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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Natural remedies can ease menopause symptoms

28Apr

Over one billion women in the world are age 50 or older, with the average age of menopause being 51 1/2. When a woman reaches menopause, she arrives at a time of life with more freedoms. It’s the end of … Continue reading

  

The incidence of early menopause is on the rise

28Apr

The incidence of premature ovarian failure (POF) or the early menopause is on the increase, however, there is still hope for women who want to have a baby, says a new review published in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG). POF … Continue reading

  

World Asthma Day – Tuesday 3 May, 2011

21Apr

World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. This year’s theme is “You Can Control Your Asthma” … For more information follow this link … Continue reading

  

House dust mite vaccine

20Apr

Currently, people allergic to house dust mites must continually clean their environments to remove the microscopic creatures from soft furnishings to avoid an allergic attack. Medications can bring relief for some sufferers, but must be taken regularly. Others respond less … Continue reading

  

Severe psoriasis

20Apr

Severe psoriasis linked to major adverse cardiovascular events. Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease, and if severe, has been demonstrated to be a risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease. However, the degree to which psoriasis is associated with major … Continue reading

  

Menopause survival guide

15Apr

The team at New Menopause Research have put together the ultimate lifestyle manual for women going through menopause. The Menopause Survival Guide consists of 17 pages offering diet and exercise guidelines and tips and secrets to help you get through … Continue reading

  

Environmental chemicals

14Apr

WVU study finds link between early menopause and environmental chemicals. West Virginia University (WVU) Department of Community Medicine found that women with high levels of an environmental chemical are at increased odds of having experienced menopause earlier in life than … Continue reading

  

Chocolate may exacerbate acne

14Apr

At the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, a group of researchers found that the consumption of pure chocolate made of 100% cocoa can exacerbate facial acne vulgaris within days in people who are acne prone. The study was … Continue reading

  

Paracetamol in pregnancy

11Apr

“Pregnant women who take paracetamol could be increasing the risk of their child developing asthma,” the Daily Express has reported. The news is based on a review that systematically combined the findings from six previous studies examining whether paracetamol use … Continue reading

  

Hay fever symptom checker

11Apr

With the hay fever season just starting, NHS Direct has developed a new online tool to help people tackle the symptoms that can make the spring and summer months miserable for sufferers. Long-time hay fever sufferers are likely to be … Continue reading

  

An open clinic on Hay Fever

8Apr

From 20-26 May 2011 patient support charity Action Against Allergy has teamed up with NHS Choices and talkhealth to present an Open Clinic on Hay Fever.  You will have the opportunity to post your questions to our panel of clinical … Continue reading

  

An open clinic for women experiencing the menopause

4Apr

From 25 – 31 March 2011 talkhealth, in partnership with NHS Choices and the British Menopause Society, presented an open clinic for women experiencing the menopause. Clinical experts were on call to answer questions relating to the menopause and the … Continue reading

  

Black cohosh

1Apr

A safety review published in the journal Menopause has confirmed that black cohosh, a natural plant alternative to conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT), is safe and will not cause liver damage. Some recent reports have questioned the dietary supplement’s safety, … Continue reading

  

Can saucepans cause early menopause?

1Apr

“Gender-bending chemicals found in non-stick pans and food packaging are linked to early menopause,” reported the Daily Mail. It said researchers have found that perfluorocarbons (PFCs) are associated with hormone disruption in women. The Mail’s focus on saucepans may give … Continue reading

  

Farm microbes

1Apr

Children who grow up on farms are less likely to suffer from asthma than other rural children. A large-scale study now indicates that this may be due to differences in the spectrum of microbes the two groups are likely to … Continue reading

  

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