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.
By : Charlie | Published : Friday March 22, 2013 | Posted in : Women's Health
It 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...
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.
By : Emily | Published : Thursday September 27, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
Contraception 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.
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.
By : Emily | Published : Thursday March 8, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
The 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.
By : Emily | Published : Monday January 23, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
A 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...
By : Emily | Published : Wednesday January 11, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
Often, 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.
By : Sophie | Published : Wednesday January 4, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
If 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.
By : Sophie | Published : Thursday December 15, 2011 | Posted in : Women's Health
The 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.