Women's Health

30 March 2021

PMS struggles - Could period holidays be the answer?

‘That time of the month’ is always looming for us girls, and some of us have it a lot harder than others. From wanting to chomp through the entire share ...
16 March 2021

New research reveals the extent and impact of the UK’s needle fear

With one fifth of the UK population experiencing a fear of needles, research reveals that over 6 million people in the UK admit to having avoided a medical procedure in the past ...

1 March 2021

Don’t give up and don’t give in: How to prioritise your mental health post lockdown

With prospects and possibility of a summer abundant with freedom and fun, it is important not to get swept up with unhealthy mindsets and detrimental goals. While many of us ...
4 February 2021

Reusable Pads: Why you Should Consider Using Reusable Sanitary Pads to Save on Money

An average woman can use up to 16,800 disposable pads and tampons throughout her life. Sadly, sanitary waste contributes to water and land pollution, a factor that affects climate change. ...
13 January 2021

Top 6 MMJ Products for Female Patients

Medical marijuana has found commendable favor among females today. You might already be aware that many women use cannabis for pain management. But that is not all, for there is ...
26 November 2020

The strangest period myths from around the world

Yoppie, the pioneers of personalised, organic period care delivered through your letterbox, have compiled some of the weirdest, most wonderful and well, strange, myths about female menstruation from around the ...
27 October 2020

Seven psychological, physical and societal areas that have been impacted by the Coronavirus

GP and broadcaster Dr Zoe Williams shares the areas, many of which are health related, that have been most affected by the pandemic and offers her advice on what to ...
26 October 2020

Dr Dawn Harper shares her top tips for better mental health during lockdown

Dr Dawn Harper is a GP and Ambassador for Simplyhealth, which has launched a new free, health and wellbeing app, SimplyMe to encourage people to lead healthier lives and look ...
19 September 2020

The wellbeing of weaving

By Ellie Fisher  One of the most enjoyable things about teaching people how to weave is that, not only are you passing on a practical skill, you are passing on ...

15 September 2020

Seven things you need to know about mindfulness

Maybe you’ve heard about mindfulness and want to know what it’s all about? Maybe you’re not sure about the principles behind mindfulness or why it’s so important. I’m here to ...

4 September 2020

How mindfulness can help people manage low moods and reframe negative emotions

By Dr Megan Jones Bell, Headspace’s Chief Strategy & Science Officer We all experience sadness and low moods at points in our lives – these are normal human emotions. However, ...

14 August 2020

Mindfulness of dream and sleep

By Leah Larwood Mindfulness of dream and sleep is an approach developed by leading mindfulness teachers, best-selling authors and dream work experts, Rob Nairn and Charlie Morley. In a nutshell ...
30 July 2020

Study reveals strong association between menopause and symptoms of anxiety

New research conducted by Anxiety UK and Kalms has revealed a strong association between the menopause, perimenopause, and symptoms of anxiety. 85% of the 179 women surveyed believe that their ...

22 July 2020

The mental wellbeing of women in the aftermath of COVID-19

Women have been shouldering the majority of home-schooling and childcare responsibilities throughout the pandemic and with the school holidays now officially upon us there are even more demands ahead. The prolonged ...

14 July 2020

Drama student lives in constant fear that an extreme form of asthma will kill her

A 22-year-old drama student lives in constant fear that an extreme form of asthma will kill her, as the slightest exertion can leave her bedridden and breathing “as if she ...
1 July 2020

Real Life NHS worker hallucinated doctors were trying to kill her

Katie Fowler suffered a persistent headache – but when it did not lift, she was placed in an induced coma and diagnosed with encephalitis. An NHS worker has spoken of ...
16 June 2020

10 ideas for a self-care day at home

The benefits of taking time to look after yourself have long been studied; researchers say that investing in self-care can help us to reduce stress, improve our emotional health and ...
8 June 2020

Kotex Brand Marks 100th Anniversary with Global She Can Initiative to Fast Forward Women’s Progress

The global COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the strength of women around the world who are leading the response as doctors, nurses, scientists, engineers, farmers, public servants, volunteers and in many ...
26 February 2020

Seven reasons why we need to talk about maternal mental health

Shockingly 1 in 5 women will develop a mental illness during pregnancy or within the first year after having a baby. 7 out of 10 women hide or downplay the ...
17 February 2020

Seven reasons why fitness and mental health go hand in hand

I challenge you to stop and think differently about fitness, start thinking about physical exercise as a powerful mental workout for your mind and not just something you do with ...
21 January 2020

I tried period underwear for the first time and here are my thoughts...

I have used tampons for years now- pretty much since I started getting my period at 14. I am now 34.   I gave pads a try, but I found them ...
20 January 2020

70% of pregnant women are at risk of labour complications due to gum disease

If you’ve developed mouth ulcers or your gums have become sensitive, swollen and prone to bleeding during pregnancy then you could be one of the 70% of women who experience pregnancy ...
9 December 2019

A guide to egg freezing: What you need to know

Traditionally developed to preserve fertility for women undergoing cancer treatment and earlier menopause, egg freezing has also increasingly become a social choice for many women, aware of their own biological ...
1 December 2019

Seven reasons to choose 100% cotton period products

Research shows that more than 50% of women experience some form of skin irritation down there during their period. Periods are full of annoying aspects, but skin irritation shouldn’t be ...