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30
Jan
2015
Should Women Get Paid Menstrual Leave?

Women in the workplace are all too used to suffering through that ‘time of the month’ even though they may not always be prepared for the pain and discomfort that comes with having a period.

A leading professor in obstetrics and gynaecology, Professor Gedis Grudzinskas has spoken out to say that women should have paid menstrual leave each month, whenever they feel under the weather. The idea is that women would get one to three days paid leave, separate from sickness leave.

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Posted in General Health   |   Written By Anna   0

27
Jan
2015
How To Increase Sexual Desire During Menopause

The menopause can be a challenging time for many women. The body goes through various biological changes and with that comes fluctuations in hormone levels. Prior to the menopause, your sex drive peaks just before ovulation and, following menstruation, estrogen levels drop and so does your sex drive. This variation can sometimes cause tension, especially in a relationship where one of you may often want sexual intercourse while the other doesn’t. During the menopause, however, your libido can become particularly erratic.

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Posted in Sexual Health   |   Written By Anna   0

23
Jan
2015
How Caffeine Is Ruining Your Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is vital for our overall health and wellbeing, but with modern life becoming increasingly more hectic, it can be difficult to achieve. According to a report by the Mental Health Foundation around 30% of the population are sleep deprived, meaning they are more at risk of suffering from mental health issues that can potentially lead to other lifestyle problems.

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Posted in General Health   |   Written By Anna   0

21
Jan
2015
Eat Less, Exercise More – Why Is Weight Loss So Difficult?

There are a number of factors that can affect a person’s ability to lose weight, and it’s different for everybody. Some people struggle thanks to genetics or lower resting metabolisms, whereas other simply can’t – or feel like they can’t – fit exercise and healthy eating into their schedules. It’s true that now more than ever it’s become hard to exercise and easy to overindulge – and the statistics are there to back it up. According to government figures, around one in four people in the UK is obese. So what makes weight loss so difficult? Well, as I mentioned, that depends – but here are a few of the most common reasons.

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Posted in Weight Loss   |   Written By Bryn   0

16
Jan
2015
E-Cigarettes: The Final Nail In The Coffin For Smoking?

E-cigarette sales have risen dramatically in the last three years and, according to the international smoking awareness charity, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), the market is currently worth £91.3 million a year. The same group found that an estimated 2.1 million adults regularly use e-cigarettes, with the majority of users claiming that they had converted to them in order to try smoke less, with some others hoping that e-cigarettes would help them quit altogether.

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Posted in Smoking   |   Written By Bryn   0
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