Delivered to your inbox every week. Email* EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Supported by Charles Sturt University Women’s Health News All Women’s Health News Health A community service announcement: Covid doesn’t cancel out other health issues Any delay in seeking appropriate medical attention even in the midst of a pandemic like Covid19 is troubling. Book your health appointment. Women’s Health News My journey to becoming alcohol-free and how you can do the same in 2021 In Australia, alcohol is so engrained into so many aspects of our lives. After work drinks on a Friday, cocktails by the pool on Saturday. News & Views Fibromyalgia affects seven times more women than men. Why don’t we know how to treat it? Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic pain all over the body. We don’t know what causes it, or how to treat it. Women’s Health News Acknowledging I needed “me time” and taking it, saved me from breakdown Perched high atop a mountain in the Gold Coast hinterland, Gwinganna soothes the soul the minute you step in. Life How to prepare and protect your gut health over Christmas and the silly season If your gut is healthy to begin with, it’ll take more to knock it out of whack. Prepare yourself by making food choices that enhance gut health. News & Views Christmas is a special time on the maternity ward. But it’s not all tinsel and mince pies This is what you can expect if you’re on the maternity ward this Christmas seasons, writes Hannah Dahlen, from Western Sydney University. News & Views ‘Never forget what this feels like’: The memories which have kept Fiona O’Loughlin sober In her memoir, O’Loughlin opens up about her lifelong battle with alcoholism; a disease which nearly killed her on more than one occasion. Women’s Health News Vaccines alone won’t keep Australia safe in 2021. Here’s what else we need to do A new review says managing the pandemic into 2021 will mean persisting with the measures that have made Australia’s response successful so far. Health Mish Baker spent 9 months in lockdown with kids. She urges more unpaid carers to seek support, and everyone else to love & support them Mish Baker from Melbourne lives with disabilities and multiple health challenges and is the full-time carer for her children. Women’s Health News A ‘hidden epidemic’: The case for trauma-informed medical care in Australia It’s time to train all doctors, no matter what their speciality, in all the different ways that trauma can show up on the body. Health What to look out for this bushfire season for asthma sufferers As we move into the bushfire season, asthma sufferers should prepare a plan of action to stay safe and breathe well. News & Views Female dominated industry of retail faces mental health crisis Roughly two-thirds of the retail workforce experienced a mental health condition during the COVID-19 pandemic. Women’s Health News ‘Sobering and powerful’: A snapshot of women’s health this year The health and wellbeing of Australian women has plummeted this year, with rates of anxiety and domestic violence at a record high. News & Views Scientific and practical ways to manage stress and the festive season Learning to manage your expectations and cope with stressful circumstances can minimise disappointment and mean you can appreciate Christmas. News & Views Manuri Gunawardena’s tech startup HealthMatch raises $18 million The largest local health-tech funding round has been taken out by Manuri Gunawardena’s Aussie health-tech platform startup HealthMatch. News & Views Why I’m planning a menopause party Perimenopause and menopause are perfectly normal processes of life and of getting older for all people who menstruate, writes Debra Pittam.