Women`S Health

7 Celebrities Share Their Struggles With Endometriosis

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Actress Kate Ford has spoken out about her “struggles” with endometriosis. The Coronation Street star revealed on Twitter that she suffers with p...

Emergency Contraception: What's The Big Deal?

Alex Thompson-Armstrong | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Thompson-Armstrong

As a society, we have always learnt to accept trade-offs when it comes to equality - not necessarily by our own doing but by never challenging the status quo, passed down through generations. Women's equality is perhaps the greatest example of this in the UK, but it's something we are beginning to finally challenge.

Sexuality Is A Major Part Of Health Care

Jodie Brandman | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Sexuality is one of those things that is so often overlooked, but so vital for our mental and physical health. With one of my 2017 goals being to work...

Thousands Of Middle-Aged Women 'Secretly Living With Eating Disorders' In The UK

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of middle-aged women in the UK are living with eating disorders, but the majority have not sought help or treatment, new research suggests. ...

Beautiful Photo Project Encourages LGBT Women To Attend Breast Cancer Screening

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Attending breast cancer screening can be a vital step in detecting symptoms, so a new project aims to make sure all women feel welcome at appointments...

You Have A Week To Help Keep Kadcyla Available To Women With Secondary Breast Cancer

Tamsin Sargeant | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Sargeant

Kadcyla is a wonder drug, keeping my lung tumours stable and healing the cancerous tumours in my spine to a point where there is No Evidence of Active Disease. I know others who've had similar amazing results, enabling them to return to work, care for their families, and contribute to society at large.

How This Viral Photo Of Lemons Could Help You Spot Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A photo that shows the many signs and symptoms of breast cancer using lemons has being praised for raising “real awareness” of the disease. The i...

32 Ridiculous Period Myths From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Despite being a completely natural bodily function, affecting more than half of the world’s population and being responsible for, you know, our very...

Does An Anxious Parent Make An Anxious Child?

Jodie Andrews | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Parents
Jodie Andrews

She's daring and not afraid to speak out to anyone that will listen. I love this quality of hers, it inspires me to overcome my anxiety and push it as far to the back of my mind as I possibly can. There are a few things we can all do to try and not let our anxiety rub off onto our children...

Six Reasons Why 45 Is The Worst Age

Caroline Bourne | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Bourne

Our friends at Public Health England announced yesterday that mid-lifers are doomed to heart failure and dementia because we don't make time to exercise and eat healthy food. Thanks for adding to my woes, I think as I unwrap another KitKat. I'm 45 now and counting the days till my next birthday.

Women Are Sharing Their Worst Period Stories (And They Are NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Periods: there’s nothing particularly nice about them. You bleed for about three to seven days - depending on how unlucky you are in the menstruatio...

New Cycle Tracking Tech Unveils Insights To Empower Women's Health

Lea von Bidder | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech
Lea von Bidder

tech for good Technology is lifting the veil on the mysteries of "the period" and I'm excited to be at the forefront of a movement to empower women with simple, convenient tools for harnessing the power of cycle tracking to enhance health and well-being.

She Who Pays The Bills Has The Power?

Emma Tynan | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Tynan

For the first time in my life I was standing in my power, being myself and using my innate gifts and abilities. I felt free to do what I wanted, I stopped apologising and asking for permission, and I was being rewarded for doing so. That felt good. Really good.

Grieving The Loss Of Self

Rachel Lamb | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lamb

How do you grieve for something that's not a physical being? You haven't lost a relative or friend, or your dog that you've had in the family since you were small. You don't get the usual 'I'm sorry for your loss', because have you actually lost anything? For anyone who's been through or going through this then of course the answer is yes.

Boots Tackles 'Period Poverty' By Making Sanitary Products Accessible

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Boots has pledged to end “period poverty” by helping women who are struggling to access basic sanitary products. The chain will trial an in-store...

If You Regularly Take Ibuprofen Or Paracetamol You May Have A 'Higher Risk Of Hearing Loss'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Regularly taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen and paracetamol could have a negative impact on women’s health later down the line. New resear...

Let's Talk About Your Vagina

Jodie Brandman | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

There are so many of us feeling very alone, dealing with a multitude of problems and thinking that the only way to solve the issues are by chomping down on medication or just grinning and bearing it. However, the time has come to change all that, as I uncover some of the most common issues and how we can help ourselves.

Woman Who Had A Double Mastectomy Trains As Nipple Tattoo Artist To Help Others

SWNS | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A former lecturer who underwent a double mastectomy after being told she’d inherited the faulty BRCA2 gene is now training to be a nipple tattoo art...

You Could Be Drinking Three Times The Recommended Alcohol Intake Without Realising

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Middle-aged women are accidentally consuming three times as much alcohol as they should be, new research suggests. A new survey of 2,000 British women...

Call To End 'Sexist' Price of Morning After Pill And Make It Available On Supermarket Shelves

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Emergency contraception (EC) should be available on supermarket shelves at a more affordable price, a leading reproductive rights charity has urged. T...

Anastacia Proudly Reveals Breast Cancer Scars In Empowering Nude Photoshoot

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Anastacia has posed nude in an empowering photoshoot revealing the scars she’s gained as a result of breast cancer treatment and surgery. The singer...

Why Our Reproductive Rights Depend On Difficult People (And How To Become One Of Them)

Genevieve Edwards | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Genevieve Edwards

As front doors go, you probably wouldn't notice it if it wasn't for the ever-present protesters outside. They might prompt you to glance at the sign n...

Colour Away Menstruation Taboos With This Period-Themed Colouring Book

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new colouring book aims to smash taboos around menstruation, by detailing intimate details around periods. The book, aptly named the ‘Period Colo...

Top 10 Holiday Gifts For The Health Lover!

Jodie Brandman | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Whether it's you, or someone else in your life, we all know a health nut who wants nothing but an organic stocking filled with life-boosting goodies.... So, I've put together a list of my 10 favourite gifts to make your life a little easier!

The Truth Behind The Ketogenic Diet

Jodie Brandman | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

The diet itself is all about getting your body into a state of ketosis, which is essentially when your body burns fat (either body fat or dietary fat) as the primary fuel, instead of glucose from carbohydrates. Ketosis is created by eating high amounts of healthy fat, moderate protein and low levels of carbohydrate.