Breast Cancer, Singledom and Turning 30

Laura Price | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

While my friends are busy getting engaged, married or pregnant, I'll be spending the first year of my 30s battling breast cancer. Six months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and a possible double mastectomy mean my life is effectively on hold.

To Freeze Or Not To Freeze? The Breast Cancer Fertility Dilemma

Laura Price | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

There are few things more heart-wrenching than being told you can't have children. But being in that situation now, alone in the fertility clinic at a point in my life when I wasn't even in a relationship - wasn't even ready to have kids - was surreal.

Do You Know About Uterine Fibroids?

Dr Sarah Jarvis | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sarah Jarvis

Fibroids is the commonest (non cancerous) tumour in women of child bearing age; the single biggest reason for hysterectomy; and the reason 75,000 women a year are admitted to English NHS hospitals alone.

'You Deserve To Know The Truth About Contraception' Catholic Nuns Warn

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK

You deserve to know the truth about contraception! The truth being that it makes women unattractive! That it turns men gay! That it makes men have sex...

NHS Fife Denies IVF To Smokers And Fat Women

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK

The decision of an NHS board in Scotland to deny IVF to smokers has been labelled as “scandalous” by a infertility charity. NHS Fife has said t...

Sex Plays Havoc With Women's Genes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Sex may not always make the earth move, but there is evidence that it can shake up a woman's genes. Scientists have found that a single sperm molec...

Why Single Women Can Suffer 'Emotional Infertility'

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 06.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to a new report on modern motherhood, women who have difficulty conceiving a child are not the only ones to suffer the effects of infertili...

Frozen Embryos 'More Successful Than Fresh' For IVF Preganancies

PA | Posted 06.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Frozen embryos are more likely to produce successful, complication-free IVF pregnancies than those that are fresh, research suggests. Using stored ...

Sperm From Skin Cells Could Help Fertility

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A breakthough in aiding male infertility may have been made as researchers 'grow' early stage sperm from human skin cells. Scientists at University...

Walnuts Could 'Boost Sperm Quality'

PA | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A fistful of walnuts a day may help to keep the fertility doctor away, new research suggests. Eating 75 grams of the nuts daily was found to improv...

Time To Put The Menopause On Ice

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

British surgeons are appealing for funds so they can complete research which will lead to the first womb transplants in the UK. A team of doctors b...

Mediterranean Diet Triples Chances Of IVF Success

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women who cut back on their saturated fat intake may have a better chance of having a baby via IVF, suggest researchers from the Harvard School of Pub...

Frozen Ovarian Tissue Could 'Preserve Fertility' Of Older Women

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

An Italian woman has given birth after being transplanted with ovarian tissue that had been frozen for seven years. Italian scientists told the ann...

Ovary Transplant Could Help Delay Menopause

The Telegraph | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women may be able to remain fertile for their entire life and delay the menopause with ovarian transplants surgery, doctors have told a conference. ...

Fertility: Famous IVF Babies

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

IVF has come a long way since the first ‘test tube baby’ (Louise Joy Brown) was born on July 25, 1978. According to figures released today, ove...

Five Million IVF Babies Born Since 1978

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Five million IVF babies have been born since the era of assisted reproduction dawned in 1978, it has been calculated. Experts based the estimate on...

Perks Of Delayed Fatherhood? Your Children May Live Longer

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Men who have delayed fatherhood may finally have some good news, after a recent study suggests that children of older men may live longer as a result....

Scientists ‘On The Verge’ Of Developing Male Contraceptive Pill – Would He Try It?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Since the development of the contraceptive pill for women in 1960, scientists have so far failed to create the equivalent for men – until now. ...

Why Men Are Swapping Tight Y-Fronts For Boxer Shorts To Increase Fertility

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

British men are swapping briefs for boxers to better their chances when trying for a baby with their partner, according to new research released today...

Same-Sex Couples And Women In 40s 'Should Be Entitled To IVF On NHS'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women struggling to conceive should be offered IVF treatment into their early 40s, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) ha...

Cambridge Women Offered £750 For Egg Donation

Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Female students at Cambridge University have been targeted as potential egg donors after leaflets urging women to help an infertile couple were discov...

Could This Gene Help You Get Pregnant?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists studying mice have identified a gene which could boost human fertility. Experts say the discovery, announced in a journal today, could h...

Common Fertility Drugs Linked To Leukaemia

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Fertility drugs can more than double the chances of children born to mothers who struggle to get pregnant developing leukaemia, a study has shown. ...

Women Need to Speak Up About Health Taboos

Liz Campbell | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Campbell

Statistics show that one in three women over the age of 30 will suffer with some kind of incontinence. This is not a condition of the elderly; it is something that will probably affect you or the woman sitting next to you at some time in your life.

An Idea Fit for a Golden Jubilee

Lorna Fitzsimons | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics
Lorna Fitzsimons

Like most parents I worry about what the world will be like for my son when he is older and I am gone.