Women's Health

1 October 2013

Anastacia has double mastectomy

Anastacia has undergone a double mastectomy operation after being diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time. The 45-year-old singer successfully beat the disease in 2003, but was told by the doctors ...
19 September 2013

Shorter radiotherapy best option for breast cancer

New research reveals that shorter radiotherapy treatment for women with breast cancer is the best option. Giving radiotherapy as a lower overall dose in fewer, higher doses over a shorter period ...
10 September 2013

Mammograms at a younger age could save lives

Regular mammograms for younger women could save their lives as a new analysis has found that most deaths from breast cancer occur in those who do not receive them. The use ...
9 September 2013

Clued up on contraception? New campaign aims to get women talking

Think you know enough about contraception to ensure you’re protected and safe, think again. New research shows that two thirds of women surveyed feel they’ve not been provided with enough ...
25 August 2013

How to successfully breastfeed

We're all aware that breast is best for the baby, even new research from the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health in Zurich, released this week, highlighted just how good it ...
17 August 2013

Breastfeeding for six months could delay breast cancer

Breastfeeding holds plenty of health benefits for your baby, but what about your health too? New research has found that breastfeeding for more than six months may help protect non-smoking mothers ...
8 August 2013

Tips on how to ease period pain

Period pain can be a right... pain, can't it? Premenstrual symptoms occur in 95% of all women of reproductive age. And severe, debilitating symptoms (PMS) occur in about 5% of those ...
2 August 2013

World Breastfeeding Week - is there enough support?

World Breastfeeding Week takes place this week and this year the theme is Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers. One of the key objectives is to draw attention to the importance of ...
1 August 2013

New breast cancer drug hope

A new treatement for breast cancer could be unveiled by attacking the sweet tooth of tumours, according to new research.    By blocking certain proteins, scientists found they could stop breast ...
1 August 2013

Women pressured to get back to post-baby body after just a month

When celebrity parents seemingly bounce back to their pre-pregnancy body it can put pressure on everyay people and make them wonder why their body isn't like that.  It most likely has ...
28 July 2013

Health tips for new mums

Of course, thanks to the birth of Prince George on Monday there has been baby fever this week. But we're thinking about those yummy mummies instead.  Anjum Anand, TV chef, best-selling ...
24 July 2013

Don’t let cystitis spoil your summer

Many British women opting for a holiday abroad this summer may be worried about cystitis, a urinary tract infection which is prevalent in holiday-makers and honeymooners. Though a very common ...
3 July 2013

Working nights increases breast cancer risk

Women working night shifts are at greater risk of breast cancer, according to new research. Working night shifts for 30 or more years doubles the risk of developing breast cancer, and ...
24 June 2013

More than a third of women will suffer from domestic violence

More than a third of women worldwide will suffer from domestic violence in their lifetime, according to a new study.  Some 35 per cent of all women will experience either intimate ...
23 June 2013

New natural IVF treatment may reduce complications

A new, more natural in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment offering hope for women at risk of life-threatening complications from traditional fertility treatments has been pioneered at the IVF Unit in ...
18 June 2013

Menopause: What are the symptoms and how can you beat them?

Even today, many symptoms of the menopause remain taboo subjects, which leads to many women suffering in silence. In our live webTV show we’ll be talking about the menopause, its symptoms ...
4 June 2013

Festifeel: The festival for women’s health

With 1 in 8 women being diagnosed with breast cancer at some stage in their life, Festifeel is kicking off the summer for the fourth time running to help raise ...
3 June 2013

Long-term benefits of breast cancer drug Tamoxifen

Taking tamoxifen for 10 rather than five years halves the risk of women dying from the most common kind of breast cancer, according to new research being presented at this ...
17 May 2013

Majority of women would do the same as Angelina Jolie

The news of Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy reached us this week and it sent shockwaves around the world, proving breast cancer can happen to anyone. But what sort of affect has ...
16 May 2013

Pregnancy health advice

When you are pregnant or breastfeeding it can be a time when you need more information and advice on how to manage your health and in particular, the products you ...
8 May 2013

Unintended pregnancies increase the risk of postpartum depression

Women who get pregnant unintentionally are four times more likely to suffer from postpartum depression, according to new research.  The study, published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, found ...
2 May 2013

Breast implants increase cancer risk

Cosmetic breast implants could increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer by 40%, according to new research. The implants themselves are not believed to cause cancer, but make it harder for ...
18 April 2013

Light drinking whilst pregnant is fine for baby

Pregnant women who drink small amounts of alcohol during their pregnancy aren’t causing harm to their child, a new study finds. Whilst we’re aware of the effect heavy drinking whislt pregnant, ...
17 April 2013

Women unaware of the common health issues that could put pregnancy at risk

Women in the UK are more likely to know about intimate beauty treatments than they are about serious health issues that could make them six times more likely to miscarry ...