The Female Body - Archives


Bruises on the Inside

With domestic violence numbers climbing both here in Australia and overseas, the issue is becoming more and more widespread. Jennifer Hepburn, author of Bruises on the Inside is very passionate and determined to share her experience and get her message out there. More...

It Must be My Hormones

Hormones can be a girl's best friend or worst enemy. In It Must be My Hormones, Dr Marion Gluck and nutritionist Vicki Edgson offer hope for women battling hormone imbalance who want to know all the options. More...

Get Back On Track

Instead of making New Year’s resolutions, which most of us can’t sustain*, plan for good health through the year without any guilt. More...

Attention Deficit Disorder

Another problem has been the location of a support network or the fact that one of the family members does not believe in the diagnosis. They prefer to believe that it is a "cop out". More...

Attention Deficit Disorder continued...

The ones that are disadvantaged most are the low income earners, & those on government benefits. About 50,000 Australian children are now believed to be taking stimulant medication to help with their symptoms. More...

Breast Cancer Awareness

Unfortunately, Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. It is the major cause of death from cancer for women aged between 30 and 60 years. More...

Coping with Menstrual Disorders

Being born a female can literally be a pain. Periods can bring all sorts of problems, but before we indulge in the 'poor me, I hate getting my period' we should feel blessed that it is only the female gender that gets the opportunity to feel another being grow inside her. More...

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disease that occurs mainly in women between the ages of 25-40 years of age. It is a painful condition that affects the cells of the uterus (called the endometrium lining). The endometrial lining when healthy sheds itself every month as new cells grow to form a new lining. More...



What no woman wants - Ectopic pregnancy (extrauterine pregnancy)

An ectopic pregnancy is something no woman wants, regardless if it was a planned pregnancy or not. In either case this is a pregnancy in which the fertilised egg has implanted outside the uterus instead of in the lining of the uterus (called the endometrium). More...

New research putting men back into 'men'opause

One in three middle-aged men consider the female menopause as negatively impacting on their relationships, citing their partner's moodiness, irritability, loss of libido and sexual problems as major contributing factors. More...

NTL Herpes Media

More than nine out of 10 of people with Genital Herpes say the infection adversely affects their sex life and their major concerns are confusion about its ease of transmission and whether it is curable. More...

Understanding Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a cruel silent and debilitating disease, affecting bone density. Osteoporosis itself is painless, however due to the weakening of bone strength, fractures occur easily resulting in limited mobility. More...

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Another reason PMS is thought to cause problems is due to low blood sugar. For unknown reasons when a woman is premenstrual her blood sugar levels are thought to drop more easily after a meal. Usually blood sugar levels stay steady for up to 5 hours after a meal, however during the premenstrual phase of a women's cycle, blood sugar levels can drop sooner (around three hours after eating). More...

Support the Power of Pink

The Cancer Council Australia is pinning its hopes on the community to wear a pink ribbon on Pink Ribbon Day, Monday 27 October 2003 in support of all those touched by breast cancer. More...

The Uterus

The uterus is an amazing part of every woman's body. It is probably the most unique reproductive organ in humans. It is the part of a woman's body that creates an environment where an embryo can grow. As special as this organ is, it can also be a pain - literally. More...

Thrush - Candiada Allbicans

Fungal yeasts are normal flora living within the human body. They reside in the mouth and vagina. Candiada allbicans is the most common type of fungal yeast and is normally found in the mouth and vagina. More...

The Vagina

There are times throughout life that us girls / females wonder what's really normal. And as a nurse, having seen many women naked, and having to view their vaginas for abnormalities, I'd just like to say, everyone is so different. More...

Tea for more than Two

The Cancer Council Australia is inviting the community to have a cuppa for cancer research during Australia's Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday 22 May. More...

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