Women's Health Matters

Text Size
Jump to body content

March 2013

Headache: what’s normal and what may need treatment.  This month’s Question of Health probes headaches.


Want to learn more about current and important women’s health issues?

Visit our discussion board and share your knowledge of health-related issues and experiences with other women.

A Question of Health

Every month Women’s Health Matters will be recruiting an expert to answer a question about a health issue that’s in the news or on women’s minds.

This month’s topic: When should I see a doctor about headaches?

Most people get a headache from time to time. But what’s the difference between a common headache and migraine headaches, when should you see a doctor and what does your doctor need to know?

Read recent features

Yeast infections: when to see a doctor
Most women will have a yeast infection at some point: 75 per cent of women get at least one during their lifetime. While there are plenty of over-the-counter treatments, there are times when it’s wise to see a doctor.

Exercise is strong medicine for heart health
One of the most powerful treatments to help prevent heart disease doesn’t need a prescription. Cardiovascular exercise – such as walking, swimming, biking – can be a remedy for a major heart risk.

In our news section

All news stories.

Join the discussion

Join Women’s Health Matters discussion forums to share knowledge and talk about your health-related experiences with other women. Click here to register.

Online Mental Health Centre

Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions that disproportionately affect women (over 90 per cent of people with eating disorders are women). These conditions are not about appearance, being thin or seeking attention, but often develop as a way to cope with difficult and painful feelings. Find resources and information about different types of eating disorders, as well as risk factors and what kinds of help are available, in our Online Mental Health Centre.

Jump to top page

Our Newsletter

Connect with us

Women's Health Matters E-Newsletter
This popular electronic newsletter, emailed to thousands of subscribers once a month, is packed full of information. It provides a great opportunity to see what's new on the site at a glance, read our latest news and feature articles, read advice from our health experts – and a whole lot more.

Please fill-out the subscription form.

Read past issues:


August 2018

Summer 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018


December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

  • A publication of:
  • Women's College Hospital