To screen or not to screen

To screen or not to screen

Breast screening has been in the news again. There is mounting evidence that it doesn’t save lives but does result in a lot of unnecessary trauma and treatment. As technology continues to advance it’s likely that doctors will be able to screen for more and more conditions earlier and earlier. And we can already decide to send off our DNA for testing without any discussion or...

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It’s tough being a middle-aged woman with an eating disorder

It’s tough being a middle-aged woman with an eating disorder

Young girls aren’t the only people with eating disorders. Men get them too – and so do women well into middle age. Last year, I had an article on this subject published in Wellbeing magazine. I wrote it because I had both anorexia and bulimia for 12 years from the age of 19. I’m fortunate enough to have reached a stage now where eating is a pleasure rather than a torment but I still – very...

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