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When Both My Children Had Cancer I Feared I'd Never Be A Grandma

As a family, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing, to say we’ve been through a lot is an understatement. But I’ve decided to share my story to show that sometimes there is chance of a silver lining. My husband Michael and I had been married for five years when we had our first child, Neil. He was very contented and ...

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Why standing desks might help you lose weight

Ask your boss for a standing desk if you want to lose a bit of weight (Picture: Getty) Getting yourself a standing desk at work might just be the key to shedding a bit of extra timber. New research has found that replacing sitting down with standing for six hours every day can help people lose 2.5kg over a year. ...

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Hospital parking charges a ‘stealth tax on patients and the vulnerable’

Barnet hospital, where charges apply (Picture: Getty) Parking charges in hospital car parks are ‘fundamentally wrong’ and should be ended, MPs say. There will be a debate in the House of Commons on Thursday, where MPs from both Labour and the Tories will call for urgent action to end the ‘injustice’. Research in December found the charges had cost patients, ...

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Model who had to remove four moles from her body warns against sunbeds

(Picture: MEN) Although we know that sunbeds come with all kinds of risks, loads of us still use them to get a hearty tan. Even children, who may not know its true troubles, are frequently using indoor tanning machines to get glowing skin. A model who regularly went to the tanning salon twice a week certainly didn’t think she’d end up having ...

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Anorexia survivor who weighed just 4st now wants to help other young girls

Hannah Lucas, 23, wants to raise awareness of anorexia and help others (Picture: Mercury) An anorexia survivor whose weight plummeted to just four stone has spoken out about her recovery and her plans to help others facing the illness. Hannah Lucas developed the eating disorder when she was a teenager but says her skeletal appearance made her look 60 instead ...

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How to stay sober once Dry January has ended

(Picture: Getty) So you made it through Dry January without a sip of booze. But for some reason, you don’t feel done. Maybe you were expecting more of a challenge. Perhaps the money you saved isn’t that impressive, or it’s more than you thought and you don’t fancy going back to your poor budgeting ways. It could be that you like ...

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Boots has finally cut the price of the morning-after pill

‘This is good news for women’ Bpas said (Picture: Getty) Boots says it has started stocking a cheaper morning-after pill across all of its UK pharmacies three months after failing to meet an initial target three months ago. The retailer provoked anger in July after refusing to reduce the price of emergency contraception so as not to ‘incentivise inappropriate use’. ...

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8 People On How Kindness Changed Their Life After A Cancer Diagnosis

Eight people have opened up about acts of kindness they experienced following a cancer diagnosis – and their stories will restore your faith in humanity. One woman, Pravina, revealed that on the day she was due to have her hair cut really short, staff at her local hair salon closed up for the morning and devoted the entire time to her.  ...

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Hernia Mesh Repair Explained Amid Reports Of Pain And 'Life-Changing' Complications

The vaginal mesh scandal continues to dominate headlines after hundreds of thousands of women around the world experienced life-changing complications, but now, campaigners in the UK want to ensure hernia mesh is part of the debate.  Hernia mesh is used in the treatment of hernias, particularly the most common form, inguinal hernia, where a swelling or lump appears in the groin area. ...

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How the hospital became my safe place

(Picture: Getty) The hospital has become my safe place. I know this sounds silly. Nobody enjoys going to hospital. It’s not that I enjoy it. It’s that when I’m there, I feel safe. Secure. I feel like if anything was to go wrong, there are people there to help me immediately. The hospital became my safe place after falling critically ...

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