Women's health 18-39

Get running with the Couch to 5K plan

Our C25K plan is designed to get just about anyone off the couch and running 5km in nine weeks.

Do you drink too much?

Find out how much a unit is, the recommended limit for women and whether your drinking is harming your health.

Hormone headaches

Hormone headaches affect more than 5 million women a month. Practical advice on how to prevent them.

Why am I tired all the time?

Feeling exhausted is so common that it has its own acronym, TATT, which stands for ‘tired all the time’.

Periods: do I need a doctor?

Menstrual changes that need a check-up, such as bleeding between periods, after sex or after the menopause.

Top diets review for 2014

Find a weight loss plan to suit you with our review of the most popular diets.

Sexual health Q&A

Sex doctor Anne Edwards answers questions on emergency contraception, chlamydia and HIV.

'I quit smoking for my son'

The health risks of smoking, and why one mum from London quit after 26 years.

5 A DAY on the go

Juggling a hectic work schedule and a busy social life? Here are some easy ways to fit in 5 A DAY.

Christine Vivier

'I remember being 10 years old and feeling fat'

Christine says the NHS weight loss plan helped her overcome a love-hate relationship with food

Abortion: where to go

Practical advice if you're pregnant and considering having an abortion, with links to useful organisations.

The energy diet

Tips on what to eat (and drink) if you want to banish tiredness and feel full of energy.

Women and hair loss: coping tips

Losing your crowning glory can be a particularly cruel blow for women. But there are ways to cope.

Michelle Middleton

Endometriosis: Michelle's story

Mum-of-two Michelle Middleton talks about her symptoms and treatment of endometriosis.

'Cystic fibrosis won't stop me singing'

22-year-old cystic fibrosis sufferer, Bianca Nicholas, has launched a successful singing career in spite of her illness

10 ways to stop leaks

Try these simple methods to improve or get rid of the symptoms of bowel and bladder weakness.

'How I quit smoking'

Find out how ex-smoker Justine quit smoking with the help of an NHS stop-smoking group.

Emma Bunton

Celebrity quick and healthy meals

Emma Bunton, Nadine Coyle, Myleene Klass and Dannii Minogue share their favourite, healthy recipes.

'Alcohol turned my face yellow'

Suzanne nearly died from alcohol abuse and damaged her liver so much that drinking again could kill her.

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Video: thrush

Find out how thrush, a yeast infection, can develop, who is most at risk of it and how it can be treated

Vagina health

Find out about vaginas, from keeping clean and healthy to what's normal and what's not. Includes changes after childbirth

What is contraception?

Find out about the 15 methods and how they work

5 A DAY

Whether you're cooking for a family or eating on the run, our tips and recipes can help you get your 5 A DAY

Pregnancy and baby

All you need to know about pregnancy, birth and looking after a baby, including feeding and trying to get pregnant

Health and fitness

Boost your health and fitness with fun and practical ideas to get active and improve your general health