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  • Weight Loss and Dieting Myths The Weight Loss Surgery GroupThere are many misconceptions regarding weight loss, ranging from poor metabolism to the time of day a meal is eaten, that can affect dieting success. In this article, Colleen Campbell, Bariatric Nurtitionist at The Weight Loss Surgery Group discusses the most common myths and sets the record...
  • Why certain hormones affect body weight lose weight graduallyObesity is not always the result of over eating; it is often the result of a hormone disorder. In this article Claudia Louch of the Harley Street Nutrition Clinic explains the role of leptin in abnormal weight gain.
  • The role of cleansers in causing dry skin dry skinIt is important to understand why some cleansers can cause or aggravate dry skin. In this article, Claudia Louch of The Natural Dermatology Clinic explains why taking care when deciding on skin cleansers can make a difference to skin condition.
  • Why diet? How eating differently affects weight loss (part one) champion slimmerIn part one of a two-part article, Dr Mary Ellen Chatwin examines the basis of many modern weight-loss diets, the sociocultural issues relating to dieting, and how the diets of different cultures affect health.
  • Why diet? How eating differently affects weight loss (part two) lose weight graduallyIn part two of this article Dr Mary Ellen Chatwin discusses medical disagreements on dieting and the effects of different foods on the body. In particular, she looks at the effects of low calorie and low carbohydrate diets.
  • Sperm donation and UK law The London Women’s ClinicIn this article, specialist fertility lawyer, Natalie Gamble looks at the complex legal position in the UK relating to information available on sperm donors as well as information on siblings conceived by sperm from the same donor.
  • Taking the pressure off the stress felt by infertility patients The London Women’s ClinicStress is familiar to infertility patients. Some find treatment so stressful that they simply give up, others are so affected that their relationships crumble. Yet stress need not be unavoidably destructive. Liz Coward-Evans, fertility counsellor at the London Women's Clinic offers advice on how to...
  • Surrogacy: the hope and the challenges for couples experiencing unsuccessful fertility treatment The London Women’s ClinicTales of surrogacy can often be among the most heart-warming of all fertility journeys: incredible gifts of parenthood from women prepared to give so much of themselves to help another couple become a family. The London Women's Clinic describes the challenges of this increasingly common treatment...
  • The importance of post-surgical bras after cosmetic surgery The importance of post-surgical bras after cosmetic surgeryOne of the most common questions for anyone planning breast augmentation, uplift or reduction is how to care for your new breasts in the early days and weeks after surgery and, very specifically, what sort of post-operative garment to wear. In this article, The Hospital Group discusses the...
  • The changing face of family life The London Women’s ClinicWith fewer and fewer children now being born to married couples, the London Women's Clinic asks if marriage is out of fashion or just unnecessary in the 21st century.
  • Ovarian reserve and the chance of IVF success The London Women’s ClinicIt has been widely proposed that the chance of success in IVF can be best predicted by a measurement of 'ovarian reserve'. How can that best be done - and why are experts getting excited about a hormone known as AMH?
  • Egg-Sharing enters the mainstream The London Women’s Clinic eggsharing.comNew results show remarkable success rates for sharers and recipients using the IVF technique of egg-sharing. In this article, the London Women's Clinic discusses the issues relating to egg-sharing as the remarkable value egg-sharing provides to both sharers and recipients.
  • Embryo selection in IVF: the promise of Comparative Genomic Hybridisation (CGH) The London Women’s ClinicThe selection of IVF embryos by pre-implantation genetic screening has so far proved disappointing, but hopes are that a new technique of 'comparative genomic hybridisation - or CGH - will overcome many previous problems in embryo screening.
  • IVF Lite, fertility treatment the patient friendly way The London Women’s ClinicThe days of a one-size-fits-all approach in IVF are slipping away into history, as experts look to find better treatments suited to individual patients.
  • Vitrification - the latest freezing technology improves egg and embryo survival The London Women’s ClinicAt last, a breakthrough in freezing technology has improved IVF embryo survival rates and provided new hope for infertile couples. In this article, London Women's Clinic discusses how the technique of vitrification has changed IVF treatment.
  • Hearing aids are not a cure all for hearing loss Adam Shulberg RHAD FSHAA, Senior Audiologist, CubexHearing aids are an important way of managing hearing loss, but by themselves they are often not enough. In this article, Adam Shulberg, Senior Audiologist at Cubex, discusses the importance of auditory rehabilitation and understanding the psychological impact that a hearing loss could have on an...
  • Improving early detection of melanoma Atypical moles are an indicator of melanoma riskIn this article, Dr Veronique Bataille discusses the importance of detecting skin cancer early. She discusses the different types of melanoma, the associated risk factors, the patients at highest risk, as well as melanoma treatment.
  • Diagnosing and monitoring adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)It is often thought that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition from which only children suffer. The latest studies show that it is, in fact, a lifelong disorder and that adults can also be affected. Dr Lars Davidsson discusses the problem and a new test that no enables...
  • Are you getting enough sleep? Are you getting enough sleep?Lack of sleep can be a big problem. In this article, Dr Ian Smith discusses the eaffects of lack of sleep on one's health, highlights the more serious problems relating to sleep deprivation and offers advice on how to get a better night's rest.
  • Cataract surgery: your questions answered eye surgeryCataracts are the leading cause of loss of sight in adults over 55 years of age. However, cataracts are easily treatable with good sight usually being restored. A cataract operation for some patients is a life changing experience and it is an absolute privilege and source of immense satisfaction...
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