Many of the world’s women are mistreated during childbirth
In parts of the world women are commonly mistreated in health facilities during childbirth, World Health Organization and University of Melbourne research finds
The carers, advocates and reformers of women’s health
The history of women’s health in Victoria, and development of the Royal Women’s Hospital, is featured at the University of Melbourne's Medical History Museum.
When women’s rights collide with doctors
Victorian doctors can conscientiously object if a woman wants an abortion; but some see this as the right to obstruct, University of Melbourne research finds.
How good cholesterol can keep women’s brains healthy
New University of Melbourne research finds that good cholesterol and a balanced lifestyle impacts on the structure of a woman’s brain to ward off dementia.
Busting the myth that endometriosis is a ‘skinny woman’s’ disease
University of Melbourne scientists have learned women with endometriosis usually have healthy BMIs, but those with high BMIs tend to have a severe form.
Can sunshine help your brain?
New University of Melbourne research suggests adequate Vitamin D in midlife may help women maintain at least some of their brain power as they age.
It’s a fact: Women get better with age
New research from the University of Melbourne finds that women get happier as they get older: with negative mood and depressive moods decreasing after 50.
Surviving menopause with some (self) kindness
Menopausal symptoms like hot flushes can be managed with self-compassion, using approaches like mindfulness, according to University of Melbourne research.
Helping sexual violence survivors heal needs understanding
A University of Melbourne report recommends more co-operation between mental health and sexual violence services to provide better support for survivors.
Safe at home or sitting target?
Family violence is a major cause of homelessness, and University of Melbourne researchers have found those women trying to stay at home face higher safety risks