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Life

Let this be a reminder not to ignore any form of chronic pain.

After she experienced a medical emergency of her own, one woman wants to remind everyone how heart attacks can differ between the genders.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Long Reads

Is our lifestyle responsible for our hormonal imbalances?

Stylist explores how our high-stress, flat-white-fuelled lives are sending our bodies haywire.

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Alix Walker
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Life

This is what it was like to have a mastectomy in the early 19th century

Frances Burney had her breast removed without anaesthetic in 1811. Here, she describes the experience

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Two new “breakthrough” breast cancer drugs to be available through the NHS

Thousands of women with previously untreatable breast cancer will have access

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Susan Devaney
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Susan Devaney
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Here’s why your NHS doctor may ask you about your sexuality

The new directive will start in 2019

Life

Bad period pains? You should be getting checked for endometriosis

Doctors are finally being warned to take period pain seriously

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Contraception is an emotional and mental burden for women, study finds

New research argues that men should be sharing more responsibility for avoiding pregnancy.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Hundreds of women suing NHS over vaginal mesh implants

The devices are supposed to help women to recover from side-effects of childbirth.

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Hayley Spencer
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Life

Letters penned 100 years apart show unchanging attitude to abortion

"I'm in the family way again, and I'm nearly crazy..."

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Life

This badass 89-year-old woman is the world’s oldest working surgeon

“Being a doctor isn’t a profession, it’s a way of life”

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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