Health Bulletins

Health Bulletins

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  • May-June: Key points from 2 presentations at the Asia Pacific Menopause Federation meeting Singapore 2017
  • March-April: Does Vitamin D and Calcium lower cancer risk in older women?
  • Jan-Feb: Do herbal products have risks for the Australian community?


  • December: Menopause Accelerates Biological Ageing
  • November :  There is increasing interest in chemicals called "endocrine disrupting chemicals".  
  • September / October: Contraception and Sexual Function.  Is there a link?
  • July / August: Menopausal hormone therapy (often called HRT) still scares women while the experts try to dispel fears
  • May / June: Menopause symptoms are associated with poor self-assesed work ability
  • March / April: Sensitive issues for women after breast cancer
  • January / February: Menopause and memory - is there a connection?



  • 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 midlfe
  • 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: Upadate 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?


  • 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


  • 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


  • December: Testosterone improves verbal learning and memory in postmenopausal women: results from a pilot study.
  • November: Testosterone in women.
  • October: Screening for ovarian cancer - An update.
  • September: Fecal incontinence is not uncommon amongst women in the community.
  • August: Screeing 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.