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Health 10 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Pregnancy after 40

About 75% of pregnancies in women above the age of 40 years are unplanned. DR MILTON LUM writes.

Health 26 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

Staying healthy

Keeping healthy with a positive lifestyle has a significant impact on health. Women in their late 30s and 40s can make lifestyle changes that will lower their risk of health problems when they get older. The perimenopause stage is a good time to pay more attention to health.

Health 15 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Life during menopause

The ovaries produce the female hormones, oestrogen and progesterone, which exert their effects on the reproductive tract by playing a significant role in ovulation, implantation, maintenance of pregnancy, childbirth and breast feeding.

Health 01 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Changes with age

The biological changes associated with menopause do not occur in isolation but against a background of age-related changes in all the body systems of a woman.

Health 15 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Menopausal changes

DR MILTON LUM explains the physical changes women will experience during midlife.

Health 01 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

All about menopause

THE menopause is a natural event that occurs in all women. It is the permanent cessation of periods (menstruation) as a result of the loss of activity of the ovaries and can only be said to have occurred only after 12 months without spontaneous menstruation.

Health 21 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Absolutely menopausal

'Natural' menopause usually occurs in the late 40s or early 50s, but it can also be caused by surgical removal of both ovaries (bilateral oophorectomy), or by some chemotherapies that destroy ovarian function. In this case, it can be classified as induced menopause.

Health 30 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tai chi may boost shingles immunity

Participation in the slow-motion martial arts programme known as I>tai chi chih/Imay help older people battle shingles.

Lifestyle 28 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stark statistics

UNDER the age of 35, the miscarriage rate is 10-16%. By 40 it has risen to 25% and by 47 is as high as 50%.