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  1. Solutions for 10 common gynaecology problems

    Many women believe private parts should remain simply that – private. That's not going to help if you have a potential problem. If there's a reluctance to talk about what's going on down below it can lead to unnecessary pain, discomfort and stress. There are a lot of myths and rumour surrounding gyn

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  2. When desire dies: Bringing your sex drive back to life

    A loss of sexual desire in women is quite common but exactly how common is difficult to say. A 'sex census' of 24,709 British people found that at any one time about 16% of women have a low sex drive. Other surveys have reported much higher figures. For example a US survey of 32,000 women, found tha

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  3. Me time: Taking time for yourself

    Sometimes life can feel like one long to-do list. Once you've ticked off work, childcare and running a house there never seems to be enough time left for much else - least of all you! Think again, step off that treadmill and take time for yourself. We all need to cut ourselves some slack for the sak

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  4. Morning mood boosters

    It would be nice to bounce out of bed in the mornings, full of life and happy to start a fresh new day on this beautiful planet! For many of us though, the sound of our dreaded alarm has us burrowing further under the duvet not quite ready to face the world. Even if you're not a morning person here

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  5. Six things you may not know about your periods

    The curse, having the painters in or getting a visit from Aunt Flo, there are plenty of euphemisms for being on your period. It can be a tricky issue to talk about, even with your friends. You may have been getting your period for decades or might just be starting out down the long road of menstruat

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  6. Why am I always so tired? Top 12 causes of fatigue

    Do you jump out of bed in the morning invigorated, ready to start the new day, or crawl out from under the covers already looking forward to going back to bed? If it’s the latter, you’re not alone. It’s easy to blame the lives we lead. With work commitments, childcare and household chores to cope wi

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  7. Top 10 super foods for women

    Weird and wacky super foods that are big on promises but sometimes short on substance change all the time. We've had yuzi fruit and chai seeds to acacia berries and seaweed. These so-called superfoods often have their moment in the spotlight and then fade away until the next one emerges. It can be h

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  8. Avoiding periods

    Having a period is something that most women just accept happens every month. The premenstrual symptoms, the cramps and the general inconvenience of it all, it's just part of being a woman isn't it? It doesn't have to be. What if you found out your monthly visitor need not come so often, if at all?

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  9. How to stop putting things off

    What are you doing reading this? You've probably got 101 other things to do - sort out those bills, write that essay, call your mother-in-law? It's a fact of human behaviour that we all have a tendency to procrastinate, or put things off, from time to time. For some people chronic procrastination ca

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  10. 6 things every woman should know about hysterectomy

    It's one of the most common operations carried out in the UK, with about 30,000 operations a year in England. But how much do you know about hysterectomy? We asked Mr Bruce Ramsay, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Peterborough and Stanford NHS Trust, and spokesman for the Royal College o

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