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....
do you require a hysterectomy when you have uterine fibroids?

Do you require a hysterectomy when you have uterine fibroids?

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When you hear the words fibroid tumour you are understandably going to have a worried reaction. The word tumour is not a happy one! But when it comes to fibroid tumours most women have...
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...
it’s a bad year for flu, but it’s too early to call it the worst ever – 5 charts on the 2019 season so far

It’s a bad year for flu, but it’s too early to call it the...

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The impact of the flu on a population can be measured by looking at figures including cases, hospitalisations and deaths. From shutterstock.com From early this year it’s been apparent the 2019 Australian influenza “season” was...
1 in 10 women with endometriosis report using cannabis to ease their pain

1 in 10 women with endometriosis report using cannabis to ease their pain

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Endometriosis is a chronic condition that causes pain, infertility and gastrointestinal symptoms. Joshua Resnick/Shutterstock Endometriosis is a chronic, inflammatory condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found outside of the womb....
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...
state-by-state: how australia’s new coronavirus rules will affect you

State-by-state: how Australia’s new coronavirus rules will affect you

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Image: Shuttlestock A suite of new measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have been announced by federal and state governments in the last 24 hours. We’ve collated the regulations in an infographic...

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...
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,...