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Women’s Health Week: positive change starts with confidence

Being confident and believing in yourself can have significant health benefits. Large numbers of women struggle with confidence which may negatively influence their health. Building awareness of the connection between women’s confidence and their health is the focus of the 2014 Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week.

3 steps to stronger, healthier bones

Ahead of Healthy Bones Week (3-10 August), Jean Hailes for Women’s Health reminds women of the importance of looking after their bone health.

Social egg freezing study aims to understand womens’ experiences

Melbourne IVF in collaboration with The Jean Hailes Research Unit at Monash University and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The University of Melbourne, is about to commence a study aiming to explore the experiences of women who have frozen their eggs for non-medical reasons. 

What women spend time worrying about: anxiety, bones and memory

The latest Jean Hailes National Magazine is available now, featuring a range of health issues relevant to Australian women at every life stage. In this issue we focus on understanding the difference between worry and anxiety; remembering that it’s never too late to maintain strong bones; and how to protect and improve our memory and brain function.

Helping women to start those ‘difficult’ conversations

While an estimated 1 in 5 women living in Australia experience sexual violence and 1 in 3 experience physical violence at some point in their lives, women from other cultures living in Australia experience violence at a higher rate.

Ahead of International Women's Day on March 8, Jean Hailes for Women's Health acknowledges that women from all cultures may sometimes need support to deal with difficult situations, including the pressures, anxieties and stresses of raising a family in a new country.

Taking steps to make lifelong change

As Australians buckle down to achieve those New Year resolutions such as giving up alcohol, losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising more or reducing stress, many are finding it hard to stay on the band wagon.

Jean Hailes psychologist and head of translation Dr Mandy Deeks says while people may recognise they need to make changes in their life, in reality it can be difficult to kick old habits and stay motivated.

Try saying it with condoms!

No one wants to think about sexually transmissible infections on Valentine's Day, but the day is a great opportunity to think about how you are keeping yourself safe.

National Condom Day falls on Valentine's Day, February 14, to bring into focus the need for being aware of the risks of contracting an STI, says Jean Hailes gynaecologist Dr Elizabeth Farrell AM.

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