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How can cancer impact your mental health?

Cancer’s impact 

Due to medical advances over the last few decades, around half the people diagnosed with cancer are expected to survive for 10 years or more. The decline in quality of life caused by both the diagnosis and treatments e.g. surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy side effects (nausea, vomiting, hair loss, sleep problems, pain, flu like […]

By |August 6th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on How can cancer impact your mental health?

What is a molar pregnancy & what you need to know about this complication

Molar pregnancy, also known as Hydatidiform Mole or Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, occurs in around 1 in 600 to 1 in 1000 pregnancies. In this rare complication, the fetus and placenta do not develop normally, leading to a non-viable pregnancy.

Molar pregnancy can be partial or complete. Partial molar pregnancy is where there is a fetus with […]

By |July 18th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on What is a molar pregnancy & what you need to know about this complication

Getting your first smear test soon? Here’s what you need to know

Many people don’t know just how simple smear tests can be. They only take a few minutes, and Public Health England research shows that once women have been screened, 8 in 10 (87%) are ‘glad they went’ and that they were ‘put at ease by the nurse or doctor doing the test’ (84%). Regular screening is important […]

By |July 16th, 2019|Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Getting your first smear test soon? Here’s what you need to know

Do I need to have my ovarian cyst removed?

Earlier this year in January, famous actress Kate Beckinsale was hospitalised for a ruptured ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts are fluid filled sacs which grow on one or both ovaries. They are very common and can be diagnosed during an incidental pelvic ultrasound scan. It is estimated that one in ten women will have surgery during […]

By |May 21st, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Do I need to have my ovarian cyst removed?

Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Written by Mr Ashu Gandhi for Doctify
Just reading the words breast cancer can cause anxiety for many women.

Yet, with continuous improvements in technology and treatment, we know more than ever before about beating cancer. Here Breast Surgeon, Mr Ashu Gandhi, shares the ways in which you can modify your lifestyle and reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.
How […]

By |August 13th, 2018|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Hot Topics|Comments Off on Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Tips on How to Spot Symptoms of Gynaecological Cancers

Written by Ms Rhonda Flemming for Doctify
More than 21,000 women in the UK diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer each year so it’s important to be aware of the five gynaecological cancers; cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulval. As there’s no way of knowing if you will get one of these cancers it’s important to listen to your body and watch […]

By |March 28th, 2018|Conditions, Top Articles|Comments Off on Tips on How to Spot Symptoms of Gynaecological Cancers

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. Is it really the Silent Killer?

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and people all across the UK have been working hard to raise awareness of this often misunderstood condition. But is it really the silent killer it’s often described as, and what symptoms of ovarian cancer should we be looking out for? It’s time we all get clued up.

Consultant Gynae-oncologist, […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Conditions, Top Articles|Comments Off on Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. Is it really the Silent Killer?

What are the health benefits of green tea?

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Written by  Gurminder for Doctify

Health benefits of green tea
Green tea has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years to treat a wide range of health conditions including cardiovascular and mental health diseases. As tea is the most consumed drink worldwide behind water, Doctify has listed 5 of the main health […]

By |September 9th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on What are the health benefits of green tea?

5 Health benefits of Ginger

Native to south eastern Asia, Ginger has long since been prized for its culinary and medicinal properties. Modern research has found that ginger has a variety of different properties that can lead to the following health benefits:

 

Soothes the Digestive System

Historically ginger has been used in herbal medicine to alleviate stomach discomfort. It is the […]

By |August 25th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on 5 Health benefits of Ginger

Cervical Cancer: Know the Facts

Written by Mr Angus McIndoe for Doctify

This week (24-30 January) is cervical cancer prevention week, find out more about getting involved at Jo Trust.org.uk. Even though cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 screening rates are at a 20-year low. We asked Mr Angus McIndoe, consultant gynaecologist at Nuada Group to […]

By |January 24th, 2016|Conditions|Comments Off on Cervical Cancer: Know the Facts