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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.
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.
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.
Oestrogen plays an important role in regulating mood. Read this Medical Observer article and learn about the important windows of vulnerability that women face at different life stages and how this can inform therapeutic considerations and targeted treatment.
Gestational diabetes carries risks for both the mother and infant. This article in Medical Observer details the important practice points, risk factors and diagnostic criteria for this common health condition.
Read about the tools available to help GPs participate in improving patient health literacy.
Contraceptive use varies by age and culture. This article is an update that outlines women’s choices in Australia.
Few people really understand how memory works, but we do know that without it we no longer feel ourselves.
Around 1.2 million Australians – mostly women – live with osteoporosis.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that anxiety affects over 2 million people aged 16–85 years, the majority being women.
Pelvic pain affects up to 1 in 10 women and is abnormal pain below the belly button.
Incontinence or leakage is more common than most people realise – and it can be easily cured or managed.
What foods really are ‘super’ at different life stages?
It’s important to know that the genes you inherit do not necessarily have to dictate your health.
Contrary to popular myths, growing older isn’t a negative life experience for most people.
Weight gain doesn’t have to be a fact of midlife, but you’ll probably need to work a little harder to avoid excess kilos.
Women with menopausal symptoms may need guidance, given the lure of bioidentical hormones.
An exercise physiologist will aid women with PCOS to engage in workouts vital for their health.
Symptomatic relief from fibroids can often be achieved with minimally invasive treatments.
Diabetes prevention may need different emphasis in women compared to men, depending on age.