Womens Health

Women In Cycling - Going Beyond "Shrink It and Pink It"

Fuchsia Watson | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Sport
Fuchsia Watson

Don't get me wrong there are some brilliant female role models in cycling, great resources available to female cyclists, inspiring blogs, wonderful fashionable and practical items specifically for women, but you often have to search for them and it can feel like an overwhelming amount of information. All this can be intimidating for someone wanting to take up cycling for the first time.

Attention Men: Sharing This With a Woman You Care About Could Save Their Life

Priyam Sharma | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Priyam Sharma

Just as each year we proudly wear Poppy pins to commemorate the individuals who fought in battles for this great nation, so too must we remember those who have lost, are fighting and are yet to fight the greatest battle of their lives against breast cancer

How Stress Is Affecting Women's Health

Stella Photi | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

Stress is a term that has become synonymous with busy lifestyles. It's born from the feeling that you have too many demands and not enough tools to cope with them. Too much stress can affect you both physically and mentally leaving you feeling shattered and burnt out.

Please Can You Do Me a Favour? Can You Touch Yourself?

Monica Millares | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Millares

According to Breast Cancer UK 331,000 people a year were diagnosed with cancer in 2011 in the UK only, that's around 910 people every day, or 38 people every hour. It's so common now that unfortunately 30% of us will experience cancer at some point in our life.

Secrets to a Good Pregnancy

Alice Rossiter | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Rossiter

It's a time when you're emotionally and physically changing in ways you've never experienced. Every twinge, ache or peculiar symptom is often followed by a frantic search online. Add in the need to know what 'to do' during pregnancy - what to eat, what not to eat, which exercises are safe, and so on...

Facebook And Apple Pay Employees To Freeze Their Eggs

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Apple and Facebook have announced they pay for female employees to freeze their eggs. And, understandably, the news has divided opinion. Although ...

Race Day

Corinna Halloran | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

It has been so hectic here in Alicante, it seems like a moment ago that we arrived for the first time. For myself i'm really excited, it's an amazing story that I am about to tell and I can't wait to start telling it, we really are heading into a journey of the unknown and that's the most exciting part about it for all of us.

It's Time

Corinna Halloran | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

We have recently arrived in Alicante and are finally gearing up for the biggest race of our lives - the Volvo Ocean Race. Covering approximately 39,000 nautical miles, the race will last for nine months across 10 legs from start to finish and Team SCA is the only all-woman crew competing.

Ladies, Your Mood Swings Could Greatly Affect Your Health

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Middle-aged women who are prone to anxiety, jealousy, moodiness or distress, may be putting themselves at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, acco...

Watch These Gay Men Explain What Tampons Are

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Tampons, sanitary towels and the revolutionary *cough* Diva Cup (AKA Moon Cup in the UK) are just some of the period-related paraphernalia that women ...

Breast Cancer Drug Could Extend Patients' Lives By Almost Five Years

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new breast cancer drug could extend the lives of patients with an advanced form of the disease by almost five years, a study has found. Women wit...

Young Women With Cervical Cancer Symptoms 'Delay GP Visit', But Why?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women under 25, who are too young for smear tests in most of the UK, "frequently" delay visiting their GP despite having cervical cancer symptoms. ...

Do Periods Really Make Women Moody?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dear men, the next time you joke that a woman is being cranky because she is on her period, know this: periods don't make women moody. The real en...

Tampons Are Not a Luxury, Period

Megan Macqueen | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Megan Macqueen

Collectively, it seems periods are pretty pricey. With this in mind, would you believe me if I told you that tampons and sanitary towels are deemed not essential enough to be tax free? Admittedly they are taxed at a reduced rate of 5% but this still means they are thought of as luxury items, which all sane females would agree they are certainly not.

Why Society Makes Giving Birth Harder

Alice Rossiter | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Rossiter

All the horror stories about pain, long drawn-out births, complications and instruments that "do what?!!" (trust me - everyone will want to tell you what happened once to a friend of theirs) no wonder women aren't even allowed to entertain the idea that birth can in fact be amazing, empowering and redefining.

We Need to Stop Thinking of Women in Terms of Body Parts

Pennie Varvarides | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Pennie Varvarides

I tend to get one of two responses when I mention wanting bigger muscles: a) 'I don't like girls with muscles' or b) 'but you'll look like a man'. The first comment suggests that my body exists solely for the viewing pleasure of that person, the second: that women are supposed to conform to certain socially constructed ideals...

'I Feel Fantastic' Says Woman Starting Treatment To Reverse Vitiligo

Barcroft | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who suffers from a rare skin condition has said she feels "absolutely fantastic" after beginning a new treatment. Lisa Johnson developed v...

A Brother's Love for His Sister

Jessica Smith | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Smith

My brother wrote about his experience of having a sister with an eating disorder and it literally broke my heart into a million pieces. I wanted to share with you all his own words, because this is a family disease!

How Can You Tell If You're a Feminist?

Lydia Smith | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lydia Smith

Do you think men and women should be equal? If you answered yes, then congratulations - you are a feminist! If you answered no, then get out - you don't have an opinion here. The feminist movement doesn't need you, it's already doing a pretty good job of tackling female disadvantage without pandering to reluctant allies.

How Much Do You Really Know About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS as it is also known, is a condition that affects how women's ovaries work. It affects 3-5% of women in the UK, ...

Considering A Double Mastectomy? This May Make You Think DIfferently

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're considering a double mastectomy as a preventative measure, or form of treatment, against breast cancer then you'll want to take note of new ...

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Protein Powders for Women

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

There are loads of different protein sources out there so, in today's article, I want to give you the low down on what they are, why they're good and which one may be best for you.

Am I the Happiest I Will Ever Be?

Lowenna Waters | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lowenna Waters

I am 25, and according to a new study, I should be the happiest I will ever be. Free from the stresses and responsibilities of family life, I should be carefree, secure and confident. But is this true?

Why I Will Never be a Greyhound

Julie Creffield | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

After close to 20 years of yoyo dieting and believing that I was 100% to blame for my size this colourful american lady Dr Deb Burgard opened my mind with one simple slide, a collection of photographs depicting certain breeds of dogs.

The Lifestyle Possibilities of the Pill

Sarah Byrne | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Byrne

How about women decide for ourselves what risks are acceptable to us - after we've been given all the relevant information and medical advice, of course - and how many (if any) periods we want to have and when we want to have them. Periods aren't really a curse. But they are a choice.