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Can HRT prevent Alzheimer’s in women?

By : Charlie | Published : Wednesday February 20, 2013 | Posted in : Women's Health
Image of HRT pills Recognised as a treatment for post-menopausal women, it now seems that HRT (hormone replacement therapy) may offer other health benefits. According to The Independent, a new study has found that hormone replacement therapy can block signs of rapid aging, which may potentially be linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Cellular ageing was measured by looking at telomeres – regions of DNA at the end of chromosomes that protect the DNA as cells divide. With...

The morning after pill: Fact versus fiction

By : Charlie | Published : Thursday January 3, 2013 | Posted in : Women's Health
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Not without controversy, the morning after pill otherwise known as the emergency contraceptive pill continues to divide opinion-from those who believe it provides a woman who has had unprotected sex the ability to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, thus providing her with a choice. To those who believe that this pill advocates promiscuity, unsafe sex and abortion. Thus for many the confusion surrounding the morning-after pill does little to dissuade the...


Delaying childbirth and contraception

By : Charlie | Published : Friday December 7, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
Image of woman feeling baby bump Women are waiting longer to have children. According to recent NHS statistics, the number of women choosing to have babies in their 40s has significantly increased, rising by more than 15% within the last five years. Figures showed that up to 25,600 women in their early and late 40s had given birth, thus according to researchers there are a number of reasons which have contributed towards women opting to delay motherhood. Waiting for the right partner or...

Fertility Fears: Contraceptive implants may have gone missing in the bodies of hundreds of women.

By : Charlie | Published : Wednesday September 5, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
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It has shockingly emerged that a popular contraceptive implant may have been lost in the bodies of hundreds of women, raising fears and concern for their future fertility. Used by thousands of women in the UK for preventing pregnancies, the implant has over the years been seen by many women as a popular and convenient alternative to other contraceptive methods such as the contraceptive pill or contraceptive patch. According to the Daily Mail,...


How to delay your period

By : Lisa | Published : Friday June 15, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
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A menstrual cycle doesn’t always happen during an ideal time and might make a special holiday, sporting activity or social event uncomfortable.

However, there are ways to delay your period safely for a few days so that an occasion isn’t hampered by it.


Is 13 too young for contraception?

By : Kelly | Published : Friday April 27, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
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Contraceptive pills are the most popular form of birth control available and continue to help women avoid falling pregnant.

Now, following an NHS report, they might be offered to girls as young as 13 without needing a prescription as a means to further curb pregnancy in teenagers. But is that too young for contraception?


How effective is contraception?

By : Kelly | Published : Wednesday April 18, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
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Contraception has become the most popular form of birth control over the last few decades, providing women with an easy and effective way of preventing pregnancy. Numerous effective methods of contraception exist, ranging from oral contraceptive pills to patches applied to the skin.

But the question remains, how effective is contraception in avoiding falling pregnant?


Injectable contraceptives a breast cancer risk for younger women

By : James | Published : Thursday April 5, 2012 | Posted in : Women's Health
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There a number of contraceptives that women can use to help protect against falling pregnant, ranging from oral pills to vaginal rings. In general they are well tolerated and even offer additional benefits like reducing acne and lowering the risk of ovarian cancer.

New information suggests though that the injectable versions of contraceptives may increase the breast cancer risk for young women.


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