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What was the aim of the study?

The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, reviewed research conducted in the past 10 years on breast cancer recurrence and lifestyle factors to determine which changes can reduce the chance of breast cancer recurrence and death. Lifestyle changes included exercise, weight management, particular dietary changes, quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption and vitamin supplementation. 

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Two-yearly Pap smears are being replaced with a five- yearly HPV test. We answer women’s important questions on the changes.

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Q I am 22 and take ibuprofen for period pain and always take it with food. Recently, I read that this is not necessary. Can you clarify?

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This chronic bladder condition often goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

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Question: I am 17 years old and I am really concerned about the look of my labia. The inner lips stick out and one side is longer than the other. I am really self-conscious about them and was wondering about cosmetic surgery.

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Q: I was recently prescribed antibiotics for a urinary tract infection (UTI). I am taking the Pill but my doctor said I did not need to take extra contraceptive precautions due to the antibiotics. Is she correct?

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Women’s Health Queensland Wide Inc (Women’s Health) and the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF), have partnered to provide all Queensland women with a free Cervical Health Information Line.

Question: I am aged 24 and recently noticed a small lump near the entrance to my vagina. It is not actually painful but it is uncomfortable when I sit and during sex. What could it be, I am really worried?

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We know that varicose veins occur in the legs but this painful condition can also affect the pelvis.

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