Health Changes That Will Last A Lifetime

by   There are many diets, fads and supplements that all promise a healthier you. The truth is there are no quick fixes. The only way to make long term changes is by making little steps that become habits. New Year’s resolutions are […]

The Pope and the Pill

by The swinging 60s may be remembered as a time of blossoming sexual freedoms, but the decade didn’t swing for everyone.  Catholic women were caught in a precarious position – the Church prohibited use of all artificial contraception, including the newly available […]

Making Sense Of Menopausal Hormone Therapy

by   At menopause, a woman’s ovaries lose their reproductive function. Eggs are no longer released and the production of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone falls. It’s the lowered levels of oestrogen after menopause that gives rise to troublesome postmenopausal symptoms. Most […]

Dogs Really Can Chase Away Loneliness

by Feeling lonely? A dog may help. Our research confirms what many dog owners already know: dogs are great companions that can help you to feel less lonely. Cuddles and slobbery kisses, meeting other dog owners in the park and a general […]

#SheInspires Liz Van Vliet

by Liz Van Vliet thought that when her hair started to grow back that she was through the worst of what breast cancer had in store for her. However, she was to find that she hadn’t even scratched the surface.  In her […]

Take A Stand For Bone Health

by Did you know that in the next two years, there will be an estimated 6.2 million Australians diagnosed with osteoporosis? And that women are four times more likely to get osteoporosis than men? This coming Sunday, 20 October, is World Osteoporosis Day, and Dairy […]

Libra Period Ads Approved

by  Australia’s advertising watchdog has dismissed hundreds of complaints about a TV commercial for sanitary products which depicts menstrual blood for the first time on our television screens. . Ad Standards said the the Libra ad did not beach the industry’s code […]

Abortion Has Been Decriminalised In NSW

by Abortion has been decriminalised in NSW after a bill, which had been the source of significant public and political debate in the past eight weeks, passed the Lower House this morning. The bill that becomes law is more conservative than the […]

Not So Sexy Fragrances

by Perfume is a staple in many women’s morning routine. Whenever I leave the house without a quick spritz of my Marc Jacobs Daisy, I am left feeling slightly underdressed or even ‘less fresh’. For me, it is the final touch to […]

Are We Designed For Happiness?

by A huge happiness and positive thinking industry, estimated to be worth US$11 billion a year, has helped to create the fantasy that happiness is a realistic goal. Chasing the happiness dream is a very American concept, exported to the rest of […]

Reducing The Risk Of Dementia

by Adopting a healthy lifestyle helps reduce the risk of dementia People can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol […]

Period Pain: Don’t Let It Stop You Exercising

by Girls and women experiencing period pain often avoid physical activity, but our latest study suggests that doing exercise might actually provide pain relief. Period pain affects around 90% of women. It can interfere with daily life by limiting activity – and […]

The Science Of PMS Food Cravings

by Premenstrual food cravings are the punchline of endless jokes. Like most good jokes, they’re funny because they’re true. Certain parts of a woman’s menstrual cycle do seem to go hand in hand with the desire for chocolate ice cream and potato […]

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