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New research suggests Marmite could reduce the risk of miscarriage and birth defects

(Picture: Amazon/Metro.co.uk) Should pregnant women be downing Marmite by the spoonful? New research suggests it might be worth the taste. 5 simple things any one can do to de-stress After 12 years of research by scientists, a study in Australia has found that vitamin B3 (there’s loads of B3 in Marmite, if you didn’t know), can reduce the risk of ...

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How to press pause: 5 simple things any one can do to de-stress

Take a moment for yourself (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Life is busy, we all know it. The more stress builds, the less easy it is to manage the pressures of everyday life. Experts think unleashing your inner child could be the key to easing stress and here’s why As the pressure grows inside, simple things become overwhelming and we ...

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Men are more likely to experience work-related mental health issues, says new report

(Picture: Deirdre Spain/ Metro.co.uk) It’s becoming increasingly clear that our current workplace culture isn’t doing wonders for our mental wellbeing. Some excellent life advice from a 90-year-old woman who still feels like she’s 50 Now, new research suggests that it’s men who are more mentally affected by their work, with data from Mind revealing that one in three men attribute ...

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Some excellent life advice from a 90-year-old woman who still feels like she’s 50

(Picture: Humans of New York) A positive outlook is a powerful thing. People claim that they’ve hoped themselves to health. That it’s the reason for their younger looking skin. Men are more likely to experience work-related mental health issues, says new report And this 90-year-old woman is proof that living your best life can serve you well into your dotage. ...

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Meet ‘Vegan Thor’, the bodybuilder proving that you don’t need to eat meat to get gains

(Picture: vegan_thor) Many bodybuilding buffs will harp on about the importance of protein in building the ‘perfect’ physique. Steaks for breakfast, chicken breasts for lunch, turkey for dinner. What it’s really like to see a psychiatrist for your mental health Tell them that you want to get a six pack on a vegetarian diet and you’re often laughed to scorn. ...

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45% of women say that they feel more body confident than ever

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Body positivity is something we bang on about a lot (read: every day) here at Metro.co.uk. That’s because it’s important; we’re trying to make up for the last 200+ years of women being belittled and shamed for their natural states of being. Why turning off my phone notifications was the best idea I’ve had in ...

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Attention, men: Please do not put your penis in a coconut

This is a coconut. Not a sex toy. (Picture: Getty) Today in ‘wow, kind of wish I didn’t know that’ news, apparently there are some men in the world who are turning coconuts into makeshift sex toys. Over on the TIFU (that’s today I f***ed up, for the uninitiated) subreddit, one man going by coconutthrowaway69, has shared a story titled ...

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Meet the company who’s leading the ‘corporate wellness’ revolution

In London, you’re lucky if you work somewhere which has a gym – or at least a deal with a sports centre for cheaper membership. Even then, working out at lunchtime is hard. The importance of having a partner who understands your invisible illness You’ve got to plan it like a military operation: you’ve got to warn your colleagues that ...

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Mother ‘investigated for giving son bleach enema to “cure” his autism’

Authorities have warned about the dangerous side effects of using CD and MMS (Picture: Mercury) A mother-of-three is being investigated by police and social services for allegedly using bleach enemas to ‘cure’ her son’s autism. The woman, from Cheshire, has been reported to police for her activity in a secret Facebook group for parents that claims autism is caused by ...

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‘I was convinced I was Britain’s most wanted’: We talk schizophrenia with Erica Crompton on our mental health podcast, Mentally Yours

‘I’ve had a lot of diagnoses,’ blogger Erica Crompton tells us on this week’s episode of Mentally Yours, metro.co.uk’s weekly podcast on mental health. ‘I’ve had bipolar type 2, based on the fact that I’d booked some flights to Milan with only £50 in my bank account, then paranoid psychosis. Fitness blogger illustrates how big a role posture plays in ...

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