• Birth photography contest unveils incredible images from around the world
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    Birth photography contest unveils incredible images from around the world

    The act of giving birth is extraordinary and completely unique for every individual who experiences it. Birth Becomes Her, an online resource for birth photographers, carry out an annual contest to not only show the world how profound giving birth is, but also to shed a light on the power of photography. It depicts a child meeting their younger sibling for the very first time, peering through the glass as the newborn is submerged in water.

  • Mother’s powerful response to gender-based stereotypes goes viral
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    Mother’s powerful response to gender-based stereotypes goes viral

    A mother’s poignant response to the gender stereotypes she witnessed as a child has gone viral on Facebook. Darla Halyk penned the powerful post to highlight how she felt an ingrained misogyny deeply affected her upbringing. It has since been shared more than 11,000 times, with men and women alike sharing their own experiences of gender-based stereotypes in response.

  • DIY faecal transplants can spread diseases such as hepatitis, experts warn
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    DIY faecal transplants can spread diseases such as hepatitis, experts warn

    Experts have expressed growing concerns over the rising trend of DIY faecal transplants, as they could be putting people at risk of contracting diseases such as hepatitis. A faecal transplant is a procedure used to help restore a person’s gut bacteria who has suffered from repeated occurrences of Clostridium difficile infection. Clostridium difficile, otherwise known as C. difficile or C. diff, is a debilitating infection that causes diarrhoea and can consequently lead to serious bowel issues.

  • Mother sparks outrage after labelling hyphenated names ‘lower-class’
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    Mother sparks outrage after labelling hyphenated names ‘lower-class’

    A British mother has prompted a furore online by declaring hyphenated children’s names “lower-class”. “I live in an area where half the children at school live in council houses. “So yes, I see them as lower class.

  • Ultra-Processed Foods Including Cereal Could Increase Cancer Risk, Says Study
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    Ultra-Processed Foods Including Cereal Could Increase Cancer Risk, Says Study

    Ultra-processed foods such as fizzy drinks, packaged bread and cake, cereal and processed meats could increase the risk of cancer, according to a new study.

  • Tom Daley and husband Dustin Lance Black are expecting their first child
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    Tom Daley and husband Dustin Lance Black are expecting their first child

    Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black have revealed that they’re expecting their first child together.

  • Childs Farm: Mother claims baby’s severe eczema was cured by bargain moisturiser
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    Childs Farm: Mother claims baby’s severe eczema was cured by bargain moisturiser

    A mother has claimed that her baby’s severe eczema was cured by applying a bargain moisturiser. Joanne Nevin is a 28-year-old mother of three from Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland. When her baby Kelisha was three months old, Nevin, who is currently pregnant with her fourth child, noticed patches of eczema developing on Kelisha’s elbows and legs.

  • Transgender woman becomes first in the world to breastfeed
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    Transgender woman becomes first in the world to breastfeed

    A transgender woman has become the first in the world to breastfeed her baby after undergoing hormone treatment. The 30-year-old woman, who hasn’t been named, approached Tamar Reisman and Zil Goldstein from the Mount Sinai Centre for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York. Reisman and Goldstein, a nurse practitioner and a programme manager respectively, enabled the transgender woman to breastfeed her baby for the first six weeks of its life by inducing lactation.

  • What are BCAA supplements and will they help me train longer?
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    What are BCAA supplements and will they help me train longer?

    With protein powders having successfully crossed over from niche bodybuilding product to the mainstream, the next supplement being pushed by the fitness industry to the average gym-goer are BCAAs. Usually consumed in the form of a powder which is added to water to create a translucent liquid, gym-goers can be seen downing BCAAs pre-, during and post-workouts, and also sipping throughout the day. What are BCAAS?

  • Is Kim Kardashian’s 24-inch waist healthy?
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    Is Kim Kardashian’s 24-inch waist healthy?

    Kardashian is showing off her 70-pound weight loss with a smaller waistline.

  • Arizona Department Of Corrections Changes Menstrual Pad Policy Following Backlash
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    Arizona Department Of Corrections Changes Menstrual Pad Policy Following Backlash

    Instead of supporting a bill to provide female inmates with free and unlimited menstrual products, the Arizona Department of Corrections said it is revising its sanitary pad policy to try to put the issue to rest.

  • Smoking pot is easier on the brain than drinking alcohol
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    Smoking pot is easier on the brain than drinking alcohol

    New research shows precisely how marijuana affects your brain.

  • Dad diagnoses 19-month-old son’s stroke thanks to TV advert
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    Dad diagnoses 19-month-old son’s stroke thanks to TV advert

    A father heroically saved his 19-month-old son’s life when he realised that the toddler was suffering from a stroke. Phil Kerman is a 39-year-old father of three from Hull, East Yorkshire. One day when Phil walked into his young son’s room, he was surprised to find Ronnie lying down rather than standing up in his cot like he usually does.

  • How to overcome emotional eating
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    How to overcome emotional eating

    For many of us, food is always the solution.

  • Eight-year-old helps deliver baby sister after mother suffers three miscarriages
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    Eight-year-old helps deliver baby sister after mother suffers three miscarriages

    Kelsey Davis is a 29-year-old mother of three from Gilbert, Arizona. When Kelsey’s eldest daughter, Brooke, was three years old, she and her partner Stefan revealed to her that they were expecting another baby. Sadly, Kelsey lost the baby, leaving Brooke devastated.

  • Self-deprecating humour linked to greater psychological wellbeing, study finds
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    Self-deprecating humour linked to greater psychological wellbeing, study finds

    Frequent use of self-deprecating humour has been linked to a better overall psychological wellbeing, a study has discovered. When you hear someone making fun of themselves, you would usually assume that they’re doing so to conceal their insecurities. University of Granada researchers from the Mind, Brain and Behaviour Research Centre (CIMCYC) decided to explore different kinds of humour to determine whether a person’s comedic streak is connected to the way in which they cope with anger.

  • How social media can make life better for young people in care
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    How social media can make life better for young people in care

    When young people are “looked after” by the state, they can live in a variety of care placements including children’s homes, foster parents or with friends or birth family relatives. Until now, many thought that the risks that go along with young people in care using social media – including unwelcome contact from their birth family – outweighed any potential benefits. This assumption overshadowed the evidence that using social media can promote “social capital” – a term used to describe the opportunities available from knowing and being connected to other people.

  • How people document eating disorder recovery on Instagram
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    How people document eating disorder recovery on Instagram

    When you picture someone with an eating disorder, who do you picture? Despite accumulating evidence that eating disorders can impact anyone, eating disorders continue to be presented – in the media, in public discourse, in doctors’ surgeries and even in much of the research literature – in stereotypical ways. During Eating Disorder Awareness Week in Canada last week, the campaign used a theme of “One size does NOT fit all,” to emphasise the diversity of people who suffer from eating disorders.

  • How meal deals could undo the benefits of the sugar tax
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    How meal deals could undo the benefits of the sugar tax

    From April, the government’s sugar tax will make 500ml bottles of high-sugar drinks cost an extra 14p, and two litre bottles an extra 58p. The sugar tax will apply to fizzy drinks, squashes and juice drinks with more than 5g or 8g of sugar per 100ml, adding 22p and 29p per litre respectively to the price, including VAT. Places that have already got a sugar tax, such as Mexico and Berkeley, California, have found that the higher price does make people drink less.

  • Prostate cancer: The two drugs that can radically delay the spread of the disease
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    Prostate cancer: The two drugs that can radically delay the spread of the disease

    Now, for the first time, researchers have results from two independent clinical trials showing that two different drugs help these patients – giving them about two more years before their cancer metastasises. The studies, each involving more than 1,200 patients in countries around the world, were presented last week at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco. The other study of a drug called enzalutamide, currently approved for treating prostate cancer that has already metastasised, has not yet been peer-reviewed for publication.

  • What is Hashimoto's disease, the weight-related condition Gigi Hadid suffers from?
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    What is Hashimoto's disease, the weight-related condition Gigi Hadid suffers from?

    The model explained she suffers from Hashimoto's disease, but what is that?

  • Psychopathic traits differ between cultures, experts claim
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    Psychopathic traits differ between cultures, experts claim

    The predominant traits of psychopathy differ between cultures, experts have claimed. When the term “psychopath” is mentioned, a number of famous fictional figures spring to mind - Patrick Bateman, Freddy Krueger and Dexter Morgan to name a few. While many may assume that the main attributes of a psychopath’s personality would be universal, new research has discovered that they do seem to vary across different cultures.

  • This Year's Flu Is Exceptionally Bad - Here's What to Watch Out For
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    This Year's Flu Is Exceptionally Bad - Here's What to Watch Out For

    Flu season is in full, miserable swing, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning that this year's strain is especially dangerous. Due to the nature of this year's strain, the flu shot is less effective than usual - but the vaccine is still beneficial because it can potentially make your symptoms less severe if you do come down with the flu. The reason 2018 flu season is worse than usual is because the virus's dominant strain, H3N2, has been described by experts as one that causes severe symptoms and can be deadly - particularly for the youngest and oldest patients affected.

  • Teen shares scary toxic shock syndrome symptoms
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    Teen shares scary toxic shock syndrome symptoms

    16-year-old Grace Morgan contracted the life-threatening condition after using tampons.

  • MDMA-assisted psychotherapy being used to treat eating disorders
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    MDMA-assisted psychotherapy being used to treat eating disorders

    MDMA is being used to help people recover from eating disorders.