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Long-term hormone use after menopause linked to Alzheimer’s risk

Many women have been reluctant to use hormones for menopause symptoms since 2002, when the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study in the U.S. linked treatments containing man-made versions of the female hormones estrogen and progestin to an increased risk of breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes. While some previous research has also linked HRT to […]

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Menopause symptoms nearly double the risk of chronic pain, finds study

In addition to the other health conditions affected by estrogen, it has also been shown to affect pain sensitivity. This finding was the basis of a study of more than 200,000 records from the Veterans Health Administration that demonstrated a link between menopause symptoms and chronic pain. The study results are published online today in […]

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Chemicals in cosmetics, soaps tied to early puberty in girls

Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty earlier, according to a new longitudinal study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. These girls hit puberty earlier than their peers who aren’t exposed to these chemicals in the womb, a U.S. study […]

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Women, new study shows your brain grows during menstruation

Every month during our menstrual cycle, hormone fluctuations influence our mood, emotions, and behaviour. Prior to menstruation, specifically ovulation, some of us experience symptoms including a change in basal body temperature, higher sex drive, or a heightened sense of smell, taste, or vision. Now, a recent study in Scientific Reports has revealed there’s a silent […]

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Premature Menopause and its Management

Premature menopause and its management           

The ovaries have two functions, first is to produce eggs for fertility and the second to produce reproductive hormones. The ovaries make three types of steroid hormones – testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. The ovaries are most active during the age between 20 and 30. Global statistics suggest approximately 1-4 per cent of women stop ovulating […]

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Understanding endometriosis and the struggle women face with it

Understanding endometriosis and its impact on women’s health

What is endometriosis? It is simply the invasion of the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) into spaces where endometrium is normally not found. It responds to the hormones in the body in a similar way as the endometrium responds. Every month, the endometrium within the uterus grows thicker in response to the rising hormones […]

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Breast cancer: Bacterial deficiency linked with onset

The human microbiome, or the total number of bacteria living in the human body, is known to play a key role in the development of many diseases. In particular, the bacteria living in our gut have been linked to numerous conditions, ranging from type 2 diabetes to Parkinson’s disease, and even multiple sclerosis. Previous studies […]

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Pune-ex mayor dies of heart attack, docs warn about its risks in women

Pune-ex mayor dies of heart attack, docs warn about its risks in women

Pune’s ex-Mayor, Chanchala Kodre died of a heart attack on Monday. She was just 42-year-old. She was hospitalised on Sunday night when she complained of chest pain. She was elected for the first time in Pune Municipal Corporation’s 2012 elections. When she got elected for the second time, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) had given her the position of […]

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Feeling depressed during the transition to menopause?

New study links duration of estrogen exposure with increased vulnerability to depression: Longer exposure to estrogen shown to provide protection. It’s no secret that the risk of depression increases for women when their hormones are fluctuating. Especially vulnerable times include the menopause transition and onset of postmenopause. There’s also postpartum depression that can erupt shortly […]

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