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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Mixed chemicals in beauty products could harm women’s hormones

The paper titled ‘Exposure to bisphenol A, chlorophenols, benzophenones, and parabens in relation to reproductive hormones in healthy women: A chemical mixture approach’ was recently published in the journal Environment International. The research team recruited 143 healthy women, aged 18 to 44 years, who had no known chronic health conditions and did not use birth […]

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Weight-loss surgery may help cut risk of #breastcancer

Researchers compared two groups of women with morbid obesity: nearly 18,000 who underwent various forms of so-called bariatric surgery and nearly 54,000 who did not. The groups were similar in terms of age, medical conditions and body mass index (BMI, a ratio of weight to height). Researchers tracked the surgery group for an average of […]

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Is there a connection between menstruation and oral hygiene?

The surge in the production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone that occurs during menstruation increases the blood flow to the gums. In this process the gum tissues become red, soft, swollen and tender, further leading to conditions like bad breath, bleeding gums, bleeding while tooth brushing, gingival pain and discomfort while chewing hard foods. This condition is experienced one […]

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High levels of estrogen in the womb linked to autism, reveals study

The discovery adds further evidence to support the prenatal sex steroid theory of autism first proposed 20 years ago. In 2015, a team of scientists at the University of Cambridge and the State Serum Institute in Denmark measured the levels of four prenatal steroid hormones, including two known as androgens, in the amniotic fluid in […]

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Young women who smoke face highest risk of major heart attack, cautions study

Despite the increased risk, smokers can reduce their risk to that of a never smoker in as little as a month after quitting. Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for women and men worldwide, and acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is among the most life-threatening forms of heart disease. STEMI […]

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Why do women face higher heart disease risk after breast cancer?

New research warns that, after completing breast cancer treatment, women aged 45 and over have a heightened risk of developing cardiovascular disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common form of cancer that doctors diagnose among women across all the world’s populations. At the same time, however, it is […]

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Women at a higher risk of heart disease post menopause

Cardiovascular health has had its fair share of exposure. People have heard of it, even if they haven’t undergone a procedure personally. However, when it comes to women symptoms become more evident after the onset of menopause. While heart disease is considered as a man’s disease, globally it claims more lives among women than men. […]

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Is the keto diet safe for pregnant women? Here’s what you need to know

  Healthy eating during pregnancy is vital for the foetus’ growth and development, as well as essential to preventing nausea and vomiting for the mother-to-be. Eating 100 grams of proteins per day, supplementing with vitamins and minerals and eating 300 extra calories during the second and third trimester is highly recommended by websites doling out […]

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