Female contraception - myth vs fact

By : Charlie | Published : Friday July 19, 2013 | Posted in : Women's Health
Earlier this month, Dr Hilary Jones took to the streets of London to find out how much the average woman really knows about female contraception. His mission was simple. To dispel the common beliefs associated with the contraceptive pill, and to ultimately separate myth from fact.

The great debate: Can breastfeeding be used for contraception?

By : Charlie | Published : Friday March 22, 2013 | Posted in : Women's Health
Breastfeeding after birthIt is not surprising that thinking about what contraception to use immediately after given birth is the furthest thought from a woman’s mind. However when the time is right, the advice given to many women can be both confusing and often conflicting. How long should you wait? When is the right time to start taking contraception again? What type of contraception is the most suitable? But perhaps one of the most conflicting pieces of advice given to new...

Why we offer the morning-after pill two-hour delivery service

By : Sophie | Published : Thursday December 20, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
During the festive period, we have tracked a year-on-year rise of women coming to us for the morning-after pill, and so in response this year launched a two-hour delivery service for patients in London, which will continue into 2013.

Emergency Contraception - Should This Be The UK's Plan B?

By : Emily | Published : Thursday September 27, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
sex education imageContraception has always been a volatile topic in the US, which is why it came as such a surprise that New York health authorities have made Plan-B, the US version of the morning-after pill Levonelle, available in some schools with a reasonable amount of success.

Can we really blame our jobs for our weight gain?

By : Rosie Wilson | Published : Friday July 13, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
The Daily Mail reported this week that women who work full time are more likely to put on weight, drink and smoke. This was reported as the findings of a scientific study which was conducted by analysing the lifestyle of almost 10,000 women between the ages of 40 and 45.

5 Reasons why having International Women’s Day is so important

By : Emily | Published : Thursday March 8, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
happy womenThe focus of this year’s International Women’s Day is to empower women in rural settings and in this way come one step closer to bringing an end to poverty. Although in the UK, we don’t often have to deal with many of the challenges these women have to face, it’s still important to understand that we are all fighting for the same thing, to simply be able to live equally to men, be healthy and be able to lead the lives we want to lead on our terms.

Should we have more targeted testing for the pill?

By : Emily | Published : Monday January 23, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
oral contraceptive pillA couple of days ago I saw an article about a Scandinavian study that revealed that the Pill (combined oral contraceptive) has been proven to actually reduce period pain, which is extremely handy, because it’s estimated that more than 50% of women suffer from painful periods at some point in their life. However, the Pill isn’t currently licenced for the treatment of period pain, although some doctors may prescribe it ‘off-label’ to help with the...

Ways to be active when you have a desk-bound job

By : Emily | Published : Wednesday January 11, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
sedentary jobOften, the causes of weight gain and health problems are a sedentary lifestyle, but who can blame us? It’s difficult getting the required amount of exercise if you are desk-bound for eight to nine hours a day, five days a week and sometimes over the weekends. This article explores the little things that we could do everyday to be more active and healthy.

Tips for keeping your New Year’s Resolutions

By : Sophie | Published : Wednesday January 4, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
resolutions for the new yearIf you have made a New Year’s Resolution to see in 2012, you are certainly not alone. More than any other time, new year sees the most marked increase in attempts by individuals to change an aspect of their lifestyle, most commonly in the form of dieting. It is also at this time of year that harmful habits such as smoking are addressed, with people hoping that this will be the year the habit is stopped for good.

Staying on top of women's health

By : Sophie | Published : Thursday December 15, 2011 | Posted in : Women's Health
Woman doing yoga at sunsetThe past year has been an exciting one here at HealthExpress, with a number of new categories and medications added to our range. This allows us to offer the most comprehensive service we can, catering for a variety of different lifestyle and medical conditions. This past year has seen us branching out particularly into areas of women’s health, and this month we launched three new categories for women’s health: Cystitis, Thrush and Hair Removal.