For those looking for a fast and relatively painless solution to banish crow’s feet and tighten sagging jowls, Botox is a very attractive option.
Botox parties are becoming a popular trend in Australia and around the world.
Plastic and cosmetic surgeons are claiming that there are “very few side effects”, but they are not warning you about the potential for the spread of this deadly toxin around the body and the long-lasting effects.
How far you can go for vanity? Would you be willing to gamble your life for Botox?
It's all in the genes.
Genetic testing has undoubtedly contributed to the survival rate of breast cancer.
Previously, a family history of breast cancer increased your risk for the disease. Recent research has now narrowed this risk factor even further.
Widespread use of the contraceptive pill by women may increase the risk of prostate cancer in men.
A recent British Medical Journal Open study found that in countries around the world where the proportion of women using the contraceptive pill is higher, the rates of prostate cancer in men is higher.
Other contraceptives that form a physical barrier, such as intrauterine devices or condoms, were not linked to a higher incidence of prostate cancer.
Millions of people are currently fighting a battle against a single-cell fungus they cannot see.
Candida can be an embarrassing and itchy problem thats effects over 75% of Women.
If you think you may be suffering from a yeast-related problem, keep reading. Emed helps you identify Candida overgrowth and, more importantly, how to overcome it.
Ageing does not have to mean degenerating.
A number of health concerns specific to ageing – menopause, cardiovascular disease and even weight gain – can actually be attributed to the level of inflammation.
A harsh fact is that our innate antioxidant supplies peak in the mid 20s and then progressively decline.
It is possible however to boost these dwindling antioxidants and tame inflammation.
Read on to ensure that your Third Act is a triumphant one!
Oestrogen dominance is becoming an all too common condition today; one that if left unaddressed can bring about serious health challenges.
Bringing your hormones into balance is the key to feeling great, looking great, and living well.
Emed explains what can go wrong when you have too much of the ‘female’ hormone oestrogen.
Are you confused about the Pill? You’re not alone.
Are you busy and just want quick and reliable contraception? Do you want birth control that’s easy to use? Are you in a relationship and pregnancy is simply not an option?
If you’re on the Pill did you go on it for skin or period problems? Or are you thinking about going on the Pill and wondering if it’s as effective as they say? Do you want to know what the potential side effects may be? And if you don’t go on the Pill, what else is there?
Read this article to determine what is right for you. Decisions about contraception are really important, so it’s worth exploring your options.
The curse of PMS is often fodder for many a joke about a woman’s monthly split personality.
PMS can however be a genuinely exhausting and painful experience for many women. But it doesn’t have to occur.
Find out your best options for avoiding PMS and re-claiming those lost days.
What woman likes having hot flashes or experiencing vaginal dryness? The problem, though, is that taking hormones is not the answer.
For decades, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was pushed by the medical doctors as kind of youth elixir that offered all sorts of remarkable benefits.
Research, however, continues to show problems with this “panacea”. Women have been wronged by pharmaceutical manufacturers once again.
Hormone replacement therapies are not the first prescription drugs to be found harmful after being marketed to consumers.
For reasons we don't yet understand, sometimes endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus and can cause severe pelvic pain, heavy periods and infertility.
This condition is known as endometriosis and for many women can be very debilitating.
It is thought to affect one in ten women at some point during their menstruating years.
Many of today’s women lead extremely hectic lifestyles.
Not only are they holding down a job, they are also managing a household.
Living life at such a chaotic pace undoubtedly affects sleep patterns and impacts time for regular exercise, not to mention the missed meals and diet of convenience foods.
These factors can lead to fatigue, poor complexion and low libido. As we head into winter, immunity and susceptibility to colds and flu may also be affected.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a safety alert on the acne drug Diane 35, days after French authorities banned it because of links to four deaths from blood clots in the past 25 years.
France's National Agency for the Safety of Drugs and Health Products said this week that Diane-35, made by Bayer and licensed in 135 countries, would be withdrawn from sale in three months.
Meanwhile, doctors are banned from prescribing the medication.
The TGA says it is undertaking a review of the safety information available for Diane 35.
The medicine is approved for treating acne and hirsuitism in Australia, but it also acts as a contraceptive pill.
It is also available in Australia under the trade names Brenda 35, Juliet 35, Estelle 35 and Laila 35.
Dysmenorrhoea, commonly known as period or menstrual pain, affects almost two thirds of women worldwide and is a leading cause of absence from school and work.
Researchers have recently studied the benefits of a heat patch applied to the lower abdomen for menstrual pain relief.
Find out more about the great results from using heat patches and how to try out this natural therapy yourself.
The advertising promises to stop your PMS symptoms, help lose weight and give you a clear, smooth complexion.
Sounds too good to be true!
What Bayer had forgotten to spruik was the fact that their 'new generation birth control pills' Yaz and Yasmin increases your change of deadly blood clots by up to 74%.
Now the pharmaceutical giant is being inundated with over 10,000 law suits from patients who have suffered blood clot related injuries such as pulmonary embolism, DVT or stroke.