Ever wondered why your healthcare provider presses on your belly during your physical examination?

Dr Sneha Battin Your abdomen is home to a lot of vital organs: the stomach, the intestines, the colon, liver, spleen, gallbladder, pancreas, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, kidneys, uterus, bladder, and many blood vessels. Clinicians are trained to examine your body with their hands to find the cause of your distress. In women, pressing down Continue Reading

The Future Doesn’t Look so Bright – 16 White People Is Not a Celebration of Diversity

The Future Doesn’t Look so Bright – 16 White People Is Not a Celebration of Diversity By Nikita Aashi Chadha Bright Futures UK released a new campaign earlier this week, ironically named Donate2Educate, which included 16 influencers who live with chronic or long-term illnesses. My friend Neha had shared it to her IG story, reposting Continue Reading

I’m Not Listening – Things to Remember When You’re Being Racially Gaslighted (Thank You, UK Government)

By Nikita Aashi Chadha I can’t say that the report on racial disparity in the UK (or supposed lack of) surprised me at all. I know there are waves of people, mainly white, and from the majority, that have been shocked by the government’s behaviour recently. We’ve just experienced the murder of Sarah Everard and Continue Reading

From Meghan Markle to endometriosis… We don’t believe women.

March 19, 2021 Dr. Annalise Weckesser, Senior Research Fellow, HELS March is endometriosis (endo) awareness month (1). First, I’m supposed to tell you about the near decade long delay those with the condition still face.  Then, I’m supposed to tell you how common it is with 1 in 10 cis  women living with endo (2). Continue Reading

UK’s ‘silent’ PCOS sufferers: 49% first uncover diagnosis when trying to conceive

A recent study reveals that polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – one of the most common causes of female infertility – is going undiagnosed for many young adults. Whilst easily treated in most cases, PCOS was the most common obstacle for couples who are trying to conceive – the study found that 58% of couples seeking Continue Reading