Women`S Health

Just 7% Of Pregnant Women And New Mums With Mental Health Problems Get Specialist Care

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Parents

Only 7% of women who experienced mental health problems during or after pregnancy in the last five years were referred to specialist care, a survey ha...

15 Things That Every Woman With Cystitis Can Totally Relate To

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you regularly suffer with cystitis you might feel like you’ve drawn the short life straw. But in reality you are part of the elite club of women ...

A Woman's Choice

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Nitu Bajekal

We all need to stand together to protect women's health and make our voices heard if we are to move toward a more equal society, both for ourselves and for the women who do not have access to reliable contraception and safe reproductive health choices.

Stop The Sugar Shame - We Need To Take The Blame

Charlotte Moore | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Moore

It's time to pull on our big boy/girl pants and admit the truth - sugar addiction is not the reason we're overweight or unhealthy, WE ARE THE REASON. There, I've said it and while I know it's not what you want to read, it's time we stopped pussyfooting around with excuses to make ourselves feel better.

How To Naturally Boost Your Sex Drive

Jodie Brandman | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Now, as a nutritional therapist, I always ask people about their sex drive, because it's a big indicator of underlying health. Whilst my clients don't really see it as an issue, actually it gives me a clue into how their hormones are functioning and where we need to support the body.

Yoga Instructor Smashes Period Taboos By Filming Herself In White Leggings

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A yoga instructor told the world that periods are nothing to be ashamed of by filming herself in white leggings. Steph Gongora completed a series of p...

Life With Endometriosis : What You Should Know

Kylie Abreu | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Abreu

Endometriosis, a condition not well known, but a condition that affects one in 10 women, most of which are unaware of the chaos that is happening in their own bodies. After almost 15 years of pain, I can finally say that I am an endo sister.

Women's Cancer Rates 'Set To Climb Six Times Faster Than Men' In Next 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women’s cancer rates are set to climb almost six times faster than men’s over the next 20 years, according to new figures released by Cancer Resea...

These Women Prove You Can Have A Higher BMI And Still Be Fit

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Despite being a widely-used health metric around the world, BMI measurements do not tell the full story about our health. BMI (Body Mass Index) is wor...

Single Mum Gets Tattoo To Cover Breast Cancer Scars, Then Falls In Love With The Artist

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When Nina Cristinacce chose to have a tattoo to cover her mastectomy scars, it was her way of embracing the future and leaving the pain of breast canc...

Certain Women May Be More Likely To Survive Breast Cancer By Not Having A Mastectomy

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Certain breast cancer patients may benefit more from having breast-conserving therapy (BCT), also known as a ‘lumpectomy’, instead of a mastectomy...

Six No-Holds-Barred Tips To Make Your First Smear Test Less Awkward

Rachel Moss | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

If you're reading this blog congratulations, you are one step closer to opening your legs for a complete stranger and potentially saving your life... To mark Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, here are my no-holds-barred tips for getting through your first smear.

Women Who Started Period Before Age 12 Have Increased Risk Of Early Menopause

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women who started their periods when they were aged 11 or younger have an increased risk of hitting the menopause in their thirties, a study has found...

The Most Stupid Girl Ever

Lee Carnihan | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Carnihan

It can be felt by the rich and poor, the powerful and weak, the young and old. Anyone can dish it out. Anyone can be a victim. Take my five-year-old daughter for example. She wrote me a letter today. It said, "Dear daddy, I am stupid gerl ever".

The Art Of Letting Yourself Go

Kirsty Baines | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kirsty Baines

Only when you let yourself go do you truly become yourself. You find the freedom your body has always craved and you learn to tune into your intuition. This might come with a few extra pounds or an extra belly roll or two but so what? Is that really the worst thing that could happen in your life?

7 Celebrities Share Their Struggles With Endometriosis

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Actress Kate Ford has spoken out about her “struggles” with endometriosis. The Coronation Street star revealed on Twitter that she suffers with p...

Emergency Contraception: What's The Big Deal?

Alex Thompson-Armstrong | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Thompson-Armstrong

As a society, we have always learnt to accept trade-offs when it comes to equality - not necessarily by our own doing but by never challenging the status quo, passed down through generations. Women's equality is perhaps the greatest example of this in the UK, but it's something we are beginning to finally challenge.

Sexuality Is A Major Part Of Health Care

Jodie Brandman | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Sexuality is one of those things that is so often overlooked, but so vital for our mental and physical health. With one of my 2017 goals being to work...

Thousands Of Middle-Aged Women 'Secretly Living With Eating Disorders' In The UK

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of middle-aged women in the UK are living with eating disorders, but the majority have not sought help or treatment, new research suggests. ...

Beautiful Photo Project Encourages LGBT Women To Attend Breast Cancer Screening

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Attending breast cancer screening can be a vital step in detecting symptoms, so a new project aims to make sure all women feel welcome at appointments...

You Have A Week To Help Keep Kadcyla Available To Women With Secondary Breast Cancer

Tamsin Sargeant | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Sargeant

Kadcyla is a wonder drug, keeping my lung tumours stable and healing the cancerous tumours in my spine to a point where there is No Evidence of Active Disease. I know others who've had similar amazing results, enabling them to return to work, care for their families, and contribute to society at large.

How This Viral Photo Of Lemons Could Help You Spot Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A photo that shows the many signs and symptoms of breast cancer using lemons has being praised for raising “real awareness” of the disease. The i...

32 Ridiculous Period Myths From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Despite being a completely natural bodily function, affecting more than half of the world’s population and being responsible for, you know, our very...

Does An Anxious Parent Make An Anxious Child?

Jodie Andrews | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Parents
Jodie Andrews

She's daring and not afraid to speak out to anyone that will listen. I love this quality of hers, it inspires me to overcome my anxiety and push it as far to the back of my mind as I possibly can. There are a few things we can all do to try and not let our anxiety rub off onto our children...

Six Reasons Why 45 Is The Worst Age

Caroline Bourne | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Bourne

Our friends at Public Health England announced yesterday that mid-lifers are doomed to heart failure and dementia because we don't make time to exercise and eat healthy food. Thanks for adding to my woes, I think as I unwrap another KitKat. I'm 45 now and counting the days till my next birthday.