pals, I appreciate you so hard, but you just don’t care about acne ...

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How can managers and businesses help mental health in the workplace?

(Picture: Irene Palacio for Metro.co.uk) With mental health becoming less of a taboo subject and real progress being made, companies and managers have to step up to make sure they are doing the best they can. The NHS is already falling back on sticky-plaster solutions like prescribing a record 64.7m antidepressants in 2016 (that’s doubled in the last decade) to ...

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Anti-choice protesters outside abortion clinics could face tougher laws

The Home Office is considering tougher laws (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) New laws could finally stop women from being harassed outside abortion clinics. Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said that it’s ‘unacceptable’ that anyone is intimidated while accessing healthcare. She has now ordered an assessment of the protests held outside clinics, and will hear from healthcare providers, police forces and local ...

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