Excess consumption of sugary drinks interlinked with high breast cancer risk

A new observational study finds a link between the consumption of sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, and the risk of cancer

Excess consumption of sugary drinks interlinked with high breast cancer riskA study published by The BMJ today reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and an increased risk of cancer. For some time now, researchers have been linking sugary drinks with a wide range of health risks. Obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease are only some of the conditions that previous […]

Quitting alcohol proven to significantly boost mental health in women

The debate as to whether moderate drinking is good, bad, or has no effect on health has been on-going for years. Now, a new study suggests that people, especially women, who give up alcohol can experience better mental health and reach levels of well-being almost on a par with those of lifelong abstainers

Quitting alcohol proven to significantly boost mental health in womenMany people drink socially at, for instance, work functions or family events. Some of us may also relish having a glass of wine or beer with our dinner at the end of a long and tiring day. Numerous people fall into the categories of ‘light’ or ‘moderate’ drinkers. But is this habit harmless, or would […]

Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity, finds study

Sleeping with a cellphone, bright alarm clock on or a television next to your bed puts women at risk for weight gain, a new study found

Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity, finds studyThere is a close link between lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise, and a person’s weight. Researchers now identify another factor as they report that sleeping with a light or television on puts women at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese. How much a person weighs is down to a complex interplay of […]

Cervical cancer: ‘India lacks a nationwide screening program’

Cervical cancer is the fifth most common cancer in humans, the second most common cancer in women worldwide and the common cause of death in the developing countries. Large majority (around 85 per cent) of the global burden occurs in the less developed regions, where it accounts for almost 12 per cent of all female cancers. However, in India women continue to be afflicted by a disease that is potentially preventable and treatable when detected early

Cervical cancer: ‘India lacks a nationwide screening program’Cervical cancer is the commonest cancer cause of death among women in India. It is the second most common cancer in women aged 15 to 44 years. An estimated 122,844 new cases and 67,477 deaths due to cervical cancer occurred in India in 2014, contributing 26 per cent and 27 per cent to the global […]

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at risk

Men who delay starting a family have a ticking ‘biological clock,’ just like women, which may affect the health of their partners and children; according to Rutgers researchers

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at riskThe study, which reviewed 40 years of research on the effect of parental age on fertility, pregnancy and the health of children, was published in the journal Maturitas. “While it is widely accepted that physiological changes that occur in women after 35 can affect conception, pregnancy and the health of the child, most men do […]

Maternal age has no effect on IVF success, conclude researchers

Researchers have shown that maternal age may not influence the implantation potential of embryos in IVF or the likelihood of miscarriage. The study concludes that whilst older women produce fewer euploid (healthy) embryos, age does not affect implantation or live birth rates, if healthy, high-quality embryos are used

Maternal age has no effect on IVF success, conclude researchersThere have been several studies that suggest that age causes a decline in the reproductive potential for women. This has mainly been attributed to the decrease in the yield of oocytes (eggs) and an increase in aneuploidy (embryos that have less or more than the requisite number of chromosomes). According to research, the rates of […]

Low levels of ‘bad cholesterol,’ may actually increase stroke risk in women

A recent study warns that women with low levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, sometimes called ‘bad cholesterol,’ may face an increased risk of bleeding stroke

Low levels of ‘bad cholesterol,’ may actually increase stroke risk in womenNew research from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, has found that women with LDL levels below 100 mg/dl may actually be more at risk of haemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke. This type of stroke, though less common than an ischemic stroke, is harder to treat and thus more dangerous to […]

What to eat and what to avoid if you have PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition that causes hormonal imbalances and problems with metabolism

What to eat and what to avoid if you have PCOSPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common health condition experienced by one out of 10 women of childbearing age. PCOS can also lead to other serious health challenges, such as diabetes, cardiovascular problems, depression, and increased risk of endometrial cancer. Some research has shown that diet can help reduce the impact of PCOS. How does […]

Kids born through IVF are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, finds study

Research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that babies conceived through assisted reproductive technologies (ART) may be at an increased risk of developing hypertension early in life - as well as other cardiovascular complications

Kids born through IVF are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, finds studyResearchers found a higher average blood pressure among teens born through IVF than in children conceived naturally, according to a report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Moreover, teens born through IVF were more likely to have blood pressures high enough to be diagnosed with hypertension. The researchers advise parents of children […]

Cervical cancer: Tata Hospital doctors get two landmark studies published in Medical Journal

Ahead of International Women’s Day, Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) doctors get two landmark studies of cervical cancer treatment published in medical journal that completely rules out surgery in women diagnosed with locally advanced stage of cervical cancer

Cervical cancer: Tata Hospital doctors get two landmark studies published in Medical JournalThe TMH doctors said with India seeing 60 to 70% of cervical cancer patients in locally advance stage, the two studies are path breaking as it shows better cure rate when compared to the traditional cervical cancer treatment methods. The studies, which have now set up a benchmark for cervical cancer treatment in advance stages […]