Tag: Sexual health
In July 1978 Louise Brown was hailed as the world’s first “test-tube baby”, born through the fertility treatment IVF. But how has IVF effectiveness improved compared with modern IVF procedures? Louise’s birth was cloaked in secrecy. Even her father John’s first visit to see her in Oldham General Hospital was under the eye of police […]
A charity is calling for couples who need help conceiving to have access to three cycles of IVF instead of two. In 2013 a working group, set up by the Scottish government, recommended eligible couples should be offered up to three treatments. But that would only be after health boards had reduced IVF waiting times. […]
HIV care is at risk from the changes to the health service in England specialists are warning. As part of NHS reorganisation, sexual healthcare became the responsibility of local authorities, while HIV care remains within the NHS. The British HIV Association says many specialists feel the split has worsened patient care, and worry the situation […]
Posted: November 29th, 2013 under Care Professionals, Doctors, Health Direct, Health Professionals, NHS Deaths, Sexual Health, Uncategorized.
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New NHS IVF treatment rules have been drawn up in Scotland. Couples who need help conceiving will be guaranteed two free infertility treatments from 1 July, however the treatments will only be available to those under 40, and it will not be offered to women who are obese. In addition, couples need to have been […]
Posted: May 16th, 2013 under Doctors, Health, IVF, maternity, NHS Cash Shortages, NHS Targets, Obesity, Pregnancy, Sexual Health, smokers, Uncategorized, weight loss.
Tags: Doctors, IVF, maternity, nhs cash shortages, obese, pregnancy, Sexual health, weight loss
Bikini waxes and shaves are the cause for the explosion in the number of cases of a type of sexually transmitted infection that causes unsightly warts, doctors are warning.Shaving the pubic region causes ‘micro-trauma’ of the skin, boosting the chance of a pox virus called Molluscum contagiosum, say the medical experts. The virus causes water […]
Posted: April 8th, 2013 under Accident & Emergencies, Doctors, Health Direct, Health Websites, Sexual Health, Uncategorized.
Tags: Doctors, Health Direct, Health Professionals, Health Websites, Sexual health, STIs
The number of women having babies over the age of 45 has more than trebled in just over a decade as couples delay having children for career and financial reasons, according to official figures.While the prevalence of teenage mothers has dropped dramatically since the 1990s, older mothers have reached the highest level seen in recent […]
In April 2013 many health services are being put out to private tender – and will be overseen by amongst others the GP-led Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).But CCGs will not commission sexual health or public health services such as obesity and smoking prevention. This function will fall to local councils, and elected officials. The directors […]
Posted: October 31st, 2012 under Health Professionals, NHS Cash Shortages, Patients, postcode lottery, Private Healthcare, Sexual Health, Uncategorized.
Tags: Health Professionals, HIV, nhs cash shortages, NHS charges, nhs cutbacks, postcode lottery, preventable crisis, Sexual health
The NHS is facing a bill of almost £2 million for the PIP breast implant scandal as thousands of women are being turned away by their private clinics.Around 47,000 British women are believed to have been given faulty implants manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP). They were filled with non-medical grade silicone intended […]
Posted: October 24th, 2012 under Cosmetic Surgery, Doctors, Health, Health Direct, Health Websites, NHS Cash Shortages, NHS Waste, Private Healthcare, Sexual Health, Uncategorized.
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Men have been warned they need to become ‘match fit’ if they want to be fathers, as a fertility study claims too much attention has been focused on mothers’ weight.While the health risks surrounding obesity and pregnancy have largely been centred on overweight mothers, the focus is now on men to lose weight. Less efficient […]
Posted: October 18th, 2012 under Diets, Doctors, Health Direct, Healthcare, IVF, maternity, Obesity, Pregnancy, Sexual Health, Uncategorized, weight loss, Wellbeing.
Tags: diets, Health Direct, IVF, maternity, obese, pregnancy, Sexual health, weight loss
Cases of gonorrhoea have jumped by 25 per cent in onee year, new official figures show- prompting criticism of the Government’s ‘safe sex’ message for teenagers.The new statistics from the Health Protection Agency show there were almost 21,000 new diagnoses of the disease in England in 2011, up from just under 17,000 in 2010. Dr […]
Posted: September 26th, 2012 under Care Professionals, Doctors, Health Professionals, Hygiene, Mixed Sex, Pregnancy, Preventable Crisis, Quangoes, Sexual Health, Social Health, Uncategorized.
Tags: Doctors, Health, Hygiene, pregnancy, preventable crisis, Quangos, Sexual health