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SAMESH cooking class presents: Paul’s Nan’s Peanut Cookies

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SAMESH, November 2020 With another recent lockdown (and perhaps more looming), Paul has been baking again. Once again we’ve had to cancel our scheduled face-to-face cooking class aimed at PLHIV and older LGBTIQ folk, due to COVID-19: so Paul is sharing his Nan Dot’s peanut cookie recipe with us instead. He calls these biscuits “a blast from the past”, as they evoke a lot...

Essure contraceptive device: Hazard Alert from TGA

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Therapeutic Goods Administration, August 30, 2017
Consumers and health professionals are advised that Australasian Medical and Science Ltd (AMSL), in consultation with the TGA, has issued a hazard alert for Essure. AMSL is also recallingunused stock and withdrawing the device from the Australian market.

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The battle over Essure

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The Washington Post, Published on July 26, 2017 Nobody can say exactly how many women have had Essure implanted since the device went on the market in 2002. Bayer, which is headquartered in Germany, says that more than 750,000 devices have been sold worldwide and that sales “continue to grow.”  In recent years, the [US] Food and Drug Administration has received more than 16,000 adverse-event...

New booklet: Vulva & vaginal irritation

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Jean Hailes, Last updated 05 May 2017 Jean Hailes has just released a new patient information booklet: The vulva: irritation, diagnosis & treatment.  Contents: What is normal? Causes of vulva irritation Management & treatment Dryness ‘Good bacteria’ versus ‘bad bacteria’ in the vagina Other natural therapies Irritation Diagnosis Secretions or discharge Odour...

New Question Builder tool assists patients’ health literacy

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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality/Healthdirect Australia The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and Healthdirect Australia have jointly launched the Question Builder, a free web-based tool to help people prepare for their medical appointment and make the best use of the time with their doctor.  Question Builder is a free web-based tool to help you prepare for a...

Condoms: Barriers Young People May Face and How to Overcome Them

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Posted by: YEP Project on January 8, 2015 Aside from the ‘embarrassment’ factor, many young people may have a number of reasons as to why they do not use condoms, and as Youth Workers, it is important to recognise these barriers and work with the young person to identify ways to overcome them. Read more here Note: SHine SA sells and loans the Condom Card Game/Condom Negotiation Cards box set...

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