Jean Hailes comments on published research work from Australia and around the world.
|2010 Position statement on the use of hormone therapy (HRT)|
|The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has published its latest position statement on the use of hormone therapy (also known as hormone replacement therapy).|
Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions are large contributors to illness, pain and disability in Australia, according to the report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Most of us need to feel we look good to feel good. This includes men and women. To achieve this you need to eat a healthy diet.
Women normally have circulating in their blood 3 major sex hormones: oestrogen, testosterone and progesterone.
|Measurement of testosterone in women: is it reliable and what to measure?|
|There is no established level of free testosterone below which a woman can be said to be deficient, nor any level to which a woman should be restored that determines that she is replete.|
|HT in the early menopause: scientific evidence and common perceptions|
|Summary of the First International Menopause Society Global Summit on menopause-related issues.|
|Recommendations on postmenopausal hormone therapy|
|This statement expresses the views of the International Menopause Society (IMS) on the principles of hormone therapy (HT) in the peri- and postmenopause period.|
|Why smoking is an important health issue for women and health professionals|
|Cigarette smoking is still the most important avoidable cause of death and disability in developed countries like Australia. Young smokers stand to gain the most benefit from quitting, however there are health benefits to quitting at any stage of life.|
|Women's Health Initiative (WHI) and Urinary Incontinence: a review|
|A WHI study was published in February 2005 which showed an increase in the incidence of urinary incontinence on Hormone Therapy (HT) compared to placebo.|
|American Women’s Health Initiative: investigating the possible prevention of coronary heart disease through hormone treatment in women|
|A summary by Professor Henry Burger, Emeritus Director, Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research and Chairman of the Research Committee at the Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health.|