Focusing on Women's Health from Puberty to Menopause.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017
The endometrium undergoes a series of well-recognised cycles of proliferation, differentiation and tissue breakdown on a monthly basis, in response to exposure to the circulating sex steroids oestrogen and progesterone.
Category: Editorial
Monday, 11 July 2016
Current international literature suggests a high prevalence of sexual dysfunction in female patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and the present study was undertaken to assess the association between sexual dysfunction and marital dissatisfaction in a group of married Iranian women with OCD.
Category: Editorial
Monday, 16 September 2013
Most people feel better in summer. We are more likely to be active and out of doors, and the sunshine lifts our mood, especially if we are on holiday. But there is a balance. While a holiday helps us relax and recharge our batteries, for some people it can also be an opportunity for unprotected sex or risky amounts of alcohol. So clear messages about benefits and risks are important, especially now that we are all working more closely with public health colleagues to encourage our patients to make healthy choices.
Category: Editorial
Monday, 16 September 2013
Do you know your Acid from your Yaba? Maybe, but quite possibly not. Colloquial names for drugs change with time, and what young people discuss today can sound like a foreign language to others. Talk to Frank is an independent, government-funded website that aims to provide young people with the facts about drug use so that they can make informed choices.
Category: Editorial
Monday, 16 September 2013
Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is extremely common, affecting 70-75% of women at least once in their lives. Recurrent VVC, defined as four or more proven episodes in 12 months, affects 5-8% of these women and can cause a significant amount of discomfort and distress. Some women are referred to tertiary centres but, with good evidencebased treatment, many women could be managed in primary care.
Category: Editorial
Monday, 16 September 2013
The last decade has witnessed an explosion in interest in vitamin D, the collective term for a group of fat-soluble steroid hormones. This article discusses the role of vitamin D in promoting bone health, and assesses the evidence for supplementation to improve health beyond the skeleton.
Category: Editorial
Monday, 16 September 2013
Abnormal proliferation of placental tissue inside the uterus leads to a spectrum of rare benign and malignant lesions that include molar pregnancy and together constitute gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). GTD can be challenging to diagnose, and primary healthcare professionals should be aware of its signs and symptoms to ensure prompt and appropriate referral.
Category: Editorial
Monday, 16 September 2013
Breast pain, also known as mastalgia and mastodynia, is the commonest reason for consultation about breast problems in both UK primary care and breast units. Most women can be managed by their GPs with reassurance, advice and first-line treatments, but it is essential to identify women who need referral, especially the small minority presenting with pain as a symptom of breast cancer.
Category: Editorial
Monday, 16 September 2013
Category: Editorial

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