The cause of nose bleeds is not always clear.
More than half of us will have a nose bleed at some point in our life, probably more than once. But why do they actually happen, and are they a cause for concern?
When looking for the right pill, women want to weigh up the cost, safety, efficacy and side effects of the pill.
There are more than 30 different types of contraceptive pills. But brand names such as Microgynon, Levlen, Yaz and Brenda give little indication of the ingredients, dose or who should use them.
Women commonly suppress their period around special events and holidays.
Women on the pill are able to manipulate or suppress their menstrual cycles to have fewer "periods", or to avoid bleeding at important or inconvenient times.
The centuries-long practice of blood letting was finally proven to be ineffective, thanks to clinical trials in the 19th century.
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MEDICAL HISTORIES - The final instalment in our short series discusses the evolution of evidence-based medicine. Like bleeding, doctors’ intuition was a central part of medical practice until it was categorically…