Women's health

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Essex hospital pulls gas and air for pregnant women amid concerns for staff
Entonox gas and air is safe for pregnant women but exposure to staff over long periods could pose health risk

Anna Bawden

25, Jan, 2023 @1:53 PM

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UK menopause law change rejected as it ‘could discriminate against men’
Ministers block proposal to make menopause a ‘protected characteristic’ under Equality Act

Jamie Grierson

24, Jan, 2023 @8:35 AM

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Women’s struggle for dignity and respect during smear tests | Letters
Letters: Dr Türkei Michael Blees finds the idea that a healthcare professional would use the term ‘virgin speculum’ breathtaking, while Susannah Brown describes the pain and humiliation she felt at one cervical smear exam

22, Jan, 2023 @4:13 PM

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The ‘virgin speculum’: proof that medicine is still rife with outrageous myths about women | Jenny Halpern Prince
No wonder fewer British women are attending cervical screenings when some in the medical profession have such outdated views, says Jenny Halpern Prince of the Lady Garden Foundation

Jenny Halpern Prince

19, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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UK maternity care is in a bad state – and Black women suffer the most | Letters
Letter: Recent reports from the CQC and MBRRACE-UK paint a shocking picture of deteriorating women’s health services. The government must act now, says Prof Geeta Nargund

18, Jan, 2023 @5:42 PM

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Attitudes to ADHD have come a long way – but we still have further to go | Letters
Letters: There is thankfully more understanding of the condition than when my daughter was first diagnosed over 30 years ago, writes Judy Evans, while Cal Walters-Davies calls for more support and more positive coverage

17, Jan, 2023 @5:45 PM

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Frances Foord obituary
Other lives: Midwife who spent 26 years in the Gambia before focusing on postnatal care in London

Colette Jones

15, Jan, 2023 @2:51 PM

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HRT ‘potentially important’ in reducing women’s dementia risk
Research suggests hormone replacement therapy may reduce risk of Alzheimer’s in some women

Andrew Gregory Health editor

14, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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ADHD services ‘swamped’, say experts as more UK women seek diagnosis
Warnings of ‘great cost’ to individuals, workplaces and the economy as people struggle to access diagnosis and treatment

Alexandra Topping

13, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Not just hot flushes: how menopause can destroy mental health
Women are increasingly discussing the forgetfulness, anxiety and suicidal thoughts they have experienced as their hormones change in midlife. Why is more help not available?

Gaby Hinsliff

12, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Warning for UK women over physical and financial toll of egg freezing
As increasing numbers choose the now highly commercialised procedure, concerns grow over the lack of transparency in some clinics

Miranda Bryant

08, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Younger girls increasingly presenting to Australian hospitals in mental distress
Studies find rising emergency presentations for suicidal ideation and self-harm, as well as growing antidepressant use

Melissa Davey Medical editor

06, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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