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Breast health

Breast health: what’s normal and what changes to look out for

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes. One may be larger than the other, a different shape to the other or you may have an inverted (pulled in) nipple or nipples.

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A healthy GUT

A healthy GUT

The digestive system plays an important role in your health, both physically and mentally. Here’s how you can improve it. 

“Scientists are now recognising the link between gut health and mental health.”

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What to eat this winter

Gut Health for Women

A lot goes on in the digestive system and the science is only just lifting the lid. From immunity and anxiety to allergies and obesity, the gut appears to influence a whole lot more than just digestion. And although some of the research is still in its early days, one thing's for sure: it's always a good idea to encourage healthy eating for optimal gut health.

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Your guide to UTIs

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.

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Taking care of ‘down there’

The vulva – what’s normal?

Vulva is the general name given to all the external parts of the female genitals. Each woman’s vulva is unique in size and appearance, with no two looking the same. It is normal for there to be noticeable differences between the left and right side of the vulva, especially the labia minora (the inner lips). Images seen online are often heavily edited, making the vulva look symmetrical and childlike.

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