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Talcum powder and ovarian cancer

Talcum powder and ovarian cancer In a recent lawsuit pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay US$72 million in damages to the family of a woman who was a prolific talcum powder user and died from ovarian cancer. However, there is concern among medical experts that the verdict is not based on […] Read More

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

Comprehensive review shows no link between vaccinations and autism

New Australian research published in the journal Vaccine has found no evidence for a link between childhood vaccinations and autism. The comprehensive, systematic review was conducted by Associate Professor Guy Eslick, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney and included five cohort studies involving more than 1.25 million children and an additional five case-control studies involving more than […] Read More

Latest Australian research shows maternal depression is more common four years after childbirth

A recent study published in BJOG has found that maternal depression appears to be more common at four years following childbirth than at any other time in the first 12 months after childbirth. The research suggests that there needs to be a greater focus on maternal mental health. The research, conducted by Dr Hannah Woolhouse, […] Read More