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Alexa Chung and Body Snarking: Why Our Addiction to Critiquing Women's Bodies Must Stop

Mary_McGill | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mary_McGill

Is it ever right to publicly speculate about an individual's health? And just how complicit are we, the public, when it comes to the despicable art of body snarking whereby we brutally critique the female form?

Capello, Redknapp and Moral Tomfoolery: A Girl's Guide to Modern Football

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Skeoch

I would like to begin with a big, fat disclaimer: I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a football fan. The entirety of my football knowledge i...

Is It Right To Give Tax Breaks For Hiring Cleaners?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Families who hire cleaners, babysitters and cooks could benefit from a new tax break proposal aimed at getting women back to work. The move, inspir...

TB Risk Warning For Post-Natal Women

PA | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Women who have recently given birth have an increased risk of contracting tuberculosis (TB), a new UK-wide study has found. A joint study betwee...

Could Breast Cancer Screening Cause More Harm Than Good?

PA | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Breast cancer screening in the UK may be causing more harm than good, according to new research. Experts found women may be likely to be harmed ...

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Fabulous Christmas Gifts For Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Need a hand with your Christmas shopping? To make your life easier, we've rounded up the most glamorous gifts for that special lady in your life - all...

Rise In Women Starting Their Own Business, Study Finds

PA | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

More women started up new businesses in the last 12 months than in the previous year, with cleaning, beauty and hairdressing the most popular trades, ...

Why Having Sexy Friends Can Benefit You

PA | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

It is an age-old problem and a common scene in Hollywood films: women minding their own business - perhaps having a quiet drink in a bar - and being h...

Premature Babies At Risk Of Bad Behaviour Later In Life

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Children born a few weeks early are significantly more likely to suffer behavioural and/or emotional problems before they start school, researchers ha...

Chemotherapy Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths By A Third

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Modern chemotherapy drugs are cutting breast cancer deaths by about a third, a study has shown. Scientists analysed pooled data from...

Trying To Conceive? Pop A Multivitamin Pill, Say Experts

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Women trying to conceive should take multivitamins pills as it could double their chances of becoming pregnant, say experts. The study by the Unive...

A Third Of Mums Believe They're No Longer Attractive To Their Partner

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

More than three-quarters of mothers have less sex than they did before they had a baby, while a third believe their partner no longer finds them attra...

Why You Should Swap Elevenses For A Mid-Afternoon Snack

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Dieters who indulge in a mid-morning snack will lose less weight than those who graze in the afternoon, new research suggests. The study by Fred H...

Why Have We Fallen Out Of Love With Marriage?

PA | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

An estimated one in six people are now cohabiting with their partner as the number of married couples in England and Wales continues to decline. Da...

How Do You Split Your Household Chores?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to the division of domestic duties, traditional gender stereotypes still prevail, a survey has revealed. Women spend 85 minutes a da...

Would This Woman Put You Off Eating Chocolate?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

From the coquettish, curvy rabbit from the Cadbury's Caramel adverts to decades of dreamy models sensually devouring Flakes, advertisers have always t...

Why Large Families Are Good For Mum's Health

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Women who have four or more children, may be more stressed out than most but they are a third less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease and 50...

British Women Are the Fattest In Europe, Reveals Report

The Huffington Post | Georgia James | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

British women are the fattest in Europe, an EU report has revealed. Almost a quarter (23.9%) of women in Britain are classed as obese, compared to ...

Home Birth Risk For New Mothers

PA | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

First-time mothers who opt for a home birth are almost three times more likely to have a baby who dies or suffers brain damage, a major n...

Gender Pay Gap At Its Lowest, Figures Show

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Women in full-time work are closing the gender pay gap to its lowest ever level, official figures have shown. According to the Office for National ...

Women Fake The ‘Big O’ To Stop Men Straying

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Women fake their orgasms in a bid to stop their partners from cheating, a new study has revealed. The research by Columbia University in New York ...

Midwives Struggle To Cope With Baby Boom

PA | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Maternity services in England and Wales have been "overwhelmed" by a rising number of births, including more complex cases, according to a new report....

Treatment That Kills Breast Cancer Cells In 10 Minutes By Boiling Them

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A new treatment for breast cancer has been discovered after scientists found that breast tumours can be killed in minutes - by boiling them. The la...

L'Oréal Vows To Help Hair Dye Coma Investigation

PA | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Cosmetics giant L'Oreal has pledged to help those investigating how a 38-year-old woman collapsed after using a home hair dye and ended up in a c...

Is Sex The Key To A Happy Retirement?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Forget joining the local rambling society, lots of sex is the key to a contented retirement, according to scientists. The study, presented yesterda...