Mindfulness for Health by Vidyamala Burch & Danny Penman

Breathworks Mindfulness was founded by Vidyamala Burch, co-author of our favourite book  Mindfulness for Health, winner of the Best Book Award (Popular Medicine) British Medical Association's Book Awards 2014.  (more…)

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WHRIA Rooms at Randwick

The Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia is pleased to announce that Dr Yasmin Tan and Dr Jason Chow are now seeing patients at Randwick, as well as our City rooms. Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Suite 30, Level 7, Barker Street. RANDWICK NSW 2031 PLEASE CALL 1300 722 206 FOR ALL APPOINTMENTS Fax: 02 8021 1244 - info@whria.com.au 

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Erbium Laser at WHRIA for mild incontinence and prolapse

The Erbium (or Er:Yag) laser is a non-invasive and non-hormonal treatment for minor vaginal relaxation, prolapse of the vaginal wall (s) and urinary incontinence. What causes vaginal relaxation? Relaxation of the vaginal tissues with subsequent prolapse of the vaginal walls and bladder or rectum can be a natural aging phenomenon.  Pregnancy and vaginal delivery are major contributing factors. Other factors that may influence the occurrence of relaxation are obesity and lack of appropriate muscular exercises. It seems logical that women who maintain a healthy life style minimize their risk to develop vaginal prolapse, but our genetic make-up is sometimes such that relaxation is unavoidable. (more…)

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Depression, Anxiety, Sleep & Menopause

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Feeling sad or blue is a common symptom of menopause affecting 19-29% of women. However, studies have shown that clinical depression is not more common during menopause, except for those women who have long-standing depression or anxiety. Knowing this and discussing a plan with your physician for your mental fitness, medication and sleep options can help you manage your life through menopause and beyond. See our Health Information section to read more or download our information sheet about hormone therapy, menopause and good sleep, written by A/Prof John Eden.

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“Shared Perspectives” Endo conference, May 16, 2015, SYDNEY

Endometriosis is a silent torment for thousands of women and young girls.  One in ten women suffer from Endo and yet most people have never heard of it.  Girls as young as ten miss out on school because of severe pelvic pain associated with Endo.  Diagnosis can take up to seven years. Endo often results in infertility. It costs Australia 7.7 billion dollars every year. (more…)

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Donna Namdaram Reynolds joins WHRIA


Professor John Eden and Professor Thierry Vancaillie and the WHRIA team are thrilled to introduce our newest handpicked member of the team - Donna Namdaran Reynolds. Donna has 15 years experience as a Physiotherapist working in a variety of areas in the field, focusing her passion and expertise in women’s and paediatric bowel and pelvic floor physiotherapy in the past five years. (more…)

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CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment for Vaginal Atrophy

We are pleased to offer a new treatment for the painful condition vaginal atrophy and localised vulval pain. WHRIA is the first clinic to offer this service in Sydney. CO2 Fractional Laser is a non-invasive and non hormonal treatment of vaginal thinning (atrophy) and localised vulval pain. It is also called the Mona Lisa or fractionated laser. (more…)

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