Health

21 March 2019

Olivia Buckland tells Female First why self check examinations are so important

When Love Island star, Olivia Buckland, found a lump in her breast a few years ago, the experience inspired her to encourage people to have conversations about their own breast ...
12 March 2019

It's important to learn lessons when it comes to cervical cancer

The recent story of the death of Julie O’Connor was heartbreaking to read. Bristol’s Southmead Hospital missed several opportunities to diagnose her cancer at an earlier and treatable stage. Before ...
11 March 2019

Five easy ways to check your mouth health at home: #GetMouthyAboutCancer

Every day we brush our teeth, we smile, we talk, we laugh, we kiss - all these activities involve our mouths. Our window to the world. Sometimes we wear lipstick, ...
3 March 2019

Five ways to get your five a day

Everyone knows they should be eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, but for some of us, this can be easier said than done. Vegetables are ...
15 February 2019

Six ways to stop bloating that don't involve cutting out food

Bloating and tummy distention are often pleas from your gut for a bit of tender loving care. While diet and a hectic social life are common culprits, you don’t have ...
4 February 2019

The damaging effects of blue light on our skin

Puzzled if your skin looks like it’s been exposed to the sun, when you haven’t actually left the house? Beware! It could be a blue light tan! You know how ...
1 February 2019

Seven reasons to make one of your five a day a juice

Many wonder just how they're going to fit their full five a day into their diet, so opting to make one of those five a juice can be the perfect ...
29 January 2019

Five household items you can use in your skincare routine

While we would all love to be able to afford the latest skincare products, for many people this simply isn’t possible. However, instead of being priced out of a good ...
28 January 2019

Taking care of Down There in 2019

Thanks to some excellent campaigns and awareness raising, women are becoming very breast aware and know what is normal and what to get checked out, but what about down there? ...
17 January 2019

Gain confidence and become empowered even if you're suffering from hair loss

Hair loss is not only a male problem. Approximately six million women in Britain alone are affected. Despite being a common problem, many suffer in silence. Hair loss can be ...

17 January 2019

Simple sugar swaps: Tess Ward's top tips for cutting sugar by a third

Plenty of us are trying to make simple but huge changes to our diet now that we're a couple of weeks into the New Year. For many, this includes bringing ...
12 January 2019

Hypnotherapy: The new approach to kicking smoking for good

By Susan Hepburn, an accredited hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, with over 30 years’ experience treating clients with a range of addictions and best-selling author of several books including No 1 best ...
11 January 2019

Why you should use the Energy Alignment Method

Yvette Taylor, author of The Ultimate Self-Help Book, renowned Self-Development teacher and inventor of the award-winning Energy Alignment Method® (EAM) tells us how to start the day feeling aligned and energised with this ...
20 December 2018

Tips for those who are staying fit during pregnancy

Finding out you are pregnant is life changing and brings so many conflicting and intense emotions and feelings. For the first 12 weeks the body is flooded with hormones and ...
18 December 2018

Dietitian Hala El-Shafie reveals why most fad diets fail

December more than any other month of the year sees people over-indulge and pile on the pounds in the spirit of celebration, but that does mean that by the end ...
25 November 2018

What to do if you spot signs of domestic abuse

Being a friend to someone that you think might be in an abusive relationship can feel like an impossible position to be in. You want to help, but you feel ...
20 November 2018

6 ways that smart, portable medical devices are changing lives

The bulkiest devices have shrunk down to previously unimagined sizes over recent years. We all enjoy our mp3 players, iPads, smartphones, etc. but the portability of medical devices can be ...
20 November 2018

7 tips for an effective treadmill workout

Many fitness fanatics and runners incorporate the treadmill into their workout routine, as it offers consistency in training during cold, hot or dark outdoor conditions. There’s no need to put ...
19 November 2018

How to get rid of Urine Infections

Urine Tract Infection (UTI)  A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is one of the most common infections bugging women (women more vulnerable to UTI than men( yes another thing). If you are experiencing ...

13 November 2018

5 ways to winterproof your skin, from Dr. Pamela Benito

You either love it, or you hate it, but Winter is a time of year that we can’t avoid. As much as cosying up to the fire place or heading ...
12 November 2018

Language barriers are contributing to falling smear test rates

It has recently been reported that an alarming three million women across England have not had a smear test for at least three and a half years. More concerning is ...

7 November 2018

Study shows nostalgia could be the answer to stress

Even though stress is something that most people will struggle through in their lives, it's still not taken quite as seriously as other health conditions. Sometimes even people suffering from ...
3 November 2018

Why are British people not being honest about their mental health in the workplace?

A recent UK study has revealed that almost half of Brits who have taken time off work for mental health issues, have not being truthful with their employer about their ...
2 November 2018

5 snacks your teeth will love

Food isn’t always the villain in the tale of oral health. As much as sugary sweets and soft drinks can do great harm on our teeth, there’s a wide range ...