Tag : health

The Gender Pain Bias: Women, Your Pain Is Not ‘All In Your Head’

2 months ago / 0 comments

While we live in an era attempting to tackle serous inequalities faced by women, such as the gender pay gap, one very important problem is being overlooked: the gender pain gap. Female pain is often conflated with emotional distress, and therefore discredited. The word hysteria originates from the Greek word … Read More

Phillip Morris’ U-Turn: Big Cigarette Manufacturer Urges Smokers to Quit

3 months ago / 0 comments

With a packet of 20 Marlboro Gold in the UK setting you back at around £11, it may seem surprising that Philip Morris has plans to stop selling here. The parent company of Marlboro, Philip Morris, has taken a controversial stance on smoking in the UK. Marlboro is known for … Read More

Fatshaming or life-saving?

3 months ago / 0 comments

Cancer Research came under fire recently for a controversial campaign advertisement that was intended to increase awareness of obesity as a leading cause of cancer. The ad, which references the fact that obesity is fast becoming known as one of the leading preventable causes of cancer, has been accused by … Read More

Binge Eating: The Ignored Eating Disorder

10 months ago / 0 comments

With the arrival of Eating Disorders Awareness Week on Monday 26th February, we saw people all over the world sharing their stories, raising money and providing help and advice to those of us who may be struggling in a similar situation. However, an important part of raising awareness on any … Read More

#BloodNormal: A step forward in ending the period taboo

1 year ago / 0 comments

If you haven’t seen Bodyform’s new #BloodNormal campaign yet, it is a must watch. For the first time ever, a sanitary towel company has chosen to use ‘real’ blood in its advert over the mysterious blue liquid usually chosen to represent menstrual fluids. The video starts with a pipette of ... Read More

The End of the Boozy Student?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Annabelle Toon discusses whether or not we are witnessing the end of the British student drinking culture as we know it.   University is stereotyped by many as the place where it’s acceptable to be drunk for four days in a row and nobody is concerned for your health. The … Read More

Have I Got News for Flu

1 year ago / 0 comments

Freshers’ Flu (FF) – odds are you probably will get it at least once whilst at university. That being said, when I went to university years ago in another life, I stayed in halls and yet, I was never on the receiving end of the dreaded illness, even when people … Read More

Diabulimia: The invisible illness that desperately needs to be addressed.

1 year ago / 0 comments

Type one diabetes is not a widely understood condition. It’s an enigma in the way it materialises, and it’s an enigma to society, too. In many ways, type one diabetes is an invisible illness. It presents invisible problems, of which diabulimia is one. The effects are devastating and commonly felt … Read More

The damaging impact of ‘What I eat in a day’ videos

2 years ago / 0 comments

As a generation, there’s no doubt about it, we’re impressionable. Every word that flickers across our screen holds the potential to plant a seed of doubt in our minds. So it’s logical to be afraid of pseudo-professional nutrition advice; attractive twenty somethings pottering around their kitchen and telling us how … Read More

Best De-Stressing Beauty Products

2 years ago / 0 comments

With deadlines, essays and exams slowly taking over our lives, don’t forget to look after yourself when you need it most. We’ve all fallen asleep on our keyboards with a face full of make-up, and stressed about our stress spots, so we’ve rounded up five powerful products that will help … Read More