Womens Health

Beauty Detox - Tips to Spring Clean Your Skincare and Beauty Routine

Katy Hull | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Style
Katy Hull

As we've kissed goodbye to the winter months - apart from the very random snow storms recently. We've stepped into all things spring. New life is appearing in all forms. We have beautiful blossom on the trees, bluebells, daffodils, green leaves and the appearance of brighter sunshine and longer days.

Coping with Cancer Induced Infertility

Fiona Munro | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Munro

With the help of an incredible friend I have now healed these wounds. I have 'come to terms' with the news and I have now reached the point where I can write about this in the hope of helping others to understand what it feels like, and supporting those who are walking the same journey.

Six Reasons Why You Should Choose Strength Training Over Cardio

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

Strength training is vital for every single person. Regardless of your age, gender, weight, height, fitness level or even your goals - you should be doing some form of resistance training.

This May Explain Why Some Women Can't Orgasm During Sex

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Time and time again we hear discussions around whether penis size affects how enjoyable sex is for women. But a new study suggests it's actually the s...

Chronic Illness and The Fear of Missing Out

Lizzie Horgan | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Horgan

For the first time in a year I've felt fit and healthy enough to say 'yes' to suppers in, dinners out, to best pal sleepovers, to more volunteering, to the actual circus and even dance floors. Yes, the sweet, sweet dance floor, how i've missed you. And how, I'm quite sure, you've missed me.

Why Coil Insertion Not Performed By an Experienced Gynaecologist Is Very Dangerous

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 24.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

I was recently shocked by the gravity of such problems when a journalist informed me that one of her friends had died suddenly following a perforation of uterine body with the coil, aged just 23. This was performed by an inexperienced non-gynaecologist and, unfortunately, the perforation remained undetected until it was too late.

Why This Breast Cancer Charity Used 'Man Boobs' In Its Latest Campaign

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Time and time again social media sites remove photos and videos of women trying to raise awareness of breast cancer. Even when these images have been ...

An Unnatural Transition - Breaking the Silence on Early Menopause

Tamsin Sargeant | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Sargeant

By February 2011, I had not had a period for over a year which, according to online information meant I was officially 'post-menopausal.' My body, however, had other ideas and my periods returned, ending up in a reversed menstrual cycle - a three-week period, with one week off. It was hellish.

Who Should We Blame for Burning Out?

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

Oh, it's ok, we're only teasing! We just wanted to hear the audible gasp of indignation since Mums get blamed for everything! However, having said that, there is a modicum of truth in the statement! As women we are raised and trained to burnout!

Daughter Asks Dad To Buy Sanitary Towels, He Can't Handle It

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Last week Tia Savva learned a very important life lesson: never send a man to buy you sanitary products. Savva asked her dad to buy her a packet of sa...

Everything You Need To Know About PCOS

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Despite brave women like Harnaam Kaur sharing their experiences of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the condition is still misunderstood by many peop...

How Hair Loss Affects Women With Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

From the questionable highlights we have as teenagers to the sleek cuts we opt for as adults, our hair provides us with a way to tell the world: this ...

We Need to Make Loos Accessible to People With a Stoma

Caroline Richards | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Richards

I live with a colostomy. This means my colon has been diverted through an opening on the side of my abdomen so that bodily waste can pass into a stoma bag. My stoma is due to bowel cancer but many people undergo surgery for one due to Crohn's and Colitis, childbirth, injury and other conditions.

Genius Invention Could 'Switch Off' Period Pain

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing worse than crippling period cramps. Thankfully, this could soon be a thing of the past as a group of womb warriors (read: scientists) ...

Can We Ever Really Be 'Balanced'?

Laura Agar Wilson | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Agar Wilson

Balance is that word that we all aspire to, but rarely seem to achieve. Almost as soon as we gain a feeling of being 'balanced' it slips through our fingers and we're back to takeaways for dinner and a glass, ahem, bottle of wine after the kids go to bed.

Stop HIV Cuts: Campaign to Retain Vital Services

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

In David Cameron's back yard, Oxfordshire County Council has cut Terrence Higgins Trust's £50,000 funding, which is forcing the closure of its local centre. The reality is that there are will be no HIV Prevention and Support service in the whole county after April 2016, with almost 500 people left with no alternative support service.

Is That a Needle in My Cervix? Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

Olivia Siegl | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

This week could of gone totally the other way, I could now be sat here writing a totally different account of things. I shared two waiting rooms with lots of other women who today are facing a different reality and trying to come to terms with how they will face and get through what lies ahead for them.

Woman Reveals What It's Like To Live With Two Vaginas

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A Reddit user who has two vaginas has opened up about what it's like to live with the condition in a brilliantly honest thread. The woman, known only...

Everything You Need To Know About HPV

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In Lena Dunham's TV series 'Girls', human papilloma virus - or HPV as it's more commonly known - is referred to as the STI that "all adventurous women...

The Gift of Fear - Or How Fear Saved My Life

Tamsin Sargeant | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Sargeant

Fear is an emotion with a bad press. It may have served our ancestors well in our evolutionary past, when we were faced with mortal danger at every turn, but what place does it have in modern-life?

Cancer Is Rarely Your Main Concern as an Average Sixteen-Year-Old Girl

Louise Thomas | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Thomas

Looking back now, how I hadn't noticed this happening myself seems almost ridiculous. But at such a young age, illnesses such as ovarian cancer weren't even on my radar. Any stomach pains I'd been having, no matter how intense, I simply put down to period pains or exam stress.

Could You Be One of the 3.5million British Women Suffering With PCOS?

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Thandi Ejindu

Even as someone who was correctly diagnosed with the condition 16 yrs. ago the amount of support and information about this is and was rare! I remember feeling so very alone and like I may be the only person on earth who had it.

Student Fights Period Shame By Carrying Spare Tampons, Urges Others To Do The Same

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that there is a certain stigma surrounding periods. Despite half the population menstruating for the majority of their lives, it is still ...

Seven Women Share Personal (And Very Different) Abortion Stories

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One in three women have an abortion in their lifetime, but despite such large numbers, there is still a huge amount of misinformation surrounding the ...

What a Cognitive Psychologist Learned About Fear and Resilience When She was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Nazanin Derakhshan | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nazanin Derakhshan

Three years down the line, I still continue to be haunted by my cancer. Like the background music to a movie it's always there, singing the trauma that I have endured. Approximately, two-thirds of women with a breast cancer diagnosis suffer PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and this can make them prone to anxiety and depression later.