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How your bath bomb obsession is damaging your vagina

(Picture: MylesGoode/metro.co.uk) Whether it’s skull-shaped, as dark as our hearts, glittery, or shaped like a unicorn, we love a good bath bomb. The fizz as it hits the water. The pure joy of colour seeping across the tub. The smell – oh, the smell. Bath bombs are an important part of a self-care ritual, so it’s no wonder all us ...

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People from all around the world are sending love to an 11-year-old in Norwich

(Picture: Archant) From the mountains of Chamonix to the skyscrapers of New York, people are sending tiny messages of love to an 11-year-old girl in Norwich. Maisie Lossau was diagnosed with a brain tumour (which she nicknamed Bob the Blob) at the start of last year and has spent the past eight months in hospital receiving radiotherapy to try and kill ...

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Having kids means less sleep for women but not for men

(Picture: Getty) We all know that becoming a parent means saying farewell to a full eight hours of sleep each night. Feathers, rainbows and gold: the Rio carnival 2017 in pictures Speak to any parent and you’ll spot dark circles and bleary eyes as they recount how their baby cried from 2am ’til 10. But here’s some new research to ...

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How as a young woman, major surgeries have affected my sex life

(Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler/ Metro) Over the course of 2015 and 2016, I underwent two major bowel surgeries due to a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis (UC), a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  The British Kebab Awards 2017: The ups, the downs, and the completely bizarre The first surgery saw me having my large bowel removed, as it was so ...

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This woman shared her HIV status on Twitter and inspired everyone

(Picture: Twitter/saidy_brown_ This is 22-year-old Saidy Brown. She lives in South Africa and last week, she decided to share her HIV+ status and story on Twitter. Eating Disorders Awareness Week: What are they and why do people have them In one profound tweet, she said that she found out that she had the condition at 14 and didn’t expect to see ...

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No man is an island – How my friends have helped me cope with depression

Everyone needs a support network (Picture: Getty/Metro) Life is all about people. As we look back on our happiest memories, for the most part it’s the people that shared those moments with us that made them so special. #LiftTheWeight is a campaign urging rugby players to open up about mental health issues It’s people that can make the biggest difference to us ...

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Hair dye left woman barely able to open her eyes after ‘monster’ reaction

Her eyes swelled up so much she could barely see (Picture: SWNS) A pregnant woman feared for her life after hair dye made her eyes swell so much she felt like a ‘monster’. Samantha Espley, 29, says she has used the same black hair eye for years without problems, but this time it led to her being rushed to hospital. Furious ...

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Living with arthritis – What is it, who can get it and how can you treat it?

Ouch (Picture: Getty) When you say ‘arthritis’ you picture an old person hobbling along with a walking stick. So when I started showing symptoms in my big toe joints at 28, it was a bit of a surprise. Nike made Muslim women the stars of its empowering new advert My GP ruled out various other possibilities before shrugging, telling me ...

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Critically ill baby pictured holding hands with twin brother in hospital incubator

(Picture: Kerrie Keen) A family have shared touching photos of their newborn twins, pictured comforting each other in a hospital incubator. Cooper Keen was born critically ill with bleeds to the brain and low glucose levels, after his mum Kerrie, 36, had an emergency Caesarian. Five rushed to hospital after car ploughs into pedestrians He was immediately taken to a ...

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I’m sorry for all the times my anxiety and depression made me rubbish at texting you back

(Picture : Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Hey friends, colleagues, potential dates, and family members whose texts I’ve left unanswered, whose conversations have stopped dead, and whose calls I’ve ignored. I’m sorry. I don’t hate you, I promise. I’m not trying to gently ease my way out of our relationship. You haven’t pissed me off, you haven’t said the wrong thing, ...

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