• Pregnancy sickness 'desperation' behind 80 ambulance call-outs a day
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    Pregnancy sickness 'desperation' behind 80 ambulance call-outs a day

    The ambulance service is called out up to 80 times a day by pregnant women suffering from severe morning sickness as a result of receiving insufficient help from their GPs, a study has revealed. Published in the British Journal of General Practice, the research analysed the way women were treated for pregnancy sickness in Newcastle and Gateshead from 2014 to 2015. Professor Roger Gadsby of the University of Warwick and his team analysed NHS figures and estimated that thousands of ambulances a year are dispatched to help pregnant women who are dehydrated and malnourished as a result of vomiting.

  • MRKH syndrome: The rare condition that leaves women born without a womb
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    MRKH syndrome: The rare condition that leaves women born without a womb

    Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome is a rare congenital disorder that affects the female reproductive system. Women with MRKH are born without a womb or upper two-thirds of the birth canal. Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser is a congenital disorder, meaning it’s present at birth, and takes its lengthy name from the doctors who discovered it.

  • Pinterest reveals most popular health and wellness trends for 2019
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    Pinterest reveals most popular health and wellness trends for 2019

    If you’d just about got your head around understanding the benefits of buti yoga and the acronym CBD, you might want to take a deep breath because there are a whole host of new health and wellness trends coming your way in 2019. Pinterest has just released its list of top trends – from fashion and travel to home decor and hobbies - after analysing search behaviour of more than 250 million users around the world. When it came to health and wellness, it would seem Internet users are increasingly invested in their well-being with searches for the term “self-care” up a whopping 140 per cent.

  • Why snacking could be disrupting your immune system
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    Why snacking could be disrupting your immune system

    Only until relatively recently in human evolution have we eaten three meals plus snacks every day. Many of us are continually snacking rather than eating at defined times – which means we spend up to 16 hours a day in a “fed” state. When we eat, we do not just take in nutrients – we also trigger our immune system to produce a transient inflammatory response.

  • Severe food allergies are more common than ever, and scientists can’t figure out why
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    Severe food allergies are more common than ever, and scientists can’t figure out why

    The inquest into the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse from anaphylaxis after eating a Pret A Manger baguette she was unaware contained sesame, could lead to a change in food labelling legislation. A recent investigation found undeclared allergens were present in a quarter of foods sampled. As I explain in Another Person’s Poison: A History of Food Allergy, strange reactions to food have long been known.

  • Jada Pinkett Smith reveals she felt "extremely suicidal" when she first found fame
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    Jada Pinkett Smith reveals she felt "extremely suicidal" when she first found fame

    Jada Pinkett Smith has opened up about feeling “extremely suicidal” at the beginning of her career in Hollywood. During Mondays’ episode of 'Red Table Talk', the star’s Facebook Watch series, the 47-year-old spoke of the “nervous breakdown” she suffered when she moved from her native Baltimore to Los Angeles to become an actor. “I had gotten to LA and gotten a certain amount of success and realised that that wasn’t the answer,” she told her co-hosts, mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and daughter Willow Smith.

  • Emily Atack suffered panic attack shortly before entering I'm A Celebrity
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    Emily Atack suffered panic attack shortly before entering I'm A Celebrity

    Ms Atack, who is best known for her role as Charlotte Hinchcliffe in the Channel 4 comedy The Inbetweeners, also revealed she saw the show’s psychiatrist before and after the show. The Luton-born actor, who was runner-up to English football manager Harry Redknapp in a final watched by more than 13 million people, added the jungle has significantly improved her mental health and self-esteem. The star, who told fellow campmate Noel Edmonds she was “soul-searching” in the jungle following a “tough” break-up last year, also opened up about her on-going battle with mental health problems.

  • Heidi Klum Shares Her Trick for Glowing From Within
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    Heidi Klum Shares Her Trick for Glowing From Within

    It has nothing to do with makeup.

  • Internet therapy reduces symptoms of depression, study claims
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    Internet therapy reduces symptoms of depression, study claims

    Psychologists have found that internet-based therapy can effectively reduce symptoms of depression, which is traditionally treated in person via talk therapy. In a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, researchers examined the efficiency of apps and web platforms that provide cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) online, which works by changing thought patterns and behaviour so as to alleviate the effects of depression. While previous research has looked at the effectiveness of internet-therapy, this review is the first to examine the benefits for people with severe depression.

  • 10 Things to One Should Know Before Trying Blue Tea
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    10 Things to One Should Know Before Trying Blue Tea

    A look at the facts one should know before trying Blue Tea...

  • Gender stereotyped toys must be stopped, says women’s rights charity
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    Gender stereotyped toys must be stopped, says women’s rights charity

    Fawcett Society has announced the launch of a social media campaign to combat gender-stereotyped toys in the lead up to Christmas. The gender equality and women’s rights charity will be teaming up with Let Toys Be Toys, an initiative that advocates for companies in the toy and publishing industries to stop stereotyping products that are geared towards children. The aim of the “Smashing Stereotypes” campaign is to shine on a spotlight on products, including toys, clothes, stationery and books, that have been designed specifically with girls or boys in mind, as opposed to for all.

  • Instagram is clamping down on hashtags referencing eating disorders
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    Instagram is clamping down on hashtags referencing eating disorders

    Instagram is making it harder to search for eating disorders on the site, in an effort to prevent the glamourisation of damaging mental health conditions. In 2012, Instagram began making certain terms “unsearchable” on the site, including those seen to be promoting eating disorders. While some hashtags on the unsearchable list would come up with no results when searched, others would give users the option to “learn more” when they clicked on them and provide them with the option of seeking out help if needs be.

  • LGBT+ youth four times more likely to self-harm than heterosexual peers
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    LGBT+ youth four times more likely to self-harm than heterosexual peers

    Approximately one in 25 people aged between 16 and 24 in the UK identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, according to the Office for National Statistics. While it’s previously been discovered that young members of the LGBT+ community are more likely than those who identify as heterosexual to self-harm or experience depression, there hasn’t been a substantial amount of research pinpointing when these mental health issues appear or how they progress over the years. In a new study published in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health journal, researchers compared the symptoms of depression exhibited by adolescents who are in a sexual minority with those who are heterosexual.

  • I had postnatal depression as a new father. Mental health checks for dads should be expanded
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    I had postnatal depression as a new father. Mental health checks for dads should be expanded

    New and expectant fathers will be offered mental health assessments if their partner is suffering from depression or anxiety, NHS England recently announced. Postnatal depression is a non-psychotic depressive disorder that can occur after the birth of a child. Between 6-13 per cent of new mothers will suffer from postnatal depression, with symptoms including persistent sadness or low mood, feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, loss of interest in activities that were previously enjoyed, and thoughts of suicide.

  • Top 10 Weight loss Supplements
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    Top 10 Weight loss Supplements

    Weight loss supplements generally don't have a very good reputation. Especially when it comes to synthetic blends of minerals that won’t do more than help you shed water weight for a short period of time. But do you know that there are certain vitamins, minerals, and nutrient concentrations found in natural food when taken along with a healthy diet and workout routine, have the ability to revive your metabolism and help your body process macronutrients more efficiently. Watch the video to know more for this healthy weight loss regime.