Sexual Health – the rise in the popularity of Anal Sex leads to more health problems for women

Recent research indicates a rise in popularity of anal sex; with this increase, more health problems have been reported, especially in women. Medical professionals in the UK have noticed that women are suffering injury and other health complications from this increased sexual activity. This article explores the injuries and health concerns that may result from […]

What comes after childbirth?

Having a baby is often one of the happiest moments in a woman’s life. Despite all the joy and excitement that a new baby brings, a pregnancy can cause ongoing health concerns for many; the postpartum or postnatal period begins immediately after childbirth as the women’s body, including hormonal levels and the uterus, return to […]

Healthy eating and menopause

In their 40s or 50s, most women in the UK start their menopause. Due to hormonal changes, in particular a fall in oestrogen levels, menstrual periods are less regular and eventually they stop altogether. There are variety of menopausal symptoms, the most common ones are hot flushes and night sweats. Other less common symptoms include […]

Exercise and timing – When is the best time to exercise?

If you ask most experts about the best time to exercise, many of them would say, all exercise is good for you. Exercising at any time of the day is better than never exercising at all. However, recent research has shown that certain times of the day are better for working out than others. This […]

Breast Screening – are the current NHS guidelines good enough for you?

Breast cancer has been identified as the most common cause of cancer in the UK. That’s why regular breast screening is very important for women’s health and their longevity. Early detection of breast cancer via mammography helps improve outcomes and saves lives. New guidelines for Mammography The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has recently published […]

Bowel cancer numbers are increasing in the young – why and how to test for it privately 

By Dr Nicola Harrison  Bowel cancer numbers have increased in most European countries over the last 10 years – in some countries it has risen by 4%.   Bowel cancer in young adults (below 50 years of age) is in part due to inherited cancer syndromes (e.g. Lynch Syndrome and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis) although the majority of cases (80-90%) are […]

Menopause: Act now or miss out

Immediately after attending a seminar regarding numerous benefits of menopause treatment, I called my mum to check whether it was too late for her to begin therapy, I was bitterly disappointed to discover it was. Whilst there is a general understanding of what the menopause is, and how it can dramatically affect women, proper education […]

Monkeypox

Belonging to the same family of viruses as Smallpox, Monkeypox is a viral disease that has transmitted from animals to humans. Originating from the tropical rainforests of central and west Africa, the Monkeypox virus spread has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. At least 16,000 cases have been reported in […]

Pharmacogenetics: The Future of Personalised Medicine

What is pharmacogenetics? Different people respond in different ways to medication. There are several factors that affect how an individual responds to a drug, one of which being their genetic makeup. Pharmacogenetics refers to the study of genes in order to predict people’s responses to certain medications. By studying someone’s genes, it’s possible to gain […]

Does Gut Health matter?

What Does Gut Health Mean? Did you know that your gut is home to hundreds of different species of bacteria and other microorganisms? Collectively these microorganisms are known as the gut microbiome. The gut microbiome plays a very important role in our health and wellbeing. Why Does Gut Health Matter? A balanced gut microbiome contributes […]