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Saturday 20 September 2014
Health

well…what? endometriosis

Cin Peeler
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Last week, endometriosis was on Lip’s radar, as pharmaceutical giant Bayer refuses to supply more than half a million Australian women suffering from the crippling disease with valuable pain medication. Endometriosis affects up to 10% of women worldwide and is defined mostly by intense pelvic pain. Twenty-three-year-old Sylvia Freedman, the woman behind the push for…
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Monday 8 September 2014
Health

giving endometriosis sufferers choice: bayer pushed for drug sale in australia

Sarah Iuliano
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  As feminists, we believe women should have choices. We believe nothing should stand in the way of a woman living life as best she can. For the half a million Australian women diagnosed with the debilitating disease endometriosis, their autonomy is currently being compromised by pharmaceutical company Bayer. Bayer is considering bringing the drug…
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Sunday 7 September 2014
Featured Life

a father’s day reminder to celebrate your dad and make every day count

Holly Lazzari
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In celebration of Father’s Day, Holly Lazzari shares a story about her dad and reminds us to appreciate the people we have in our lives. I’ll admit it; I’m a complete Daddy’s girl. My dad and I find the same things funny, we always have stuff to chat about, we have loads in common, and a…
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Wednesday 3 September 2014
Health

well…what? polycystic ovarian syndrome

Cin Peeler
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When I was a kid there was a family of four girls who would take turns babysitting us. The eldest sister was about 19 and had coarse hair on her face, was a little bit overweight and, to be honest, I thought she looked strange. It turned out she had polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and…
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Wednesday 27 August 2014
Featured Health

clean, green & ethical beauty (part one): the toxins

Shaza Barbar
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Earlier this year, we found out that on average woman spends 55 minutes in the morning getting ready. But did you know that in the time it takes you to get ready in the morning, you’ve already ingested up to 168 chemicals? And by purchasing some of the beauty brands on the market, you could…
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Wednesday 6 August 2014
Health

well…what? premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Cin Peeler
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Getting your period can be bloody awful, and for many women the week or so leading up to it is not much better. The changes the body goes through in this time can cause moderate to severe symptoms, known as premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. While PMS can make life difficult, about 5% of women of…
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Wednesday 23 July 2014
Health

well…what?: debunking the myths surrounding depression

Cin Peeler
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When public figures like Ian Thorpe, Demi Lovato, and Catherine Zeta-Jones speak out about their struggles with depression and depressive disorders, it can be discouraging to find so many myths and misunderstandings about this illness still perpetrated in our society. Depression and other depressive disorders occur in 1 in 5 women and 1 in 8…
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Tuesday 22 July 2014
Sexuality

back to ba(sex): sexercise

Sarah Iuliano
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If you’ve ever trawled the internet for information on how to lose weight (read: lose your mind), I’d wager you’ve come across at least one article claiming sex improves your fitness. If not, here’s one from the BBC. This is because sex is, technically speaking, exercise. That’s right! Your muscle aches after vigorous rounds of…
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Friday 11 July 2014
Featured

greater access to contraception would ensure a brighter future for today’s youth

Anna Masters
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A professionally trained counsellor at the Marie Stopes Sexual Health Infoline in Timor-Leste (East Timor) is on the phone trying to explain to a teenage girl that if she gets a contraceptive implant in her arm, there is no way it could travel to her heart or brain and kill her. These sorts of myths…
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Wednesday 9 July 2014
Column Health

well…what? mental health: anxiety

Cin Peeler
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Throughout high school, I would become physically ill every term just before everything was due. Sometimes just before only one assignment was due which meant I’d get sick a few times a term. I went through high school with a myriad of doctor’s notes trailing behind me. There was always a polite letter to excuse…
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Wednesday 9 July 2014
Featured Health

first moon: here’s what modern menstruators want to see in a period care package

Phylisa Wisdom
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For $29.95, HelloFlo ships period starter kits with supplies they’ve deemed necessary for new menstruators. Marketed to parents as a gift for their girls, the kit includes pads, panty liners, a canvas pouch to carry supplies, guides for parents and girls and a beaded bracelet. The bracelet has left me scratching my head. Is it…
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Thursday 3 July 2014
Get Involved Health

making safe sex cool again: HERO condoms partners with the australasian institute of sexual health and medicine

Bridget Conway
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Did you know that the past decade has seen rate of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) increase in Australia? Many recent studies outline the surprising numbers around the increase of HPV and HIV in young people, as well as an increase in STIs in people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, but it is difficult…
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Wednesday 25 June 2014
Column Health

well…what? iron deficiency and anaemia

Cin Peeler
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  When I was a kid, there were these strange cereal ads where a woman would be trying to buy her groceries and the male grocer would pick up her box of cereal and say ‘Hey, nice choice!’ and list off all these random facts about this wonder cereal. ‘And it’s high in iron,’ he’d…
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Tuesday 24 June 2014
Get Involved Life

a mother and daughter share their journey with cancer

lip magazine
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Natalie’s Story Being diagnosed with cancer at just 23 came as a big shock to me since I thought I had years ahead of me to achieve my life goals… My cancer was discovered when my osteopath (who I was seeing for chronic neck, shoulder and back pain) noticed a small lump on my left…
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