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Guide to finding a lump in the breast

Consultant Breast Surgeon, Simon Marsh has provided a thorough and useful guide for women who are concerned on finding a lump in their breast. The first question to ask on finding a lump is - "What should I do?". Mr Marsh says, "It is completely understandable that you might worry about the possibility of breast cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. if you find a lump, but remember; most lumps are not cancer.

Why is depression more common in women than men?

It has been known for some time that depressionFeelings of sadness, hopelessness and a loss of interest in life, combined with a sense of reduced emotional well-being is more common in women than men, but it is also more common in women at times of hormonal fluctuations such as:

Hormones

Public transport commuters have healthier weights than people who drive to work

It is no great surprise that a new study has found that active methods of commuting to work such as walking and cycling are linked to lower body weights and body fatOne of the three main food constituents (with carbohydrate and protein), and the main form in which energy is stored in the body. compositions than those who drive. However, the research in question has also found that these health benefits are also shared by people who commute to work by public transport. 


Scientists make breakthrough in fight against hospital superbugs

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have made a breakthrough in the fight against the most antibiotic resistantA microbe, such as a type of bacteria, that is able to resist the effects of antibiotics or other drugs. hospital superbugs.

HRT Reduces Repeat Surgery by 40%

Women's health expert, Professor John Studd points out the increasing amount of important data that supports the need for hormoneA substance produced by a gland in one part of the body and carried by the blood to the organs or tissues where it has an effect. therapy, Currently more than 2% of surgical procedures to replace the knee or hip have to be repeated within three years.

Are you suffering from hormone-related depression?

Women often suffer from depressionFeelings of sadness, hopelessness and a loss of interest in life, combined with a sense of reduced emotional well-being at times of hormonal fluctuation such as prior to menstruationThe shedding of the lining of the uterus (period), as part of the female reproductive cycle. or after childbirth. Hormone-related mood changes can be effectively and simply treated by a correction of the underlying hormonal changes using hormoneA substance produced by a gland in one part of the body and carried by the blood to the organs or tissues where it has an effect. therapy. However, often women with hormone-responsive depression will still have hormone levels within normal range. As a result, doctors can often overlook or dismiss the association between mood and hormones.

Are persistent sporting injuries preventing you from participating in sport and exercise?

We all know how important it is for our overall health to take regular exercise and it can be frustrating when injury prevents us from taking part in our favourite sport or activity. Strained muscles, torn knee ligaments, ankle tendon injuries, metatarsalOne of five long, cylindrical bones of the foot. They are held in an arch by surrounding ligaments. fracture, damage to the hip or spine – the list goes on and all cause pain, prevent training and participation and lead to reduced levels of fitness.

Horse Riding and Shoulder Injuries

As Consultant Shoulder Surgeon, Mr Richard Sinnerton says, "One of the common injuries is the clavicle fracture that occurs with simple falls and which I see most frequently in riders and polo-players."

London Cardiologist comments on importance of Catheter Ablation

London Cardiologist, Dr Oliver Segal from The Heart Hospital says, "From my perspective of arrhythmiaAn abnormal heart rhythm., I would say the most important invention in the last 50 years is the invention (initially quite fortuitously) of catheter ablation, which has since progressed at an astounding rate so that we can now potentially treat (and often cure) almost every single cardiacRelating to the heart arrhythmiaAny form of disturbance to the heart's normal regular beat using keyhole techniques&quot

Fertility problems are often caused by uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroidsBenign tumours, most often in the uterus. are benign tumours or growths that affect the uterusThe womb, where embryo implantation occurs and the growing foetus is nourished. (wombThe uterus.) and they are extremely common in women of reproductive-age.

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