The Link between HRT and Breast Cancer

This morning’s breaking news that using combined oestrogen and progesterone HRT can increase the risk of developing breast cancer will not be welcomed by the many women who were previously reassured by NICE’s much publicised announcement earlier this year that there was “no increased risk” of cancer for those using HRT.

This not the first time that researchers have found a link between the use of HRT and serious health issues such as ovarian cancer and stroke. But now, new findings by the Institute of Cancer Research and Breast Cancer Now suggest the original risk of developing breast cancer was actually underestimated. 

Learn more here.

August 04, 2021 —

Evening Primrose, the occasional visitor.

Evening Primrose, as well as being a very pretty flowering plant, has long been used for the health benefits of its oil. Known often as EPO, it is sold as a supplement on its own and is also included in OTC fish-oil products such as EFAMOL, Eye-Q and Eskimo.

Learn more about it here.

August 03, 2021 —

Herbal Contraceptives

Is there such a thing as a natural contraceptive? We explore the herbs used in historical times.

Find out here.

August 03, 2021 —