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women

DepressionParenting
September 18, 2016

I’m a new mom, why am I so unhappy?

“I’m having panic attacks, feeling scared, helpless and overwhelmed. I don’t know who to talk to, am I alone? It’s been a few months - surely by now I’m supposed to be happy with my new baby?” (more…)
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Food & nutritionSexual Health
August 8, 2016

Can eating apples improve a woman’s entire sexual experience?

Apparently so! Just like you, we have no idea who comes up with some of these weird ideas for medical studies. But they happen, and the results are often surprising. Take this one for example: (more…)
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Women's Health
July 26, 2016

Ladies: What’s messing with your hormones?

When you hear ‘hormones’, you probably think of PMS or bodybuilders, but every process in your body is driven by different hormones. Here are a few things that can make it all go wrong. (more…)
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Fertility
July 21, 2016

The top 5 factors that affect female fertility

When it comes to female fertility and conceiving, there are a lot of different factors that come into play: from age to lifestyle and nutrition. Here we take a look at the Top 5 Factors that Affect Female Fertility. Don’t forget to also check out our infographic on the Top Factors that Affect Male Fertility. (more…)
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FertilityPregnancySexual Health
March 12, 2016

Putting the FUN into fertility

Amazingly, you have only around a 20% chance of conceiving each month – and this is only if everything is working as it should be. This percentage decreases with certain factors like increasing age (especially over 30), certain medical conditions and medication, being overweight, smoking and lack of exercise. (more…)
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Heart & Blood VesselsHeart Disease
February 17, 2016

Heart-attack: do women have it worse?

You feel a searing pain in your chest, you fall down and then you’re in an ambulance speeding towards the emergency room! Isn’t that how all heart-attacks happen? Well, that’s how they look in the movies, but real-life heart attack symptoms can be silent and sneaky. And, just to complicate matters a bit more: women may get very different symptoms to men! It all seems a bit unfair. (more…)
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miscarriage
Pregnancy
October 13, 2015

Trying again after a miscarriage – when is it safe?

Having a miscarriage is traumatic - and trying to fall pregnant again can be daunting. Let’s take a look at some commonly asked questions about miscarriage. (more…)
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Women's Health
October 6, 2015

Why are my breasts sore?

Breast pain and tenderness are very common symptoms. But breast pain is frightening for women - they immediately think of something serious, like cancer. Luckily, more often than not, the pain is caused by hormonal changes and is not cause for alarm. Breast pain is seldom a symptom of breast cancer! (more…)
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Pregnancy
August 22, 2015

Alcohol use in pregnancy – what are the dangers?

Ever wondered why you should never drink during your pregnancy? We asked Dr Lynelle Hoeks to give us the low-down on the dangers of drinking during pregnancy. (more…)
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