Womens Health

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 21.08.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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.

Four Reasons Why Being a Fashion Model Really Sucks!

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

Being a model is not generally as dreamy as it may look and only a few actually live the dream. There are four reasons why being a model sucks and why envying a fashion model is completely irrational.

How Women Are Making a Bigger Impact in Sport and Beyond

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Sport
Nicci Roscoe

Times have changed and girls as young as eight are becoming more conscious of their body image. Encouraging more physical activity can give them opportunities to look at things beyond worrying about their hair and make-up... Encouraging participation in sport in all areas can lead to happier, healthier women.

Millie Mackintosh Strips Naked For Women's Health

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Millie Mackintosh has ditched her posh frocks all together to pose in the errrm, altogether in the latest issue of Women's Health magazine. The for...

This Affects Whether Or Not You Have An Eeyore View Of The World

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're a glass half empty kind of person, it might be because your brain is telling you to expect the worst. Scientists believe the habenula, ...

Forget Those Marathon Try-Hards: Here's How 'Lazy Jogging' Can Give You A Healthy Heart

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If the thought of working out next to lycra-clad gym buffs fills you with dread, then it's time to think again. New research has shown that even '...

10 Big Fat Health and Fitness Myths

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Fitness myths plague the industry. Lose weight quick schemes and fads just don't work, and worse, can cause long term health issues... So today I want to blast 10 of the top fitness myths that might be stopping you from getting fit and healthy and losing that extra weight.

Acting up at The Poor School Can Make You 'Rich'

Lynne Parker | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

What does matter is what you take away from it. Four days away from emails and social media banter made for a very welcome break and to spend an hour working out where my diaphragm exists in my body, or sing about 'Clambake' surrounded by assorted foreign accents puts a whole new perspective on life.

One Judgement Fits All?

Esther Hayden | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

Recently I walked into my local swimming pool at 6.30am. Among the swimmers wiping sleep from their eyes, there was one woman racing up, down, up, down, up, barely raising her head for breath. What assumptions are you already making about her? Keen? yes. Fit? clearly. Thin? no.

The UK Could Reduce Stillbirth By a Quarter

Heidi Eldridge | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Heidi Eldridge

Since appearing on GMB, people have asked me "If there's a training programme which saves babies, why isn't it made mandatory? I didn't think stillbirth was preventable". I didn't think stillbirth was preventable either but I also didn't realise how common it was or how the UK has one of the highest stillbirth rates in the developed world. Until it happened to me.

World Cup Reaches Fever Pitch, but There is Another Goal Worth Fighting For

Esther Worae | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
Esther Worae

This Friday, 11 July, is World Population Day which was established by the UN to raise awareness of global population issues. So here it is: break down the barriers blocking women and girls from using contraception and we'll put an end to this needless loss of life, and make unsafe abortion a thing of the past.