Melanie Reid, who writes a regular Notebook for The Times has highlighted the complex role of the modern day nurse in the NHS: "nurses are so imprisoned by regulation, protocol and fear of getting into trouble that they need all the support they can get to remain human".
In tribute to Jo we would like to run women’s health workshops in her constituency.
Why are women misperceiving their level of risk of developing Coronary artery disease or Breast cancer?
Women’s sanitary products are expressly neither luxurious nor non-essential items. Therefore there is no rationale for imposing any level of tax and the categorisation of such products should reflect this reality.
So says Kathryn Colas of www.simplyhormones.com. She believes that until men begin to understand the list of stressful symptoms that women go through during the menopause, they could end up as a divorce statistic.
Each year about 7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the UK and about 4,300 lose their lives, mainly because they are diagnosed too late. Target Ovarian Cancer has developed a Symptoms Diary app that will help women who are concerned about ovarian cancer record their symptoms and talk to their GP.
We received the following comment from one of the visitors to our website: “I cannot be the only woman that finds this time of life to be horrendous and yet there is little support via the NHS. Would this be the same if the menopause affected men?”.
The Times obituary on June 2nd 2015 for Lord Griffiths, who died aged 91 on May 30, 2015 includes: “Following his appointment in 1980 to the Court of Appeal, he gave the leading judgement against a plea that menstrual tensions could provide a special defence to criminal acts”.