Entries by katharine

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, […]

Research finds menopausal women wrongfully prescribed antidepressants

According to new research, women going through the menopause are being wrongfully prescribed antidepressants. Worryingly, it also revealed that women are becoming more reluctant to go to their doctor about menopausal symptoms because they feel they won’t get the right level of support. Here, we’ll look at what the new research revealed and why menopausal […]

Delays in diagnosing endometriosis leaving UK women in crippling pain

The BBC has recently discovered that thousands of women are being left in crippling pain due to delays in the diagnosis of Endometriosis. The condition, said to affect 1.5 million women in the UK, can be excruciatingly painful and have a significantly negative impact on their lives. This latest study shockingly revealed that it takes […]

New trial could cure recurrent miscarriage

Recurrent miscarriages can have a devastating impact on couples trying to have a baby. However, hope for a cure has been provided thanks to a new trial carried out by the University Hospital Coventry and the University of Warwick. Scientists discovered that an underlying infection could be the cause of recurrent miscarriages. Now, they’ve been […]

All you need to know about Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

The screening test, Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT), is designed to look for genetic and chromosomal abnormalities. However, before undergoing this relatively new type of screening, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with what it is, how it works and any potential complications or risks it might present. To help you decide whether or not […]

Why would you have an early pregnancy scan?

After finding out you’re pregnant, the wait for the first ultrasound scan can feel like an eternity. Not only are you excited to see your baby for the first time, but you also want to check that everything’s ok. The good news is, you don’t necessarily have to wait until the first scan offered on […]

UK menopause workplace policy in the spotlight

At their recent party conference, Labour announced plans to introduce flexible working hours for menopausal women. They are hoping to tackle the stigma behind the condition, as well as make life more bearable for the women going through it. At the moment, these plans only apply to larger companies which have a minimum of 250 […]

NHS vs private ultrasounds: what to expect?

Ultrasound scans are crucial for checking that baby is developing well in the womb. As well as NHS scans, pregnant women can also opt to have private ultrasound scans. Here, we’ll look at the different scans available and what you can expect from NHS vs private ultrasounds. Understanding ultrasound scans An ultrasound scan enables you […]

Recurrent miscarriage linked to faulty sperm

Recurrent miscarriages can be devastating for couples. Usually, tests are carried out on the woman to determine the cause of the miscarriages. However, a recent study has revealed that recurrent miscarriages could actually be linked to faulty sperm. It is thought DNA damage is a major contributor to recurrent miscarriages. Here, we’ll look at what […]