Mini Manual Sources: Woman

Sources used in the Woman publication

The MHF is committed to fully participating in NHS England’s Information Standard Scheme for health and social care information. We intend to comply with all aspects and requirements of the Scheme Standard.

A list of sources for the Woman Mini Manual (both the 2015 original and the new edition for 2019) follows:

Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary Heart Disease and lifestyle (box – heart warming facts): 

Oestrogen and Coronary heart disease

Hearts own blood: (description of the heart, angina and heart attack)

‘Classic’ symptoms of a heart attack:

Women’s experience of a heart attack

What goes wrong: Atherosclerosis

What causes it?:


Lowering lipoproteins

Fat chance:

Trans fats (including box):

Breast cancer Introduction:



Breast cancer and men:

What to look out for:

Box: lumps and X-rays

NHS screening:




Other risk factors:

Main types of breast cancer:

Breast screening:

Treating breast cancer:

Targeting, trastuzumab:

Reconstructive surgery

Ovarian cancer

Risk factors:

What to look out for

Causes of ovarian cancer:

Box - That’s NICE:

Diagnosing ovarian cancer:

Best treatment:

Box – getting personal:

Cervical cancer:

Out of sight, out of mind?:


What goes wrong:

Box - Increasing the risk:


Treating cervical cancer:

Box - Get protected, HPV vaccination:

In 2019, we added additional material on:

Eating disorders

Food allergies


Sex, contraception and infections

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