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Making a few changes to your lifestyle can lower your risk of developing osteoporosis.
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Find a weight loss plan to suit you with our review of the most popular diets.
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Heart disease is the biggest cause of death for British women. Use these nine tips for women to protect yourself.
Many cases of unexplained tiredness are due to lifestyle factors. Use these self-help tips to restore your energy.
Gabrielle describes how early diagnosis and treatment of womb (endometrial) cancer saved her life.
The menopause can make you feel you're not in control of your body, but these lifestyle changes can relieve your symptoms.
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Avoid high blood pressure by making some simple lifestyle changes.
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Menstrual changes that need a check-up, such as bleeding between periods, after sex or after the menopause.
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How a hysterectomy might affect your sex life, physically and emotionally. Includes menopause and sex.
Tips for getting rid of bloating, including cutting out "windy" foods and fizzy drinks and taking regular exercise.
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Ten ways to boost your health, including tips for exercising more, eating healthily and stopping smoking
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How lung cancer affects women, including why female smokers are more at risk than male smokers.
IVF can be stressful, but it offers hope to some of those who may not otherwise get pregnant.
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Not all breast changes mean you have breast cancer, but it's important to know what symptoms to be aware of.
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Is bread triggering bloating and other digestive symptoms? Find out how to combat wheat sensitivity.
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Vicky Joseph spent years searching for a cure for back pain. Find out what finally helped her.
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Hormone headaches affect more than 5 million women a month. Practical advice on how to prevent them.
Lorraine Williamson, diagnosed with lung cancer at 46, describes how she was successfully treated.
When the menopause hits, so can sexual problems. But don’t despair, there is a range of solutions available.
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Reduce your risk of early death from one of the 5 big killers: cancer; heart disease; stroke; lung or liver disease.
Losing your crowning glory can be a particularly cruel blow for women. But there are ways to cope.
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Ten questions to ask yourself if you're considering cosmetic surgery.
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Following these simple lifestyle changes can greatly improve your quality of sleep.
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Get practical advice to deal with the 10 most common minor health conditions at home.
Get advice on how to cope if your child has an eating disorder, including what to expect and dealing with mealtimes.
Kathleen Smith, 55, describes life with osteoarthritis and how she manages the pain and immobility.
Mum of three Ros Foreman explains how she copes with the day-to-day burdens of living with psoriasis.
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If you've been advised that you need a hysterectomy, you might have a lot of questions, such as: Do I really need this operation? How will it affect me? Are there any alternatives? Professor Lesley Regan advises.
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Jackie, in her 60s, talks about her cosmetic surgery, including breast implants, tummy tucks and liposuction
Get expert advice on rosacea, a chronic skin condition, with information about symptoms, causes and treatment options.
Find out about the symptoms ovarian cysts can cause, long-term effects and treatment options
Healthy living advice for women aged 18-39 including real stories, fitness, diet, fertility and sexual health
Healthy lifestyle information and advice for women aged 60 and over
What makes you tired and how to boost your energy, with self-help tips and an energy diet
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