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  • Health and Wellbeing 26 Nov 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Whether you’re dreading ‘The Change’ or looking forward to the freedom it can bring, for most women in their midlife years, menopause is on the menu. And while this life stage may bring changes and challenges, there are positive steps that women can take to improve their health and wellbeing during this time. When does […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 26 Nov 2018 by Krystal Barter
    There’s a lot we don’t know about vulvas and vaginas – in fact many women don’t know the difference between the two. But these ‘female bits’ are fascinating body parts and can play big roles in not only your sexual health, but your general health too. So, let’s take a tour of some lesser-known facts, […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 26 Sep 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Endometriosis, also known as ‘endo’, is a condition that is more common than diabetes or breast cancer – affecting one in 10 women of reproductive age worldwide – yet many people don’t know what it is. It also takes, on average, 7-10 years for a woman to get a diagnosis of endo, from when she […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 03 Sep 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Breasts come in all shapes and sizes. One may be larger than the other, a different shape to the other or you may have an inverted (pulled in) nipple or nipples. Breasts can also change a great deal throughout life at different ages and life stages. Breasts can even change over the course of your […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 03 Sep 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Mindfulness might appear to be a fad, but the technique is underpinned by evidence.  Women’s interest in mindfulness as a tool for improving health appears to have markedly increased. While more research is required to understand the reasons for this, several things can be inferred. Firstly, mindfulness appears with increasing frequency in mainstream media and […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 03 Sep 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Nutrition There is a connection between the confidence to make positive health decisions and wellbeing. When we feel confident we eat well, our physical and mental wellbeing improves and we are better able to tackle life’s daily challenges. Not surprisingly, when we eat well, mood and mental wellbeing improves, which can do wonders for our […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 28 Aug 2018 by Krystal Barter
    We all know that exercise is essential to better health, but what most people don’t realise is that choosing an activity that you enjoy is perhaps just as important as doing the exercise itself. After all, if you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, then you probably won’t do it for very long – if at […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 09 Jul 2018 by Krystal Barter
    In recent years, bioidentical hormones have gained popularity as a more ‘natural’ alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for treatment of menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness and difficulty concentrating. Bioidentical hormones are based on extracts such as yam and soybean, hence their ‘natural’ appeal. However, claims that they are safer and more […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 15 May 2018 by Krystal Barter
    When it comes to routine breast screening, it’s without a doubt an essential step to ensure you’re in control when it comes to your health! However, we believe that not all screening is equal and the screening option that’s best for you is determined by several personal factors. Recommendation on the type and frequency depend […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 12 Oct 2017 by Krystal Barter
    SYDNEY, 12 OCTOBER 2017 – Pink Hope has today welcomed the decision by Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) to provide free BRCA gene testing for families at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.  A move Pink Hope has long-advocated for. Until now, Aussies at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer – because of their […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 29 Aug 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Pink Hope Outreach Ambassadors Kathryn and Christine share their reasons for researching their family trees and the importance of this information in relation to their own genetic health and the health of other family members. There is a saying that a family is like a tree – it branches off in different directions but shares […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 21 Aug 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Know Your Risk is an online questionnaire that helps women assess their personal risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer. Previously, the tool used a woman’s family history to assess her risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. We have now updated the tool to include other factors that can strongly impact risk of these […]


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