The Female Body - Archives


Dear Doc Kate 1

Recently I noticed that I have a lump on my vagina. I am not sure what it is but sometimes it hurts. I am really embarrassed and don't want to have sex with my boyfriend because I don't want him to see it. More...

Dear Doc Kate 2

I have been in a stable relationship for several years and want to move away from using condoms as protection. I am 25 and I smoke. I am not interested in conceiving for at least 3-4 years and do not want to use the diaphragm or IUD. I have recently started taking the pill but am paranoid due to the fact that I smoke - are there any other better alternatives? More...

Dear Doc Kate 3

In the last two years I find my breasts are getting softer even during sex. Are there any excercise or nutrients for firming breasts and also enhancing the size? More...

Dear Doc Kate 4

After another short stint overseas our resident G.P. Dr Kate is back in town and is ready and waiting to answer and advise all your medical concerns. So if you have a question for the lovely Doc, make sure you send it in! More...

Dear Doc Kate 5

As always, the lovely Dr Kate is in the house ready and waiting to answer all your medical concerns. This month she discusses the problem of over-produced prostaglandins and the dreaded period pain! More...

Belinda Reynolds How To Manage UTI’s Naturally Interview

About 25% of women experience recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), with almost 95% being caused by Escherichia coli. UltraBiotic Urinary Care is an evidence-based formula to help combat pathogenic bacteria and promote a healthy urinary tract. More...

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...

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