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Charlie Gard’s parents tell GOSH that ‘if he’s still fighting, we’re still fighting’

Charlie Gard is fighting for his life (Picture: PA) The parents of Charlie Gard have said that they’re ‘still fighting’, because Charlie is still fighting. Connie Yates and Chris Gard spoke as they handed a petition to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, calling for Charlie to be allowed to fly to the US for potentially life-saving treatment. Man fighting ...

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We spoke to people with mental health issues about the physical effects of their conditions

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Mental health issues are commonly referred to as invisible illnesses, as they often go unseen to the people around us.  But what about when your symptoms spill out from your thoughts and feelings to affecting your physical wellbeing? We spoke to people who’ve experienced this, to help you see the warning signs and boost your ...

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Body positivity blogger wants us to start celebrating our gym gains with sweaty selfies

(Picture: plankingforpizza/Instagram) Go on Instagram and you could be forgiven for thinking that it’s unusual to sweat when you’re exercising. You’re confronted by flawless gym selfie after flawless gym selfie of PTs and fitness bloggers with perfect hair and makeup who look like they’ve just wandered off a photo shoot set, not a gym mat. The physical effects of poor ...

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Charlie Gard could be made an American so he can access treatment

He could be made a lawful permanent resident (Picture: PA) Terminally ill baby Charlie Gard could be made an American in a bid for him to bypass the UK courts’ decision to withdraw his life support. Doctors had been preparing to withdraw treatment and allow the 11-month-old to pass away naturally. But after last minute interventions from US President Donald ...

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Human Ken Doll’s nose could fall off if he has more surgery

Rodrigo Alves’ nose could fall off if he has more surgery (Picture: Rex) The Human Ken Doll’s nose could fall off if he continues to have surgery. Rodrigo Alves was told the shocking news on TV programme Botched, which features surgeons trying to fix plastic surgery that has gone wrong. Acrobat dies after plunging 100ft in front of 35,000 people ...

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Which diseases can you catch from a tick bite? It isn’t just lyme disease…

(Picture: Getty) It’s a pretty nasty feeling having something sink in its teeth and suck the blood out of you. And it’s an even nastier feeling if that something leaves behind a dangerous disease. What is syphilis, symptoms, treatment and how it is spread Ticks are often associated with dogs and cats but there is a real risk of finding ...

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Mum-of-four explains why she’s proud of her ‘jelly abs and shriveled up skin’

(Picture: Instagram/janenecrossley) Like, well, pretty much every woman who pushes a baby out of her body, blogger and mum-of-four Janene Crossley’s body has changed a bit since having children. Half of the women who had an abortion last year were using contraception, says report It’s taken her a while to come to terms with that – to accept and love her body ...

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Giant 50-year-old cyst popped in Dr Pimple Popper’s grossest video yet

Brace yourself (Picture: Dr. Sandra Lee (aka Dr. Pimple Popper)/YouTube) A man who grew up with a cyst he called his ‘pillow’ has had it burst in a gruesome video. The patient was filmed having the spot burst, as it oozed really rather grotesque brown pus. At least 76 police officers injured in violent G20 protests Shot by the viral ...

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Photos show how much of our faces we’re missing when we apply sun cream

(Picture: SWNS) We all give ourselves a pat on the back for actually remembering to apply sun cream. But perhaps we shouldn’t be congratulating ourselves too soon. Unprotected oral sex is producing untreatable gonorrhoea New research suggests that when we put sunscreen on our faces, we tend to miss around 10% of our skin, failing to apply the cream around ...

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Photographer Nancy Borowick captures the final years of her parent’s lives The Family Imprint

When the doctor calls to give you news about your scan results, who takes such an important phone call in the bathroom? My parents did. As I waited for reactions and information, I saw Mom beginning to wipe tears from her eyes. It turned out to be good news for both of them – the tumours were shrinking. But what ...

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