Womens Health

Learning to Love Myself

Malminder Gill | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

By learning each day to take care of yourself, you will start to be an example to your colleagues, friends and family. Many of us are more motivated to do something positive when we realise the potential impact it can have on others.

'I Eat Up To 51 Bananas Per Day': Woman Credits Raw Vegan Diet For Her Weight Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Freelee, the self-proclaimed 'diet guru', who eats as many as 51 bananas per day in a bid to stay slim and healthy - unsurprisingly she's also kn...

This Woman's Hilarious Rap Will Convince You To Get A Cervical Smear Test

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE With the worrying statistics that one quarter of women putting off their cervical smear test for fear or emb...

Women's Rights: The March Backwards

Thilde Knudsen | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK
Thilde Knudsen

Spain is about to criminalise abortion; politicians in the UK repeatedly attempt to reduce the 24-week limit and today in Brussels, a Parliamentary hearing is discussing a European Citizens' Initiative that if successful would block European Commission (EC) development funding for maternal health.

Forget Pro-Life or Pro-Choice, It's Pro-Female Rights

Sophie Turton | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Sophie Turton

In much of the western world we have the luxury of choice, whether you agree with the actions that follow that choice or not, it is the option that is important. The lack of choice, the continued subjugation of the rights of women and the subsequent death or injury that still affects so many, is a big problem and we should not ignore it.

Ten Foods All Women Should Eat

Realbuzz.com | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While there are some foods we should all be eating more of, men and women also have their own set of dietary requirements as well as their own unique health concerns. Here are 10 foods that women should eat...

Former Model Develops Fatal Eye Cancer After Refusing To Wear Goggles On Sunbed

SWNS | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A former model has developed fatal eye cancer after refusing to wear protective goggles while frequently using a sunbed - she has been given just week...

Can You Believe This Woman Gave Birth Just Four Months Ago?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When pregnant bodybuilder Lee-Ann Ellison posted photographs of herself lifting heavy weights just two weeks before her baby was due, the internet exp...

Woman With Lung Cancer Takes Picture Every Day For One Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Jennifer Glass was diagnosed with lung cancer in January 2013, just four months after getting married. But instead of curling up in a ball and lett...

Protecting Pregnancies With a Slice of Bread - Why We Should Back Flour Fortification

Clare Murphy | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
Clare Murphy

There are many circumstances that affect whether a woman decides to end a pregnancy which we simply can't change. We can't conjure up the financial security she wants before she brings a child into the world, however important the campaign for secure maternity benefits and high quality, affordable childcare.

Five Shocking Health Boosters for Women

Realbuzz.com | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Flawless, healthy skin is something every women wants, which is why the average woman owns at least eight skincare products, according to Vaseline's research. To make sure the products you use are actually helping to improve your skin, you should turn to Mother Nature...

Self-Checking For Breast Cancer Symptoms 'Could Do More Harm Than Good'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Encouraging women to regularly check their breasts for signs of breast cancer could be doing more harm than good, a health expert has warned. Writi...

Spain Desperately Needs to Embrace the Pro-Choice Movement

Isabel López Ruiz | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabel López Ruiz

Being pro-choice is the best choice. It respects a woman's agency over her own body and treats her as a fully autonomous individual with the ability to decide for herself. For many of you, this understanding of women and their autonomy is something you may take for granted. Unfortunately, however, many people still seem to believe the contrary - especially in Spain.

Fitspiration Month Isn't About Losing Weight, It's About Being Strong and Healthy

Poorna Bell | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

A conversation needs to be had about fitness, and why it's not about that dreaded phrase 'bikini fit' or (just) about losing weight. Because if I thought fitness was just about losing weight then it just wouldn't much fun anymore, and I'd rather blame work or a hectic social life - anything to not run on a treadmill like a hamster in its wheel.

Surrogacy Defined

Candace Wohl | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Candace Wohl

Whether you deem it as a social family building trend or simply the scientific ability to navigate around Mother Nature, "traditional" surrogacy is not a new concept. As a matter of fact, it is the only form of assisted reproduction that dates back to biblical times. The story of Abraham and Sarah in Genesis chapter 16, is the most notable example.

Organic Food 'Does Not Reduce Cancer Risk'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought eating pesticide-free organic food would reap major health benefits, think again. According to a recent study, eating organic does n...

How to Update Your Beauty Regime

Bisha K Ali | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Bisha K Ali

If you're hairier than you think you should be, try using a cream with acid, or maybe destroy your follicles with a laser, or take a pill to balance your hormones so that other people can look at you without being repulsed - don't worry about the hysterical depression that comes with it - it's worth it!

Can Everyone Stop Bitching About #nomakeupcancerawarenessselfies Already?!

Alice Carder | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Carder

Why are people angry that women who've posted have received 'natural beauty' acclamations from friends and strangers? Personally I think if women want to congratulate one another on their collective natural beauty this can only be a step in the right direction of mutual support and love

Are You Sacrificing Your Health for Your Business?

Hanni Melnicenko | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hanni Melnicenko

One of the biggest mistakes we entrepreneurs make when it comes to our business is we think we are 'supposed' to work 24/7. And we feel guilty when we are not! Many of us female entrepreneurs work for months on end without a single day off. What's more, many of us average 16 to 18 hours a day. Sound familiar?!

How Did The Contraceptive Pill Transform Society?

Katharina Grimm | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katharina Grimm

The pill revolutionised sex and the way women lived their lives. In 1971, just ten years after the pill was introduced in the UK, 47% of babies were born to women under the age of 25. By 2008, this percentage had dropped to 25%.

Women Told They Can Never Have Sex Again After Faulty Implants Cause Severe Injuries

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women whose faulty implants have ruined their sex lives are taking legal action against the implant manufacturer, according to BBC News. The mesh i...

What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

Kat Pugh | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Pugh

Ever since I developed an eating disorder I have been haunted by the start of term or Lent or any of these times as opportunities to start a new leaf and remove from lifestyle any unhealthy bingeing that had been dominating life. Yes, the anorexia was utilising this as an opportunity to persevere into dangerous territory.

Endo What?

Emma Watts | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Watts

I'd tell you not to google it and spare you the gruesome photographs but I want you to google it, because endometriosis is a disease that affects one in 10 women. That is almost as many as breast cancer and I am pretty sure that most people reading this will have absolutely no idea what it is.

Hope For Cervical Cancer Patients: Avastin Drug 'Cuts Off Tumour Blood Supply'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A drug that cuts the blood supply to tumours can significantly extend the lives of women with advanced cervical cancer, a study has shown. Compared...

Top Three Retreats for Pregnant Mums

Caroline Sylger Jones | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sylger Jones

Are you pregnant and feeling scared, confused, sick, elated, a bit rubbish, amazing, possibly all of these? When I was pregnant I veered from being a manic, over-organising machine ordering too much baby gear to curling up like a grannie on my sofa with a blanket on my knees sipping endless cups of green tea.