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....
i’m taking glucosamine for my arthritis. so what’s behind the new advice to stop?

I’m taking glucosamine for my arthritis. So what’s behind the new advice to stop?

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Image: Shutterstock The Australian Rheumatology Association this week warned people not to take the supplement glucosamine for their osteoarthritis due to possible allergic side-effects. The Australian Rheumatology Association warns against taking glucosamine to ease arthritis symptoms. Credit:...
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...

Did you look forward to last night’s bottle of wine a bit too much?...

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Australia’s alcohol guidelines recommend women and men drink no more than two standard drinks per day. Kelsey Chance Last month, close to 40,000 people, mostly women, gave up alcohol for FebFast and many others...
what is herd immunity and how many people need to be vaccinated to protect a community?

What is herd immunity and how many people need to be vaccinated to protect...

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The vaccine coverage needed for herd immunity varies from disease to disease. Ryoji Iwata/Unsplash The term herd immunity comes from the observation of how a herd of buffalo forms a circle, with the...

Prenatal and Postnatal Care: All That to Consider When Pregnant

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Childbirth, they say, is a chance at a new life for a woman. Though nearly every woman goes through the pains of childbirth at least once in her life, each pregnancy is a delicate...

We’re not just living for longer – but we’re staying healthier for longer, too

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Improvements in heart health accounted for more than half of the improvements in our overall health. From shutterstock.com In the 12 years to 2015, life expectancy in Australia increased by 2.3 years for men (to...
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....
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...
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...