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In this article, the Jean Hailes research team explores long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), citing that few Australian women use this method, despite its convenience and effectiveness.
This article from the Australian Continence Foundation’s publication, discusses healthy water intake – how much is enough, and the dangers of drinking too much.
This Australian Financial Review article, written by Jill Margo, discusses the experience of menopause saying that “Menopause can be tough, but women facing it now cut a different figure from that of a generation ago”.
This article provides an overview of dyspareunia and uses a typical case study to illustrate the benefits of a physiotherapeutic approach. As Jean Hailes physiotherapist Janetta Webb explains, a high index of suspicion may assist in the detection and resolution of pain often suffered silently.
How many times do we hear, “Oh it’s just her hormones making her crazy”, or “It’s that time of the month again!”? While hormones are often blamed for mood swings – and we know they play a big role in the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause – what else are hormones responsible for?
Is anger the emotion of our time? Are we becoming more tolerant of angry behaviour? Is anger a necessary skill to survive in an increasingly competitive environment? Is the pay-off worth the physical and psychological costs of ‘living angry’? Is anger always a bad thing; how do women ‘do’ anger and what can we do to manage it?
If you feel like you should be lacing your drinks with kale juice or snacking on chia seeds, you are forgiven because knowing what to eat has become as complex as picking a mobile phone plan. Although TV programs like MasterChef have increased our ‘eating literacy’ so much so that we can now whip up homemade profiteroles and know that confit (pronounced ‘con-fee’) is more than putting on your slippers: the question remains, do we really know what we should be eating?
Over the course of our lives, our bodies, sexual needs and in many cases partners, will change. It is helpful to know what you can expect throughout different stages of your life, because having a good sex life plays an important role in your mental and physical health and wellbeing.
A weekly activity diary helps you become more aware of your activity needs and the importance of not trying to fit too much in.
Living Longer Living Stronger is an evidence based program that encourages and supports change in the health and fitness sectors to achieve improved health, quality of life and fitness for people aged over 50 years.
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.