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Midlife sexual function - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 578 KB

Following menopause, many women suffer from a drop in their libido. Open and caring inquiry can help address sexual dysfunction.

Treating perinatal depression & anxiety - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 599 KB 13 November 2018

GPs can help women to recognise the signs and symptoms of perinatal depression and anxiety, and can play a key role in assisting women to recover.

Empowering young women about sexual health - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 146 KB 10 October 2018

Health professionals are in the unique position of being able to empower young women with good information about their bodies and sexual health, and have the potential to do them a great service.

PCOS: A poorly diagnosed syndrome - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 166 KB 11 September 2018

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine condition that can profoundly impact a woman’s life. The latest evidence will assist GPs in caring for women with PCOS.

Detecting elder abuse in women – and what to do about it - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 144 KB 08 August 2018

In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Professor Jane Fisher, clinical psychologist and Finkel Professor of Global Health at Monash University, writes about elder abuse and what clinicians caring for older women can do about it.

What’s new in cervical screening? Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 248 KB 09 July 2018

Dr Lara Roeske, Director of Education and Liaison at Victorian Cytology Services, writes about the changes to the revamped National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP).

Don’t let PMS cramp their style - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 142 KB 12 June 2018

In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Jean Hailes Medical Director Dr Elizabeth Farrell details the four levels of treatment for PMS as well as criteria for diagnosis.

Applying the teach-back tool - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 485 KB 14 May 2018

In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, senior research fellow Alison Beauchamp, discusses the method ‘teach-back’ to improve the health outcomes of a consultation.

Dense breasts - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 701 KB 07 May 2018

In the latest ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Jean Hailes endocrinologist Dr Sonia Davison and specialist surgeon Mr Su-Wen Loh discuss the high-risk and challenging elements of dense breasts.

Let’s not normalise period pain - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 660 KB 19 March 2018

In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Jean Hailes gynaecologist Dr Janine Manwaring discusses endometriosis and pelvic pain.

‘Clean eating’: orthorexia nervosa - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 727 KB 22 February 2018

In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Clinical Psychologist, Gillian Needleman, discusses orthorexia nervosa.

Hidden chemical menace - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 734 KB 30 December 2017

In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Dr Karin Hammarberg, discusses why patients wanting to conceive should avoid endocrine disrupters.

Hearts in need of some TLC - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 761 KB 08 November 2017

In the latest ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Associate Professor Lynne Pressley discusses how many women are unaware of the risk of cardiovascular disease and how to beat it.

How to tackle mastalgia - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 674 KB 06 October 2017

In the latest ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Jean Hailes general practitioner Dr Amanda Newman discusses the differential diagnosis when women present with breast pain.

A simpler fix for fibroids - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 736 KB 15 September 2017

In this Medical Observer article, interventional radiologist and scientific convenor Associate Professor Stuart Lyon discusses the increasing popularity of conservative alternatives to hysterectomies.

Seeking a stress-free existence - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 642 KB 01 August 2017

In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Certified mindfulness trainer and consultant Peter Muizulis discusses mindfulness as a tool for improving health and the evidence that supports it, despite it sometimes appearing to be a fad.

Healthy eating for two - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 565 KB 03 July 2017

In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Jean Hailes research assistant Stephanie Pirotta explains the importance of good nutrition before and after conception and how it affects a woman’s reproductive health and the health of her baby.

Pain and the pelvic floor - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 504 KB 31 May 2017

In this Medical Observer article, Jean Hailes pelvic floor physiotherapist Janetta Webb, explains why some women need help to release their pelvic floor muscles, not strengthen them.

Questions to support new mums - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 593 KB 27 April 2017

In this Medical Observer article, Director of the Jean Hailes Research Unit at Monash University Professor Jane Fisher explains the art of finding out if a woman needs help for postnatal depression.

How to get patients moving - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 587 KB 04 April 2017

In this Medical Observer article, Jean Hailes Head of Translation, Education & Communication, Dr Helen Brown, provides practical advice on helping unmotivated patients change their lifestyle.

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