Bones & Joints
Bones & Joints
Reproductive & Gynaecological
Why is tumor profiling the new frontier of oncology?
Cancer care is seeing a move away from the histopathologically-defined disease (being treated primarily with cytotoxic chemotherapy), toward the use of molecularly-targeted drugs.
Skipping school because of menstruation
Women and girls living in poverty often struggle to afford proper menstrual care products. Now NGOs have started to work with menstrual cups to fight period poverty.
Everything you need to know about incontinence
Strengthening pelvic floor muscles, with the guidance of a pelvic health physiotherapist, can be 80 per cent effective. Yet pessaries are another great tool for managing incontinence.
The unfair IVF postcode lottery
In England, whether you are able to access NHS fertility treatment depends on your GP’s postcode, with different regions offering different levels of access to NHS IVF and some offering none at all.
Three opinions on ovarian cancer
Better treatment options for women with ovarian cancer, combined with increasing awareness of symptoms, especially among the under 60s, could prolong more patient's lives.
IVF gave Izzy and Harry Judd hope and a second chance
A couple’s IVF journey can be long, lonely and frustrating at times; but without it, Izzy and McFly drummer Harry Judd, wouldn’t have their beautiful baby Lola.
40 years of IVF
With the birth of Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby, 40 years ago it is timely to reflect on how far we have come and far we can potentially go with assisted reproduction technology (ART).
Jessica Hepburn: my experience of the fertility rollercoaster
I have been on a long struggle to conceive, which has involved 11 rounds of IVF, several miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy that almost took my life. One thing that this experience has taught me, is the power of sharing experiences of fertility.
Preserving fertility through egg freezing
As fertility rates in Europe drop, public acceptance for egg-freezing practices and IVF treatment is highly positive.
Gynaecological health should not be taboo
While we hear so much about gender equality in the UK and worldwide, there are many issues affecting the health of women and girls which still remain "off-limits".
Scientists identify cause of heavy periods
Researchers have discovered a possible cause of heavy periods that could result in new treatments for women living with the condition.
Are fertility add-ons right for you?
Time-lapse imaging, embryo glue, endometrial scratch, reproductive immunology… These are just some of the many extras you may be offered alongside your fertility treatment.
How to deal with endometriosis to preserve fertility
With diagnosis for endometriosis taking an average of 7.5 years in the UK,
Endometriosis Awareness Week
March) is aiming to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the condition for women who may not yet have a diagnosis.
Stop the rationing of fertility services
On Saturday 25 March, a patient day of action will invite everyone affected by the unfair rationing of NHS fertility services to write to their MPs. The call is for people to share their personal journeys with infertility, and to highlight the state of local NHS fertility services.
Sex bomb: Dr Christian Jessen on the danger of STI's
Sexually transmitted infections can blow a hole through your family planning – so let the testing begin, says Dr Christian Jessen.
Smashing the fertility myths
There are worrying gaps in young people’s knowledge of fertility and reproductive health, which experts believe may leave them ill equipped to make the best choices.
How obesity and other lifestyle factors can affect fertility rates
I am a strong believer in the life-course approach to improving the health and wellbeing of girls and women, not least because of the very real need to shift the focus of healthcare provision away from treating illness towards prevention by promoting good health.
Lessons in reproductive health
Knowing how to start a pregnancy is just as important as knowing how to stop one, believes professor Adam Balen, Chair of the British Fertility Society.
Fit for life: top tips for a successful pregnancy
Give new life the best chance – by sorting out your old one, says professor Joyce Harper from the University College, London.
Fertility and family planning
During your fertile years you can spend a lot of time planning or trying to avoid pregnancy. Getting to know how your reproductive cycle works is a great way to help you do both.
Expert answers common conception questions
Dr Adam Watkins, General Secretary of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility and research fellow at Aston University’s school of life and health sciences, tackles your conception conundrums.
Male infertility is on the rise
Around one in six couples in the UK today have difficulty conceiving, a problem affecting more than 3.5 million people.
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