50+ & life

MHRA seeking views on accessing medicines for women – Health Article

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is looking to speak to women to discuss the reclassification of medicines used for hormone replacement and oral contraception from prescription-only to medicines that can instead be purchased under the supervision of a pharmacist. They are looking for women: Aged over 18 Who use oral contraceptives And/or are experiencing menopause Why take part? You will have the opportunity to reflect your personal experiences and ensure the patient voice is heard when safety…

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Key findings of the Health Profile for England report – Health Article

Emma Hammett A qualified nurse, author and first aid trainer with over 30 years’ healthcare and teaching experience The Health Profile for England report was published in September 2018 and is a comprehensive report covering life expectancy, major causes of death, mortality trends, child health, inequality in health, wider determinants of health and current health protection issues. The data and evidence contained with this plan will be used to help shape the forthcoming NHS long term plan and has been instrumental in…

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder – talkhealth Blogtalkhealth Blog – Health Article

Never Enough: The Narcissist’s Insatiable Curse If you have gotten to know a person with narcissism, you are bound to recall how you felt during and after your interactions with them. Not all narcissists are alike. But the term does capture a specific set of traits that are similar in people who are cursed by this fragile, but seemingly bombastic personality disorder. A good working definition of this condition is found on Drugs.com. “Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder…

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Genes & depression, mobile phones & children, meat consumption and talkhealth’s FREE well-being programme’s launched! – Health Article

This week in health (8 February 2019) some of the key stories are summarised below. And to help with your overall health and well-being, we’ve launched mywellbeing this week – a FREE support programme for anyone wanting to improve their physical and mental well-being. 100 genes linked to depression, say scientists An international study led by Edinburgh University has found there are 100 genes linked to depression. The study followed 2 million people in 20 different countries. Scientists discovered variations in…

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