the tga’s proposed breast implant ban exposes a litany of failures, and fails to protect women

The TGA’s proposed breast implant ban exposes a litany of failures, and fails to...

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It’s not just women who are the losers following the latest TGA announcement. People with all types of medical devices need better regulatory protection. from www.shutterstock.com The proposed ban on some textured breast implants announced by the Australian...

Health Check: what causes constipation?

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When you’re constipated, you have hard or lumpy stools that are difficult to pass. Shutterstock Most people have experienced being blocked up from time to time, whether it’s while travelling, after taking painkillers, or when...

Why is there a March being organized to support a new Australian play?

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Michael, on the March  Welcome to the Revolution When I was young I remember watching the news and seeing women burning their bras. It was a time when Germaine Greer was clearly our era’s Joan of...
it’s safest to avoid e-cigarettes altogether – unless vaping is helping you quit smoking

It’s safest to avoid e-cigarettes altogether – unless vaping is helping you quit smoking

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The recent vaping-related deaths in the US have brought the issue into the spotlight around the world. From shutterstock.com Health authorities in the United States are investigating 530 cases of lung illness, including seven deaths, reportedly connected to vaping....

Over-the-counter contraceptive pill could save the health system $96 million a year

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More women would favour the pill over less reliable forms of contraception if it was available without prescription. Image Point Fr/Shutterstock For many young women who take the contraceptive pill and don’t experience any side...

Research Check: do we need to worry about glyphosate in our beer and wine?

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Research out of the US tested different varieties of beer and wine for the presence of glyphosate – but there’s lots to consider when interpreting the findings. From shutterstock.com Glyphosate is back in the news...
want to avoid a botched beauty procedure? this is what you need to be wary of

Want to avoid a botched beauty procedure? This is what you need to be...

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Regulation doesn’t cover procedures performed in a beauty salon in the same way it does those performed on the operating table. From shutterstock.com Recent news that more than a dozen cosmetic beauty operators have been...
mums with an intellectual disability already risk family violence and losing their kids. coronavirus could make things worse

Mums with an intellectual disability already risk family violence and losing their kids. Coronavirus...

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KieferPix/Shutterstock The coronavirus pandemic is keeping us at home due to widespread unemployment, school closures and social distancing. This has already led to concerns about an upsurge in domestic and family violence. But women with a disability,...
what is perimenopause and how does it affect women’s health in midlife?

What is perimenopause and how does it affect women’s health in midlife?

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Perimenopause lasts months for some women, and years for others. from www.shutterstock.com All women know to expect the time in life when their periods finish and they reach menopause. Many might even look forward to...

When’s the best time to get your flu shot?

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What goes up must come down, and that includes the protection the flu vaccine offers against influenza. Irina Bg/Shutterstock When most of us get the flu, we spend three or four days on the couch...