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Your guide to UTIs

Are UTIs (urinary tract infections) just part of being a woman? Something we have to put up with? By the time they turn 24 years of age, one in three women will have had a UTI, and they affect more than 50% of all women during their lifetime. 

Breaking the worry cycle by being active

When you're in the depths of worry or anxiety, it can be hard to focus on anything but your racing thoughts. You can feel stuck inside your head, inside a situation that won't let up… on a loop with no end in sight. So how do you break the cycle of worrying thoughts?

How to have ‘the talk’ with your new partner

Picture this: you're dating someone new after your long-term relationship ended. The dates are progressing well, but you're yet to take it to the next level. You end up back at their place and things start heating up. You want to have sex, but suddenly your thoughts turn to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), safer sex and that you should really be using protection…

A healthy change that’s not hard to do

We all know the guilty feeling of giving up a New Year's resolution halfway through January. Here is one healthy change for 2017 that isn't too difficult to get right. It doesn't involve running a marathon or starting a new fad diet. It's a simple step, but an important one that points you in the right direction to help prevent chronic disease and potentially an early death.

Best snacks for brain health

Did you know that of all the organs in your body, it's your brain that uses the most energy? That's why it's important to feed your brain steady and nutritious fuel throughout the day.

Natural therapies – are they effective?

When Jean Hailes asked women what they wanted to know more about in a comprehensive health survey ahead of Women’s Health Week last year, 69% said that they knew either ‘nothing at all’, or ‘a little’ about, the effectiveness of natural therapies.

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