Lydia Smith

Lydia Smith

Editorial Assistant

Lydia Smith is an award-winning journalist and feature writer who has written extensively on women's health, mental health and human rights. 
She had worked for national newspapers and magazines, including The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, the New Statesman, Stylist, NetDoctor, Refinery29, Vice and others.

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Recent articles

How to manage tonsillitis in children
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How to manage tonsillitis in children Feature

Children pick up viruses all the time, particularly if they’re at nursery or playgroups where illnesses can spread easily. It can be hard to know whether a poorly …

How to cope with an HIV diagnosis
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How to cope with an HIV diagnosis Feature

People with HIV can live long, full, healthy lives with the right treatment and support. However, receiving a diagnosis of HIV can have a significant impact on …

How menopause can affect women at work
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How menopause can affect women at work Feature

Menopause is a natural part of ageing, but it can bring a whole host of debilitating physical and mental symptoms. From hot flushes to anxiety and concentration …

What is tongue-tie in babies?
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What is tongue-tie in babies? Feature

If you're a new parent, the chances are you've heard of babies having tongue-tie. It's a common issue affecting around one in ten newborns 1 and can impact how they …

What should you eat if you have tonsillitis?
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What should you eat if you have tonsillitis? Feature

You've got tonsillitis and your throat feels like sandpaper, you feel nauseous and it is difficult to swallow, which is making eating - and wanting to eat - …

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