Two-yearly Pap smears will be replaced with a five-yearly HPV test. Listen to our webinar presented by Health Education Team leader Belinda Kippen and Cervical Clinical Nurse Consultant Lisa Peberdy as they discuss these changes.
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.
Morayfield and Caboolture mums, dads, grandparents, friends and family are invited to the Morayfield Wellbeing Event being held as part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month at the Caboolture Sports Club on 31 May 2016.
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.
As mums sometimes it's the little things that can feel like achievements worth celebrating. As part of Qld Women's Week (7-13 March 2016), Women's Health ran a campaign on Facebook to celebrate the achievements of Qld women & girls. We are happy to announce the winner of our competition is Teresa Howard. Thank you for all those who entered the competition. We really loved reading all your entries and we hope our competition helped women appreciate their achievements, both big and small.
The campaign was funded by the Qld Government & supported by the YWCA Qld.
On 5 September Women’s Health Queensland Wide Inc (Women's Health) reached an important milestone - 30 years of providing health information and education services to the women of Queensland.
Women's Health Queensland has partnered with the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF) to launch the Cervical Health Info Line. The Cervical Health Info Line is a confidential service, staffed by registered nurses and midwives, which provides women concerned about cervical screening (formely Pap smear) with additional support and advice. They can answer a variety of questions, including:
How do I prepare for a Cervical Screening Test (CST) and what can I expect?
Is cervical screening safe during pregnancy?
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.
It’s a popular question to our Health Information Line – what is the cervical screening test?
The two-yearly pap smear has been replaced with a five- yearly Cervical Screening Test. We answer your important questions on the changes.
From 1 December 2017, important changes were made to the National Cervical Screening Program, the program that aims to prevent cervical cancer by detecting early changes in the cervix.
The key changes to the program are:
The month of May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, designed to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence.
To make people aware of what support is available in the Mt Isa region, WHQ will be holding a free sausage sizzle on Wednesday, May 23 from 12Noon to 2:00pm in partnership with Ngukuthati Children and Family Centre and Centacare.
Firstly, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new CEO of Women’s Health Queensland Wide. I’m looking forward to working with you all over the coming year.
I also would like to extend a special Thank You for your support during the past 12 months. With your support, Women’s Health continues important work in providing advice, support and information to vulnerable women across Queensland, particularly those living in rural and remote areas of the State.