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I’m a psychotherapist and I know just how scary it can be to seek therapy – I’ve done it myself

There’s no need to be scared – therapy isn’t as intimidating as you think (Picture: Getty/Metro) Anything that can help encourage people to talk about their mental health is fantastic news, so it was great to see Prince Harry talk about receiving counselling to help him cope with bereavement. As a practising psychotherapist I know that most of us have ...

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Gout linked to ‘western diet’ including high processed meat and sugar intake

This diet has been linked to gout (Picture: fStop/Getty) People are more likely to develop gout if they eat a ‘western diet’, researchers have claimed. A diet high in red and processed meat, soft drinks, chips, sugar and sweets is associated with the condition, the 26-year study found. Donald Trump fires FBI director James Comey Alternatively, the Dietary Approaches to ...

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Obamacare spared some families from medical financial catastrophe

0SHARESShare FILE PHOTO – The federal government forms for applying for health coverage are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act, widely referred to as ”Obamacare”, outside the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Mississippi October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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Gut bacteria may help explain benefits of breastfeeding

0SHARESShare By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Breastfeeding has long been linked to a variety of health benefits in babies, and a new study suggests that bacteria transferred from mothers to their nursing infants might be at least partly responsible. Researchers focused on what’s known as the microbiome, or all of the bacteria, viruses and fungi that live in and ...

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Cotton-tip swabs send dozens of kids to the ER every day

0SHARESShare By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Almost three dozen children end up in U.S. hospital emergency departments every day thanks to injuries that result from using cotton-tipped swabs to clean their ears, according to a new study. The highest rate of emergency department visits for ear injuries from cotton swabs was in children up to age 3, the ...

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Delaware legislature moves to guarantee abortion access in Trump era

0SHARESShare An exam room at the Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center is shown following the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion doctors and facilities in Austin, Texas, U.S. June 27, 2016. REUTERS/Ilana Panich-Linsman 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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Bullied teens more likely to smoke, drink and use drugs

0SHARESShare FILE PHOTO – A cigarette burns in an ashtray at a pub in Prague, Czech Republic, May 8, 2017. REUTERS/David W Cerny 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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New CERN particle accelerator may help both doctors and art sleuths

0SHARESShare By Tom Miles | GENEVA A new particle accelerator unveiled at CERN, the European physics research center, is expected to spawn portable accelerators that could help doctors treat cancer patients and experts analyze artwork. CERN is gradually upgrading its hardware to get more data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), its 27-km (17-mile) circular accelerator that smashes protons together ...

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India government panel rejects Boston Scientific plea on stent price caps

0SHARESShare By Aditya Kalra | NEW DELHI Boston Scientific Corp (BSX.N) stands to lose millions of dollars on its high-end heart stent in India after a government panel rejected its request to increase a cap on the price that it can charge for the device. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in February slashed prices of drug-releasing stents, small mesh devices ...

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