• A woman lived with a pill packet stuck in her throat for 17 days
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    A woman lived with a pill packet stuck in her throat for 17 days

    She unknowingly swallowed the packet in the middle of the night.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow's pop-up Goop store in London to become permanent
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    The Independent

    Gwyneth Paltrow's pop-up Goop store in London to become permanent

    Goop, the wellness brand founded by Gwyneth Paltrow, opened its first London pop-up store in September last year, and is now set to become a permanent shop.

  • Multiple sclerosis: What is it, what are the symptoms and how is it treated?
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    Multiple sclerosis: What is it, what are the symptoms and how is it treated?

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong autoimmune condition that affects the brain and the spinal cord, resulting in a wide range of symptoms that vary from person-to-person. Joan Didion, Jack Osbourne and Selma Blair, who was diagnosed in August, are among those in the public eye who live with MS. MS inhibits how well a person’s central nervous system functions, subsequently interrupting the process whereby the brain sends signals to the rest of the body to enable you to do simple things like move, eat and see.

  • Restaurants on Just Eat providing ‘life-threatening allergen information’, investigation finds
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    Restaurants on Just Eat providing ‘life-threatening allergen information’, investigation finds

    Several restaurants listed on the Just Eat platform have been providing incorrect information concerning food allergens that could be “life-threatening”, a BBC Panorama investigation has discovered. The takeaway delivery service currently asks customers to enquire with restaurants directly if they have a food allergy. BBC Panorama reporter Tina Daheley pretended to be a customer with food allergies when ordering food at restaurants through Just Eat.

  • James Middleton opens up about suffering from depression: ‘It is an illness, a cancer of the mind’
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    James Middleton opens up about suffering from depression: ‘It is an illness, a cancer of the mind’

    James Middleton has spoken candidly for the first time about being diagnosed with clinical depression, explaining that he once felt like “a complete failure” due to the condition. The businessman, brother of the Duchess of Cambridge, has written an essay for The Daily Mail in which he details how he shut himself off from friends and family when suffering from depression. Describing it as “an absence of feelings”, Middleton explains that his sister’s work with mental health charity Heads Together was partly what inspired him to come forward with his story.

  • Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley 'name newborn son after Forrest Gump'
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    Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley 'name newborn son after Forrest Gump'

    Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley have reportedly welcomed a new baby boy, and have decided to name him after a beloved film character made famous by Tom Hanks. The couple first met while on the set of the 2009 two-part ITV series Wuthering Heights, in which they played the lead roles of Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw. It's now been reported that Hardy and Riley have had a second child, a boy called Forrest.

  • Half marathon training for beginners: 12 things you need to know before running your first
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    Half marathon training for beginners: 12 things you need to know before running your first

    If you didn't fancy doing Veganuary or Dry January, running a half marathon may have been on your New Year's resolution list for 2019. Don't be fooled by those smiley, oil-slicked gym bunnies - running a half marathon is no small feat, and if you've never taken on the challenge before, not knowing what to expect can be daunting. Here Cory Wharton-Malcom co-founder of Track Mafia and ultra-runner Matt Willcocks offer advice for the first-time half marathon runner.

  • How to feel less tired: Four helpful tips to stave off winter fatigue
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    How to feel less tired: Four helpful tips to stave off winter fatigue

    When you’re running on low energy, probably the last thing you want to do is throw yourself onto a spin bike, but a healthy dose of morning exercise can release a welcome burst of feelgood endorphins. If you struggle not to fall asleep on the sofa as soon as you get home, exercise in the late afternoon may also help to reduce early-evening fatigue, and can also improve your sleep.

  • A gynecologist says this common mistake after your workout can cause unwanted infections
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    Evening Standard

    A gynecologist says this common mistake after your workout can cause unwanted infections

    Gynecologist Leah Millheiser explained the importance of looking after your vagina's microbiome to avoid infections, such as thrush and bacterial vaginosis, many of which she says are preventable, in a new Goop blog post. For those unfamiliar with the term, vaginal microbiome are the different bacteria and fungi that live in your vagina. Millheiser, who is the director of Stanford's female sexual medicine programme, explained that vaginal infections occur when the balance of your microbiome is upset.

  • How to get into fitness in 2019 (and stick to it)
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    How to get into fitness in 2019 (and stick to it)

    We all start the New Year with fitness intentions - but not many of our workouts last beyond January.

  • Warning over first case of 'super-gonorrhoea' acquired in the UK
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    The Telegraph

    Warning over first case of 'super-gonorrhoea' acquired in the UK

    Health officials are warning of the first case of super-gonorrhoea which has been found to be acquired in the UK.

  • Why rinsing out your toothpaste when brushing is bad for your teeth
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    Francesca Specter

    Why rinsing out your toothpaste when brushing is bad for your teeth

    This is what you should do instead.

  • What's the best time of day to brush your teeth?
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    Ellen Manning

    What's the best time of day to brush your teeth?

    Is it better to brush your teeth in the morning or evening, and what are the risks if you get it wrong?

  • The worrying health consequences of not washing your hands after you go to the toilet
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    Ellen Manning

    The worrying health consequences of not washing your hands after you go to the toilet

    We're all taught to wash our hands after the toilet from an early age, but is it really that bad for your health if you don't?

  • Top tips for running in winter, from wearing the right clothes to keeping warm
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    The Independent

    Top tips for running in winter, from wearing the right clothes to keeping warm

    Warming up before exercise is always important, but even more so when your muscles are at risk of becoming especially tight in low temperatures. Furthermore, you may need to invest in reflective clothing if running during the early or late hours so that drivers on the road are aware of your whereabouts. The Independent spoke to several experts for their top tips on running during winter.

  • TV presenter Matt Johnson opens up about why he didn’t see a therapist to treat depression
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    TV presenter Matt Johnson opens up about why he didn’t see a therapist to treat depression

    Former This Morning presenter Matt Johnson has candidly spoken about his past struggles with depression, revealing that he's only just started seeing a therapist to treat the mental health condition. While the TV host has continued to experience depression following the incident, he was initially reluctant to seek out a medical professional for guidance. Now 36, Johnson has suffered from depression since he was in his 20s.

  • It’s actually cheaper to eat healthily – here’s why
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    It’s actually cheaper to eat healthily – here’s why

    The idea that healthy food costs more than junk food is something I hear a lot. There is a strong belief that cooking from scratch costs a fortune, and with takeaway meals priced as low as £1, they have little incentive to change their behaviour. The past decade has seen increased media attention on healthy diets, and stories about the cost of healthy eating are also on the rise, all of which influence public perception.

  • How to avoid getting an injury on a skiing holiday
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    The Independent

    How to avoid getting an injury on a skiing holiday

    From Vail in the US to Val d’Isere in France, winter sports holidays are all the rage. The knee joint is especially vulnerable – accounting for 30 per cent of all skiing injuries. The most common knee injury is to the anterior cruciate ligament – known as the “ACL”.

  • 20 simple tips to help you lose weight in 2019
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    Francesca Specter

    20 simple tips to help you lose weight in 2019

    Lift weights and eat vegetables with every meal.

  • Half of adults who think they have food allergies are wrong, scientists claim
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    Half of adults who think they have food allergies are wrong, scientists claim

    Millions of adults have drawn the incorrect conclusion that they have food allergies, a new study has revealed. The research, published in JAMA Network Open, has found that almost half of adults in the US who think they have food allergies haven’t shown symptoms to back their claims. While more than 10 per cent of adults are believed to have a food allergy, 19 per cent of the population are under the impression that they’re allergic to certain foods.

  • Kathy Griffin opens up about mother’s dementia diagnosis: ‘This is never easy for any child’
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    The Independent

    Kathy Griffin opens up about mother’s dementia diagnosis: ‘This is never easy for any child’

    Kathy Griffin has spoken about the hardship of witnessing her mother's mind "slip away" following the 98-year-old's dementia diagnosis. The comedian explained on Twitter that watching her mother's mental state deteriorate at a rapid rate over the past few months has been "devastating". In 2005, Griffin launched a reality series on Bravo called Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, which featured her parents Maggie Griffin and John Griffin.

  • Revealed: This year's most popular resolutions
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Revealed: This year's most popular resolutions

    38% of us are vowing to hit up the gym

  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z encourage fans to go vegan: 'Let's take this stand together'
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    The Independent

    Beyoncé and Jay-Z encourage fans to go vegan: 'Let's take this stand together'

    Beyoncé and Jay-Z are encouraging their fans to adopt a plant-based diet, explaining that becoming vegan is, in their opinion, a matter of global importance. The pair wrote about the impact veganism has had on their lifestyles in the introduction for The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World, a book by Beyoncé’s personal trainer Marco Borges.