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The Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia is a not-for-profit body formed to promote education and research in the area of pelvic pain.
Known for years as the “career woman’s disease” based on the idea that women without children develop disease in their reproductive organs, endometriosis is a painful condition thought to affect one in ten women worldwide.
In this latest Medical Observer article, obstetrician gynaecologist Dr Eve Gaughan, covers the risk factors associated with ovarian cancer, and highlights the issues and limitations of current screening measures.
Green smoothies are an easy and popular way to include highly nutritious green leafy vegetables into your day. They are ideal for people who are not eating the recommended five vegetables and two fruit a day.
The What Were We Thinking blog follows the experiences of new parents across Australia. The blog is based on the What Were We Thinking program, an evidence-based intervention developed and run by the Jean Hailes Research Unit. This program teaches new mothers and fathers both practical skills for settling babies and ideas to help them adjust to changes in their relationship that can come with parenthood.
Detecting and managing subclinical thyroid disorders is challenging in midlife women. In this article, Cynthia A. Stuenkel, Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California, presents the research findings and identifies some handy practice points for Health Professionals.
In this video, dietitian Terrill Bruere, gives a fresh approach to lifestyle and diet advice for the management of PCOS. Terrill explains that your weight isn’t a simple equation of energy in = energy out. She talks through trigger points for emotional eating, and explores the issues of dieting, while giving practical tips throughout.
This crumble is made using macadamia nut oil which is rich in monounsaturated fats (the good fats). There is also very little added sugar needed as pears are naturally sweet (and of course the chocolate is too!).
This recipe is equally suited to breakfast on a relaxed Sunday morning or as an after-dinner dessert. The dish is grain-free, there is no added sugar, plus ricotta is high in calcium. Included in the recipe is also a healthy heart version.
This dish uses cinnamon to bring out the sweetness and flavour of lamb. The quinoa salad includes fresh mint, pine nuts, goats feta and roast beetroot to provide important antioxidants, potassium and fibre.
In this short video Dr Elizabeth Farrell, Jean Hailes gynaecologist, presents our recently updated Menopause management GP tool – a new and improved version of our popular Menopause algorithm. Dr Farrell talks through the important points of this evidence-based reference tool, which can be used by GPs and health professionals.
This is a webinar for GPs and Health Professionals presented by Professor Henry Burger Endocrinologist and Jean Hailes Inaugural Patron & Founding Director. Topics of discussion include current statements about menopausal hormone therapy including safety and risk concerns, Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) hormone therapy trials including information on the risk of cardiovascular disease and breast cancer, findings of some recent trials (KEEPS, ELITE) and the lessons learned from the WHI experience.
Dr Sonia Davison writes that androgens are important for cognition in women, explaining that androgen receptors are found in various anatomical locations throughout the brain.
Dr Craig Hassed from Monash University takes us through an exercise in mindfulness to increase feelings of relaxation and calm. Duration: 8 mins.
This video features Dr Craig Hassed from Monash University who explains that mindfulness is both a way of meditating as well as a way of living - living with awareness and in the present moment.