Women's Health

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 ...
18 October 2019

World Menopause Day: Five things you need to know about premature menopause

The menopause is a natural part of ageing for women, which occurs when their oestrogen levels start to decline, causing their periods stop and their ovaries to lose their reproductive ...

9 October 2019

Looking after your mental health during pregnancy

It's no secret that pregnancy is a particularly trying time for anyone. As your body floods with hormones, you are likely to feel very different within yourself, and your emotions will ...
30 September 2019

Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month: Cervical conditions and fertility

If you have abnormal smear, please don’t panic, as it doesn’t necessarily mean there’s something wrong! Your doctor will also perform a test for HPV and if this is also ...

16 September 2019

Why should we worry about pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain can be due to a number of causes, not all of them serious and not all of them due to the reproductive organs. Inflammation, infection, or abnormal tissue ...
11 September 2019

Seven things I’ve learned on The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan

I am now at the end of my journey and I wanted to share a few things that I’ve learned along the way with this plan. It’s simple: It is ...

27 August 2019

Review: The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan (Month 2)

My efforts last month meant that I could fit into a dress that was a size smaller for a wedding I was attending. I know I still have a long ...