Womens Health

Ebola's Legacy Is Still Deadly for Mums and Babies in West Africa

Jo Lehmann | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK
Jo Lehmann

Ebola no longer makes the headlines, driven out by news of Zika virus and the crisis in Syria. But the terrible legacy of Ebola persists in West Africa, for the survivors who suffer stigma and fear long-term complications, and for all of those who are vulnerable and in need of healthcare at a time when the health system has been brought to its knees.

Tampons or Food?

Jodie Louise Connor | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jodie Louise Connor

TOTM is a campaign we have set up which intends to raise donations of sanitary products, baby wipes and clean underwear for women facing homelessness in and around Manchester City Centre. Lack of access to sanitary products might only be a small part of the daily challenges that homeless women face but I don't think we can underestimate the value of allowing women to maintain their comfort and dignity.

Living With Chronic Illness

Lizzie Horgan | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Horgan

My reality of being morale boosted, bathed (sweet memories), packed with vitamins and every Deliciously Ella/Hemsley Hemsley recipe going, provided stark comparison to the desperate stories of isolation and loneliness that I discovered.

Getting Out of Your Own Way

Lisa Regan | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

It's time to cut the crap in more ways than one. Vince Lombardi has been for many years a hero of mine. I was so surprised and delighted that many of the things he had achieved and had said made it into my friend's wedding just last week.

A Natural Way to Deal With the Stress of Infertility

Jacqueline Hurst | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Hurst

Anxiety eats away at our confidence and makes things that were once easy for us to do, really difficult. Thoughts of "I'm not good enough, smart enough, thin enough" are manifestations of stress and anxiety that many of us can associate with.

9 Period Hacks To Ease PMS, Bloating And Cramps

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Getting your period sucks, but thankfully, a few simple life hacks can help to make things more bearable. For instance, did you know that upping y...

Losing Your Hair at 28 and Finally Talking About It!

Lottie Coughtrie | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lottie Coughtrie

To many, when your talk about baldness it is mainly related to middle aged men who are grey and frankly rather wrinkly. However, the sad fact is that it is actually happening to more and more young women and even children and the crippling condition is Alopecia.

It's a Right Pain

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

Compassion is key when we consider pain, bringing kindness and understanding towards ourselves when experiencing pain can make a difference. Studies show time and time again the variance in pain experience when mindfulness and compassion are introduced.

10 Easy(ish) Ways to Start Running

Julie Creffield | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

Let's go back to basics and simply review the very best ways to begin your running journey with suggestions for how to actually start...none of them are particularly easy, but nothing worth having in life is right?

Contraception After Pregnancy

Dr Shazia Malik | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Shazia Malik

Once you and your new baby are home you will begin to settle into your new life as a family. This period can be full of many emotions, obviously enormous happiness but also, having a new baby -especially a first baby - can be somewhat stressful too.

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Dr Theresa Freeman-Wang | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Theresa Freeman-Wang

You may be concerned about your first screening and you might have a few questions that you are unsure about. I have answered some of the commonly asked questions around cervical cancer screening.

The Snowball Effect: HPV

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

When it comes to HPV infection, there is a kind of snowball effect. You only need to have had sex with just one other person, who in turn may have slept with another person unknowingly carrying the HPV infection, for the contagious virus to spread.

Can We Give Free Bleeding a Rest?

Bridget Hamilton | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Hamilton

The reason menstruation is the word on everybody's lips is not as simple as whether or not you would be willing to part with your towels, tampons or menstrual cups. It's about reducing the financial burden on low-income families through outdated taxes.

Almost Half Of British Women Aren't Getting Enough Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you struggle to get out of bed in the morning, you're not alone. Almost half of British women (43%) say they are not getting enough sleep. In fa...

Why I Want to Help Other Women Who Fall Pregnant When Travelling in Asia

Alice Nettleingham | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Nettleingham

Ten years later, I got pregnant whilst travelling Thailand. With it being illegal there, I rushed to Cambodia, took the abortion pill and carried on as normal. Three months after the ordeal, my emotions began to bubble to the surface and it began to hit me what had really happened.

Disney Princesses Visit Sexual Health Clinics For A Very Good Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Looking after your sexual health could save your life, yet in 2016, safe sex and after care are still subjects we shy away from talking about. To ...

I Restore Myself When I'm Alone

Diana Moran | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

It was the iconic Marilyn Monroe who said "I restore myself when I'm alone". Despite living until she was just 36 this message has been an echo to me throughout my life. And now, a happy, healthy 76-year-old woman I can share that, until recently, I'd never fully understood the meaning of the phrase.

Technology Saving Millions of Lives

Priyanka Dutt | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Tech
Priyanka Dutt

So we looked at appropriate technology and found, encouragingly, that virtually all CHWs either owned or had access to a mobile phone. But we also found that only 9% of them had ever sent a text message. So while they have phones, they use them for making and receiving phone calls - nothing else.

How We Can Save Nearly Half A Million Lives This Year....

Professor Rosanna Peeling | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Professor Rosanna Peeling

Giving birth to a stillborn infant is a tragedy for any parent and their family. These babies die either in late pregnancy or during the process of giving birth; deaths earlier than 28 weeks are called miscarriages.

What to Pack for Your Double Mastectomy

Charlotte Wood | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Wood

It is important that when you go into hospital you have everything you need, along with a few home comforts to make you feel better. Feeling prepared for surgery will relieve some of the anxiety.

10 Reasons Why Women Should Always Lift Weights

James Haskell | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

To achieve an optimal level of fitness with the desired lean body you desire, to put it bluntly, weight training is essential. If like so many other mistaken women you avoid lifting because you are terrified of becoming "bulky," then you're missing out on one of the best fat-burning methods around.

How Have Superhuman-Style Televised Programs Changed Women's Fitness?

Eleanor Coales | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Coales

Ultimately, we are seeing a diversification of women's fitness, with everything from barre to crossfit becoming popular. Television programs such as Ultimate Hell Week and Ninja Warrior have facilitated the publicity of more niche and previously more masculine sports, celebrating the women who enter it and inspiring many.

Women With Irregular Heartbeat At Greater Risk Of Heart Disease Than Men

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women with an irregular heartbeat are at a great health risk than men with the same condition, researchers have revealed. Women with atrial fibrill...

Becoming a Cancer Widower

John Piears | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
John Piears

Watching the person I love die slowly in front me of me was excruciating. The whole scenario of coming into a place where you just had to lie there and wait to die was hideous and the enormity of the situation was impossible to comprehend.

But How? Finding Your Clarity of Purpose

Lisa Regan | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Do we ever truly know what we want? For some yes definitely, maybe not across every aspect of their lives but in business, fitness or with relationship standards and then goals, having a clear sense of purpose will be the deciding factor on whether you are successful or not!