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Carol Vorderman opens up about the menopause and depression

7th June 2017

The 56-year-old credits her two children as being the only reason she managed to come out the other side, after feeling suicidal with her symptoms. The much-loved veteran presenter opened up about her battle with depression in a frank and tearful interview with Lorraine Kelly. Speaking about her six-month battle in 2015, she revealed it  … Continue reading

Testosterone on NHS ‘could help boost women’s libido’

7th September 2016

Nick Panay, from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, told a GPs’ conference that it could also improve women’s energy and mood. But he said there were no licensed testosterone products for women, who need much lower doses then men. Around one in three women is affected by the condition at some stage in  … Continue reading

Cervical screening ‘could save hundreds more lives’

7th February 2016

The lives of hundreds more cervical cancer patients could be saved if all those eligible went for screening, says a study published in the British Journal of Cancer. Nearly 2,000 women’s lives are saved as a result of cervical cancer screening in England each year, the report found. Researchers from Queen Mary University of London said  … Continue reading

Is reflexology the new cure for infertility?

6th February 2016

An increasing number of women claim this popular type of foot massage has helped them conceive. Now a medical study has been launched to discover if the claims are true. Reflexology, a traditional healing art dating from the ancient Egyptians and Chinese, involves manipulation of pressure points in the hands and feet and is often  … Continue reading

Should YOU be using testosterone gel? Experts reveal how to avoid the ‘male menopause’

5th February 2016

Peter O’Brien can’t quite remember exactly when he began treatment for his low testosterone. ‘About five months ago,’ he says, waiting for the kettle to boil in the kitchen of his home just outside Bath. His wife Lucy, however, can tell you precisely when it was. ‘It was February 16,’ she chips in, and they  … Continue reading

Ovarian cancer test on horizon as scientists find earliest signs of disease

4th February 2016

Cancer of the ovaries is the fifth most common cancer for women in the UK, with about 7100 new cases each year but it is difficult to diagnose because it grows virtually unseen into the abdominal cavity. Now a new study has found that levels of a protein called SOX2 are much higher in the fallopian  … Continue reading

Every woman ‘needs fertility MoT at 25 to boost chances of getting pregnant and avoiding miscarriages’

7th January 2016

Millions of women with a painful womb condition should be monitored much more closely in pregnancy because they are at a higher risk of losing their babies, doctors said last night. They spoke out after a major study showed that endometriosis, which affects around one in ten women, raises the odds of a host of  … Continue reading