Early diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer is vital

Breast cancer treatments Since 2008, there has been a 22% increase in new breast cancer diagnosis.2 Even with the rise, the

Obs and Gynae Society intervenes to improve quality of women’s health in SA

“The implementation of the BetterGyn programme means that we will have covered the entire spectrum of women’s health issues and

Twin pregnancy: answers from an expert

DO TWINS SHARE A PLACENTA AND AN AMNIOTIC SAC? “While some twins may share a placenta and an amniotic sac,

Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers

Breastfeeding has previously been shown to reduce the risk of postpartum depression and the risk of certain cancers in women.

ECHO study brings good and bad news

A member of the five-person ECHO management committee that leads the ECHO Study, Prof Rees said, “After decades of uncertainty,

Circumcision lowers STI risk in women – study

Male circumcision may help reduce women’s risk of contracting various sexually transmitted diseases as well as cervical cancer, according to

C-sections deadliest in Africa

The finding that C-sections were 50 times deadlier for African women, made headlines across the world when the Maternal and

Breastfeeding with cleft lip or palate

Fluid moves during infant feeding because of changes in pressure. The lips form a seal around the nipple/teat. The nipple/teat

Osteoporosis: bone health following menopause

Typically strong and resilient in childhood, bones have a dense, ivory-like outer casing or cortex, enclosing an inner core (also

Tshemba Foundation fights cancer in rural South Africa

Tshemba is dedicated to promoting women’s health and places medical volunteers where they are needed at clinics in the Limpopo area, including the Hlokomela Women’s Clinic.

Losing desire

Right now, not wanting sex is the most common sexual problem of all for women as well as for increasing numbers of men.

The truth about hormone therapy

Dr JoAnn Pinkerton, the executive director of the North American Menopause Society and Professor of Gynaecology at the University of Virginia, shares some interesting views on hormone therapy and its role in women’s health.