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Woman dies after sex game injury

Katie Widdowson died from a flesh-eating disease. Picture: Facebook A YOUNG mum died from a rare flesh-eating disease after being injured during a sex game with her boyfriend. Care assistant Katie Widdowson told medics she had hurt her wrist while being restrained in bed. But hospital doctors diagnosed a simple …

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‘I was praised for starving myself’

Blythe B. created the Youtube video “When The Fat Girl Gets Skinny” to share her frustrations with society. HOW much weight do the terms, skinny and fat, obese and anorexic carry for you? For a self-described “fat girl”, these were the labels she defined herself by from a young age …

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The night Rosie tried to end her life

Rosie Waterland’s new book is a dark comedy and an excellent read. WHAT a strange experience. To read about one of the scariest nights of your life as told from someone else’s perspective. It’s even more unusual when you know that the book you’re reading from will, in all likelihood, …

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Netflix food doco misses the mark

What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick. The controversial new Netflix documentary What The Health. IT WAS …

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Simple new way to peaceful life

Tilting: This new life hack has been hailed as they key to a simpler life. FOR years women have been sold the idea of work-life balance. And if you look at balance as something you need to achieve every day — keeping the scales evenly weighted between your partner, kids, …

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Clucky to be living with chooks

Researchers are presenting ground-breaking data at the annual Alzheimer’s Association conference in Toronto showing evidence of the first behavioral intervention that delays the onset of dementia. WSJ’s Sumathi Reddy joins Lunch Break with the details. Photo: Getty Kapara nursing home resident Rhonda Fitzgerald, 92, with Olivia Stevens, 2, and her …

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‘Simple’ maths question one in 1000 can solve

There are two different ways of solving these equations, apparently one in 1,000 people can you find them both. RECKON you have what it takes to solve the “intelligence test” that has been sweeping Facebook? The mind-boggling test requires users to complete a few sequences of numbers — and makers …

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Lazarus: Palmer ‘bullying’ unpleasant

Some companies now offer paid days off for employees to spend on themselves. “Me” days are more than a mental-health days, but less than a vacation-days. Photo: Paramount Pictures/ Zuma Press Rugby League and former senator Glenn Lazarus has opened up about how his treatment as a senator in the …

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Condition turning twin sisters to stone

Zoe Buxton is living with a rare condition. Picture: Instagram: @a_littlebitoflife ZOE Buxton and her identical twin sister Lucy Fretwell suffer from a condition that affects only one in two million people. It’s an illness that will essentially turn them to stone. Known as Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) — the …

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Is lectin the new gluten?

Nightshade vegetable such as tomatoes contain lectin. A FEW years ago it was all about eating a high-fat diet for weight loss. More recently it was erasing all things gluten. Now we’re hearing about how we should be ditching lectins. Is there any truth in these diet fads or are …

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