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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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Fit in 4: The 5-minute Pilates routine that carves your core

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video This is the perfect way to tone up. Pilates is often seen as a soft option when you fancy taking it a bit easy but you’d be surprised at how effective this series of body weight exercises can be. With modern lifestyles ...

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Running advice from a professional: Olympic champion Desiree Henry

(Picture: Getty/MylesGoode) As we approach spring, more and more of us are preparing to put on our running trainers and take to the road in the name of charity. The Bath Half Marathon is just weeks away (12 March). The dreaded London Marathon is only round the corner (23 April). The Great Manchester Run is getting ever closer (28 May). ...

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Inspirational pictures and quotes to help you quit smoking

(Picture: Getty) Giving up smoking can seem like an impossible task. Having a cigarette can become part of every day life. You do it without thinking. But there are many benefits to giving up the habit. This fitness blogger has just proved how irrelevant weight can be It’s not just your health that will benefit – your bank balance will, ...

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This fitness blogger has just proved that weight can be irrelevant when you’re getting fit

(Picture: Adrienne Osuna) We all know that BMI isn’t the most accurate tool for determining health or fitness. But perhaps the most dramatic proof that weight isn’t always relevant when it comes to getting fit, is split comp picture of Adrienne Osuna. How to stop snoring: Tips, tricks and exercises to stop the habit She’s a fitness Instagrammer and weight trainer ...

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Fitness blogger shares photo of the reality of having eczema

(Picture: Instagram/busybeefitness) We’ve said it before, and we’ll keep saying it until it sinks in: the photos you see on Instagram are rarely reflective of reality. Every goth needs these skull shaped bath bombs The fitness bloggers showing off their abs are perfectly posed in flattering lighting. The weight loss transformations are easily faked with a few clever tricks. People’s ...

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