Health

Advertorial: What exactly are you putting up your foof?

Enough of being kept in the dark about what goes in our sanitary products, says Natracare’s Lauren Tookey.

Pancreatic Cancer Month: “The day my son was diagnosed, my soul left my body”

The unimaginable pain of losing a child was made worse for Ann Stella as she watched her adored son Robert die a painful death at the cruel hands of pancreatic cancer. She tells her story.

Bottom of the glass

In Alcohol Awareness Week, it’s important to remove the stigma attached to the word alcoholic, says Emma* who’s turned her life around thanks to family support.

A tribute to the village genius

In a new series, Lucy Nichol proves you never know who mental ill health will come after next by celebrating the diverse qualities and eccentricities of her lovable friends and acquaintances. This week, she remembers Martin.

Contested contestant

Today is Intersex Solidarity Day, and the perfect time for Jen Offord to look at dazzling Olympian, Caster Semenya, whose achievements are amazing but whose notoriety is both unwanted and unfair.

Meet the Crystals? Hmm, what year is this?

Crystal Palace FC has a troupe of all-women cheerleaders. No disrespect to The Crystals, but Jen Offord would like to live in a world where a woman’s net value isn’t found in a tiny pair of shorts.

Head teaching

Mental health practitioners need the support of teachers if they are to succeed in schools, says Tara Guha.

It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer… Hipster

In a new series, Lucy Nichol proves you never know who mental ill health will come after next by celebrating the diverse qualities and eccentricities of her lovable friends and acquaintances. First up, The Hipster.

Food for thought

Eating disorders thrive on comparison, says Clare Foster-Pickup, and the media portrayal of them doesn’t always help.

“We tell people our kids are waiting for us in the freezer in Leeds”

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues, 28 year-old Kirsty Brade takes us through a year which saw her treated from all sides for cancer, while giving herself the best chance of becoming a mum.