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Category: Women’s Health

women's health

#HysterectomySmart: Information resource on preparing for Hysterectomy

Did you know….? Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery for women and 1 in 3 women will have a hysterectomy by age 60 in the...

#HCIT: World first in remote monitoring during pregnancy

by Justina Hurley  Remote healthcare monitoring to be provided to expectant mothers at home A groundbreaking programme to improve the...

#Breakthrough: Hi-tech help for very ill babies

 “The approach we’ve adopted in collaboration with IBM will help shape the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the future, where we...

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The healing power of a cup of tea

by Professor Lynn Basford Chado Tea Meditation There are simple active meditation techniques that can be incorporated into your daily life...

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From 10 steps to safely delivering a baby to managing diarrhoea and malaria

Preloaded Health & Nutrition Videos for Low-Cost Mobile Phones – Innovative idea to provide health help in developing countries...

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Six Simple Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month and National Folic Acid Awareness Week The March of Dimes is encouraging women who are pregnant,...

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Boosting length of breastfeeding could save NHS more than £40 million every year

By doubling numbers who do it for 7-18 months, and helping others to continue for at least 4 months Breast feeding lowers risk of:...

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Do you know what a baby’s brain sounds like?

This short film allows you to hear such sounds or “baby brainwave music”. The Cork, Ireland based INFANT Centre are using...

Menopause around the world…

by Professor Lynn Basford Different Menopause – Different Culture? Some more variants explained In part one we looked at the fact...

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Sensationalist headlines not helpful to new Autism/Caesarean Study

by Justina Hurley  Study raises good questions and argues for need for more research into possible triggers for ASD and ADHD. A new study...

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Feel Grand: New TV chat show hosted by Jane Seymour

13 part series will feature medical tips from the country’s top experts, as well as tips on healthy aging.     The show...

vaginal dryness

Menopause Matters – Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal discomfort is unfortunately a part of the menopause for some ladies and particularly for those who are in surgical menopause...

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Estrogen Dominance – An Elevated Estradiol to Progesterone Ratio

What is Estrogen Dominance? Estrogen dominance is a term coined by Dr. Lee in his first book on natural progesterone. It describes a...

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Menopause is not the same in all cultures…

by Professor Lynn Basford Why? The proceeding article on menopause could seem to be a depressing read. As if by magic you have to traverse...

Family-based therapies can treat anorexia in teens

Parents can work with therapists to help their teenage children recover from anorexia, according to the largest randomized trial comparing...

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Menopause: An overview plus symptoms and signs

by Professor Lynn Basford   What is the Menopause? Clinically, the menopause is defined as the cessation of the monthly flow of blood...

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Menopause – Take our Poll and tell us what’s affecting you most

by Professor Lynn Basford There’s a reason it’s called the “change of life”! In our other articles on menopause, we...

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Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia

By Steven Reinberg Daily, low-dose regimen cuts odds of complication by 24 percent Women at high risk for the pregnancy complication known...

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Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk

by Robert Preidt Researchers suggest contact with natural microbes may offer protection Infants who sleep on animal fur may be less likely...

breast feeding is best

Breast is best: Breast-Feeding Lowers Child’s Risk of Infections and Allergies

by E.J. Mundell Human milk contains important immunological protection for children, study authors say Two new studies further confirm the...

gynaecological cancers

September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness month

Some Fast Facts on Gynaecologic Cancers September is Gynaecological cancer awareness month and so we want to make readers aware of the main...

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Cervical Cancer Awareness

Cervical Cancer The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus (womb). The cervix connects the vagina (birth canal) to the upper part...

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Ovarian Cancer What is ovarian cancer? Cancer of the ovaries, the reproductive organs responsible for producing eggs and female hormones,...

female genitals

Vaginal and Vulvar Cancer Awareness

Vaginal and vulvar cancers are very rare. When cancer starts in the vagina, it is called vaginal cancer. The vagina, also called the...

uterine cancer

Uterine Cancer Awareness

When cancer starts in the uterus, it is called uterine cancer. The uterus is the pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis (the area...

breast cancer

New Guidelines for Treating Form of Advanced Breast Cancer

by E.J. Mundell Four-fifths of advanced cases are HER2-negative tumors, doctors’ group says A leading group of oncologists has...

hot flushes and caffeine

Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?

by Alan Mozes Researchers suggest women skip caffeine if they’re bothered by menopausal symptoms Drinking caffeine may worsen the...

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Menopause: The Arrival (Playing in a home near you right now!)

by Professor Lynn Basford How come I didn’t know what was coming? Ah, the dreaded monthly menses (periods) have perhaps for more than...

A little Men-o-pause humour…

by Professor Lynn Basford The Men-o-pause Thats Right,  I am PAUSING-ON-MEN in my life Just temporary you know! but, it may last a few...

abdominal hysterectomy

Patient Experience: Abdominal Hysterectomy

A Personal Account from Menarche to Hysterectomy and beyond. In October ’02, aged 51 my husband and I went for a 22 mile bike ride...

bioidentical hormones

Bioidentical Hormones: Dr. John R. Lee’s Three Rules for BHRT

by John R. Lee, M.D. Use a sprinkle of common sense and a dash of logic.  The Lancet publication of the Million Women Study (MWS) removes...

health in pregnancy

Exposure to Common Antibacterials May Affect Growth of Fetus

By Dennis Thompson Triclosan, triclocarban found in mothers’ urine, umbilical cord blood, may disrupt hormones Many pregnant women...

Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy: What is a Natural Hormone?

SOME OF THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC HORMONES Excerpted From  What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause: Balance...

recovering from hysterectomy

Recovering from Hysterectomy – the big picture

by Justina Hurley So the surgery is over and now you are into the recovery phase. In this series of articles we will look at the various...

Dr John Lee: Progesterone, bioidentical hormones, menopause and more..

by Virginia Hopkins Dr. Lee famously coined the term “estrogen dominance” John R. Lee, M.D. was internationally acknowledged...

recovering from hysterectomy

Recovering from Hysterectomy – First 24 hours

by Professor Lynn Basford Hysterectomy – The PRAM Model RECOVERY PHASE – FIRST 24 HOURS Your Hysterectomy has just been...

anaesthesia

All about Anaesthesia

by Professor Lynn Basford Fear of anaesthesia One of the most talked about aspects of any surgery is your potential reaction to the...

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Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women

By Steven Reinberg Researchers found more signs of thickening in neck arteries of these women during mid-life Middle-aged women who were...

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HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk

 by Robert Preid Study of over 1 million women suggests it could be stand-alone screening method A new study involving data on more than...

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D-Day! Hysterectomy Looming!

by Professor Lynn Basford Final Preparations: Admission to Hospital The day has now arrived on which your Hysterectomy is imminent. You may...