Late evening eating may put women’s heart health at risk

New research adds to mounting evidence and suggests that eating more calories in the evening may negatively affect women’s cardiovascular health

Late evening eating may put women’s heart health at riskEvidence is accumulating that mealtimes can impact cardiometabolic health. One recent study, for example, showed that eating meals earlier in the day can help people lose weight, while eating later in the day may promote weight gain and slow down metabolism. These studies also showed that later mealtimes raise inflammatory markers that are usually associated […]

Cancer more prevalent in females with severe sleep apnoea, reveals study

The recent study, which features in the European Respiratory Journal, analysed data on 20,000 adults with sleep apnoea. About 2% of the participants also had a diagnosis of cancer in their medical history. The data came from the European Sleep Apnea Database (ESADA), which has medical and visit records on adults registered at 33 centres across Europe

Cancer more prevalent in females with severe sleep apnoea, reveals studySome studies have identified links between sleep apnoea and cancer. Now, new research reveals that rates of cancer are higher among females with pronounced symptoms of apnoea. The international research team points out that while the findings do not prove that sleep apnoea causes cancer, there appears to be a clear link in females. “It’s […]

Avoid sleeping on your back in the last months of pregnancy, states research 

Back sleeping in late pregnancy is independently associated with lower birth weight in infants, according to a study published online on October 2 in JAMA Network Open

Avoid sleeping on your back in the last months of pregnancy, states research During pregnancy, sleeping on your back maybe a bad idea. Previous studies have found that sleeping in a supine position causes compression of veins and arteries that can lead to a reduction in blood flow to the placenta severe enough to double the risk for stillbirth after 28 weeks of gestation. Now a new study, […]

Low-fat diets can be beneficial to women’s health, confirms study

New research spanning over almost 2 decades finds that a low-fat diet benefits women’s health

Low-fat diets can be beneficial to women’s health, confirms studyOlder studies in rats and mice have found that rodents on a high-fat diet develop more tumours than those on a low-fat diet. Some of these studies referred to colorectal cancer in particular, while others showed that high-fat diets boosted tumour growth in mouse models of breast cancer. More recently, studies in humans have suggested […]

Women no better at multitasking than men, reveals study

New research has revealed that gender makes no difference in a person's ability to multitask

Women no better at multitasking than men, reveals study  Whether it is the result of anecdotal evidence or gender stereotyping, the belief that women are better at multitasking than men is very prevalent. In fact, in a 2015 survey, 80% of the respondents were convinced that women had better multitasking abilities than men. But what does the science say? New research busts this […]

Testosterone may improve women’s sex lives after menopause, reveals study

A wide-ranging review of 36 trials found that testosterone may have profound positive effects on sexual function and well-being in postmenopausal women

Testosterone may improve women’s sex lives after menopause, reveals studyThis review, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, included blinded randomised controlled trials of testosterone treatment that had lasted for at least 12 weeks. In total, the research team analysed 46 reports of 36 trials that had collectively included 8,480 participants. The authors of the review found that the sexual health of postmenopausal women […]

Pune witnesses a trend of doctors charging normal delivery at par with C-sections

The trend becomes important when the percentage of caesarean deliveries in India is increasing. Doctors mention that both the procedures need a qualified skillset and both are challenging at different circumstances

Pune witnesses a trend of doctors charging normal delivery at par with C-sectionsGone will be the days when normal deliveries will be charged less than caesarean deliveries. These days’ doctors have started charging equal rates for both deliveries. When normal delivery needs more time and good medical judgement doctors see no need to charge less for normal deliveries. There have been allegations in the past, where patients […]

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 […]
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