Michael Woodhead

Michael Woodhead

Clinical News Editor
Michael trained as a pharmacologist and has been reporting on medical news in Australia for almost two decades.

Published Articles

What's hot and what's not in osteoarthritis

10 things you can do and 10 things you shouldn't, according to the RACGP
07 December 2017

Rugger’s a bugger for arthritis

A rugby career can lead to osteoarthritis, joint replacement and osteoporosis, a study of union players in the UK has found.
29 September 2017

Could a probiotic be the answer to postnatal depression?

Probiotics in pregnancy may be useful for the prevention and treatment of postnatal depression and anxiety a New Zealand study suggests.
27 September 2017

LARCs action plan aims to reduce unintended pregnancies

A new action plan to boost the use of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods could help avoid many of the 80,000 medical terminations that occur every year in Australia.
26 September 2017

Thunderstorm asthma worse for the unwary

Almost half of people affected not previously diagnosed with asthma
25 March 2017

The Pill’s cancer protection is good for 30 years

Findings come from the longest running study on oral contraceptives
24 March 2017

9 variables that predict postpartum VTE

A useful guide based on an analysis of more than a million births
10 December 2016

'Slapping therapy’ healer arrested over death

The treatment resulted in bruising, vomiting and seizures
19 November 2016