#WorldMenstrualHygieneDay: Menstrual hygiene tips that parents should give their daughters on menarche

Method of sanitation There are a number of ways including the use of sanitary napkins, tampons and menstrual cups to stay clean. In India, most unmarried girls prefer to use sanitary napkins. Frequent switching between brands can make you uncomfortable and may lead to rashes. Changing pads/cups/tampons regularly The standard time to change a sanitary […]

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‘Don’t wash your raw chicken,’ warn health experts

The CDC estimates that approximately a million people become ill after eating contaminated poultry. According to the CDC, this is because “Chicken juices can spread in the kitchen and contaminate other foods, utensils and countertops,” and many people are unnecessarily increasing their risk of illness by not following simple preventative hygiene steps. They warn that […]

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Sleep quality varies throughout menstrual cycle in young women

Sleep quality varies throughout menstrual cycle in young women

“Sleep is more disrupted in the several days directly prior to menses in young healthy women,” said Anne E. Kim, a medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. “Increased sleep disruption was found in the late luteal phase, which corresponds with the days directly […]

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woman storing left-over food

When should you throw away your leftovers?

Refrigeration is the most important invention in the history of food. But while commercial and home refrigerators have only been used for the past 100 years or so, people have long used cool natural environments to store foods for extended periods. Temperature is important for controlling microbial growth. Just as we find food wholesome, bacteria […]

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Mumbai: BMC soon to install sanitary pad vending machines at public toilets

Menstrual hygiene is an important concept for the betterment of woman’s health. And it is high time that women get better access to basic hygiene. Keeping this in mind the BMC is soon going to set-up sanitary pad vending machines across the city. The proposal which was earlier mooted is soon set to reach fruition. […]

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October heat: Personal hygiene tips for women

October heat: Personal hygiene tips for women

The October heat is here, with maximum temperatures in Mumbai on the rise. Personal hygiene goes for a toss owing to heat and humidity. Keeping your body clean is an important. As it helps you feel good and keep you free from viruses, bacteria, allergies, infections and diseases. Dr Uday Rane, a Mumbai-based Gynaecologist said, “Urinary […]

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Both behavioural treatments and drugs can equally treat urinary incontinence

Here’s how diabetic patients can prevent UTI infections

Women are 10 times more likely to get a UTI than men because of their anatomy. Signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection include – pain or burning when you urinate, strong-smelling urine, itching. There are other several causes to urinary tract infections improper hygiene can be the leading cause of urinary tract infections. Another […]

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Global sanitation convention to usher in 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) will be a 4-day international conference that will bring together sanitation minsters and other leaders in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) from around the world. A host of national and international dignitaries are slated to attend the event, for which preparations are under way. The convention will culminate on […]

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Set-up toilets in ladies compartment in local trains, demands Shiv Sena MP

A Shiv Sena MP from South Mumbai, Arvind Sawant has written a letter to the union minister for railways, Piyush Goyal. His demand is to set-up toilets in ladies compartment of Mumbai’s suburban local trains. Rail Minister, Piyush Goyal has responded to this saying, “The above-mentioned letter has been sent to the concerned directorate for […]

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