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Contraception shortage ‘causing utter chaos’

Contraception shortage ‘causing utter chaos’

Health
A shortage of contraception is causing chaos and risks unplanned pregnancies and abortions, doctors are warning. Leading sexual health experts have written to ministers warning that the supply shortage is beginning to lead to serious problems across the UK.A number of daily pills and a long-acting injectable contraceptive are thought to be affected.The problem follows a shortage of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women last year.But there are signs that those supply difficulties might soon start to be resolved as a key ingredient is now being manufactured again.It is currently unclear what has caused the contraception shortages.Drug firm Pfizer first reported supply problems with Sayana Press, which provides three months' protection and can be ...
Stroke consultant shortage ‘hurtling towards crisis’

Stroke consultant shortage ‘hurtling towards crisis’

Health
Almost half of hospitals have a shortage of specialist stroke consultants, new figures suggest. One charity fears "thousands of lives" will be put at risk unless action is taken, with others facing the threat of a lifelong disability.In 2016, Alison Brown had what is believed to have been at least one minor stroke.But non-specialist doctors at different hospitals repeatedly told her she did not have a serious health condition. One even described it as an ear infection."I kept telling my dad, 'If I don't wake up, I love you,' because I knew there was something wrong," she tells the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme, having left hospital in a wheelchair.Ten months later, aged 34, she had a bilateral artery dissection - a common c...
There’s a looming shortage of financial advisors. How today’s professionals can help prevent it

There’s a looming shortage of financial advisors. How today’s professionals can help prevent it

Finance
From left, Utah Valley University students Colton Peck, Doug Macdonald and McKenna Jacobsen. Together, they took first place in the Financial Planning Challenge at the Financial Planning Association's annual conference in Minneapolis last week.Utah Valley UniversityWhen Colton Peck started school at Utah Valley University, he was set on being an accountant.But after taking a few accounting courses, he realized he did not like it. Then, he saw a presentation on the school's personal financial planning program and decided to give it a shot."I took the intro to financial planning course and absolutely loved it," Peck said. The career, he said, includes one important element that accounting didn't: the ability to help people.Now, Peck, 23, will be graduating in December with a degree in person...
HRT: UK faces shortage for menopausal women

HRT: UK faces shortage for menopausal women

Health
Women going through the menopause are facing a national shortage of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).Many of the most commonly prescribed forms of HRT, which helps deal with the symptoms of the menopause, are out of stock in some pharmacies.The Department for Health and Social Care said it was aware of "ongoing supply issues" due to "manufacturing delays".A spokesperson said alternative HRT products were available.Affected patients should discuss alternatives with their doctor, they said, adding that the government was working closely with suppliers to "maintain the overall flow of medicines to patients".Several women have told to the BBC how they have been affected, with one saying she feels "absolutely devastated" and another ...
As a financial advisor shortage looms, college programs look to help fill the talent gap

As a financial advisor shortage looms, college programs look to help fill the talent gap

Finance
When Julie Penwell graduates from Central Washington University this spring, she plans to pursue the career she has been dreaming about since she was 15-years-old — that of a personal financial planner.Penwell decided to pursue the profession after a high school financial planning class gave her what she describes as "base level financial literacy" and an insatiable desire to learn more.Now, she is studying for the exam to become a certified financial planner, while working two jobs and serving as the president of her school's Personal Financial Planning Club.Julie Penwell, 21, plans to pursue a career in financial planning after she graduates from Central Washington University this spring.Alex Horning, ABH Studios "You get to work with people and help them meet their goals," Penwell said...