Ebert Cawood

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One hundred and forty-one women, aged 40-60 years, recruited from the community were assessed with an initial interview, plus four interviews at intervals of 1 week and blood samples. The objective was to investigate the determinants of sexuality and well-being in this sample. Measures included interview ratings of sexual function, Frenken Sexual Experience(More)
An increase in the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis) is frequently associated with major depression. During the premenstrual phase of their reproductive cycle some women experience depressive mood changes that are proposed to be of similar intensity to that experienced during periods of major depression. This study examined the(More)
BACKGROUND A previous European study found a longer time to pregnancy (TTP) among fertile women from Paris compared with women from other Western European countries. A co-ordinated, cross-sectional study of pregnant couples from Denmark (Copenhagen), France (Paris), Scotland (Edinburgh) and Finland (Turku) was therefore undertaken to assess differences in(More)
Sasol, an integrated energy and chemicals company based in South Africa, leads the world in producing liquid fuels from natural gas and coal. Sasol faces many challenges, such as stricter fuel specifications, fluctuating oil and gas prices, and unique developing-world issues. Historically, the petrochemical industry based business decisions on average(More)
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is effective in alleviating vasomotor symptoms but the effect on psychological symptoms is less clear. This study aimed to compare the psychological effects of two regimens of HRT in perimenopausal women in a randomized, initially double-blind, controlled trial. Thirty-eight women reporting climacteric symptoms were(More)
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