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Selected articles

We are delighted to bring you some selected articles from Midlife Matters e-magazine. Articles will appear here from the previous edition over time - if you would like to receive your own copy via e-mail (to get them 'hot off the press'), just drop us an e-mail and we will add you to the circulation list.

HRT and menopause - an update

Professor Talaulikar presents an online update on HRT and menopause (video presentation), packed with up-to-date, balanced and research-backed information
02-Feb-2024


The battle for equality in women’s heart health

A male-oriented vision is still present in almost all fields of healthcare, leading to many misunderstood diseases in women and the persistent misperception of symptoms, says Professor Angela Maas
10-Sep-2020



Busting HRT confusion

What is the difference between oral and trans-dermal oestrogen in terms of safety protocol and why are micronised progesterone or the Mirena coil the preferred options if women need progesterone?
01-Sep-2020


Vaginal Atrophy (GSM)

What is Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM - the medical term now used to describe Vaginal Atrophy), how would a woman know and what can we do about it? Dr Vikram Talaulikar discusses this unpleasant condition
15-Jun-2020



The penis - what everyone should know

Half of the world's population has one, the other half may sometimes come into contact with one. However, most people know very little about the penis. Professor Dr Piet Hoebeke answers those questions you were afraid to ask
01-Jun-2020


Alzheimer's and HRT

With twice as many women than men suffering with Alzheimer's, what it the latest evidence in terms of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and protection? Dr Vikram Talaulikar and Professor Isaac Manyonda clarify things
26-May-2020



Obesity, diabetes and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many worries to us all, but those with diabetes and a higher BMI have been disproportionally hit by the severity of the effects of the virus. Dr Paul Ettlinger of the London General Practice discusses the evidence
23-May-2020


Vulval and vaginal cancers

Vulval and vaginal cancers are rare. Professor Isaac Manyonda and Dr Vikram Talaulikar talk about symptoms and how they are treated
01-Mar-2020



Pancreatic cancer

It is essential to raise awareness of this cancer, as it has the lowest survival rate amongst all major cancers. Only 1% of patients with pancreatic cancer survive for 10 years or more following their diagnosis, says Dr Sanjay Mehta
10-Feb-2020


Gynaecological cancers

'Gynaecological cancer' refers to the five cancers that start in a woman's reproductive system. Professor Manyonda and Dr Talaulikar consider womb and cervical cancer.
01-Jun-2019



The prostate and prostate cancer

The prostate can be affected by cancer, so it is important to be aware of where it is, how to check and what to do. Dr Ettlinger of the London General Practice, talks about possible problems and solutions
20-May-2019


Fibroids - some useful information

Fibroids are non-cancerous growths from the muscle of the uterine wall. Professor Manyonda and Dr Talaulikar discuss when they need treatment and how they are treated
01-Mar-2019





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