Health

A New Period in My Life: Coming off the Pill

I first started having periods when I was eleven. I remember my first period clearly: I was on holiday in Wales with my family and best friend, I was wearing bright pink knickers, and although I vaguely knew what was going on I was too confused and embarrassed to tell …

How I Conquered My Fear of the Dentist

Trigger Warning: This post contains talk of dentists and dental treatment. — Between the ages of 5 and 21 I had been to the dentist exactly twice in my life. In the last 15 months, I’ve been just shy of 20 times. I’ve two root canals, an extraction, more fillings …

Sick of Royal Pregnancies? So is The Duchess

Kate’s pregnant again!! I know not everyone is fond of the monarchy but in my opinion another prince or princess on their way is adorable. Genuine delightful Disney opening material.  But Kate’s got a fair way to go until the little one makes its royal debut and let’s face it; …

Suffering in Silence: Mental Health in the South Asian Community

In January 2016, David Cameron pledged a billion pounds to reform mental health services. The government often (always) refers to this when attempting to defend so called ‘progression’. However, what many are unaware of is that this money was not ring fenced, and instead siphoned off into other services; yet …

Contraception and Me: The Implant

“Contraception and Me” speaks to real people about their contraception experiences and gives you their honest answers. Each month, we’ll look at a different kind of contraception. This month, we’re looking at the implant. — The implant is often compared in size to a hair slide, a roughly 4cm tube …

Automatic Reply: I’m Good Thanks, How Are You?

It was just your average Thursday morning. I was on route to my plush office, overlooking the Thames, to work alongside people I genuinely care about, and make some money to buy a few nice things. In theory, everything was fine. Yet there I was, crying on the tube, not …

The Digestive System – Know Your Body

The systems of the body are, for some of us, but a vague memory from science class or maybe home-economics. Do those classes still exist? Anyway today we’re going to get back to basics and discuss the ins and outs of the digestive system, without you having to dig out …

Obesity Might Impact Your Health, but it Doesn’t Impact Your Worth

Last week, the European Society of Cardiology published a clinical research journal on the link between obesity and metabolic syndrome, and coronary heart disease (CHD). Its findings are definitely worth considering, however it’s important to consider both mental and physical health when defining what makes a person ‘healthy’. Because we’re not …

Why Are 19,000 More Young People Using Anabolic Steroids in the UK?

TW: this article discusses drug misuse, mental health issues and eating disorders In a recently released report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), it was revealed that the number of young people in the UK using anabolic steroids has significantly increased, and that there are four times as many …