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It’s Written in the Stars: Perfect Weddings Based on Your Star Sign

Getting married is a pivotal moment in one’s life. You are starting a new family, you are identifying new targets and ambitions, and you are inaugurating a new chapter into your personal history. But when it comes to organising the big day, what preparations would suit your own personality? It is no easy question to answer, so we’ll get the …

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“Talking to wildlife helped get me through Chemo!”

Henry’s new book, Conversations at the Pond (Talk to the wildlife, it works wonders for your mental wellbeing) is due for release on 23rd September from mental health publisher Cherish Editions (part of Trigger Publishing). A set of 20 short stories illustrated beautifully by Cheyenne Hardwick, this is the book for children to buy their parents and grandparents to put a …

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What is Functional Neurological Disorder?

Functional Neurological Disorder (FND), is often diagnosed when an individual has a diverse range of neurological symptoms that do not neatly fit into any specific category. Individuals with Functional Neurological Disorder have provided me with these interesting comments:   FND does not always have a psychological cause i.e. past trauma – for some people, it is just physical symptoms alone …

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Diesel Exhaust and Cancer: The Link Nobody Is Talking About

Diesel fuel is derived from crude oil and is used primarily by trucks, buses, trains, and other large vehicles. There are also some smaller passenger vehicles that use diesel fuel, which is made up of gas and soot. The gas portion of diesel fuel is mostly carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitric oxide. The soot portion of the fuel is …

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Can suppressed anger increase likelihood of cancer?

Intense, persistent, and suppressed anger may have a connection to cancer Can suppressed anger increase likelihood of cancer? we;;, with sayings such as ‘she’ll be right’ and ‘no worries’ part of our daily vernacular, it seems that our society rates positivity highly. But if you’re having a tough time, stifling negative emotions doesn’t make them go away and could actually …

Could you be the face of The Wonderful Wig Company? 

Award-winning wig company launch search for the perfect person to front their hair-loss campaign   For images click here   A Newcastle-based start-up who are committed to changing how women feel when they experience hair–loss is looking for someone to front its campaign to raise awareness of alopecia and hair–loss.  An estimated 8 million women in the UK have hair-loss, and the causes range …

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4 Strategies For Dealing With Chronic Illness

Taking Control Of Your Situation Having chronic illness doesn’t mean you must be controlled by your condition. There’s always a positive spin you can put on even the most difficult situation. You can also go the negative route. You could either say: “Wow, I have this condition, now there’s these things I can never do.” Or, you could say: “Well …

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Moving on from a Tough Diagnosis

None of us hopes to go to the doctors and get bad news. No one wants to be told that their life is going to be significantly altered, that they are facing an uncertain future or that they are going to face a painful life. In fact, many of us avoid going to the doctors, in fear of what we …

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Chronic illness and mental health

I was really sad to learn of Rachael Bland‘s death, she died only three days ago from cancer, at the age of 40. I was also upset to find out about a lovely young lady – Claire Wineland who died in this last week too. She died from complications after a double lung transplant. She was born with Cystic Fibrosis, …