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Challenging the myths around dieting and weight from our Health for Women website

A few simple lifestyle changes can prevent kilo creep, without dieting. Learn more...

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Menopause and HRT expert discussion

Listen to Professor Henry Burger and Dr Elizabeth Farrell discuss menopause treatment options with Dr Sally (‘Feelgood’) Cockburn on Melbourne’s 3AW (693) radio station.

These two experts discuss risk, the findings from the Women’s Health Initiative study over the last 10 years and take questions from listeners.

If you are confused about whether to take or stop taking HRT this podcast will help you understand the issues.

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Prof Teede & Dr Sally Cockburn talk PCOS

Learn more about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Professor Helena Teede, Director of Research at The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women's Health, was interviewed by Dr Sally ('Feelgood') Cockburn on Melbourne's 3AW (693) radio station about the signs and symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), treatment options, the issues facing women living with PCOS (including any associated stigma and emotional health issues), myths and misconceptions, as well as diabetes and how it relates to PCOS.


To listen to a podcast of the interview, go to 

Talking Health (PCOS), June 26 (MP3 file, 104MB)

Further resources

The Jean Hailes PCOS Service

Managing PCOS (Jean Hailes Foundation website dedicated to PCOS)

pdf PCOS and Emotional Health 105.50 Kb

pdf PCOS and Physical Health 99.14 Kb

pdf PCOS Management 94.14 Kb

Content updated 21 June 2011 

Dr Sonia Davison discusses testosterone on Talking Health

Dr Sonia Davison was interviewed by Dr Sally ('Feelgood') Cockburn on Melbourne's 3AW radio station about testosterone.

Dr Davison is conducting a research project looking at the effects of testosterone on brain function in women.

To listen to a podcast of the interview, go to 

Talking Health (Testosterone), March 13  


iTunes Talking Health page and see the 14 03 11 release at

Content updated 18 March 2011

Dr Elizabeth Farrell discusses fibroids on the Health Report

Jean Hailes gynaecologist Dr Elizabeth Farrell featured on ABC radio’s The Health Report in a special report on fibroids.

Fibroids are very common, with up to 70 per cent of women affected by age 50. For most women, fibroids do not produce symptoms and many women will never even know that they have fibroids. In this interview, Dr Farrell discusses the different types of fibroids and the treatment options available, if the fibroid produces symptoms that are interfering with quality of life.

To hear the full interview go to

For more information on fibroids, see our fact sheet pdf  Fibroids  151.50 Kb

Content updated 2 March 2011

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