Do contraceptives cause weight gain?

A significant proportion of reproductive-age women use CHCs.

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Overcoming endocrine resistance in patients with aggressive/metastatic breast cancer

Advanced or metastatic BCa (ABCa) occurs in about 6%–10% of newly diagnosed cases and many patients go on to develop…

Cervical cancer challenges in sub-Saharan Africa

The burden of cervical cancer is far more severe in developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, despite large-scale vaccination and…

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The role of CDK4/6 inhibition in breast cancer

This article was reviewed by Prof Bernardo Rapoport, Specialist Physician and Medical Oncologist the Medical Oncology Centre of Rosebank (Johannesburg),…

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Contemporary approach to early and advanced BCa – Technical tips learnt that might help you in your practice

The Helen Joseph Hospital (HJH) breast unit provides world-class breast care to the women of Johannesburg, elsewhere in South Africa…

Menstrual-cycle regularisation in abnormal uterine bleeding

Abnormal uterine bleeding – ovulatory dysfunction (AUB-O) is a subtype of AUB which has been newly classified by the International…

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Controlling the negative aspects of pregnancy: A focus on heartburn

By the third trimester of pregnancy, three quarters of women will suffer from heartburn. It can occur in up to…

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Distinguishing the most common vaginal infection

Vaginal infections can have a substantial negative impact on a woman’s quality of life. 

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Individualised approach to menopause recommended by guidelines

The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study, the largest study of menopause hormone therapy (MHT), raised concerns about the increased risk…

Oocyte ageing: Implications and options

Compared to other organs, a woman’s reproductive system is one of the first to show the hallmarks of ageing.

Perinatal world of biomarkers related to pre-eclampsia

Now that many of the fundamentals of our understanding of preeclampsia has been challenged, the race is on to identify…

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Webinar replay: Pre-eclampsia – The Past, Present and Future

Medical Chronicle recently hosted a webinar presented by Prof Mushi Matjila, sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific. 

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Egg timer testing

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that women should be made aware that their window to conceive may…

Counting eggs

Women who opt to postpone motherhood should be made aware of the increasing risks involved such as an increase in…

Bleeding disorders in women

Women can and do have bleeding disorders. Despite long-standing misconceptions about bleeding disorders in women, women’s voices and experiences are…

Common misconceptions about breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy

Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancers among women in South Africa, affecting one in 28 women. AUTHOR: Professor Donald Hudson,…

The role of nutritional supplementation in infertility

Infertility affects around 10% to 15% of couples globally and can have a devastating impact on the quality of life…

99% of deaths due to pre-eclampsia occur in LMICs

About 800 women die every day from problems related to pregnancy and childbirth. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) are the…

Fertility preservation: Sooner rather than later

Between 1950 to 2017, total fertility rates have decreased by almost 50%. According to the 2020 Global Burden of Disease…

The benefits of supplementation in pregnancy

During pregnancy, the immune system changes so that it can protect both mother and baby from disease. Different parts of…