Lydia Smith

Lydia Smith

Freelance Journalist

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

Is adenomyosis the cause of your heavy, painful periods?
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Is adenomyosis the cause of your heavy, painful periods? Feature

Menstrual cramps are something many of us handle with painkillers, warm baths and a hot water bottle. For some women, though, extremely painful, heavy periods are …

Why anxiety at night can feel so intense
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Why anxiety at night can feel so intense Feature

Anxiety can affect every part of our lives, but it can often feel much worse in the quiet of night - stopping us from falling asleep, or waking us in the early hours of …

How to become someone who loves exercise
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How to become someone who loves exercise Feature

We all know exercise is good for us, boosting self-esteem, mood and energy, as well as reducing our chances of heart disease, cancer and depression. It's not always as …

How much period pain is normal?
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How much period pain is normal? Feature

Most women will experience menstrual cramps at some point in their lives, which can range from a dull ache to sharp pains. For some, period pain can be managed with …

How money worries can affect your health
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How money worries can affect your health Feature

Lots of us worry about money from time to time, but for some people, the stress and anxiety caused by financial concerns can have a serious impact on their well-being. …