Endometriosis – Hope is at Hand

‘Historically, the symptoms of inexplicable chronic pelvic pain have often been attributed to imagined madness, female weakness, promiscuity or hysteria’ Wikipedia on Endometriosis. Fortunately, the tide has turned on this outmoded way of thinking! Modern medicine recognises the painful truth…

Relationships and chronic illness: Can it still be a happy Valentine’s Day?

Chronic illness can take many different forms, and it is not uncommon even for two patients with the same condition to experience different symptoms from one another. However, some common symptoms which affect many people who are chronically ill include…

The Importance of Women in Clinical Research

Clinical research is an area of medicine that tests new medical techniques, drugs and other treatments. Without it, our knowledge of medicine doesn’t improve and the treatments patients are offered for their health problems don’t change. As such it’s an…

Volunteering for Clinical Trials – the patient’s perspective

Volunteering for clinical trials is always something that requires a great deal of thought and it's often motivated by a personal experience of health issues and a desire to prevent problems for others in the future. Shirley Dimblebee is a…

The Role of Medical Research – A Researcher’s Perspective

Medical research is an area that has many different perspectives and questions about it's value to patients. Over the next few months I'm going to be hosting a few interviews with various people who have been involved in medical research…

Why Are Medical Trials Necessary For The Advancement Of Medicine?

Why are medical trials necessary? It's a question that's relatively easy to answer, after all medications cannot be prescribed by doctors unless they have been subjected to clinical trials. Studies are carried out on promising new treatments to provide answers…

Seeking Post-menopausal Females and Sterilised Females via Bilateral Oophorectomy

A new study is coming soon for Post-menopausal Females and Sterilised Females via Bilateral Oophorectomy. Please read the following information carefully. If you are potentially interested in the trial, please respond to this email or call the Covance Clinical Research Recruitment…