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Women’s health

Pharmacological approaches to the management of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women

Pharmacological therapy is a widely used management method for osteoporosis, but it requires the choice of medication to be individualised to each patient and strict patient adherence to their treatment program. This education explores pharmacological treatment strategies for post-menopausal women with a diagnosis of osteoporosis.

Bowel cancer screening: increasing participation, increasing prevention

Bowel cancer is an ongoing health issue in Australia, with public awareness and screening rates falling behind other well-known cancers. This activity provides an overview of bowel cancer and its incidence, and outlines the way increased screening can offer a reduction in mortality and morbidity.

Breastfeeding and Medication

Breastfeeding offers a variety of health benefits to infants, but there are often concerns about drug transfer from the mother to the infant through breast milk. This education discusses the safety of various classes of drugs for breastfeeding mothers, and outlines which medications require closer monitoring or are contraindicated.

Women with epilepsy

This feature discusses the impact of epilepsy and its treatment on women in the childbearing years. Areas covered include contraception, labour, pregnancy and lactation and the impact anti-epileptic drugs may have on a developing foetus and baby.