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

  • Jul-Aug: Obesity-related cancers and energy-dense food
  • May-Jun: Key points from 2 presentations at the Asia Pacific Menopause Federation meeting Singapore 2017
  • Mar-Apr: Does Vitamin D and Calcium lower cancer risk in older women?
  • Jan-Feb: Do herbal products have risks for the Australian community?

2016

  • Dec: Menopause Accelerates Biological Ageing
  • Nov: There is increasing interest in chemicals called "endocrine disrupting chemicals"
  • Sep-Oct: Contraception and Sexual Function – Is there a link?
  • Jul-Aug: Menopausal hormone therapy (often called HRT) still scares women while the experts try to dispel fears
  • May-Jun: Menopause symptoms are associated with poor self-assesed work ability
  • Mar-Apr: Sensitive issues for women after breast cancer
  • Jan-Feb: Menopause and memory – is there a connection?

2015

  • Oct-Nov: When do hot flushes ever stop?
  • Aug-Sep: How much Vitamin D is enough?
  • Jun-Jul: New research from the WHRP
  • Apr-May: Screening mammograms
  • Feb-Mar: Who should have a bone density?  / Does menopausal hormone therapy increase the risk of ovarian cancer?
  • Jan: What is the menopause? How will it affect you? What can you do about it?

2014

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

2013

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

2012

  • Dec: The ATLAS study: Adjuvant Tamoxifen - Longer Against Shorter
  • Nov: Menopause and weight gain
  • Oct: Talking Sex
  • Sep: Breast reconstruction following mastectomy in Australia
  • Aug: An Olympic Issue
  • Jul: Can calcium supplements cause heart disease?
  • Jun: Colorectal / Bowel Cancer in Women
  • May: Update on vitamins A, C and E
  • Apr: What is insulin resistance and pre-diabetes?
  • Mar: Bone health, osteoporosis and osteopenia
  • Feb: Depression and the menopause
  • Jan: Compounded medicine, consumers beware

2011

  • Dec: Testosterone improves verbal learning and memory in postmenopausal women: results from a pilot study
  • Nov: Testosterone in women
  • Oct: Screening for ovarian cancer – An update
  • Sep: Fecal incontinence is not uncommon amongst women in the community
  • Aug: Screening for ovarian cancer – An update
  • Jul: Taking control of your weight
  • Jun: Antidepressant therapy and sexual function
  • May: When to take cholesterol-lowering medication
  • Apr: Screening for ovarian cancer
  • Mar: Breast cancer rates have gone back to being the same as before women stopped taking HRT