Morning sickness: taking the ‘glow’ out of early pregnancy

Morning sickness (afternoon and night sickness) Morning sickness is nausea and vomiting due to pregnancy and despite its name it can occur at any time of the day or night.  Around three-quarters of pregnant women will experience morning sickness at some time and approximately half will also have vomiting.  Morning sickness usually peaks at week 9 of the pregnancy and typically spans from week 6 to 14.  For most women […]

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PCOS diagnosis and treatment in the news

  PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome. Another news story today that is both good and not so good.  I started writing this as a Facebook post after reading this article, but it got a bit long so brought it over here as a blog post. First, the good. The women interviewed have good outcomes and good information, and Assoc Prof John Eden provides a nice short and clear video on PCOS […]

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Women are not ‘small men’: research and healthcare no-brainer!

  Women are not ‘small men’. I know, I know, crazy huh! An article in The Conversation today has prompted me to write a few words about this issue that gets my goat.  The article is by Deb Colville and it describes the apparent gender blindness in some areas of medicine. In seriousness, over the years the majority of research on diseases as well as in the development of pharmaceuticals […]

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The lost art of sleeping

To sleep, perchance to dream. William Shakespeare We all know that we need good quality sleep to live a creative, healthy, happy and productive life, but sleep can sometimes be evasive, especially it seems when we most seek it.  Following are some tips to help you enjoy a restful and restorative sleep. What’s happening? First thing to do is try to identify why you are not sleeping well, maybe start a sleep […]

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