Acupuncture 'Reduces Hot Flushes In Half Of Menopausal Women'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Acupuncture can help reduce the frequency of hot flushes in women going through the menopause, according to new research. A study by scientists at Wak...

Middle-Aged Women Are Actually Having Better Sex, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Middle-aged women are actually more satisfied with their sex lives, despite it being commonly known that the menopause can result in vaginal dryness a...

24-Year-Old Who Desperately Wants Baby Before Hitting Early Menopause Issues Plea For Help

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A 24-year-old who desperately wants children is crowdfunding for a third cycle of IVF, after doctors told her she is heading towards an early menopaus...

HRT Triples Risk Of Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women who receive hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are around three times more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than those who do not, new r...

How to Boost Sex Drive and Vaginal Lubrication

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Throughout life, your body goes through many changes... your vagina is no different. Experiences such as puberty, sexual experiences, pregnancy, labou...

Menopause Reversal Treatment Offers New Hope For Women Who Want Children

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle


How 10 Minutes Of Yoga Each Day Could 'Ease Menopause Symptoms'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Stretching for just 10 minutes a day could help ease symptoms of menopause and even depression, a study has found. Among women who stretched for 10 m...

Menopause Symptoms And Treatments Explained

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For women, the menopause typically starts between the ages of 45 and 55. It can be extremely debilitating and can cause anything from hot flushes to d...

Five Menopause Myths and Top Tips

Rachel Lankester | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lankester

Menopause is still a taboo subject and in our youth-obsessed culture, it can often knock a woman's confidence. It certainly knocked mine. But it really shouldn't be that way. Menopause happens to all women if we live long enough and it can mark the start of an exciting new stage in our lives.

The Menopause: All Your Questions Answered

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Menopause is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the ovaries stop functioning (i.e. no longer produce eggs and thus estrogen and progesterone hormones). A main symptom is that the woman's menstrual cycle will stop; hence the name: 'menopause' [menstruation pause]. It's a perfectly natural process so nothing to worry about.

Painful Intercourse? Why You Don't Have to Suffer in Silence

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

With the increasing sexualisation of western society, I have noticed that there is one area that women find particularly difficult to discuss for fear of upsetting their partner or appearing abnormal: Superficial Dyspareunia.

Coping with Cancer Induced Infertility

Fiona Munro | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Munro

With the help of an incredible friend I have now healed these wounds. I have 'come to terms' with the news and I have now reached the point where I can write about this in the hope of helping others to understand what it feels like, and supporting those who are walking the same journey.

An Unnatural Transition - Breaking the Silence on Early Menopause

Tamsin Sargeant | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Sargeant

By February 2011, I had not had a period for over a year which, according to online information meant I was officially 'post-menopausal.' My body, however, had other ideas and my periods returned, ending up in a reversed menstrual cycle - a three-week period, with one week off. It was hellish.

Angelina Jolie-Pitt Says She 'Loves Being In Menopause'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Angelina Jolie-Pitt has said she's enjoying the experience of early menopause after she had her ovaries removed earlier this year. "I actually lov...

Milestone or Millstone?

Jim Sherifi | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Jim Sherifi

A milestone is defined as a significant stage or event in the development of something. NG23 is not a milestone document but another millstone around the neck of a profession that is trying to maintain the trust that patients have in it.. NICE needs to choose its words carefully. A 'sound bite' can often bite you back.

Doctors Urged To Prescribe HRT To Menopausal Women

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

More than one million women could benefit from hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to help them manage symptoms of the menopause, England's health watch...

Benefits Of HRT 'Outweigh Risks' For Menopausal Women

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new study has claimed that Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for menopause does not put women's health at risk, despite previous claims to the contr...

The Male Menopause Isn't A Myth After All, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The menopause has been the bane of middle-aged women's lives for centuries. But now, a 25 year study has found that the male menopause, or 'manopause'...

Bad Vibrations: a DIY Guide to Women's Gynae

Louise V Smith | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise V Smith

Late last year, I noticed some post-menopausal spotting. What a joke: a period at my age. Mildly curious, I went to the NHS website, which featured a middle-aged frump, hands covering her face in anguish.

Who Turned Up the Heat?

Elaine Benton | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Who would have thought it possible to turn into a human volcano? I seem to defy the laws of nature; Mount Vesuvius eat your heart out! I have become a human heater, and whilst my poor husband who is nightly tormented by my malfunctioning internal thermostat, he kindly never complains.

Many Women Over 40 Say Sex Is Off The Cards Because Of This...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women over 40 are experiencing something of a crisis in the bedroom department. According to a new study of 1,000 women, females who are entering t...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Blame Your Partner For A HPV Diagnosis in Mid-Life

Suzi Godson | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

For women who are in monogamous relationships, an STI diagnosis can raise obvious concerns about infidelity, particularly for older women who may be starting to date again after years in a marriage or a long term commitment.

"Here, Have Some Wine" How to Help Your Partner Cope With the Menopause

Esther Harris | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Harris

You'll know if your partner has more than "just irritating" symptoms. "I went from being a creative, ambitious professional who thrived on the job - to sitting on the floor and weeping with despair overnight," Kathryn tells.

How To Cope With Hot Flushes And Mood Swings During Menopause

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Mood swings and hot flushes are common symptoms of menopause, but they don't have to have a negative impact on your lifestyle. In the above video, ...

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Have Middle Aged Sex With a New Partner

Suzi Godson | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

They may be not perfect, but condoms are currently the only way to stem the tide. Once older couples are in a monogamous relationship, they can have a joint sexual health screening at a genitourinary clinic and if the results are clear they can ditch the condoms, because an infection can only be contracted if there is one present.