Health

This article is part of our series examining hidden women’s conditions. You can read about chronic thrush, pelvic inflammatory disease and other pieces in the…
Women go to the doctor more often than men, particularly in their reproductive years, between the ages of 15 and 44. This difference is partly…
Every year I have a digital free holiday. This time a few years ago I turned off my phone and travelled around Myanmar (Burma) for…
More women than men suffer from chronic pain, described as pain that persists for more than six months. In addition, much of this pain remains…
My mum grabbed my hand and squeezed. I could see tears welling up in her eyes. I giggled and looked at her. “Mum, there doesn’t…
“It’s that time of the month – stay away from her!” The process of shedding the uterine lining with vaginal bleeding every month has an…
I lay in a sweaty shavasana after a gruelling hot yoga class. Nothing new for a fitness enthusiast, but this time I couldn’t get up…
Older Australians are drinking so much coffee and booze that it’s damaging their already fragile sleep, a new survey has found. A survey of sleep…
We talk so much about finding balance between work and home, but I think there is no such thing as balance. A few years ago…
General practitioners have an important role to play in alleviating women’s anxiety about their genital appearance and can help stop the rise in women going…
Many have tried, just as many have failed. The pursuit of having it all is one of life’s great efforts. But the reality is that…
Today is Lifeline’s Stress Down Day, a dedicated day to have fun, stress less and feel good. The majority of us are living very fast…
We all know that we need to make time to be active. Regular exercise should be built into our routines to keep the body and…
Meditation. Does that word conjure an image of a Buddhist Monk sitting on a mountain uninterrupted in silence? For many it does which is why…
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