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Practitioners can play a crucial role in helping patients to boost their bone health, and in raising awareness about bone conditions, the risks, the treatments and steps to prevention, reports Kathy Oxtoby.
A comprehensive review of existing meta-analyses and systematic reviews has found that there is €œno convincing evidence€ that depression is caused by serotonin abnormalities, particularly by lower levels or reduced activity of serotonin.
The first ever Women's Health Strategy for England, published today (20 July), sets out how the government will tackle systemic issues within the healthcare system to improve women's health and wellbeing.
Fibromyalgia is part of the spectrum of Central Sensitivity Syndromes and has symptoms comprising generalised muscular pain, disordered and unsatisfying sleep, fatigue and foggy thinking, together with a variety of intrusive comorbidities…
Survival rates for patients with breast cancer have improved significantly in the last four decades, and many patients will eventually die from non€“cancer-related causes.
Over a third of women did not attend their last smear test despite the cervical screening programme being able to prevent up to 70% of deaths from cervical cancer, according to a new report from the RCOG.
According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, the prevalence of osteoporosis in the UK is 3.5 million and yet it is often referred to as the 'silent epidemic' as very few people know they have it until they break a bone.
Although most women are aware that a lump can be a sign of breast cancer, awareness of other potential signs and symptoms among the public are poor. This article discusses risk factors and presentation of breast cancer in primary care and…
Understanding and interpreting menopausal symptoms can be difficult for GPs, especially so when depression may be obscuring the diagnosis. This article looks at the relationship between the two conditions, and considers how GPs can best…
This article considers the diagnosis and management of the menopause, as well as the tell-tale symptoms GPs should be looking out for
Stress urinary incontinence is a common condition, where prevalence increases with age. This article provides an overview of risk factors, diagnosis and management in a primary care setting.
It is advisable to follow a stepwise approach in treating urinary incontinence in postmenopausal women. Behavioural therapy is initially attempted and if unsuccessful pharmacological treatment is indicated.
Issues with fertility can be stressful and traumatic for women and their partners. This article examines issues of subfertility, investigations and causes of action that can be pursued