Here are some of the common questions that Jean Hailes gynaecologist Dr Elizabeth Farrell gets asked in her work, along with her answers and links to Jean Hailes’ evidence-based information.
If you’re struggling to find the right words or aren’t sure how to broach the subject of safe sex, here are some fast facts, hints and tips to help get you talking with your new partner.
Being able to stay active and live a long healthy life is something we all aspire to, but it’s hard to do when the world is full of chemicals and genetically modified foods filled with pesticides and snacks made of sugar.
Has an audiologist recently informed you that you need hearing aids? Trust me it is not the end of the world. In fact, getting hearing aids will actually transform your life for the better. Here is a look at all the benefits of modern hearing aids you will enjoy.
Most people get less than the necessary eight hours sleep per night. Getting too little sleep also puts you at a higher risk for diseases such as cancer, diabetes type II, heart attack and stroke.
Most of the highest paid jobs for women are in the healthcare industry. While some jobs in the sector, such as surgery, are still male dominated, in other jobs, women thrive. Here are some of the best healthcare jobs for women.
The skin of the vulva is extremely delicate, making it susceptible to a wide range of conditions. Vulval irritation is relatively common in women of all ages, with skin conditions and infections often being the cause.
At one time or another we are all in need of a quick energy boost to get us through the day, but recent reports about energy drinks suggest that they are definitely not the way to go, especially for those with Long QT Syndrome.
There’s no doubt our food and exercise are both imperative to our health and fitness. But do both of them stand at equal importance while we consider reducing our waistline? The answer is no. It is our diet that gives priority to our weight.
According to the World Health Organization, physical inactivity is the 4th leading risk factor for death among adults around the world. A sedentary lifestyle has been linked to increased risk for heart disease, cancer and poor bone density.
Turmeric is a spice grown in Indian backyards and kitchen gardens. Turmeric is not just another fad – it adds taste to your dishes and provides many health benefits. In the Ancient Indian health practice of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is used in many preparations.
When an internal part of the body gets misplaced from its’ original position, the condition is called a hernia. This condition usually brings pain and discomfort. Hiatal hernia is also called ‘hiatus hernia’. This happens whenever the stomach lumps into the hiatus opening.
Having a loved one who is involved in substance abuse can be draining, and understandably so because you can’t turn your back on them when they need you most. However, many people make the mistake of enabling the addicted person out of love. This only makes it worse.
According to the CSIRO, when it comes to diets, most Australians tend to over-think, have too high expectations and are anxious about failure – all of which can derail the best of intentions.
Noise pollution has a negative effect on a person’s quality of life, and therefore large construction projects are required to submit documentation that details how they plan to reduce this to acceptable levels. Here are just a few ways that noise can affect you.
Community service organisation Uniting is one of the Local Area Co-ordinators for the NDIS in NSW (the other NSW LAC is St Vincent de Paul), helping eligible applicants transition to their First Plan and for some people, working with them to choose their supports.
Most people find it impossible to stick to a New Year’s Resolution related to improving their health and fitness. But there are some pretty simple and inexpensive ways to get fit this year and you may even have a little fun along the way.
Because everyone is different, Behavioural Scientists at the CSIRO have developed a short online survey to help dieters to understand how their personality may influence their eating habits and weight loss efforts.
If this is the year you want to create a significant change in your life or you want to reach for that goal you’ve always dreamed of, the following 9 evidence-based tips will help you succeed in setting an effective goal for 2017.
Being healthy and living well is important at any age. But as we grow older, it can be trickier to respond to certain things in our life as we always have done. Here are some top tips to keep you feeling healthy, fit, and strong as you get older.
Weight Watchers is Australia’s #1 weight loss and healthy lifestyle program and they’re offering big discounts on their weight loss plans in 2017 including: try before you buy, 30% off coaching and Save 50% Off 3 month plans.
Neglecting your oral health can have a real impact on your general health and well-being. In addition to the impact on physical health, dental problems can impact psychological and social well-being, so it’s vital to love your teeth at every stage of your life.
With the holiday season approaching, life can get pretty busy, so how do you find the time to take care of your health? It turns out that healthy choices, even a quick two minutes in the kitchen, can give you some big rewards.
Sleep apnoea can lead to high blood pressure, stroke, irregular heartbeats, heart attacks and diabetes. There’s a new anti-snoring device available however, the prohibitive cost will keep the device out of the reach of those who need it most.
Priceline Pharmacy now stocks the Smile Makers range of vibrators and lubricants for women. Smile Makers is the only brand of vibrator that cannot be found in adult shops, but rather, is stocked in mainstream outlets.
Here are some tried and tested ways I have learned to help reduce my chances of illness, fatigue and sluggishness, and avoid unnecessary weight gain while travelling! Dr Samantha Clarke, clinical psychologist & personal trainer, shares her insights.
Even though eating and training right aren’t the only aspects involved in achieving your dream body, there are also a number of rumors and myths that can confuse bodybuilders.
Soccer moms are awesome for the way they take large chunks of time out of their lives to help their children however, they tend to have very little time in their own lives for exercise.
Providing care to an elderly person is enormously rewarding. However, it can also be physically draining. That’s why it’s essential that caregivers should also take an occasional respite from these responsibilities.
The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet is the only diet on the market that is scientifically proven and because research shows that people are more likely to stick to a program if there is an incentive, members are given a full refund when they successfully complete the program.
Being healthy is not all about going to the gym or doing heavy workouts. We get it, you don’t want a muscular body, you just want to be healthy. So, here are some other ways you can get your dose of health and happiness every day.
When it comes to eating to improve your memory, it’s all in the mind – that is, a diet called the MIND diet. The MIND diet is a way of eating that highlights foods and nutrients that are strongly linked with protecting the brain, as backed by science.
We know that hormones govern the menstrual cycle and key points of reproductive life such as puberty, pregnancy and menopause, but how much do they affect other parts of life – such as sleep?
Whether you play on a computer, a console or a mobile device, a painful neck at some point is all but a certainty. If you’re serious about staying with gaming, you need to take steps before the problem gets out of hand.
When you are trying to work out the best way to get fit and lose some weight through healthy eating, you will soon discover that there are a daunting range of diet options available, which can make it hard to choose the right one for your goals and needs.
While it might be tempting to add impact or the wow factor to your Halloween costume with novelty or decorative contact lenses, there are many dangers to be aware of which could lead to a scarier end to Halloween than expected.
You may be surprised to know that heart disease is the number-one cause of death for women over 50 years of age. In fact, women are four times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer.
There is no one magic solution available to send your metabolism into overdrive. Supporting your metabolism with the right food is the key to getting the best out of your body, so here is a look at what should be on your shopping list.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder. PCOS is quite common, affecting between 12-18% of women of reproductive age and up to 21% of women in some high-risk groups, such as Indigenous women.
Standing on your feet all day can cause serious problems for many people. Whether you stand long hours for your job, or for recreational reasons, you need to make sure that you do everything you can to relieve as much stress on your feet as possible.