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  1. Breast Reconstruction For Life: New Plastic Surgery Procedure Gives Hope To Breast Cancer Survivors

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    Article by Fabafterfifty A new procedure gives hope to thousands of women suffering the trauma of breast cancer and mastectomy, with a technique for breast reconstruction which reconstructs a natural looking breast. Liberate Cosmetic Surgery, the UK’s largest network of BAAPS* and/or BAPRAS**-accredited cosmetic surgeons, has introduced a pioneering micro-surgery that removes excess fat from the inner thighs to reconstruct the breasts following mastectomy procedures. The new technique, known as a TUG (transverse upper gracilis) Flap. Liberate cosmetic surgeon Anita Hazari an expert in the TUG Flap procedure explains. “The TUG Flap uses tissue from the upper thigh, just under the groin crease to reconstruct a naturally shaped breast. Patients get an ‘inner thigh lift’ and the skin and fat with the gracilis muscle is detached from its blood supply in the...
  2. Can Exercise Help Cure Depression?

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    Article by Anne Elliott  Depression is such a difficult thing for our society to talk about, though with more and more people falling pray to it, the stigma of suffering with it lessens and discussion becomes easier. In fact, in these dire economic times, more and more people have been presenting at their GP with symptoms looking for a medical answer. In mid July a story was reported in the press that the Office for National Statistics showed that doctors in England issued 39.1 million prescriptions for anti-depressants in 2009, four times higher than in 1991 (Telegraph 14/7/11). Perhaps it’s not surprising when we consider all the pressures most of us live under nowadays. But is there any realistic alternative to just popping some pills? In the 1990’s at...
  3. Tips to help Prevent Osteoporosis

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    Article by The Lifestyle Guy The Causes of Osteoporosis The great news about osteoporosis is that it is reversible with a little effort and dedication and some lifestyle changes on your part. The main cause is generally an imbalance of magnesium and calcium however it is possible that the long time use of steroids will also contribute to wipe out bone density. Extreme hormonal imbalance can wreck havoc too. When you have severe hormonal changes going on in your life another factor in the loss of bone density is low levels of oestrogen. What you also have to take into consideration is this. Western countries have a high intake of dairy products so the average calcium intake is about 1000 mg. There is 6 to 8 times more calcium than magnesium...
  4. New Line of Attack in the Fight against Cancer

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    Article by Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research   Scientists have uncovered a new way of killing cancer cells, opening up a potentially highly effective avenue of attack in the fight against all forms of the disease. In an important step towards personalised medicine, the findings from the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Centre at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London shed light on why cancer patients can fail to respond to some chemotherapy drugs and reveal a new way of targeting resistant tumours. Until recently, it was thought cells could only die through a process called apoptosis. Because apoptosis is often blocked in cancer cells, drugs frequently don’t work, allowing tumour cells to grow and spread. In work published today online in the Molecular Cell journal, the team found some chemotherapeutics actually worked through a newly-discovered form of...
  5. Bowel Cancer Symptoms and Treatments- Early Detection is Key

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    Article by Bowel Cancer UK Early detection is key to successfully treating bowel cancer. I have several friends and family members who have been diagnosed with bowel cancer- they have all been successfully treated following early diagnosis.  The over 50s are most affected.  I asked Bowel Cancer UK to explain the symptoms and treatments. 1. What is the bowel? The bowel (also known as the large intestine) is divided into the small bowel (small intestine) and the large bowel (colon and rectum). Nearly all bowel cancers develop in the large bowel. Two-thirds of these are in the colon and one-third in the rectum. Bowel cancer is also referred to as colorectal, colon or rectal cancer. Cancer of the small bowel is rare with only just over 700 people diagnosed in the UK each year. The bowel is part of our...
  6. How Botox can be used to treat excessive sweating

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    Guest article Summer is the season most of us look forward to, but for those who suffer from excessive sweating, the warmer weather can be a nightmare. When anti-perspirants aren’t enough, and changes of clothes throughout the day impractical, there is an alternative. For many people who suffer from excessive underarm sweating , they could consider treating the problem with Botox injections. Most people associate Botox* with anti-wrinkle injections.  It also has another very effective application- preventing excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis. The treatment is quick and relatively pain free, consisting of a  series of small injections in the underarm area and only takes about 30 minutes. Typically it lasts for up to 7 months. So how does Botox work in preventing excessive sweating? Much in...
  7. Cervical Cancer- what you need to know

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    Article by Fabafterfifty  Five  Fabulous celebrity women give their thoughts on cervical screening – what we used to know as the ‘smear test’. 1. There are almost 2,800 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed each year in the UK and nearly half of these are over 50 years old.  2. In England women aged 25 to 49 are invited for screening every 3 years, and screening continues every 5 years for women aged 50 to 64. 3. The key early signs and symptoms of cervical cancer: • Any unusual bleeding from the vagina particularly o After sex o After the menopause when your periods have stopped • Persistent vaginal discharge that is blood stained or smells unpleasant Five fabulous The Eve Appeal celebrity supporters speak out to encourage women to talk more about matters gynaecological, as overcoming embarrassment about cervical...
  8. Rosy’s moving conclusion to her ‘Love Not Smoking’ Journey

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    Guest article by Rosy Holt I was making what I now appreciate was a somewhat half-hearted attempt at giving up smoking I did the Love Not Smoking course and kept looking at the book, sometimes a bit too often really especially as I was constantly thinking I “needed” a cigarette, then a close friend of mine died, no warning, no time to say goodbye she was gone.  Death really is so final and to be robbed of telling someone what a great friend they had been left me feeling very unhappy and I reached for the cigarettes, did they help I wonder, who knows but I know in that moment had I not gone to buy 10 cigarettes (only real smokers buy 20’s) I would have...
  9. Buying the right bra following a mastectomy

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      playtex mink bra Guest article by Beverley Webb   Buying a properly fitted bra is not always straightforward. But what if you have to factor in having a mastectomy as well?  We asked specialist bra fitter Beverley Webb what her advice would be. Buying a bra is much the same as buying Shoes. We buy them for the following reasons: They look good They fit well They make us feel better And we choose by style, colour and fit. They are both emotive purchases, but also we all have basic requirements when buying – You wouldn’t buy a stiletto shoe if you were going running! So let’s try and take out some of the mystery when buying a bra. The band of the bra which goes round your...
  10. Rosy’s Love Not Smoking update 2

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    Article by Rosy Holt  We met Rosy 3 weeks ago when she offered to share her ‘Love Not Smoking  Journey’ with us with the support of professor Karen Pine of Hatfield University (co-author of the book). I woke up on Friday 18th March with the distinct idea that this giving up smoking idea was not one of my better ones, well not at that precise moment anyway.  Having done the 14 days preparation following the rules in the  Love Not Smoking  book this was not the way I should be feeling even I realised that, what had gone wrong, why was I feeling so anti, why did I desperately need to find a cigarette, why did I feel so deprived, there were no real reasons that I could come up with, nothing had happened since the night before when I had been quite...
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