1. How will I know when my menopause begins? Dr Louise Newson (menopausedoctor.co.uk) admits that despite being a menopause specialist, she didn’t recognise her own symptoms for months. “I was tired, irritable, down, forgetful, unmotivated and my migraines were getting worse,” she says. “My joints ached and I was sleeping terribly. I just put it down to working too hard.” Many women tell similar stories of symptoms they had chalked up to other things, such as ageing, stress and overwork. Only in retrospect do they realise they were probably perimenopausal. Common signs of perimenopause (the time leading up to the menopause) tend to be periods becoming increasingly erratic – lighter or heavier, more frequent or widespread and generally more irregular until they stop completely. Feeling uncharacteristically anxious and finding it increasingly difficult to concentrate and remember stuff can also be key signs. You can only really diagnose yourself as … [Read more...] about Ten questions about menopause that all women should be asking from libido to HRT
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A mother battling ovarian cancer was told she had just hours to live - but she defied doctors and has gone on to marry the love of her life. Madeleine Wickett, 64, was diagnosed in May 2018 but during the summer months, her health deterioated. After she responded badly to a dose of chemotherapy treatment, doctors feared her body was shutting down, Essex Live reports. Her daughter Melissa told how the Chelmsford family were pulled into a side room and told 'your mum is not going to make it, I'm really sorry she only has hours to live'. The family say doctors kept telling them they were waiting 'for her heart to stop working' and stopped all medicine and pain killers. But Madeleine fought on and recovered, leaving staff dumbfounded and leading them to call her an 'enigma', the family says. While the mum was being treated in hospital, her family refused to leave her side and her children, as well as her now-husband, Ray, slept beside her. And after she was discharged, Madeleine phoned … [Read more...] about Mum told she had hours to live but defied doctors and married love of her life
Produced by Josh Yager [This story previous aired on June 3, 2017. It was updated on Feb. 23, 2019] Nicole Lovell, 13, may have thought she was communicating with a friend on the Kik chat app. Instead, she may have found her killer. With a few swipes on her smartphone, Lovell became a victim of the occasionally dangerous world of anonymous online friending, where predators hunt for victims by using fake names and profiles. "48 Hours" investigates the murder of Nicole Lovell, the case against an unusual suspect and his unlikely accomplice, and the hidden dangers of connecting online. "It's no longer a situation where you worry about your child meeting a stranger in the park," says Pamela Casey, District Attorney in Blount County, Ala., tells correspondent Peter Van Sant. "You really need to worry about the stranger your child's meeting on the phone you gave them for Christmas. This is the new crime of our time." Tammy Weeks [at her daughter's grave]: Every morning … I … [Read more...] about Nicole Lovell murder: Was a Virginia teen lured to her death through a smartphone app?
Why we want to support other mums in crisis BelfastTelegraph.co.uk When your child is fighting for their life in hospital, the support of staff and other parents can be a lifeline. Mothers Shauna McDevitt and Annie Mitchell, both from Londonderry, tell Lisa Smyth about watching their daughters suffer serious illness and how a parents’ group at Altnagelvin helped them. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/why-we-want-to-support-other-mums-in-crisis-37688784.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37688780.ece/15d6d/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-08_lif_47019142_I2.JPG Email When your child is fighting for their life in hospital, the support of staff and other parents can be a lifeline. Mothers Shauna McDevitt and Annie Mitchell, both from Londonderry, tell Lisa Smyth about watching their daughters suffer serious illness and how a parents’ group at Altnagelvin helped them. 'The group allows parents of children with complex needs to talk to each … [Read more...] about Why we want to support other mums in crisis
Even an average year in Liverpool is packed with exciting events to attend - most of them family-friendly and many of them free. And 2019 is no different. It's true that 2018 will be a hard act to follow - 12 special months of the city marking 10 years since Capital of Culture with Giants shutting down the city centre, Red Bull transforming the Strand into a racetrack, the Tall Ships regatta and the Terracotta Warriors drawing crowds of millions to Liverpool. But we live in no ordinary city, so while you may not witness a 9ft-tall dog stealing sausages on the city's streets there will still be plenty to thrill, move and entertain you this year. Here are just 25 of the things we're looking forward to in 2019. Add yours in the comments section. 1. See Anfield's first gig in a decade It will be Anfield's first music concert in 10 years - and the stadium is kicking off in style with Bon Jovi. The band's This House is Not for Sale tour will be their first in the UK in six years - they … [Read more...] about Liverpool 2019 bucket list