Marion Gluck has been on the frontline of HRT medicine for more than 15 years — a self-described ‘pioneer and firebrand’ whose fierce advocacy of ‘bio-identical’ hormones has drawn critical flak and admiration in equal measure. At 69, she still sees patients every day in the central London clinic she founded in 2007, the first in the UK to offer bio-identical HRT (BHRT). ‘I’m not retiring any time soon. I’m still interested in life and travel, and I still like men,’ she says, laughing. ‘My main mission is the same as it’s always been, which is to give women a fair chance and a choice about how to treat themselves.’ Marion Gluck, 69, (pictured) has penned a new book discussing societal failure to take women’s hormonal health seriously In some ways, mainstream medicine has embraced her early evangelism. In the often deeply confusing world of hormone therapies, bioidentical HRT consists of hormones sourced … [Read more...] about She’s the straight- talking expert on the menopause. Now, in a refreshingly honest new book, DR MARION GLUCK bemoans the uncaring way women are treated and asks: Why ARE so many of us put on happy pills instead of HRT?
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Jim McCants took green tea capsules in a drive to get healthy in middle age. His doctors now say they left him needing an urgent liver transplant, writes the BBC's Tristan Quinn.It should have been one of the happiest days of his life. But Jim McCants looks back on his youngest son's high school graduation with mixed emotions. As he sat down next to his wife Cathleen in the university auditorium, just outside Dallas, Texas, she turned to look at him. "She said 'Do you feel OK?'" Jim recalls. "I said, 'Yeah I feel fine, why?' 'Your face is yellow, your eyes are yellow, you look terrible.' When I looked in the mirror it was shocking." It was shocking partly because Jim, then 50, had been working on improving his lifestyle and losing weight, focusing on eating more healthily and taking regular exercise."My dad had a heart attack at aged 59 and he did not make it," says Jim. "There's a lot that he missed out on with us and I was determined to do what I can to take care of myself as best I … [Read more...] about ‘The food supplement that ruined my liver’
When the secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, takes the floor of the UN general assembly next week, he will address two of the most pressing challenges of our time: poverty and climate change. The debates on these issues are on track to coincide in 2015, a moment that will likely shape international action on climate and development for the next generation. In September 2015, UN negotiators will work towards an agreement on what will come after the millennium development goals (MDGs) expire that year. In Paris, just two months later, negotiators will convene to establish a global climate agreement. The combination of the sustainable development agenda and the international climate agreement will be a defining moment for the UN system – and for the world. The big question is how can we take advantage of this moment to bring greater ambition and coherence to global efforts to tackle climate change and poverty eradication? Reducing poverty and improving human wellbeing are at the core of … [Read more...] about Global efforts to tackle poverty and climate change must come together
A revolution in medical research in Britain is to give academics and the life sciences industry unparalleled access to the cradle-to-grave health records of about 52 million people in England. Studies of NHS records first revealed the dangers of thalidomide; established an association between power lines and childhood leukaemia; showed autism had nothing to do with the MMR vaccine; and more recently highlighted England's poor cancer survival rates, a problem that lay mostly in late diagnosis. The result was a government campaign to raise awareness of early symptoms, such as a cough that lasts more than three weeks, with the aim of saving 5,000 more lives by 2015. Now ministers have overseen the creation of new systems to encourage a surge in studies that draw on public health records. From September GP practices will be encouraged to take part in the scheme, through the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). An uneasy question hung in the air when Britain banned smoking in … [Read more...] about NHS patient records to revolutionise medical research in Britain
Jessie J has revealed she's met Channing Tatum's daughter Everly, eight months after the pair were first rumoured to be dating. In a candid interview with The Times Weekend, the British songstress, 31, gushed that the Hollywood star's only daughter with ex-wife Jenna was 'absolutely lovely,' and didn't feel any fears about meeting her for the first time. Jessie J went onto reveal she would consider adoption or surrogacy to become a mother in the future after doctors told her she was infertile. Exciting: Jessie J has revealed she's met Channing Tatum's daughter Everly, eight months after the pair first started dating When asked whether it was difficult meeting Everly for the first time, Jessie said: 'God no! She's just six and absolutely lovely.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Caroline Flack PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Love Island host, 39, gets... 'She visited his grave before she left for Love Island':... Jack P. Shepherd shares a kiss with stunning bikini-clad... … [Read more...] about Jessie J reveals she’s met Channing Tatum’s ‘absolutely lovely’ daughter Everly… and muses over adoption plans after infertility diagnosis