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By insider On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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I looked like a beached whale next to the dolphins before shedding seven stone

In April 2012, 28-year-old Kerry weighed 19st 13lb, and was living on a diet of Chinese takeaways, chicken nuggets and chips, dreaming of dancing again. Mum-of-two Kerry Williams throws on her skintight lycra gear More...

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By insider On Monday, May 1st, 2017
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Diet ready meals may help slimmers pile on pounds by encouraging binge eating

They are seen by millions as a quick and easy way to lose weight. But diet ready meals may quickly leave us dissatisfied, research shows. Men and women given low-calorie spaghetti bolognese lost their taste for More...

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By insider On Monday, May 1st, 2017
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Always eating? You might have the newly-discovered HUNGRY gene that increases appetite and slows metabolism

Scientists found people with mutations of a gene called KSR2 were hungrier and burned less calories than people with a normal copy of the gene Discovery could provide clues to how obesity develops in children More...

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By insider On Sunday, April 30th, 2017
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The Mystery Path of Antarctica’s Blood Falls Has Finally Been Revealed

When Antarctic explorers first discovered a cliff stained with blood-red water in 1911, they assumed that red-hued algae were responsible for the colour. The place quickly became known as Blood Falls, although More...

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By insider On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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Top old-fashioned health pearls of wisdom – does granny really know best?

The myth of cheese causing nightmares is thought to stem from A Christmas Carol, when Scrooge blamed eating a “crumb of cheese” before bedtime for his woes Carrots help you to see in the dark Partly true: “There More...

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By insider On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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You Won’t Lose Any Weight Unless You Make Over Your Mind First

Everyone knows how to lose weight. All you have to do is eat less and exercise more, right? WRONG. People who have lost significant amounts of weight know that making a lifestyle change is about so much more than More...

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By insider On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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How meditation can ‘melt away’ tension once it’s felt with full mindful awareness

When stress is ‘delivered’ as awareness moves in, peace fills the void This week it’s the Tension Release exercise from Mindfulness For Health Aim is to pay attention to areas of tension, and More...

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By insider On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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‘I’ll have what he’s having’: How our friends make us FAT because we feel pressured to order what they do

When groups of people eat out, they tend to select items from the same menu categories – effectively a ‘peer pressure’ of ordering And we only really enjoy our meal when we order similar dish More...

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By insider On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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The Best Yoga Poses For Digestion

It’s easy to overindulge, and feel bloated and puffy after a big meal. The main cause? Not-so-savory reasons like gas and acid reflux. Instead of popping a Tums and flopping back on the couch, think about More...

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By insider On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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This new fertility test can warn women if they’re running out of eggs

These days, many women are hoping to have children later in life, but this brings with it the looming pressure of waning fertility once you hit 31. While some women have no trouble conceiving well into their late More...

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By insider On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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Japan stuns world by announcing it will resume whaling in Antarctic Ocean despite ban

Japan has attracted heavy criticism from other countries and conservation groups after announcing it will resume whaling operations in the Antarctic Ocean under the guise of collecting “scientific data”. In More...

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By insider On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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Sugar-free candy and soft drinks are just as bad for your teeth, warn dental experts

If you’ve been opting for sugar-free treats such as diet soft drinks and candies that don’t contain any natural sweetener, we have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that cutting down on excessive More...

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By insider On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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Here’s how the way you’re born could affect your brain development

Whether babies are born naturally or via caesarean section could have a lasting effect on how their brains develop, early findings from a study in the US have suggested. By analysing the growth of baby mice, scientists More...

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By insider On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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‘Boob job made my breasts explode’: Gym instructor’s PIP implants nightmare

Horrified Kim Brockhurst paid £4,000 to boost her breasts in a dream operation that turned into a nightmare A gym instructor paid £4,000 to get better boobs – but it made her breasts so big they exploded. Kim More...

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By insider On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Mother of 3 dies after vomiting out of moving minivan, striking her head

Amanda Ezra was reportedly sitting on the front passenger’s lap and puking out the window when her skull was bashed against an unknown object at 4:40 a.m. on an Osceola street. The driver tried to run, cops said, More...

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By insider On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Cancer child’s secret message on back of her mirror found by dad after she died

Athena, 12, wrote: ‘Maybe it’s not about the happy ending, maybe it’s about the story’ A young girl who was dying of cancer left a heart-rending 3,000-word message hidden on the back of her mirror. Just More...

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By insider On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Prince George’s Christening… Pictures of some intimate moments…

These intimate snaps released to AlisonJackson.com reveal more intimate moments of Prince George’s ‘low-key’ christening. The whole family feature in these intimate images – Kate, William, and even the More...

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By insider On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Lab mice fear men but not women, and that’s a big problem for science

A new study casts doubt on decades of research The history of science is one chock-full of mice and men. Historically, biological and medical research has largely depended on rodents, which provide scientists with More...

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By insider On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Shorter Men Live Longer

In Japanese men, shorter height and longer life seem to be linked, according to an analysis of data in the Kuakini Honolulu Heart Program (HHP) and the Kuakini Honolulu-Asia Aging Study (HAAS). Shorter men were More...

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By insider On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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‘World’s fattest woman’ wants to shed 20 stone so she can ‘walk up aisle’ and get married

Charity Pierce is desperate to have the wedding of her dreams and wants to be able to dance and enjoy her honeymoon The ‘world’s fattest woman’ has revealed she wants to shed 20 stone to make More...

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By insider On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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The kindness of strangers: Bus passenger who saw a man wearing plastic hairnets on his feet in Canada gave him his own socks and shoes

The generous man did not want to be identified because his Muslim faith teaches that acts of charity are to be done anonymously The recipient of the shoes was in ‘shock’ and asked the bus driver, ‘did More...

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By insider On Monday, March 24th, 2014
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Mother who was told to abort her child after being diagnosed with cancer gambles on life-saving operation and gives birth to a healthy daughter

After finding she was pregnant, Mullineux was diagnosed with cancer She was told that she had to abort the baby and have tumors removed She decided to wait and had surgery while her baby was still in the womb Her More...

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By insider On Monday, March 24th, 2014
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Brave chimp attack victim Charla Nash makes rare public appearance as she pleads for right to sue state for $150million

Charla Nash has made a personal appeal to Connecticut state officials to overturn a law that prevents her from suing the state Nash wants to sue the state for $150million because she argues they knew about the More...

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By insider On Monday, March 24th, 2014
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‘You are married to the Lord and your daddy is your boyfriend’: Purity balls, in which girls ‘gift their virginity’ to their fathers until marriage, sweeping America

Purity balls now take place in 48 states in the US, and in 17 countries Daughters promise to remain pure and give virginity to fathers to ‘protect’ Girls given a ring as well as having wedding style More...

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By insider On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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Mum of four’s BOOB bitten by four foot SNAKE as she lay in bed

Mum of four found the four foot reptile lying on her chest and when she tried to brush it away it sunked its teeth into her chest A mum told how she woke up to find a snake sinking its fangs into her boob. Caroline More...