Over 50s are having the ‘most adventurous’ sex of their lives

(Picture: Ella Byworth) As you get older, you gain greater self-assurance and confidence – and that apparently extends into the bedroom. A new study has found that many people over the age of 50 are having the most adventurous sex of their lives, with 62% saying they have become more daring in the bedroom because they now have fewer inhibitions. The research, conducted by Lumen, found that another reason for the kinkier action between the sheets is that having more ‘down time’ has led to experimenting in the bedroom, whilst…

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Mother, 53, claims her liposuction nearly killed her after a botched procedure abroad

A mother claims liposuction nearly killed her after a botched procedure left her with rotting flesh around her midriff.  Beatrix Searles spent $4,200 (£3,300) on having unwanted fat removed from her abdomen, legs and back last October at a Colombian clinic.  Just days later, the 53-year-old, from Montana, claims the skin around her abdominal wound began rotting and turned black.  Although she was never officially diagnosed, she is thought to battled the flesh-eating disease necrotising fasciitis.  The truck driver alleges nurses at the clinic, which has not been named, failed…

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Athleisure clothing is to blame for a 12% spike in demand for liposuction among women

Athleisure clothing is to blame for a 12 per cent spike in demand for liposuction among women, experts have claimed.  Leggings, cropped sports bras and trainers now come in styles deemed as acceptable in the pub as they are on the treadmill. But to pull off the trend in a social setting, women are striving for the fit physique. Instead of stepping up the gym routine in the hopes of a washboard stomach, they are turning to plastic surgery, according to The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.  The organisation…

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Diverse kids empowered to enjoy the natural world in new campaign

(Picture: The North Face) A new campaign fronted by clothing brand The North Face aims to make outdoor exploration accessible for a more diverse audience. In theory, anyone can access outdoor spaces – but, in reality, engaging with nature in the UK has traditionally been a pursuit of the middle classes. There are a number of reasons for this, but at it’s heart, outdoor exploration has been largely gentrified due to the cost of equipment, the physical inaccessibility of natural beauty spots and the likelihood of diverse populations living in…

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MenTal(k) Health: ‘This ‘man up’ expression is so problematic’

Many men don’t talk about their health to the point and it can be damaging. MenTal(k) Health is a weekly series that speaks to men, and those who identify as men, who have something to say about everything from mental health and well-being to fitness and sexual health. It’s time to open up the conversation. Psychiatrist and author of Ten to Zen, a guide to quietening the mind and giving your brain a mental workout, Owen O’Kane hates the phrase ‘man up’ as he feels it has a negative impact…

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UK’s spiralling obesity crisis could lead to liver disease boom

The ever-increasing number of Britons who have type 2 diabetes are more than twice as likely to develop aggressive liver disease, a major study has found. The review of nearly 19million people said those with diabetes should be monitored closely because of their raised risk of life-threatening liver disease. The study, led by experts at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Glasgow, suggests the UK’s spiralling obesity crisis could lead to a spike in cases of liver cancer. The review of nearly 19million people said those with diabetes…

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Woman almost lost her leg after developing a flesh-eating bug from banging her leg

Sophie in hospital (Picture: Sophie Mason / SWNS) A woman almost lost her leg after banging it against a baby gate and developing a flesh-eating bug which ravaged the limb and left her in a coma. Just before Christmas last year, Sophie Mason, 34, tripped and hit her right thigh against a metal stair gate. At first she thought it was just a bruise but soon it started oozing pus and when she started to throw up, she realised something was wrong. She was diagnosed with necrotising fasciitis (NF) –…

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Dad almost lost use of his legs after he contracted E.coli on ‘holiday from hell’

Charles Jackson, 66, was rushed to hospital in December, where medics diagnosed him with Guilliain-Barre syndrome – a rare condition that affects the nerves and can lead to paralysis (Picture: SWNS) A retired fireman is learning to walk again after falling seriously ill during a nightmare holiday. Charles Jackson, 66, almost lost the use of his legs after he contracted E.coli and campylobacter during a trip to Cyprus at the start of December last year. He started to suffer with diarrhoea and fatigue a few days into his trip with…

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Daughter worries she gave her dad herpes and ruined her parents’ marriage after using his razor

She sued the razor to shave her pubic hair and put it back (Picture: Getty) There’s lots of things we want to try and keep from our parents – but sometimes you find yourself a little caught in your lies. One woman was left with a bit of a difficult situation when her dad got herpes and her mum left because she thought he was cheating on her. Her parents don’t believe in sex before marriage and she didn’t want them to know that she wasn’t sticking to their rule.…

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Women share the dumbest things they’ve heard about periods, reproductive health and their bodies from men

(Picture: Twitter/Getty) It’s easy for men to go most of their lives without having to think about female reproductive health. But if the bleak times we live in are anything to go by then it’s imperative they pay more attention to how the female body works. So one mum decided to start the conversation on Twitter asking people with uteruses the silliest things they’ve heard on the topic from men. She wrote: ‘Women, what is the dumbest thing a man ever said to you about sex, reproductive health, menstruation, etc?…

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