Entries by katharine

New MRI Tool Could Distinguish Between Malignant and Benign Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cancer is one of the most difficult to detect, but a new MRI tool could be about to make it much easier. Researchers at the APHP Sorbonne University, alongside the Imperial College London, developed the new tool which has shown to be effective at distinguishing between malignant and benign ovarian cysts. Here, you’ll discover […]

What Can You Expect from a Private Gynaecological Scan?

Gynaecological scans can prove invaluable at the detection and prevention of numerous conditions. However, if you do decide to undergo one, it can be a daunting process. The good news is gynaecological scans are a quick and painless process. Learning as much as you can about them and what to expect can also really lower […]

What are ovarian cysts?

Ovarian cysts are a very common health problem which doesn’t typically produce any symptoms. While they are usually classed as harmless, sometimes they can be potentially cancerous. They can also be linked to conditions which can make it more difficult to get pregnant. So, what exactly are ovarian cysts and how can they be treated? […]

How do I know if I’m suffering from adenomyosis?

Adenomyosis is just one of the many conditions that can affect women. Causing the uterine walls to become thicker, it can cause a range of unpleasant symptoms such as pain during intercourse and heavier menstrual bleeding. It isn’t a condition that is widely talked about, so how exactly do you know if you’re suffering with […]

Menopause and its impact on your sleeping habits

The menopause is a major life event for women, affecting everything from their moods to their relationships. One unpleasant side effect which can be particularly difficult to deal with is trouble sleeping. Here, we’ll look at how menopause and sleep habits and what you can do to minimise any issues you’re experiencing. The connection between […]

Why you may choose to have a fertility MOT

More women than ever before are choosing to undergo a fertility MOT. Helping them to establish their chances of conceiving, as well as identifying any potential issues, these fertility assessments can prove invaluable for those thinking of starting a family. So, what exactly is a fertility MOT and why might you choose to have one? […]

Study Finds Disability Could Be a Risk Factor in Miscarriage

A new study has revealed that disability could be a miscarriage risk factor. Published in the Journal of Women’s Health, the study was carried out by researchers across several universities and the National Institute of Public Health. Miscarriages are devastating to go through, especially for couples who are trying to conceive via IVF. So, understanding […]

Ovarian cancer test could be more effective than previously thought

A large new study has revealed that an ovarian cancer test could be a lot more effective than previously thought. Experts claim these new results will have implications on the diagnosis of the condition within general practice. Ovarian cancer is notoriously difficult to diagnose early. Here, we’ll look at what the study revealed, why it […]

How Soon Can I Find Out the Sex of My Baby?

Finding out you’re pregnant is a joyous and exciting time, particularly if you’ve been trying for a while. Understandably, you might be excited to discover the sex of the baby as soon as you can. The question is, how soon can you find out whether your little one is a boy or a girl? Here, […]

The male fertility crisis

Recent reports into the male fertility crisis have revealed that the Western diet was responsible for the increasing problem. However, scientists have now discovered that the issue may actually start in the womb. Now it seems, infertility issues can occur while male babies are still in the womb as their reproductive organs are produced. Here, […]