women's health

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A recent study suggests 12-18 months between pregnancies is ideal for most women. But is there actually such a thing as an ideal length of time?

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A team from UNSW Medicine has launched a major women's health project in Uganda as part of a long-term initiative to improve the health of the community and provide ongoing training for nurses and midwives.

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The new screening program for cervical cancer aims to save lives by breaking down barriers that prevent women from attending screening, write Karen Canfell and Megan Smith.

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Period pain usually begins soon after a girl starts menstruating, but commonly gets better as she gets older, writes Rebecca Deans.

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People with cancer are exposed to many, often misrepresented, ideas about cancer that can induce stress and even shame, write Alexandra Gibson, Alex Broom and Zarnie Lwin.

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One of the largest randomised trials ever conducted has concluded that ovarian cancer screening may reduce mortality by an estimated 20%.

An experimental drug to treat hot flushes and night sweats in menopausal women could be a viable alternative to hormone replacement therapy, according to UNSW researchers.