In this issue of Health Journey we look at staying healthy on holidays, painful bladder syndrome, sauces and their sugar content, and whether you need to take ibuprofen with food.
In this issue of Health Journey we look at why we need to stop drinking soft drinks, the health impacts of losing a lifelong partner and why teenage girls are less active than boys. We also answer a question from a teenage girl who is concerned about the look of her labia and is contemplating cosmetic surgery.
In this issue of Health Journey we look at Mirena, the hormone releasing intra-uterine device (IUD); ten pregnancy symptoms that women might not expect,; grocery shopping on a budget; and whether a breastfeeding mum should go on a lactose free diet if her baby is unsettled.
In this issue of Health Journey we look at processed meats, the middle-aged spread and how to avoid it, healthy relationships, and whether you need to use extra contraceptive precautions when taking antibiotics while on the Pill.
In this double issue of Health Journey we take a look at the unhealthy aspects of instant noodles and how we can improve them, examine food safety following the frozen berry scare and discuss the many benefits of probiotics. We also explain the often unrecognised condition of pelvic varicose veins and celebrate 30 years of Women's Health.
In this edition of Health Journey we examine popular natural sweeteners to see how healthy they really are, investigate the real risks of Listeria and pregnancy and explore the recommendations for weight gain in pregnancy.
Our recent State election and cabinet announcements have seen an unprecedented number of women in the new cabinet, with eight female and six male ministers. It is only the second time in Australia that women have held the roles of Premier and Deputy Premier of a state government. In addition, Leeanne Enoch, the Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Science and Innovation, is the first Indigenous woman to be elected to State parliament.
In August, Women's Health launched Look after baby by Looking After You, a web based resource to assist pregnant and new mums from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. The pilot project was a partnership between Women's Health and the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ). It was made possible through the Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local's 'The Pitch' funding round for 2013/14.
Women's Health would like to congratulate Management Committee member, Professor Jeanine Young and her team for winning the Team Innovation Award at the 2014 HESTA Australian Nursing Awards for the Pēpi-pod® Program.
Recently, Sarah Mander, a Master of Applied Psychology student from the University of Queensland, evaluated our Midwife Check-in service. The service offers regular phone calls from a nurse midwife to women in the perinatal period with the aim of decreasing depression and anxiety.