women’s health

Drunkorexia (less food more cocktails), Australian female university students’ dangerous diet
Drunkorexia (less food more cocktails), Australian female university students’ dangerous diet (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Studies have shown drunkorexia to be a prevalent and dangerous trend among young people in the US but the first empirical study with Australian girls shows the problem is actually more severe in Australia with nearly 60% of female university students ... Read More »

Timing of first child influences women’s health at age 40
Timing of first child influences women’s health at age 40 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study finds some surprising ways in which women’s health at midlife is connected to when they had their first child and to their marital history. Researchers found that women who had their first child in their early 20s ... Read More »

I-DECIDE: Women urged to seek online domestic violence support
I-DECIDE: Women urged to seek online domestic violence support (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Female participants aged between 16 and 50 are being asked to try I-DECIDE, the first Australian online interactive tool designed to provide practical and confidential support to victims of domestic violence. The website has been developed by a team led ... Read More »

New study will discover why women freeze their eggs
New study will discover why women freeze their eggs (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study will explore the reasons why women freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons. Researchers from the Jean Hailes Research Unit at Monash University, Melbourne IVF and the University of Melbourne, hope to survey women who froze their eggs at ... Read More »

Many don’t know why breastfeeding is important
Many don’t know why breastfeeding is important (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A concerning amount of people, especially men, acknowledge that breastfeeding is important to a child’s health – but struggle to identify the reasons why. As part of a Healthway-funded project, researchers from Curtin analysed data from five nutrition monitoring surveys ... Read More »

Fewer Than Half of Women Attend Recommended Doctors Visits After Childbirth
Fewer Than Half of Women Attend Recommended Doctors Visits After Childbirth (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Visits considered “window of opportunity” to ensure preventive care Medical associations widely recommend that women visit their obstetricians and primary care doctors shortly after giving birth, but slightly fewer than half make or keep those postpartum appointments, according to a ... Read More »

Prevalence of domestic violence in women seeking antenatal care and abortion services
Prevalence of domestic violence in women seeking antenatal care and abortion services (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The prevalence of domestic violence amongst women requesting a termination of pregnancy (TOP) is six times higher than amongst those in antenatal clinics, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This comparative ... Read More »

Development of after-sex contraceptive pill for routine use urged
Development of after-sex contraceptive pill for routine use urged (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A contraceptive pill that could be routinely used after, rather than before, sex and fertilisation is probably scientifically feasible and would probably be welcomed by many women, say researchers in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. But ... Read More »

Dying my hair in pregnancy: How to minimise the risk of harm
Dying my hair in pregnancy: How to minimise the risk of harm (7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

During pregnancy women should be conscious not only of the potential health effects using hair treatments may have for their baby, but also how hair dyes and other treatments may affect their own health. Knowing how to minimise the risks ... Read More »

Hair dye in pregnancy
Hair dye in pregnancy (6 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5)

Is it safe to dye my hair while I’m pregnant? The number of natural and synthetic chemicals that we are exposed to has increased dramatically over the past 70 years, and hair dyes are just one of the products which ... Read More »

 
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