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As Dr Jim Tsaltas Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon, explains in this Medical Observer article, timely laparoscopic diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis is key to limiting complications.
This recipe is a gluten-free, family friendly way to include more colourful, antioxidant-rich vegetables in your diet.
The pursuit of happiness has reached cult-like status, with scores of self-help books available on everything from learning to love yourself to thinking positively and living honestly. While some may have merits, it is important that advice is also based on some kind of evidence-based research.
Paul Dolan, author of Happiness by Design, is familiar with the rigours of research. He is a professor of behavioural science at the London School of Economics. Dolan approaches his book with an intellectual and engaging break down of not just what makes us happy, but why and how you can improve your levels of satisfaction with yourself and your role in the world.
Dolan provides context by bringing together diverse and extensive research. Simple insights ring true, such as the fact that finding a balance between pleasure and purpose in your pursuits will grant you more happiness.
And one of the keys to happiness? Don’t try too hard to pursue this somewhat-elusive emotion. Focus on the things that make you happy, and try not to get frustrated when you’re not basking in joy.
Natural Remedies is a comprehensive, practical and easy-to-use reference book from one of Australia’s most well-respected Naturopaths. It outlines natural remedies to help with 200 common ailments including the common cold, burns, arthritis, premenstrual tension, infertility and menopause.
There are also strategies for losing weight, boosting the immune system, increasing energy levels and dealing with stress. Each condition is listed alphabetically clearly identifying symptoms, causes and natural cures.
Addressing women’s concerns about OCP side effects early can prevent premature cessation.
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.