On 8 March this year we celebrate 100 years of International Women's Day. The first International Women's Day in 1911 saw women demanding the right to vote, to hold public office, to work, to access vocational training and to not be discriminated against while at work.
In an ideal world each person would have access to all the information and support they need to be able to make informed, healthy choices about their lives. Women's Health Queensland Wide Inc (Women's Health) is currently undertaking a number of projects to help us work towards this ideal for Queensland women.
In the lead up to the recent federal election Women's Health Queensland Wide Inc (Women's Health) was concerned by use of the term "primary health care" by politicians when they were actually referring to primary medical care.
This issue we discuss the introduction next year of the federal government's paid parental leave scheme. We also feature tips developed by gender diversity expert Maureen Frank to help women returning to the workforce after maternity leave.
The 100th anniversary of International Women's Day was celebrated on 8 March with activities across the world focusing on issues that women face - especially in the area of violence, economic security and climate change.
Is ensuring more equal income distribution the key to improving the health of all Australians? Recent research published by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett suggest that rates of obesity, homicide, imprisonment, teenage birth and life expectancy are markedly better in societies with greater financial equality – regardless of a country's overall wealth.
After much consultation and even a bit of controversy, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released new alcohol guidelines, Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol. The previous guidelines were published in 2001 and in late 2007 a draft of the new alcohol guidelines was released for comment.
There has been a recent rise in the popularity of body shaping underwear. Although there have always been tummy control briefs (think Bridget Jones) there are now an endless array of different styles and brands available. Women can even buy a body suit designed to minimise excess weight from under the bust right down to the knees.
Traditionally this time of year is a popular time to take holidays. However, a recent survey conducted by an online travel company revealed that 38% of Australians do not take their full allocation of annual leave.
The Queensland Government recently released a publication, Ageing: Myth and Reality, aimed at dispelling many of the misconceptions about older people. The publication examines twelve common myths including older people being an economic burden on society and older people being victims of crime.