Special Story: Breaking silence on menstrual hygiene

Gynaecologists say most of the girls are not aware of their bodies and menstrual cycle

Special Story: Breaking silence on menstrual hygieneMenstrual hygiene is an important issue that needs to be maintained for better health. Most women go through periods very secretively and don’t really bother to figure out if practices are hygienic or not. Around the world women have developed their own personal strategies to cope up with menstruation hygiene, which vary with woman to […]

Miscarriage may trigger post-traumatic stress disorder

Women who have recently had a miscarriage are at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder, doctors at Imperial College London have said.

Miscarriage may trigger post-traumatic stress disorderAt their early pregnancy loss clinic, a third of the women have PTSD symptoms. Nicole Martin had three miscarriages in a year, her “dark days”. “Everyone thinks because you’ve already got a child it’s easier. In a lot of respects it definitely is easier than not having a child, but I wanted another child for […]

‘Felt like a dream,’ says woman after 20 years of struggle against piles came to an end with a ten-minute operation

Dharmistha Patel started suffering haemorrhoids when she became pregnant with her daughter 20 years ago

‘Felt like a dream,’ says woman after 20 years of struggle against piles came to an end with a ten-minute operationTHE PATIENT Since I was pregnant with my daughter 20 years ago, I have suffered from haemorrhoids. Some days, especially if I felt stressed, I was in constant pain, with a lot of bleeding. I went to see my GP (General Physician) for a referral to a specialist and was told the only answer was […]

A rash which almost turned life threatening

55-year-old Stephen Schroeder was told that his “jock itch” was actually an extremely rare, invasive cancer called Extramammary Paget’s Disease

A rash which almost turned life threateningOn a late Friday afternoon on December 4, 2014, Stephen Schroeder was waiting to board a packed flight from Philadelphia to Las Vegas for a much anticipated long weekend with his son when his cell phone rang. On the line was an unexpected caller: his doctor, reporting test results sooner than Schroeder had expected. Listening […]

‘Conjoined twins are our daughters and the apple of our eyes’

‘Conjoined twins are our daughters and the apple of our eyes’For three-and-a-half-years-old Riddhi and Siddhi, their small world starts and ends within the premises of the Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital in Parel. And for them, everyone including doctors, nurses and ward boys are their ‘mumma’ and ‘dada’. Born as conjoined twins, Riddhi and Siddhi were separated on January 17, 2014 and since then the hospital […]

At 500kg, 36-year-old woman has not left her bed for 25 years

Reported as world’s fattest woman, Iman Ahmad Abdulati has not left her bed for the last 25 years

At 500kg, 36-year-old woman has not left her bed for 25 yearsA 36-year-old Egyptian who weighs 500kg is reportedly the world’s fattest woman. Iman Ahmad Abdulati has stayed within the confines of her house in Alexandria from last 25 years as she could not get out of her bed or even roll over because of obesity. Iman, as per report published in Al Arabiya, was born […]

PSP, a disease which doesn’t have any cure or treatment

A daughter narrates how 19 doctors and neurologists over seven years failed to identify that her mother is suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a rare brain disease that affects only five to six people in 100,000

PSP, a disease which doesn’t have any cure or treatment“She was just standing there,” my dad told my sister, by way of explanation, “and she fell.” My mom managed a small smile, with her big swollen lip, like it was her fault, my sister told me. The three of them were living in a small apartment in Tokyo at the time. This was five […]

The jury is still out on sanitary pads vs tampons vs menstrual cups

The jury is still out on sanitary pads vs tampons vs menstrual cups“I wanted a cost-effective and hygienic solution to menstrual periods and menstrual cup was the only option,” said 26-year-old Shruti Sen (name changed), who has been using menstrual cups for the last two years. Selecting the right menstrual product is not as easy as it seems and this sentiment has been agreed upon by many […]

‘I’m ready to fight and I know you are too,’ writes mother of separated US twins in a touching letter

Nicole, mother of the conjoined twins, writes a touching note of gratitude as the boys are now on the road to recovery

‘I’m ready to fight and I know you are too,’ writes mother of separated US twins in a touching letter  Jadon and Anias – the conjoined twin boys separated last week in a story that swept the world – have opened their eyes. The 13-month-old boys are still recovering in their hospital beds in the Bronx’s Montefiore Hospital five days after their 27-hour separation surgery. And on Tuesday morning, both of them opened their […]