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Does the menopause make women gain weight?

It is, of course, a generalisation, but if you look around at the average 20 to 30 year old woman, chances are she will be a lot slimmer than the average 40 to 50 year old.  What is the explanation for this?  Is it just that women lose interest in their appearance after a certain age? […] Read More

Should the ovaries be removed along with the uterus at the time of hysterectomy?

In pre-menopausal women, there remains a lack of research to guide this decision according to the latest Cochrane review. The updated review, conducted by Dr Leonardo Orozco, MD, at the OBGYN Women’s Hospital and the Central American Cochrane Centre, San José, Costa Rica concluded that the findings were limited by the lack of randomised controlled trials […] Read More

Australian researchers stressed out and disgruntled by grant application process

Recent research published in the online journal BMJ Open reports that 93% of Australian researchers surveyed are stressed by the workload of grant applications.  The academics surveyed agreed that preparing NHMRC grant proposals always took top priority over other work (97%) and personal (87%) commitments and 88% reported that they were inclined to restrict their holidays during the […] Read More