News – September 2019

'The Big M' - Menopause Survey

'The Big M' is a survey created by one of Dr Newson's patients, Kate Irvine, and is designed to gather information from perimenopausal and menopausal women concerning their experience with the symptoms and treatment of menopause. Read on for more information and to take part in the survey...

Published: 25th September 2019

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'The Big M' Menopause Survey | Newson Health

Guests gather to celebrate the launch of Dr Newson's first book about the menopause

More than 60 guests helped Dr Louise Newson and her team celebrate the launch of her first book, a Haynes manual on Menopause, at a party held at the Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre.

Published: 17th September 2019

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Party held to celebrate launch of menopause manual | Newson Health

Menopause myths exploded at Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival

The Newson Health team and fellow menopause experts and campaigners attended the Queen's Hotel for the Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival on Saturday 14th September, to help women cut through the confusion and discuss symptoms and treatments for the menopause.

Published: 16th September 2019

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Busting Menopause Myths at Cheltenham Wellbeing event | Newson Health

RCOG & BMS say results of recent study are in keeping with current NICE guidelines

The Royal College of Gynaecologists and the British Menopause Society have issued a joint statement in response to the study published in The Lancet shows the risk of breast cancer with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in relation to the type and timing of hormonal intake.

Published: 13th September 2019

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RCOG & BMS respond to Lancet HRT & breast cancer study | Newson Health

Calls for testosterone to be licensed in UK for postmenopausal women

It is 'morally wrong' that testosterone is not licensed in the UK for use by women says Dr Louise Newson.

Published: 12th September 2019

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Calls for testosterone to be licensed for UK women | Newson Health

British Menopause Society uses Freedom of Information Act to question MHRA practices

The British Menopause Society has written to the MHRA under the Freedom of Information Act, to obtain answers to specific questions about their recent recommendations to GPs around the prescribing of HRT.

Published: 10th September 2019

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BMS use FOI Act to question MHRA practices | Newson Health

British Menopause Society responds with serious concerns about MHRA recommendations to GPs

This article contains the letter from the Chairman of the British Menopause Society to the CEO of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in which he raises serious concerns about their issuing of a drug safety alert to GPs suggesting that HRT should be used at the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time.

Published: 10th September 2019

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BMS raises serious concerns with MHRA guidance to GPs | Newson Health

Women 'at risk of becoming suicidal' as HRT shortage worsens

As the HRT shortage rages on, menopause campaigner Diane Danzebrink expresses her fears for the safety of menopausal women unable to obtain their medications.

Published: 9th September 2019

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Women's suicide risk as HRT shortage worsens | Newson Health

HRT availability - brands, ingredients, stock levels & alternatives

Dr Louise Newson has devised a document to help women learn about the different HRT ingredients, brands and doses, and help them better understand the options if their own particular brand or type of HRT is unavailable.

Published: 6th September 2019

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Which HRT is currently available & what else to take | Newson Health

International Menopause Society issues press release in response to Lancet publication HRT & breast cancer claims

The International Menopause society has issued a detailed press release in response to The Lancet's recent publication of a report suggesting an increase in the risks of breast cancer for women taking HRT.

Published: 5th September 2019

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International Menopause Society responds to The Lancet | Newson Health