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Getting to know the four phases of your menstrual cycle

Natasha Richardson, Founder of Forage Botanicals and Author of Your Period Handbook, explores the four phases of the menstrual cycle, what defines them and what to expect in each.
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COVID-19: Women are losing the gender battleground once again

Faryal Minhas, Country Director for Iraq at Human Appeal tells us that women are losing the gender battleground once again because of the global pandemic restrictions.
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5 ways to improve sleep during menopause

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, neurophysiologist and sleep expert, shares advice on how to improve sleep and energy levels when you’re menopausal.
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Bristol City Council spearheads campaign to eradicate period poverty

Councillor Helen Godwin, Cabinet Member for Women, Children and Young People on Bristol City Council, discusses the work being done by Bristol City Council to eradicate period poverty.
benefits of breastfeeding

Health leaders raise awareness for the benefits of breastfeeding

To mark World Breastfeeding Week, health leaders in Leeds are raising awareness for the environmental and health benefits of breastfeeding.
hormonal imbalance

Can CBD restore your hormonal imbalance?

Lorraine Clark, Director of hapihemp, explores whether CBD oil can be used to restore hormonal imbalances.
Pelvic floor dysfunction

Pelvic floor dysfunction: Signs and symptoms

Roseanna Grace, Clinical Specialist Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist working within the NHS and Private Practice, highlights the signs and symptoms that women should look out for in pelvic floor dysfunction.
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Women with polycystic ovary syndrome at risk of heart disease

A new study has found that young women in their 30s and 40s with polycystic ovary syndrome have a raised risk of heart disease.
Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome: Getting through the working day when you’re menopausal

Mamta Trivedi, MCOptom DipTP(IP), a Specialist optometrist and advisor to Feel Good Contacts, shares tips on how to get through the working day when you’re menopausal and suffering from dry eye syndrome.
polycystic ovary syndrome

How to conceive if you are suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome

This article was contributed by the team at Fertility Family, offering advice on conception for those affected by PCOS.
Sleep disruption

Sleep disruption in menopausal women associated with endocrine-disrupting chemicals

A new study suggests that exposure to various endocrine-disrupting chemicals, found in hundreds of daily products, is associated with sleep disruption in menopausal women.
women's mental health

It’s time to rethink how we address women’s mental health

Nicole Moulding, University of South Australia researcher, expert in gendered violence and women's mental health Professor, says we need a completely new approach to women's mental health following partner abuse.
Finnish sauna

Health benefits of authentic Finnish sauna bathing

Finmark Sauna explores the health benefits associated with cardiovascular disease, mental health, pain and respiratory disease, of Finnish sauna bathing.
stress incontinence

Rising trend in younger women seeking help for stress incontinence

Khatra Paterson owner of KP Aesthetics, discusses the rising trend in women starting to open up more about stress incontinence and the science and benefits behind the increasingly popular Forma V.
period poverty

Ending period poverty is the only way the world can move forward

For the world to move forward, period poverty must end now. Here, Dr Shirin Lakhani, intimate health specialist, reveals why and how things need to change.
endometriosis

Endometriosis: Frequently asked questions and symptoms

Cheryl Lythgoe, Matron at Benenden Health, answers the top five most frequently asked questions about endometriosis including what symptoms you should look out for.
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Intrauterine devices (IUDs) proven to relieve menstrual pain

A new study has shown that intrauterine devices (IUDs) can successfully relieve menstrual pain in adolescents and young women with disabilities.
natural epidural

Genetic variant acts as a natural epidural, relieving pain in childbirth

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered a genetic variant that acts as a natural epidural, explaining why some women do not need pain relief during childbirth.
early menstruation

Early menstruation linked to a 50% increase in menopause symptoms

According to researchers from the University of Queensland, early menstruation increases the likelihood of hot flushes and nights sweats by 50%.
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Can the stress of COVID-19 make you miss a period?

Stress has been recognised by doctors as a cause for missing a period. Here we explore why these changes might occur as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and what can be done to manage them.

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