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What it’s really like to live with M.E

When Jessica Taylor-Bearman was just 15, an ordinary virus turned into ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. But being permanently bedridden for a decade didn't stop her getting married and writing a book

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My vegan diet ruined my gut

Yanar Alkayat thought she had the perfect diet, then she saw a gut specialist

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‘I found out I was HIV positive while I was pregnant’

At 28, a routine test revealed that pregnant Florence Odabeyi was HIV positive, having contracted the virus ten years before from her first sexual partner.  On World AIDS Day Florence, now 46, tells Healthista her compelling story
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How to give up drinking for a month – by someone who loves booze

Not drinking is suddenly cool. But doing it isn't easy. Health journalist Helen Foster did it and has written an entire book called Quit Alcohol (for a month) about how she gave up drinking for a month. Here's what she learned

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Women with ADHD – what it’s like to live with it

ADHD is being missed in girls, suggest new guidelines, and it's been found to lead to anxiety and depression in later life. We spoke to two women that live with the condition and a leading expert on the help that's out there 

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To the bone – does it promote eating disorders?

We speak to former anorexics and experts about the triggering power of the hot new Netflix series

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