Women’s Health
When menstrual periods go on and on

When menstrual periods go on and on

Most women experience heavy menstrual bleeding at some time in their lives. It’s often just a temporary inconvenience, but you need to know when and why it becomes a cause for concern. There are two types of abnormal bleeding – the first is prolonged bleeding (for more than six months) and the second is sudden and severe […]

Overcoming anemia with a healthy diet

Overcoming anemia with a healthy diet

Could you be suffering from iron-deficiency anemia? It’s extremely common but, fortunately, also easy to treat. Worldwide, anemia is a serious public health problem, with pregnant women, babies and children most affected. In fact, it’s the most common nutritional deficiency in the world. And yet it’s something that can be managed effectively with a healthy diet and good […]

Are you a relationship addict?

Are you a relationship addict?

If you feel incomplete without a partner in your life, you could be a relationship addict. Learn more. Do you feel completely at sea when you’re not in a relationship? Would you rather be in an unhappy relationship, than be single? Do you compromise your own values to ensure acceptance by others? Do you feel guilty when you […]

Research supports why ‘breast is best’

Research supports why ‘breast is best’

We’ve all heard that “breast is best”. But why, exactly, is breastfeeding so much better than formula feeding? Breastfeeding continues to be encouraged around the globe, and rightfully so. Medical experts and health authorities agree that the benefits are simply too great to ignore. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) says breastfeeding is one of the most […]

10 cervical cancer myths

10 cervical cancer myths

Discover the truth behind a few common cervical cancer myths. With 500 000 new cases diagnosed annually, cervical cancer is not only one of the most common cancers to affect women worldwide; it’s also one of the most misunderstood. How much do you know about cervical cancer? This week is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (17 to […]

The lowdown on emotional infidelity

The lowdown on emotional infidelity

Infidelity isn’t necessarily only sexual – it can be emotional too. And yes, this can make a relationship suffer. Your husband’s friend Angela has just phoned again. For the third time this week. And while you’re slaving away in the kitchen, you hear them laughing on the telephone and your hackles rise. Are you being unreasonable and petty, as you […]

Are those skinny jeans irritating your vagina?

Are those skinny jeans irritating your vagina?

Skinny jeans are trendy and sexy. But, according to the experts, they may be bad for your vagina. The anatomy of the vagina is complicated – it’s a delicate organ that consists of all kinds of sensitive tissues, membranes and fibres. For most women (and their partners!) the health of their vagina is non-negotiable. We have covered […]

Living with urinary incontinence

Living with urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a common condition among Australians, and one that can cause significant discomfort and stress. Here’s some helpful tips for living with urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence (UI), which entails involuntary urine loss, is a distressing condition that can have a major effect on your quality of life, psychological wellbeing, social functioning and physical health. In Australia, an estimated […]