Keep your hair on, girls! As over half of women experience hair loss after 40, here's the lotions, potions and gadgets to keep your locks long and lustrous | UPDATED: 15:47 GMT, 25 November 2012 It all started when former supermodel Kristen McMenamy graced the cover of Vogue in 2010 sporting improbably long, lustrous grey hair.
How a simple hormone test can reveal early on in pregnancy if women are at risk of miscarriage Measuring a woman's progesterone levels early in pregnancy could indicate if they were likely to reach full-term The test was most accurate when combined with an ultrasound | UPDATED: 15:54 GMT, 28 September 2012 One in three women experience abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding at the start of their pregnancies, which can be symptoms of miscarriage.
Fertility fears for hundreds of women after contraceptive implants go 'missing' inside their bodies Implanon device contains a progesterone-like hormone that is released slowly into the bloodstreamMHRA said there have been reports of problems with inserting and removing the implantOlder women could now be left with no chance of having children | UPDATED: 12:49 GMT, 5 September 2012 Hundreds of women have had their fertility put in jeopardy after a popular contraceptive implant was apparently 'lost' in their bodies.
Depression alert over progesterone-only Pill as doctors are warned to prescribe with caution | UPDATED: 13:50 GMT, 5 August 2012 Women who take the most widely prescribed type of contraceptive pill may be less likely to suffer depression.
Can female sex hormones beat brain damage Doctors believe progesterone may have protective effect Treating brain injuries costs the NHS 1.2 billion a year A major new trial has begun in the UK using the sex hormone progesterone to treat brain injuries. Doctors believe the chemical — usually thought of as a female hormone — may have a protective effect on the brain, reducing swelling and improving mental recovery. Five hospitals are now testing the new approach on patients with traumatic brain injuries caused by road accidents, sports injuries, falls and assaults.
My upside-down baby: Mother spends ten weeks, 24 hours a day, in a tilted bed to avoid miscarriage After suffering two miscarriages Donna Kelly was desperately worried that her next pregnancy would end the same way. So when doctors told her five months into the pregnancy that she was at high risk of losing another baby, she readily agreed to their radical solution. For ten weeks, 24 hours a day, she lay “upside down” in a hospital bed until she gave birth to a healthy daughter, Amelia.
I can”t stop getting pregnant! Mother conceives six times in five years despite using every contraceptive precaution A young mother who has tried every form of contraception possible has baffled doctors by falling pregnant six times in five years. Gemma Potter, 23, has repeatedly conceived despite using condoms, the pill, the coil, progesterone injections and an implant