Health Bulletins

If you would like to receive this free bulletin by either email or mail, please contact the Women's Health Research Program on +61 3 9903 0827 or by email to womens.health@monash.edu.

2017

  • August: Obesity-related cancers and energy-dense food
  • June: Key points from two presentations at the Asia Pacific Menopause Federation ASM 2017
  • April: Does vitamin D and calcium lower cancer risk in older women?
  • January: Do herbal products have risks for the Australian community?

2016

  • December: Menopause accelerates biological ageing
  • November: There is increasing interest in chemicals called "endocrine disrupting chemicals"
  • September: Contraception and sexual function – is there a link?
  • August: Menopausal hormone therapy (HRT) still scares women while the experts try to dispel fears
  • June: Menopause symptoms are associated with poor self-assesed work ability
  • March: A sensitive issue for women after breast cancer
  • January: Menopause and memory – is there a connection?

2015

  • November: When do hot flushes ever stop?
  • September: How much vitamin D is enough?
  • June: New research from the WHRP published in the Medical Journal of Australia and Maturitas
  • May: Screening mammograms
  • March: Who should have a bone density study? / Does menopausal hormone therapy increase the risk of ovarian cancer?
  • January: What is the menopause? How will it affect you? What can you do about it?

2014

  • December: Moderate-severe vasomotor and sexual symptoms remain problematic for 60-65 year old women
  • October-November: Women's expectations and experiences of hormone treatement for sexual dysfunction
  • August-September: Obesity is associated with a poorer prognosis in women with hormone receptor positive breast cancer
  • July: A practitioners toolkit for managing the menopause
  • June: Findings from the study of metformin for the mangement of insulin resistance in overweight women at midlife
  • April-May: Antidepressants and bone health; Dense breasts what tests should be done?; Endurance exercise after menopause and cardiovascular health
  • March: Fat Nation: why are so many Australians are obese and how to fix it
  • February: Update from the Bupa Health Foundation Health and Wellbeing after Breast Cancer Study
  • January: Fracking (fraccing)... a new way to find natural gas or a serious health concern going under the radar?

2013

  • December: Investigating the Prevention of Endometrial CAncer with Metformin [PECAM Study]
  • November: Transdermal testosterone therapy improves selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-associated sexual dysfunction in women
  • October: Will all that walking increase my bone density?
  • September: Achieving targeted assessment of osteoporosis in women at midlife
  • August: Pregnancy and breast cancer
  • July: Osteoporosis
  • June: New research presented at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting 2013
  • May: Do hormone levels influence cholesterol after menopause?
  • April: Improving the health and wellbeing of women after breast cancer
  • March: Breaking news regarding the care of women at menopuase
  • February: Whats new on the supplement front, an update and, predicting menopause
  • January: Menopause – we assume everyone knows about it, but what is it and how are women affected

2012

  • December: The ATLAS study: Adjuvant Tamoxifen – Longer Against Shorter
  • November: Menopause and weight gain
  • October: Talking Sex
  • September: Breast reconstruction following mastectomy in Australia
  • August: An Olympic Issue
  • July: Can calcium supplements cause heart disease?
  • June: Colorectal / Bowel Cancer in Women
  • May: Update on vitamins A, C and E
  • April: What is insulin resistance and pre-diabetes?
  • March: Bone health, osteoporosis and osteopenia
  • February: Depression and the menopause
  • January: Compounded medicine, consumers beware

2011

  • December: Testosterone improves verbal learning and memory in postmenopausal women: pilot study results
  • November: Testosterone in women
  • October: Screening for ovarian cancer – an update
  • September: Fecal incontinence is not uncommon amongst women in the community
  • August: Screening for ovarian cancer – an update
  • July: Taking control of your weight
  • June: Antidepressant therapy and sexual function
  • May: When to take cholesterol-lowering medication
  • April: Screening for ovarian cancer
  • March: Breast cancer rates have gone back to being the same as before women stopped taking HRT