News: health

Finally getting COVID

A group of pills on a table in the formation of the word 'COVID-19'.

After being super cautious for the duration of the pandemic, I finally got coronavirus a couple of weeks ago. 

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A reliance on caffeine

A coffee on a table

What used to be one cup of coffee a day has turned into two or three – do I need to change my habits?

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The dreaded dental visit

First person perspective as a patient with a dentist holding tweezers and a metal stick with a light overhead

I am more than a little embarrassed to admit that yesterday was the first time I had been to the dentist in over two years.

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Period pains

a woman making a heart over her stomach with her hands, a daisy rests in the middle

I reflect on my period pain routine and what methods work for me when it comes to making sure they don't get in the way of uni.

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Looking out for your eyes

A close-up of an eye.

How many of us actually take the time to care for our eyes?

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All things period related

A blue butterfly pea flower

Some people have periods! Yes! Truly! Unfortunately, it is not something people really talk about often.

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Immunocompromised in a pandemic

Person wearing a COVID mask walking down a darkened street with lights in the background

This week has certainly fuelled my pandemic anxiety with the massive spike in cases. As someone who is immunocompromised, I've had to change plans and do things a bit differently this week.

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Breakfast club is the best

Breakfast cereal

If you haven't been to breakfast club in the old uni bar, you are missing out! 

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Staying sunsafe

towels, hats, sunglasses on a blue mat at the beach

We have all made the mistake of bathing in the warmth of the sun at the beach or outside and then the next day coming out looking like a broiled lobster.

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Be there for yourself & others

friends hugging

So, you have a loved one who is struggling with mental health, and you want to be there for them as much as you can. But you’re not sure what’s the best way to be there for them without burning yourself out. So here are a few tips to make sure you’re looking after yourself as well as you’re the person you’re helping.

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