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

Are multivitamin gummies a waste of money?
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Are multivitamin gummies a waste of money? Feature

Gummy, chewable multivitamins are popular around the world among people who want to improve their diets. Although they taste like sweets, many promise to boost our …

Why do young LGBTQI+ people have a poorer experience of cancer care?
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Why do young LGBTQI+ people have a poorer experience of cancer care? Feature

Living with cancer can be very difficult. Not only can treatments take their toll physically, a cancer diagnosis can lead to anxiety, stress and low mood - as well as …

How to feel more confident about childbirth
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How to feel more confident about childbirth Feature

Everyone experiences pregnancy and childbirth differently, but it is common to feel anxious or scared of labour. Often, we only encounter labour and birth on the TV, …

What do you learn in antenatal classes and what are the benefits?
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What do you learn in antenatal classes and what are the benefits? Feature

Becoming a parent can be a very overwhelming experience and looking after a newborn is often a steep learning curve. Antenatal classes can be a great way for new …

What we know about the IHU COVID-19 variant
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What we know about the IHU COVID-19 variant Feature

As long as COVID-19 continues to spread, mutations of the virus will continue to happen. Although the UK is still grappling with the large number of cases of the easily …

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