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How can fidget spinners and cubes actually help with anxiety and ADHD?

(Picture: Shutterstock/metro.co.uk) Recently a number of schools have issued bans on children using fidget spinners and fidget cubes in class, calling them a ‘distraction’ from learning. There’s a campaign for parents to teach children the correct names for their genitals It’s not a massive surprise – they’ve become somewhat of a craze recently, and it seems like all kids are ...

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Fitness blogger encourages us all to love our hip dips

(Picture: Instagram/busybeefitness) Most of us have tiny parts of ourselves that we don’t like, but no one else even notices. Surgeons are now offering laser treatment to fix cankles Maybe we have a ‘weird’ toe. Maybe our thighs are a little jigglier than we think they ‘should’ be. No one else is bothered, but to us these tiny things become ...

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‘Chain-smoking’ toddler has transformed his life seven-years later

Aldi at two-year-old (Picture: Getty) A chain-smoking toddler, whose 40-a-day habit made headlines seven years ago, has now given up and is excelling at school. Aldi Rizal shot to fame in 2010, when pictures of him riding a tricycle around his village in Sumatra, Indonesia, were circulated across the internet. Teacher ‘had sex 40 times with student including threesome with colleague’ ...

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Making efforts to break down the stigma around mental health means f*** all if there’s no funding

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Last week, Prince Harry was massively applauded for speaking out about mental health. It was a really important moment. A reminder that mental health is a concern for everyone, regardless of status, class, and power. There’s a petition to make mental health education compulsory in all schools But in amongst all the applause, one thing ...

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Woman’s bikini shave went horribly wrong

Dana Sedgewick pictured in Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital (Picture: Hotspot Media) WARNING: Graphic images below.  A woman went into a coma for nine days and almost lost her legs, just from shaving her bikini line. Dana Sedgewick, 44, used a new razor for a quick trim, and thought nothing of it when she noticed a small pimple afterwards, which kept ...

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World’s heaviest woman is ‘fighting for her life’

Eman is said to be fighting for her life (Picture: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images) The ‘world’s heaviest woman’ is fighting for her life after falling dangerously ill following weight-loss surgery, her family say. Eman Ahmed, 36, weighed 78 stone when she was flown to an Indian hospital from her home in Egypt. It is World Penguin Day – and they need our ...

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Are you stressed? How to spot the symptoms, and stop it from getting out of control

‘I’m so stressed,’ is something you’ve probably said a number of times in your life. I struggle with stress – and it got so bad it made me ill Often it just means that you’re busy, under a lot of pressure or dealing with a difficult emotional situation. But for many people – myself included – that normal stress can ...

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8 things that helped me when I had postnatal depression

It can make you feel trapped (Picture: Deirdre Spain for metro.co.uk) When I walked in to the ward to be induced to have my first baby I was beyond excited. I had bought two gigantic Cath Kidston floral print bags for the big occasion. The story of a ‘rubbish’ mother: How postnatal depression ruined a year of my life At ...

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Mother told nothing more can be done for baby born with brain outside her skull

Baby May Rose Gibney is just six-weeks-old (Picture: JOHN JEFFAY AT CASCADE NEWS) The mother of a baby whose brain grew outside her skull has been told there’s nothing more doctors can do. Analee Gibney’s six-week old daughter May Rose was born with encephalocele, a condition that has caused her brain to develop the sac-like protusion at the back of her head. ...

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Men with inflammatory bowel disease answer questions on what it’s like to have a stoma bag

(Picture: Ed/Steve) Inflammatory bowel disease affects more than 300,000 people in the UK. Both men and women suffer, and more often than not, both men and women fear speaking out about their suffering because they feel uncomfortable talking about bowel habits. Marathon training week 13: The final push When IBD leads sufferers to near-death experiences, and when the disease becomes ...

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