Tagged: women’s health

Why we should take a women-centred approach to diagnosing and treating iron deficiency - Hot off the press

Guest Author May 07, 2021

Claire Badenhorst, Massey University Iron deficiency is a common nutritional disorder worldwide, and pre-menopausal women are most at risk of being diagnosed with it. New Zealand’s most recent nutritional survey (from 2008/09) shows 12% of women may suffer from iron deficiency. But more recent research in New Zealand suggests up to 55% of women of a similar … Read More

Gender bias in medicine and medical research is still putting women’s health at risk - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 08, 2021

Kelly Burrowes, University of Auckland International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements and raises awareness of the continuing mission towards gender equality. So it’s a good time to be reminded we still need to correct decades — centuries even — of gender bias in medicine and medical research. It’s no secret men and women are different. It’s why we have a … Read More

Compelling History of National Women’s Hospital - Scibooks

SciBooks Mar 30, 2014

by Heather Clendon REVIEW: The Rise and Fall of National Women’s Hospital – A history by Linda Bryder Auckland University Press. RRP $49.95 When first asked to review this book, I thought it may be a dry and complex read and I, as a retired registered nurse, with no midwifery experience, would have little interest in … Read More

Is there Something Fishy about Psychosis? - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Jul 02, 2010

Psychosis is a scary word, conjuring images of people who have so lost touch with reality that they are unable to integrate with society. As with most everything else this condition exists on a continuum, mild symptoms may pose no problem for the sufferer1 nor be outwardly visible. Previous studies have seen correlations between the [...] … Read More