Five ways to impress a woman

It can be very confusing for men in this day and age when it comes to how to impress the female species. Back in the olden days, men were expected to be gentlemen, opening doors for women and pulling out their chairs. Now with the metrosexual era in full swing, many men have no idea how to treat a woman or what will impress them. Will they find me opening the door for them sexist? If I offer to hold their heavy bag am I discriminating? It can be very difficult for young men today to connect with women and feel happy and confidant doing so. Below are a few helpful tips when it comes to impressing women. Be yourself There is no point pretending to be something you are not in order to … [Read more...]

Why is sterilisation important for babies?


Sterilisation is a very important process, used in various different industries and also in the home. Sterilisation helps to prevent the development and spread of harmful infections and allows medical professionals to re-use instruments and equipment without passing on infections and illnesses. Sterilisation is very important for babies because their immune systems are not fully developed, which ultimately means that they are vulnerable to illnesses. Without sterilising units, infections such as gastroenteritis would be much more common and many babies could lose their lives. Sterilisation is recommended for the first year of a baby’s life. During this time their bottles, dummies and … [Read more...]

All you need to know about gynaecologists

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Gynaecology is now combined with obstetrics. Consultants who specialise in these fields are known as gynaecologists and obstetricians, and it should be known that it is not only women doctors who work in this area. Obstetrics and gynaecology are concerned with the detection, diagnosis and treatment of conditions and problems that affect the female reproductive system, disease that are specific to women and the care of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby. What does the role of the gynaecologist involve? The work of obstetricians and gynaecologists is varied and interesting; in many cases, gynaecologists work in close co-operation with other medical professionals, including urologists, … [Read more...]

History of women in healthcare


Historically, medicine has been a profession dominated by males, but over the course of the last century, the number of women pursuing a career in medicine has increased significantly and in the next ten years, women doctors are set to outnumber male doctors for the first time in history. Until the late 1800’s, all doctors working in the UK were male; however, after campaigns and high profile cases such as that of Dr Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson, an act was finally passed to allow women to train as doctors in 1876. Initially, women doctors were ridiculed by their male counterparts and many found it very difficult to cope with the additional challenge of coping with male colleagues; however, … [Read more...]

Metal Braces vs. Ceramic Braces


Modern dentistry has seen the rise of many materials used to construct braces. Two of the most popular options that a patient has to choose from are ceramic braces and normal, metal braces. Choosing which one you want is up to you and your orthodontist. One of the pros of having ceramic braces is that they blend in well with the existing teeth. For people who are worried about how they might look in braces, this can be a deciding factor. For Invisalign patients, this is also a key concern. While the ceramic will not stain, sometimes the plastic ligatures will stain. Ceramic braces are also more expensive than metal braces. They are also larger. Finally, straightening teeth with ceramic … [Read more...]