In our September to December 2015 What's On calendar, we featured some apps and websites in the What's New section that may be of interest: brings together the world’s favourite healthcare apps that are tried and tested by people like you, providing a quick and easy way to find trusted apps to: make a difference to your health and help you support someone you care for. Each app is recommended by healthcare communities from all over the world including: empowered consumers, patients, carers and patient groups. Visit

Plain Med, a plain English medical App from the University of Michigan

This free basic app converts medical language into everyday English. Through the app you can browse for a medical term and view its non-medical definition; search a prefix such as “cardio” to easily find the word you want and email the term and its definition to anyone you want. Read more about the Plain Med App

Evidence-Based Medicine Portal for Wellness Therapies

Wellness Evidence is the world’s first online portal designed to help people explore medical evidence for the most common wellness therapies. With thousands of studies evaluating the benefits of approaches like acupuncture, meditation or yoga, they’ve made it easy to search the most relevant, authoritative sources of evidence-based medicine. The goal of this free resource is to inform and empower people seeking alternative, preventative health approaches; medical professionals selecting courses of treatment and corporate wellness professionals designing employee programs.
Visit the Wellness Evidence website

Cancer Australia Risk Calculator

This user-friendly, interactive calculator is intended for use by women who have not had breast or ovarian cancer. It is important to remember that the results of this calculator are not a guarantee of your risk levels, and that all women are at risk for breast cancer, no matter what their risk category. Visit Cancer Australia's Risk Calculator

About Herbs App, by Memorial Sloane Kettering

This app provides comprehensive, objective information about herbs, botanicals, supplements, complementary therapies, and more. Key features include: adverse effects and drug interactions of various herbs, botanicals, supplements, complementary therapies, and more; objective information backed by scientific references and more. Read more about the About Herbs App

Studies Seeking Participants – can you help with this important study to better understand the sexual health of gynaecological cancer survivors?

Lara Dolling, a Provisional Psychologist studying a Master of Psychology (Counselling) degree at Monash University is conducting a study to help better understand the sexual health of survivors of gynaecological cancer. The study is seeking 10 women to undertake a one hour interview with a registered provisional psychologist to discuss their experience with gynaecological cancer and its impact on their sexual health. For further information and to check your eligibility to participate, please contact Lara on 0406 969 450 or [email protected]

Last Updated: 4 August, 2015 10:34 am