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Diagnosing menopause

NICE considers HRT to be first line treatment for menopausal symptoms. Lifestyle advice is central in managing symptoms. Also, remember that, after the menopause, the risk of...

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Latest alternative truth on breast cancer prevention - setting the record straight

NICE produced clear guidance on this in 2013 that states that the role of primary care is to identify women at moderate or high risk and refer them to clinical genetics. Tamoxifen and raloxifene...

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Do you delegate effectively?

Delegation uses similar communication skills to clinical consultations. The more time you invest upfront, the better the outcome will be. When delegating a task, it is important to check who you...

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What are the treatment options for premature ejaculation?

What treatment can you offer him that works? And is the new drug dapoxetine really the answer?

Click below to see our summary of a DTB review of treatment options for premature...

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Assisting patients prompted by 'Time to Talk Day' 2017

Time to Change has run the Time to Talk Day for some years. Its goal is to “bring the nation together to get talking and break the silence around mental health problems”. It says “conversations...

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Second malignancies in the survivors of cancer

What does this mean in practice?

  • We should have a lower threshold for the investigation of new red flag symptoms in cancer survivors.
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PCOS, fertility and pregnancy. What are the risks, and does metformin help?

Weight loss has been shown to improve fertility in women with PCOS. Women with a prenatal diagnosis of PCOS should be encouraged to lose weight and have their lipids, glucose tolerance and blood...

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