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Superdrug is selling the morning-after pill for half price

(Picture: Getty) Trying to get the morning-after pill can be really stressful. Once you realise you need one, you’ve got to get yourself to a pharmacy or clinic as soon as you can. Here’s how to get over a cheating ex Then you’ve got to answer a load of humiliating, probing questions – often in front of other people on ...

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Baby was born so premature her eyes were still fused shut

Edie was given a slim chance of survival (Picture: Media Wales) A tiny baby born just 23 weeks into her mum’s pregnancy was so premature that her eyes were still fused shut. Doctors gave Edie Madoc-Jones a very slim chance of survival when she was born months before mum Nicola’s due date, but the little girl beat the odds. Three people ...

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How to avoid permanent ear damage at festivals

Concert crowd and concert stage. There are many things you think about when planning a trip to a festival. Fitness blogger doesn’t care if she’s got a bit of extra belly fat ‘Do I have enough baby wipes?’, ‘How will I sneak this alcohol in?’, ‘What are the chances of someone sh*tting on my tent?’ are just a few of ...

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This fitness blogger doesn’t care if she’s got a bit of extra belly fat

(Picture: fitfenji/Instagram) Belly fat is the hardest thing to lose. You can run till you’re blue in the face but that stomach pudge barely budges. Does sun cream have an expiry date? It’s normal to have a little padding but the desire to get rid of belly fat can become all-consuming if you let it. Which is why one body ...

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How I’m feeling six months in to taking antidepressants

I never thought I’d be someone who takes antidepressants. I never imagined myself having alarms on my phone to take pills, chummily chatting with other depressives about side effects, and counting out little foil packs to take on holiday. A big part of that was my fear around antidepressants – the worry that they’d change who I was, flatten out ...

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I have schizophrenia: Here are 10 things I can’t live without

(Picture: Getty) As a person living with schizophrenia for more than a decade, I have developed my own trusted first-aid kit for a frazzled mind. We’ve all heard the stories about people ditching their meds and becoming a roaring success, but for a third of patients with psychosis, this, unfortunately, isn’t the case. I have learned the hard way (after ...

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12 ways you can try to stop self-harming

These things might help (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk) I started self-harming as a teenager. At the time, it was to cope with distressing emotions. My history of self-harm has left me with scars – but I see them as a mark of my survival As I became more mentally unwell in my 20s, self-harm became an outlet for ...

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If you genuinely want to slim down, stop saying you ‘can’t eat certain foods

(Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk) When you’re trying to shred a few pounds, it can feel like the whole world is out to get you. Suddenly, everyone’s throwing lavish dinners or demanding you join them for drinks. Everyone in your office decides to bring in baked goods. Your favourite snackettes go on special offer in Tesco. Handy tool keeps ...

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Runner left with gruesome orange blisters after 69-mile jog

The blisters grew in size (Picture: Julie Nisbet) A  long-distance runner was left with gruesome orange pus-filled blisters after completing a 69-mile ‘ultra-run’. Julie Nisbet, 34, ran from coast to coast along Hadrian’s Wall between Carlisle and Newcastle in an ultra-run called ‘The Wall’. Man narrowly missed by train after jumping over level crossing barriers It wasn’t for the faint-hearted ...

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Pixiwoo’s Nic Chapman has opened up about having multiple sclerosis in an emotional video

(Picture: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Beautycon) Nic Chapman, makeup artist and one half of Pixiwoo, has revealed that she has multiple sclerosis (MS) after years of dealing with the condition. This ear wax extraction video is the new Dr Pimple Popper In an emotional video titled My Secret Illness, Nic reveals that her biological father recently died of MS – ...

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