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HRT and breast cancer risk: the bogeyman in perspective

In this article Professor Isaac Manyonda, Consultant Gynaecologist, looks in more detail at HRT and the risk of breast cancer. It can be argued that 'the big C' - breast cancer - is a major determinant of whether women take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or not. Yes, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the developed world, accounting for 30% of all cancers in these women. And as we approach October, breast cancer awareness month, this fact is ever more pertinent.
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Bunions: Symptoms and causes

The term ‘bunion’ refers to a bony bump at the base of your big toe. While many people will be familiar with what a bunion looks like, not many people know what the causes and symptoms of a bunion are. In our latest blog post, Mr Amit Amin, Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, takes a closer look.

Exercising and injury: tips on how to prevent common injuries

For many people who play sports or are regularly active, one concern is how to avoid injury or reduce the risk of injury. Injury can occur in any sport, however, for most people the benefit to physical and mental health from exercising outweighs the risk of injury.