Life after a mastectomy

“Hi, this morning I had breast cancer. This evening I don’t,” says a placard held up by Victoria Derbyshire during her mastectomy video diary. In an announcement that screamed power and strength, journalist Victoria Derbyshire reported on her breast cancer journey. Documenting the quick turnaround from diagnosis to the removal of one breast, she turned a […]

Old-fashioned cures for the common cold

It’s here. The season of coughs, sneezes and snot has officially landed in all its hacking, sniffing glory. Nice. Whether it’s you, your partner or the kids (let’s face it – when’s it not the kids?), dealing with temperatures, sore throats, coughs, sneezes, aches and pains is no one’s idea of fun. You’ve tried the […]

The secret to getting enough sleep

When’s the last time you woke up and felt really well-rested? Whether you’re battling with teething babies, midnight-wandering toddlers, you’re staying up too late or you’ve got lots on your mind, thousands of us will ‘fess up to struggling when it comes to sleep. Research for The Sleep Council in 2013 found that more than […]

Love your gut

This week, it’s Love Your Gut Week, seven days dedicated to raising awareness of gut health – and the impact that it can have on your life. Launched by Yakult UK in association with a number of charity and healthcare bodies, including Core – the Digestive Disorders Foundation, Bowel & Cancer Research, St Mark’s Hospital […]

What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?

As Buckingham Palace announces Kate Middleton and Prince William are set to welcome baby number three, we ask – what is hyperemesis gravidarum? It has been well documented that the Duchess of Cambridge has suffered with hyperemesis gravidarum during her last two pregnancies. Having already canceled public appearances due to severe sickness, it would appear […]

Do you know how much to eat during pregnancy?

‘Eating for two’ is a common statement whilst pregnant, but did you know it’s actually a myth? A recent survey has revealed that most women don’t know what they should be eating whilst pregnant. Survey results Adding in an extra biscuit or bacon roll here and there might sound like heaven but it isn’t […]

The secret to longer life? It could be in your mug…

It’s what the majority of the population need to kick-start their day – but for years, we’ve all been under the impression that a caffeine-packed cuppa Joe isn’t entirely good for our health. A new survey is debunking that theory – and actually reckons that coffee can add some extra time onto your life. The […]

My experience…of giving blood

I can imagine, like many, giving blood has always been on the to-do list. As a proud organ donor card holder, I’ve always loved the idea of giving blood – and I have a weird fascination with needles and blood. Having always assumed you could only give blood when the Give Blood donor van was in […]