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  • Medical 21 Mar 2017 by Krystal Barter
    When it comes to eating to improve your memory, it’s all in the mind – that is, a diet called the MIND diet. The MIND diet is a way of eating that highlights and emphasises foods and nutrients that are strongly linked with protecting the brain, as backed by science. The MIND diet is based […]
  • Medical 21 Mar 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Pink Hope Outreach Ambassador Lisa shares her personal experience of depression and generalised anxiety disorder combined with carrying a BRCA2 gene mutation. So guess what. I have been diagnosed with depression and generalised anxiety disorder in June of 2016. I always knew I had it. I just did nothing about it. I thought I was […]
  • Medical 03 Feb 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Up, down or somewhere in between, the levels of your hormones can affect different parts of your health and happiness. We know that hormones govern the menstrual cycle and key points of reproductive life such as puberty, pregnancy and menopause, but how much do they affect other parts of life – such as sleep? What […]
  • Medical 02 Feb 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Pink Hope Outreach Ambassador Wendy shares her personal outlook on the future having had a breast cancer diagnosis and learning she carried a BRCA gene mutation. As I was getting ready this morning, I decided to put on my ‘Shanghai Suzy’ Pink Hope lipstick. I always seem to gravitate towards wearing it on Fridays, maybe […]
  • Medical 17 Nov 2016 by Krystal Barter
    Pink Hope Outreach Ambassador Kathryn shares her personal experience of finding meaning and the positives from her breast cancer diagnosis. June 2015 was not a great month for me. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on the 15th June 2015 and a week later I met my breast surgeon for the first time. As I […]
  • Medical 14 Nov 2016 by Krystal Barter
    Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder. It is also known by its abbreviated name PCOS and sometimes as polycystic ovarian syndrome. PCOS is quite common, affecting between 12-18% of women of reproductive age and up to 21% of women in some high-risk groups, such as Indigenous women. PCOS can be a complex condition to […]
  • Medical 03 Nov 2016 by Krystal Barter
    When you’re going through menopause, it’s not just your hormones that are changing – your heart health can change as well. You may be surprised to know that heart disease is the number-one cause of death for women over 50 years of age. In fact, women are four times more likely to die from heart […]
  • Medical 28 Oct 2016 by Krystal Barter
    Did you know that of all the organs in your body, it’s your brain that uses the most energy? That’s why it’s important to feed your brain steady and nutritious fuel throughout the day. That way, you can think clearly, skip the 3pm ‘brain-fog’ and get through the day without reaching in desperation for the […]
  • Medical 19 Oct 2016 by Krystal Barter
    The BRCA-D project is conducting research aimed at switching off early cancerous changes in breast cells from women with a faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. This project hopes to identify an alternative, non-surgical approach for breast cancer prevention. Currently many women with a gene mutation choose surgical removal of their breast tissue and ovaries to […]
  • Medical 05 Oct 2016 by Krystal Barter
      kConFab brings together geneticists, clinicians, surgeon, genetic counsellors, psychosocial researchers, pathologists and epidemiologists from all over Australia and New Zealand who believe the causes and consequences of familial predisposition to breast cancer can be understood only by a concerted national effort at both the basic and clinical level. What is kConFab? The Kathleen Cuningham […]
  • Medical 21 Sep 2016 by Krystal Barter
    If you think the way you think doesn’t count for much, then think again. Optimism is a way of seeing the world in a positive light. Optimistic people focus on the good parts of a situation and expect that good things will happen in the future. Whether you are a ‘glass half-full’ kind of person […]
  • Medical 14 Sep 2016 by Krystal Barter
    If you have a family history of breast cancer you or your doctor may be wondering about whether it is safe to use the oral contraceptive pill (OCP) or other types of hormonal contraceptives (such as implanted, mini pill or injectable hormones). The Facts Studies vary in their results. Some show no increase in breast […]


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