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CLKD

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"Grace"
« on: July 14, 2018, 07:33:53 PM »

Surprised that this hasn't yet been mentioned as it has been endorsed by Louise Newson.

Developed by Peter Astbury it is a device that helps to relieve night sweats and hot flushes.

"weekend Guardian" July 2018
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Shadyglade

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Re: "Grace"
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 08:21:15 PM »

Not heard of that one. Does it work.
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Kathleen

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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2018, 08:28:37 AM »

Hello ladies.

The article appears in  The Guardian Weekend magazine as a paid content piece.   Grace is a wristband that contains heat sensors so that when a hot flush is detected a cooling tile is activated which is supposed to reverse the flush. The wristband has been developed by a design student as part of a design and health technology competition.

I don't want to rain on anyone's parade but this is basically an advert for a device that has no scientific basis. The designer claims that cooling the wrist will retrain the hypothalamus and turn off the flush but it hasn't been put to the test plus this item hasn't been endorsed by Louise Newson, the copy writer has merely included some quotes from her about the menopause in general, a technique often used in advertising to appear to  give products legitimacy.

Wishing everyone well.

K.

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Dotty

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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2018, 08:30:07 AM »

Hi Kathleen - I’ve been doing some research too and can’t see that it’s been endorsed by Louise Newson. The device is not in production yet. 

I hope it works xx
« Last Edit: July 15, 2018, 08:33:22 AM by Dotty »
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CLKD

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Re: "Grace"
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2018, 01:43:34 PM »

The device is being trialled.  It think from what I read there will be 'research' eventually. 
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Shadyglade

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Re: "Grace"
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2018, 04:06:44 PM »

Could help possibly but so might a cold flannel.

We will see.
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CLKD

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Re: "Grace"
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2018, 04:37:51 PM »

A cold flannel will be quicker.  Wonder why a young lad is interested in menopause and who he spoke with?  Never approached me .........
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2018, 05:03:29 PM »

He should get in touch with us!
We could tell him a few things....
Make his hair curl.........lol
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CLKD

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Re: "Grace"
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2018, 05:04:09 PM »

Send him an e-mail perhaps?  But men aren't allowed on here  :-\
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CLKD

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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2018, 09:55:59 AM »

This morning I read the article again:

"As Newson - who was one of the judges for the Perimenopause Challenge catergory  ........ "

2018 winner of the category, Peter Astbury who has women willing to be involved as research participants: anyone up for it?
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