Symptoms of menopause can often last for many years

Menopause is a natural biological occurrence signalling the end of a woman’s ability to reproduce. This happens with the end of her last menstrual period. Medically, menopause is said to happen 12 months after a woman menstruates for the final time. Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s life, just like puberty. Even though […]

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#WorldHealthDay- Lack of awareness leading to cervical cancer in Indian women

Cancer of the cervix means cancer occurring at the mouth of uterus. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer found in Indian women. India has a population of approximately 365.71 million women above age 15, who are at risk of developing cervical cancer. As per recent estimates, approximately 1,32,000 new cases have been diagnosed […]

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Over 700 college students attend first youth summit programme on reproductive health

To empower schoolchildren with knowledge about reproductive health, gynaecological societies have initiated a campaign where their representatives are organising workshops to spread awareness on reproductive and general health. Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) and Mumbai Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society (MOGS) held their first FOGSI-MOGS Youth Summit at Sathaye College and Welingkar Institute […]

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Mumbai sees an encouraging drop in cases of cervical cancer

Mumbai has seen a drop in the number of cervical cancer cases over a period of time. Increased awareness on taking proper personal hygiene care and sanitation has led to the fall in cases. “The number of cervical cancer has decreased due to better awareness, personal hygiene, availability of running water and privacy of bathrooms,” […]

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Cervical cancer: Researchers develop urine test for early, easy detection

Most of us associate urine tests with STD screening or drug exams, but soon the simple non-invasive procedure may help save your life. In a recent study, scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine reported they developed a urine test that can predict the likely emergence of cervical cancer using genetic markers. If effective, the test could […]

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