• Gluten intake linked to higher risk of toddlers developing type 1 diabetes, study claims
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    Gluten intake linked to higher risk of toddlers developing type 1 diabetes, study claims

    The gluten intake of a toddler has been linked in new research, to a higher risk of developing type one diabetes.Unlike previous studies, the study involving 86,306 children in Norway, did not find any links between the child’s risk of developing type one diabetes and the mother’s intake of gluten.

  • Gareth Thomas’ HIV announcement leads to surge in inquiries, charity says
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    Gareth Thomas’ HIV announcement leads to surge in inquiries, charity says

    A charity reported a surge in calls and online inquiries after Gareth Thomas announced he is HIV positive.The former Welsh rugby captain shared a video on Twitter last Saturday in which he revealed he has HIV and said blackmailers previously threatened to reveal his diagnosis.

  • Football player Fran Kirby syncs training schedule with menstrual cycle
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    Football player Fran Kirby syncs training schedule with menstrual cycle

    Lioness and Chelsea FC football player Fran Kirby has spoken about the progress being made in women’s football – and how she and her team mates sync their training regimes with their menstrual cycles.The 26-year-old described how Chelsea FC focuses on player’s menstrual cycles and how they affect diet and training methods in an short film interview with Women's Health.

  • Rachel Riley says baby stopped moving in womb after online trolls caused her stress
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    Rachel Riley says baby stopped moving in womb after online trolls caused her stress

    Countdown star Rachel Riley has spoken about how she felt her baby stop moving in the womb for a couple of days after she was trolled online.The mathematician, who is expecting her first child with former Strictly Come Dancing dancer Pasha Kovalev, explained the impact trolling had on her mental wellbeing on podcast Trolled, alongside EastEnders actor Tracy Ann Oberman.

  • The two vintage baby names that re-entered the 'most popular' list for the first time in 100 years
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    The two vintage baby names that re-entered the 'most popular' list for the first time in 100 years

    Get ahead of the game by calling your newborn something old-school.

  • Beyoncé says she’s proud of daughter Blue Ivy’s confidence in Making The Gift documentary
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    Beyoncé says she’s proud of daughter Blue Ivy’s confidence in Making The Gift documentary

    Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has expressed the pride she feels in her eldest daughter’s confidence in a clip from her new documentary Making The Gift.Earlier this week, the singer revealed that a documentary special about the creation of her recent The Lion King: The Gift album would air on American television network ABC on Monday evening.

  • Couple raise gender-neutral baby in bid to challenge society’s gender bias
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    Couple raise gender-neutral baby in bid to challenge society’s gender bias

    A couple are raising their toddler without telling it what sex it is, in a bid to “mitigate the gender bias that society places on children”.After taking the decision to bring up Anoush as gender-neutral, Jake England-Johns and Hobbit Humphrey refer to their 17-month-old as “they”, rather than “him” or “her”.

  • Victoria Beckham says she was ‘mentally and physically’ bullied at school
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    Victoria Beckham says she was ‘mentally and physically’ bullied at school

    Victoria Beckham has opened up about the impact bullying had on her as a child.The fashion designer features on the cover of Glamour UK‘s latest magazine.

  • Drinking tea may improve brain health, study finds
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    Drinking tea may improve brain health, study finds

    Tea-drinkers may enjoy benefits apart from caffeine boosts and relaxation, as researchers believe drinking tea could also be good for your brain.According to a new study by the National University of Singapore (NUS), regular tea drinkers have better organised brain regions compared to non-tea drinkers.

  • Billie Piper says she feared bringing daughter Tallulah into 'a man's world'
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    Billie Piper says she feared bringing daughter Tallulah into 'a man's world'

    Billie Piper has revealed she was initially afraid of having a daughter who would be born into "a man's world".In an interview with Stylist magazine, the 36-year-old admitted she had “always worried” about having a daughter, adding that she was “surprised“ by how sensitive her two sons have grown up to be.

  • What are the symptoms of prostate cancer and how common is it?
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    What are the symptoms of prostate cancer and how common is it?

    Sir Rod Stewart has revealed he has been successfully treated for prostate cancer, having been diagnosed in February 2016.While appearing at a fundraising event for the Prostate Project and European Tour Foundation charity in Surrey on Saturday 14 September, the musician explained doctors diagnosed the cancer at an early stage.

  • Prince Harry and William praise Gareth Thomas after he reveals HIV diagnosis
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    Prince Harry and William praise Gareth Thomas after he reveals HIV diagnosis

    The Dukes of Sussex and Cambridge have praised Gareth Thomas after the former Welsh rugby captain revealed he is living with HIV.On Saturday night, Thomas shared a video on Twitter in which he spoke about living with HIV for the first time, explaining that blackmailers had threatened to reveal his diagnosis.

  • World Sepsis Day: What is the condition, what are the symptoms and can it be treated?
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    World Sepsis Day: What is the condition, what are the symptoms and can it be treated?

    Today, World Sepsis Day is commemorated across the globe to raise awareness of the life-threatening condition.It is a rare condition which can occur when a person suffers complications from an infection.

  • What are the symptoms of hepatitis and can it be treated?
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    What are the symptoms of hepatitis and can it be treated?

    On Friday 13 September, Public Health England released a report stating that up to 95,600 people in the UK could be unaware that they are infected with hepatitis C.The health body has urged individuals who are most at risk to get tested, as the virus can become fatal if left untreated.

  • Is period-like pain during pregnancy normal?
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    Is period-like pain during pregnancy normal?

    If you experience cramps and period-like pain during pregnancy it can be alarming.

  • Women may soon get vaginal fluid transplants to treat common condition
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    Women may soon get vaginal fluid transplants to treat common condition

    Women who suffer from a common vaginal infection that makes them more vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections may soon be treated with vaginal fluid transplants.Scientists in the US are currently researching the technique, which would involve taking vaginal bacteria from a healthy donor and transferring it to the patient, in treating bacterial vaginosis (BV).

  • One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds, World Health Organisation reports
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    One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds, World Health Organisation reports

    One person takes their own life every 40 seconds, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found, despite the number of people dying by suicide worldwide declining.The figures, according to WHO, show the continued work that needs to be done by some countries to prevent preventable deaths by suicide.

  • Clothing brands need to learn how to embrace post-cancer bodies
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    Clothing brands need to learn how to embrace post-cancer bodies

    The conventional pants had been replaced by pull-up leggings long ago, but now the blouses wouldn’t close. Except for a few treasured tops that might fit my friend Julia, I popped the rest into a bag for Goodwill. A physical and psychological trial, living with cancer also poses the ongoing challenge of finding apparel for bodies altered by treatment.During more than a decade as a cancer patient, I have gone through multiple operations, treatments and procedures. Every time doctors reshaped my anatomy, I found myself flummoxed in my closet. After debulking surgery for ovarian cancer, anything tight around the midriff hurt. At chemotherapy infusions, most garments hung off my skeletal frame. Interventional radiologists left me with a long, thick tube emerging from my right buttock and attached to an output bag.

  • Adults should weight lift twice a week to stay fit and healthy, new guidelines say
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    Adults should weight lift twice a week to stay fit and healthy, new guidelines say

    Adults should lift weights twice a week to stay fit and healthy, according to new national guidelines.Top doctors state that muscle strengthening exercises could help delay the natural decline in muscle mass and bone density that starts from around age 50.

  • Stress during pregnancy ‘increases risk of children developing personality disorders’
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    Stress during pregnancy ‘increases risk of children developing personality disorders’

    Children whose mothers experience stress during pregnancy are more likely to develop personality disorders later in life, a new study has claimed.It has previously been reported that prenatal stress has been linked to the development of psychotic, anxiety and depressive disorders among children.

  • 20% snack tax could have ‘huge impact’ on UK obesity
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    20% snack tax could have ‘huge impact’ on UK obesity

    A snack tax of 20 per cent on sweets, cakes and biscuits would be more effective than the current levy on sugary drinks, say experts.Research published yesterday in the British Medical Journal revealed that a reduction in the consumption of high sugar snacks could cut obesity in the UK from about 28 per cent to 25 per cent.

  • Vegan and vegetarian diets linked to increased risk of stroke, study finds
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    Vegan and vegetarian diets linked to increased risk of stroke, study finds

    Vegans and vegetarians have a lower risk of coronary heart disease than meat-eaters but a greater risk of having a stroke, researchers have found.The study, conducted by the University of Oxford, analysed data from more than 48,000 adults who signed up to a wider study between 1993 and 2001, and who had no history of heart disease or stroke.

  • Drinking just two soft drinks a day linked to early death, study suggests
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    Drinking just two soft drinks a day linked to early death, study suggests

    Drinking just two soft drinks a day, whether they contain sugar or artificial sweeteners, could increase the risk of premature death, new research suggests.The World Health Organisation (WHO) study analysed data from more than 450,000 adults across 10 European countries.

  • Try these healthy packed lunch ideas for kids
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    Try these healthy packed lunch ideas for kids

    Make sure your kids get all the nutrients they need when they head back to school this September.