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 womanís 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 mothers...
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 yearís International Womenís 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 donít often have to deal with many of the challenges these women have to face, itís 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 itís estimated that more than 50% of women suffer from painful periods at some point in their life. However, the Pill isnít currently licenced for the treatment of period pain, although some doctors may prescribe it Ďoff-labelí to help with the condition....
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? Itís 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 Yearís 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 womenís health, and this month we launched three new categories for womenís health: Cystitis, Thrush and Hair Removal.
By : Sophie | Published : Friday December 9, 2011 | Posted in : Women's Health
You may have read some alarming stories over the last several days regarding the morning-after pill, and its potential availability over the holiday season. The controversy centres around the Christmas campaign from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), which is providing the morning-after pill free and in advance to women who request it. Coverage of this campaign has been overwhelmingly negative. Why is this case?
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