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Sharing experiences boosts new parents’ confidence

In support of Postnatal Depression Awareness Week (16-22 November), Jean Hailes for Women’s Health wants women and men to know that discussing their experiences following the birth of a baby can help them become confident parents.

Important window for health after menopause

A report on women’s health released by the International Menopause Society to mark World Menopause Day on 18 October reveals that the first 10 years post menopause is the ideal time for women to improve the quality of their lives for later years.   

Anxiety - tops mental health disorders for women

While depression affects one in five women, anxiety is more widespread with one in three women experiencing anxiety at some time in their life. The ABS reports that anxiety affects over 2 million people aged 16-85 years, with the majority being women.

How to nurture your mind and brain for better memory

Ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21 experts from Jean Hailes for Women’s Health remind women to nurture their mind and brain for the best chance of keeping healthy, both physically and mentally.

Secret women’s business: time to bust the myths

This year on International Gynaecological Awareness Day (celebrated worldwide on September 10) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health ‘lifts the lid’ on secret women’s business by busting some common held myths.

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. 

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