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How to spot the symptoms of meningitis

How to spot meningitis (Picture: Getty Images) Meningitis can strike suddenly and quickly become fatal; It is crucial to know the symptoms, particularly if you’re a parent. As metro.co.uk reported, six-year-old Marc ‘MJ’ Poole was fit and healthy just 48 hours before dying from the disease. Girl fighting for life after school hall ceiling collapses on her While babies and young children ...

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Mother shares picture of son, 6, just before he died from meningitis

Sharon shared her final moments with son MJ to raise awareness of meningitis (Pictures: SWNS) A mother has shared the heartbreaking picture of her son’s final moments so that people can learn what the signs of meningitis are. Marc ‘MJ’ Poole was just six years old when he died from the disease two days after displaying the first symptoms. King’s ...

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Fitness blogger Anna Victoria shows just how much lighting can affect how your body looks in photos

(Picture: Instagram/annavictoria) Please pause your Instagram scrolling and associated sighing to take in this important message: the perfect photos you’re seeing aren’t reflective of reality. They are posed, filtered, and lit to be the most flattering representation of one tiny moment. Do not compare your body to an edited version of someone else’s. Quiet hours in supermarkets is great for ...

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How my doctors made me doubt my invisible illness

(Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk) Many people with an invisible illness are often too scared to seek help. I am one of those people.  Christopher Kane is trying to make furry Crocs fashionable Of course, I worry that people won’t take me seriously. I worry that they’ll think I’m overreacting or worse – making it all up, but it’s ...

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Mum shares heartbreaking image of son, 10, as he struggles with cancer

Jessica Medinger has revealed how her son Drake sleeps with her at night because he is scared he may die alone (Picture: Facebook) A mother has shared a heart-breaking image of her 10-year-old son as he battles leukaemia to raise awareness of the disease. In an emotional post to Facebook, Jessica Medinger, reveals how her son, Drake, sleeps with her ...

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#LiftTheWeight is a campaign urging rugby players to open up about mental health issues

(Picture: Lift The Weight) While mental health seems to have been at the forefront of conversation for some time now, it’s still a taboo subject in more traditional arenas. And until recently, professional sport has been renowned for being a difficult space to talk about perceived weaknesses. Someone’s making a ‘feminine lipstick’ that glues your labia shut to seal in ...

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Woman with rare condition always smells like fish

Kelly Fidoe-White suffers from a rare condition which means she smells like fish (Picture: Barcroft) A woman has spoken about the struggles of living with a condition that causes her to constantly smell like fish.  Kelly Fidoe-White has suffered from fish-odour syndrome -Trimethylaminuria – her whole life. 1,800 newly-hatched chicks found dumped in a field The disease leaves sufferers unable ...

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Woman annoyed with boyfriend for snoring devastated to realise he was actually dead

Lisa Lee with boyfriend Lewis Little and their son Tyler (Picture: North News) A woman who kicked her boyfriend out of bed because of his loud snores was horrified to discover he was actually dead.  Lisa Lee, 25, said she was in bed asleep next to Lewis Little, also 25, when she woke up to a loud gasping noise. Nurse ...

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How running the London Marathon is helping me fight depression and anxiety

Run your way to mental health (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) When I went out for my first ever run, in September 2015, I wore denim shorts, a short-sleeved knitted top, and fake converse-style shoes from Primark. I had nothing else aside from old trainers from my school days buried deep in my wardrobe, so this debut running outfit was the ...

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Fibromyalgia: 8 simple ways to manage the pain

The pain can be overwhelming (Picture: Charlotte Cockell for Metro.co.uk) Fibromyalgia is a chronic, widespread pain and fatigue disorder. The pain is generally felt all over the body but can be focused on particular ‘trigger’ points. What is fibromyalgia? Everything you need to know about the chronic condition Other symptoms of the condition include irritable bowel syndrome, headaches and cognitive difficulties. ...

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