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Do We Really Need More Testosterone for Women?

Last week Nick Panay, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) spokesman on menopause, suggested that more women experiencing low libido should be offered testosterone on the NHS. Speaking at the Royal College of GPs’ conference in Harrogate, he spoke of how testosterone not only improved sex drive, but energy, wellbeing, muscle strength and […]

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The NICE Menopause Guideline Does Not Go Far Enough

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued its first guideline on menopause last week. The guideline contains recommendations for doctors, nurses and hospital specialists working within the NHS on how to diagnose and manage the often debilitating symptoms that many women suffer during the menopause. The main thrust of the guideline, which […]

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Testosterone Implants are Available in the UK

Testosterone and oestradiol implants are once again available in the UK. According to a press release issued on 23 September 2015 by the British Menopause Society (BMS), Testosterone 100 mg Implants are now available from Smartway Pharmaceuticals Ltd (SP Ltd) in the UK. This will be welcome news to the many women who relied on […]

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Utrogestan 200mg Capsules Discontinued

I was shocked to discover last week that Utrogestan® 200mg Capsules have been discontinued. As from 1 August 2014 women who take Utrogestan® 200mg to treat infertility or menopausal symptoms will have to ask their doctors to write them a new prescription. Besins Healthcare Discontinue Utrogestan 200mg Capsules Belgian pharmaceutical company Besins Healthcare, who are […]

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In This Body: A Unique Conference on Female Body Experience

What is it like to be a woman? As a woman, how do you experience being and living in your body? These are just some of the questions that Rona Steinberg and Mary Ann Mhina found themselves asking. They realised that they “wanted to provide a space for women to share and witness what it’s […]

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High Protein Diet Scare: PR Hype, Scaremongering or the Truth?

Hardly a week goes by without yet another health scare making the headlines. After endless column inches devoted to the evils of sugar, last week it was the turn of high protein diets. No sooner had I written about the virtues of the high protein 2-Day Diet when I was bombarded by the fact that […]

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Can the NHS Cope with the Impact of Flooding on Mental Health?

Resilience is a word we’re hearing more of lately. There are courses to teach employees emotional health and resilience to cope well with stress, organisational change and other economic factors involved in the workplace. An upcoming conference at King’s College School, Wimbledon on 20th March will focus on developing emotional resilience in schools, especially amongst […]

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#UnLabelled at TEDx Covent Garden Women

Picture the scene. 250 people on their feet, shouting ‘F**k the Labels’ at the tops of their voices and rejoicing in the sheer power and freedom of it. For me, that moment was the highlight of the TEDxCoventGardenWomen* event on 7th December when 12 speakers took to the stage to share with us their approach […]

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Walking is Better than Running

Brisk walking is as effective as running in protecting the body from heart disease. This encouraging news is the result of a new study published in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology which found that walkers lowered their risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes as much as […]

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Is Drinking Tea Bad for You?

Let me begin by saying I love tea. I drink about five cups of tea a day and I look forward to and savour every cup and each refreshing sip. Tea is often the only thing that gets me out of bed in the morning, it warms me up after a walk in the cold […]

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