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HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPHY: WHEN SHOULD HRT BE TAKEN TO PREVENT OSTEOPOROSIS?

May 8th, 2009

The important word here is ‘prevent’. At the moment there is no treatment that will significantly replace bone that has been lost Once bone is lost through osteoporosis, it is, for all practical purposes, lost forever. Spinal vertebrae that become deformed through osteoporosis remain deformed forever. If you are at risk of developing a condition [...]

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HYSTERECTOMY: THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS

May 8th, 2009

Women consider having a hysterectomy for reasons such as chronic abdominal pain and excessive bleeding, and because of a doctor’s recommendation. Non-medical reasons may also influence the advice of medical practitioners, and of a woman’s family and friends. According to recent Australian and US studies, a doctor’s advice about hysterectomy may have more influence on [...]

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SLEEPING PILLS: REBOUND INSOMNIA

May 8th, 2009

In the sleep laboratory it is shown that REM sleep occupies about 25 per cent of the time spent in sleep. When a person takes sleeping pills, REM sleep is reduced to 5 or 10 per cent of sleep time, but if the pills are continued for many days the REM component gradually returns to [...]

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