Women`S Health

Victoria Derbyshire On How Her Breast Cancer Video Diary Gave Her 'A Sense Of Purpose'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire has spent more than two decades generating headlines, but in 2015 she found herself at the centre of the news. At t...

This Is Why A 'Staggering' Number Of Women In Britain Are Seeking Abortion Pills Illegally

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A “staggering” number of women in Britain are illegally seeking abortion pills online to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, a new study has revealed...

6 Tips For Women Who Have Lost Interest In Sex

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

This week it emerged that British women are more than twice as likely to lose interest in sex than men. The study, published in the BMJ Open, found 34...

It's Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month - Do You Know What Signs and Symptoms To Look Out For?

Rebecka Eden | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecka Eden

September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month and as a young survivor of cervical cancer, I felt it very appropriate to write a little about the importance of understanding gynae cancer symptoms and also, crucially, the outcome if signs and symptoms are missed or ignored.

Vulvodynia: Symptoms, Causes And Treatment Explained

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

“Vulvodynia is perhaps more common than we realise, with many women suffering in silence,” Dr Helen Webberley from MyWebDoctor tells HuffPost UK. ...

Boots Sent Charity Legal Letter For Campaigning To Make Morning After Pill Cheaper

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

High street chemist Boots sent a legal letter to a reproductive rights charity after it urged the store to cut the price of emergency contraception in...

Half Of Men Can't Correctly Identify The Vagina On A Diagram

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Half of men are unable to correctly identify the vagina on a diagram of a woman’s body and nearly two-thirds (61%) struggle to pick out the vulva. T...

What Is Female Sterilisation? Pros And Cons Of The Permanent Contraception Explained

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you tell your GP you’re sexually active but don’t want children, you’ll more than likely be offered the pill, the coil or the implant as a fo...

Essure Sterilisation Implant: Growing Health Concerns Over The Permanent Contraception

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Undergoing female sterilisation may feel like the perfect solution for women who know they don’t want children, but a common method used by doctors ...

How To Bounce Back From Debilitating Endometriosis

Smita Joshi | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Smita Joshi

Don't suffer - get expert medical help. The most crucial step is to act quickly if you have regular symptoms. Be persistent in getting your disease diagnosed and insist on seeing a gynaecologist who specialises in treating endometriosis.

Sport Saved My Life And It Could Save Yours Too

Jin Osborne | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jin Osborne

Being diagnosed as one of just eight in a million people to suffer from a rare life-threatening condition certainly changes your perspective on life. For me, it made me a much stronger person and gave me a new-found love of sport, which I can thank for still being here today.

'Supermarket X' That 'May Have Infected Thousands With Hepatitis' E Named

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK

The supermarket that unintentionally may have infected thousands of people with a pig virus which causes liver and neurological problems has been iden...

Why I'm Fighting The Ultimate 'Sexist Surcharge'

Shamir Patel | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shamir Patel

Imagine the scenario: It's late at night and your partner wakes feeling desperately poorly with a headache. You run downstairs, check the cupboard, and realise that you're out of painkillers. Determined to help ease their suffering, you drive to the nearest shop, reach for the ibuprofen and take it to the till.

Does Fat Make You Fat?

David Kingsbury | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

It seems that not a day goes by without there being another article published about how obesity is on the rise across the UK. Times are definitely troubled but the fact is, we've been pushed towards a diet low in fat and high in carbs. How? By nutrition lies that are, quite literally, making us sick.

Sport Rules, OK?

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Sport
Rebecca Emerson

It's been a good summer for sport. I've enjoyed watching and following our national teams. England beat India (and Australia!) to win the World Cup in...

Woman’s Play About Her Recent Abortion Tackles The Silence Around Unwanted Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Less than a year ago, Therese Ramstedt had an abortion. She was 25, in a happy relationship, and she discovered she was pregnant and the contraception...

What's the Deal With Novelty Yoga?

Becky Stafferton | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Stafferton

Practising yoga with animals is nothing new, Doga - that's dog yoga to us mere mortals - has been around for a good few years now and practitioners proclaim that it helps to nurture their relationship with their precious pooch as well as teaching them to be more relaxed and calm. But goats?

Vaginal Mesh 'Scandal' As Thousands Forced To Have Implants Removed Due To Complications

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of women have been forced to have surgery to remove vaginal mesh implants due to complications, NHS records suggest. Figures obtained by the...

Quarter Of Cancer Survivors Find Life After Illness Harder Than Treatment

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than a quarter (26%) of women diagnosed with breast cancer say life after treatment is harder than the treatment itself, a charity has warned. Ne...

Husband's Sweet Act Of Support For Wife With Ovarian Cysts Is What Love Is All About

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has described how her husband helped her regain body confidence after she was left with surgery scars from ovarian cysts. Samantha Caracci sai...

7 Women Who Don't Have Children Reveal Why Your Assumptions About Them Are Wrong

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In 2017, there’s still a societal expectation that women will have children, but in reality, womanhood is not synonymous with motherhood. The most ...

Waitrose Becomes Second Supermarket To Cover Tampon Tax On Behalf Of Customers

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Waitrose has become the second UK supermarket to reduce the price of sanitary products in order to cover the cost of the “tampon tax” on behalf of...

Surviving Trauma

Rebecka Eden | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecka Eden

Having survived massive surgery as part of my cancer treatment, which resulted in the loss of many organs and life-changing injuries, due to my physical vulnerability I was then physically assaulted and abused as a young woman. Though I survived, I underwent trauma and adjustment therapy of the type for those that have endured torture.

Alice Liveing Reveals She Has Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Alice Liveing, formerly known as Clean Eating Alice, has revealed she’s been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The personal trainer a...

Women's Health Isn't Taken As Seriously As Men's, So One Artist Is Speaking Out

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

From misdiagnosed endometriosis to the sinister reality of vaginal mesh implants, there are too many examples of women’s health not being taken seri...