Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Women and men share most of the common illnesses; but there are few distinctions that set them apart from each other. The health of a woman can be differentiated and deserves special attention. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, doctors elaborate on the five common illnesses witnessed largely in women

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect womenMenstrual Irregularities These can have various presentations right from puberty to menopause. Periods may be prolonged, heavy, scanty, delayed or frequent. Often, this can be physiological; however, it is important to rule out any underlying medical cause. In young adolescent girls, the cause of an irregular bleeding pattern could be a polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid […]

Know about the connection between autoimmune disease and rheumatology

In an autoimmune disease, the immune system makes a mistake and attacks the healthy cells and tissue of the body. Some autoimmune diseases target one organ and other diseases, like lupus, affect the whole body

Know about the connection between autoimmune disease and rheumatologyAn autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body. Our immune system is responsible for guarding us against germs like bacteria and viruses. When it senses these foreign invaders, it sends out an army of fighter cells to attack them. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases- […]

Chemicals in cosmetics, soaps tied to early puberty in girls

The team studied the levels of chemicals in the mothers during pregnancy and in the children when they were nine years old. Experts found that chemicals in some personal care products were associated with girls starting puberty earlier than their peers

Chemicals in cosmetics, soaps tied to early puberty in girlsGirls 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 […]

Study reveals early-age drinking makes prostate cancer more aggressive

Among men getting a prostate biopsy, those with a history of consuming seven or more drinks a week are more likely than non-drinkers to be diagnosed with an aggressive tumour, a study suggests

Study reveals early-age drinking makes prostate cancer more aggressiveResearchers found a three-fold increased risk of having a high-grade tumour in these men, no matter whether the heavy drinking occurred in youth – ages 15 to 19 – or in later decades, according to the results published in Cancer Prevention Research. There was no link, however, between current alcohol consumption and tumour grade. The […]

Gene editing tool may inadvertently raise cancer risk, caution scientists

CRISPR-Cas9 is an exciting gene editing tool that scientists hope they will be able to use in preventing cancer. However, a new study warns that the use of this very strategy could actually increase the risk of cancer

Gene editing tool may inadvertently raise cancer risk, caution scientistsResearchers from the Britain’s Cambridge University and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute said more research needs to be done to assess whether using CRISPR-Cas9 – a type of molecular “scissors” that make gene editing a possibility – might lead to the development of treatments that have added cancer risk. The team, led by Jussi Taipale at Cambridge, […]

7 per cent of all heart attacks could have been averted by cycling, say experts

The Danish study tracked 45,000 people aged between 50 and 65 for over the next two decades and found that consistent exercise has a huge impact on health, especially done as part of a routine

7 per cent of all heart attacks could have been averted by cycling, say expertsCycling to work in middle age dramatically reduces the risk of suffering a heart attack in later life, a major study reveals. As little as 30 minutes a week has a marked effect on the chance of developing coronary heart disease over the next 20 years, researchers found. The Danish study, which recruited 45,000 people […]

Young adults cheat on partners for two main reasons, reveals a study

According to a study, there are two main reasons millennials cheat on their partners. It all comes down to either thinking your partner isn’t satisfying your needs, or feeling the need for more independence. However, some of them admitted that they’d cheated on their partner because they were drunk, attracted to someone else or simply couldn’t resist the excitement or novelty of infidelity and the prospect of someone new

Young adults cheat on partners for two main reasons, reveals a studyIn the study, carried out by the University of Tennessee and published in the Journal of Sex Research, 104 young adults with an average age of 22 (59.6 per cent of whom were female) who’d admitted to cheating on their partner in the past six months were surveyed about why. According to the study, there are […]

Use of baby wipes tied to childhood food allergy risk, warns study

The factors contributing to food allergy include the genetics that alter skin absorbency, use of infant cleansing wipes that leave soap on the skin, skin exposure to allergens in dust and skin exposure to food from those providing infant care. A food allergy is triggered when these factors occur together

Use of baby wipes tied to childhood food allergy risk, warns studyParents should avoid using infant wipes and thoroughly wash soap off their babies to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies, scientists have warned. Researchers have hailed a ‘major advance’ in understanding what causes the complaints after tests revealed links between skin damage and intolerance to certain foods. They suggest that an increasing failure by […]

Infections could trigger cardiovascular disease, reveals new study

A new study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, zooms in on the link between infections and adverse cardiovascular disease (CVD).  The researchers looked for infections that these people developed up to 1–2 years before the cardiovascular event

Infections could trigger cardiovascular disease, reveals new studySeveral factors may raise the risk of cardiovascular conditions. Some of these factors are modifiable, such as smoking, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Other factors, such as sex, race, age, and family history, cannot be modified. However, there are also a number of  ‘acute risk factors’, or triggers, that can lead to CVD. Some […]

The answer behind hair loss might just be in your hands

Humans have hair in some places but not in others. The tops of our heads are generally replete with hair, while the soles of our feet are not. This is certainly not news, but exactly why we have hair on our legs and arms but not on the palms of our hands is still a puzzle

The answer behind hair loss might just be in your hands  A recent study investigates why some parts of the human body remain hairless while others become hairy. The findings may offer clues to male- and female-pattern baldness. Hair loss affects a considerable proportion of society, particularly men, and it can cause significant distress for some people. Male- and female-pattern baldness, which are common hereditary […]