Gynecological cancer screening
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This is an annual campaign not only to raise awareness about breast cancer, but also to remind women to take steps for prevention, screening and early detection of the disease. Other gynecological cancers should also not be forgotten. This annual event should serve as a prompt for screening for other cancers as well.
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Gynecological health in the granny years
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The average life expectancy for women is ever increasing, and more women can expect to live for many years in the menopause. There’s no question that things can feel grim during the menopause, what with hot flushes, mood swings and children leaving home!
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Which body Shape is Healthier?
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Love handles or thunder thighs? No matter what you lovingly call your body fat, you probably experience one or the other. That’s because most women tend to gain weight in one of two places: Our waists or our hips. But what does this mean for your overall health? Pear-shaped women were long thought to have the health upper hand, but new research suggests apple-shaped women may not be out of luck. Read on for both sides of the story.
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Trans-vaginal ultrasound – novel female imaging
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Ultrasound imaging involves exposing part of the body to high frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. This is the same principle involved in the sonar used by bats, ships and fishermen. When a sound wave strikes an object, it echoes back. By measuring these echo waves it is possible to determine how far away the object is and its size, shape, and consistency.
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Why maternal blood group matters in pregnancy
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Blood group typing in pregnancy is important for various reasons. Standard blood groups are A, B, AB or O. Each group is additionally labelled either positive (+) or negative (-), which denotes what is called Rhesus factor. The Rhesus factor is a marker on the red blood cells, and majority of people have this factor and are labelled Rhesus positive. However, about one in every ten people are Rhesus negative.
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