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women’s health


Women are being urged to eat a varied balanced diet to reduce their exposure to cadmium, after a major study linked the metal to reduced bone density. Seventy seven WA …

Cancer Council is encouraging more Australian women aged 50 to 74 to consider participating in the free BreastScreen program, following a major new international data analysis that showed the lifesaving …

A new study of 183 women with ovarian cancer has shown that women want greater awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms among GPs and a more widespread understanding of family history …

Cervical cancer cases and deaths in Australia remain very low by international standards, according to a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The report, Cervical screening in …

Chemmart Pharmacies are raising awareness of ovarian cancer this February, wearing teal and offering teal manicures as part of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. “Raising awareness and in turn funds for …

Sufferers and their health professionals could benefit by viewing endometriosis from a pain management perspective – not just a fertility perspective. So says Donna Ciccia, director and co-founder of Endometriosis …

Clinical tips on endometriosis by Karalyn Huxhagen, community pharmacist and 2010 Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Pharmacist of the Year. Endometriosis is a condition in which the endometrium, the tissue that …

Ovarian Cancer Australia Ambassadors actor Gary Sweet, rugby league star Cameron Smith, and celebrity Chef Karen Martini have helped launch Chemmart’s MANicure campaign to raise funds for ovarian cancer during …

Women who suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome are at much higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, mental health conditions, reproductive disorder and cancer of the lining of the womb, researchers …

More than a quarter of Australians know somebody who has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and yet half believe – incorrectly – that ovarian cancer has no symptoms or don’t …

Community pharmacists and pharmacy assistants are encouraged to learn the ovarian cancer symptoms and encourage women presenting with those symptoms to seek further advice, says Dr Kathy Nielsen, Director of …