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Eating less meat in pregnancy ‘linked to drink and drug problems’

Lamb is rich in vitamin B12 (Picture: Getty) Children whose mothers did not eat meat during pregnancy are more likely to drink and use drugs, new research could indicate. A study found 15-year-olds in Britain were almost twice as likely to indulge in underage drinking and smoking if their mothers did not eat meat – linked to a deficiency in vitamin ...

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50-year-old ‘incurable’ breast cancer survivor poses for lingerie shoot

(Picture: Lonely Lingerie/ Harriet Were/ Sweet Louise) This is Maggie Prentice. 10 years ago, she was told that she had a 10% chance of surviving an ‘incurable’ breast cancer. But here she is, posing for a lingerie shoot alongside fellow survivors. ‘I wake up and think about it every day but I don’t dwell on it, I haven’t given up ...

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Powerful photo series shares women embracing their mastectomy scars

In case you didn’t know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While it’s important for us to use this time to talk about prevention, to learn about the symptoms, and encourage everyone to do regular breast checks, it’s also incredibly important to talk about what happens after diagnosis, and to celebrate those who survive the illness. As part of the Stand Up ...

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Supermarket Bags for Life could cause food poisoning

Bags for life might pose a food poisoning risk (Picture: Getty Images)</p> <p> Bags for life might need a name change after a consumer watchdog warned they might cause food poisoning. The Food Standards Agency warned about the risk of carrying raw foods such as meat and fish in reusable bags for life. Ringleaders jailed for 15-hour prison riot which cost ...

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10 things you should know if you’ve been newly diagnosed with IBD

(Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk) If you’re reading this, you’ve probably just been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. Cold water swimming: why the hell do so many people like doing it? Maybe you’ve lived with the illness for a while and are just looking to see how another person lives with it – or maybe you don’t know much ...

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What I learned when I stopped smoking weed

(Picture: Getty) I’m convinced that some people are born stoners. Before I ever touched a spliff, I was a stereotypical slacker, bunking off school to sit around on my own and never seeing the merit of things like being a prefect or getting into a good uni. This is undoubtedly just part of being a moody teenager, but as I ...

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World Vegetarian Day: What are the health benefits of going veggie?

It’s good to promote vegetables when they are still young (Picture: Getty Images) 1 October is World Vegetarian Day, so here’s a challenge: Could you handle going vegetarian for a month? The North American Vegetarian Society (Navs) would like you to make a difference this October by informing others about the benefits of vegetarianism. Traditonally, we are a meat-loving nation ...

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Kebab shop supplier who used cement mixer to process meat jailed and fined £50,000

Sukru Ahmet has been jailed (Picture: Sevenoaks District Council) A kebab shop supplier who used a cement mixer to process meat has been jailed for four months and ordered to pay more than £50,000. Sukru Ahmet, 60, was caught with six tonnes of poultry that was deemed unfit for human consumption. Brothel owner arrested in police raid caught running second illegal ...

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10 things you’ll only know if you have a nut allergy

Nuts are off the menu (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk) Having a nut allergy sucks. It’s not easy having to live your life in fear of something that just happens to be an ingredient in a lot more foods (and drinks) than many of us realise. How to travel safely when you have a nut allergy For those of us living with a ...

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Shockingly, drinking beer makes you happy, says new research

(Picture: Getty) Some news can seem too good to be true. Brace yourself, weekend warriors, because this one’s a doozy – science has confirmed that beer is good for you. Mental illness doesn’t make you creative – but creativity can help your mental health Well, sort of. Scientists have confirmed what we all knew all along – drinking beer makes ...

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