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 […]

Vashi: Women’s wing inaugurated at Hiranandani Hospital

This week, marked International Women’s Day, which celebrated the empowerment of women. On this note, a women’s wing has been set up at the hospital

Vashi: Women’s wing inaugurated at Hiranandani HospitalIt will be situated on the 4th floor of the multi-specialty hospital; the wing has a set-up of 15 beds, available on a single, double and triple occupancy basis. Managed by all women staff, each room on this wing is designed as a comfortable arrangement which also caters to patients’ attendant’s accommodation. The ward was […]

Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis launches Asmita scheme to provide subsidised sanitary pads

At the event, Devendra Fadnavis presented Akshay Kumar with the Asmita award for raising awareness on the issue of sanitary pads through 'Padman'

Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis launches Asmita scheme to provide subsidised sanitary padsOn the occasion of International Women’s Day, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar inaugurated the Asmita Yogana, to provide sanitary pads at an affordable price. Akshay Kumar said, “For bring about a scheme such as Asmita Yogana, I want to give Pankaja Munde the title of ‘Padwoman.’ People should go on the […]

International Women’s Day: Govt launches low cost oxo-biodegradable sanitary pads

 The central government marked Women’s Day by launching a scheme called ‘Suvidha.’ Under this scheme low cost oxo-biodegradable napkins will be made available at affordable rates in Jan Aushadhi stores across India

International Women’s Day: Govt launches low cost oxo-biodegradable sanitary padsUnion Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Ananth Kumar launched the 100% oxo-biodegradable sanitary napkin ‘Suvdiha’. The sanitary pads will cost Rs 2.50 per pad. These napkins be available at Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana stores from 28th May. Low-cost sanitary pads are part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise of delivering health products at affordable […]

International Women’s Day: Cancer OPD started at JJ Hospital

Timely cancer detection can save a patient’s life.  The poor and needy cannot afford treatment in private hospitals due to which they don’t opt for the same.  So, on the International Women's Day, cancer OPD has been started at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals on Thursday

International Women’s Day: Cancer OPD started at JJ HospitalOn the International Women’s Day, Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education inaugurated cancer OPD in Sir JJ Group of Hospitals.  Poor people are still unaware about cancer and visit the hospital at the last stage of their cancer. To timely detect cancer, cancer OPD has been started at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals. As per […]

World Kidney Day: ‘Kidney disease has become the 8th leading cause of death in women’

‘Include, value, empower.’ This year the slogan for World Kidney Day highlights the importance of women’s kidney health and the need to create awareness amongst women as well as to give them equal access to healthcare all over the country. Let’s focus on some of the special problems faced by women vis-a-vis kidney health

World Kidney Day: ‘Kidney disease has become the 8th leading cause of death in women’5 lakh women suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) worldwide and 600000 women die every year of CKD. Kidney disease has become the 8th leading cause of death in women. Although, women are somewhat more prone to develop CKD (14% prevalence in woman compared to 12% in men.) Woman with chronic kidney disease will have […]

Sassoon Hospital to host cancer screening camp on Women’s Day

As the incidence of cancer is rising in the country, so is the cancer related death toll. Statistics suggest that one woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in India and for every two women diagnosed with breast cancer in the world, one woman dies of it in India

Sassoon Hospital to host cancer screening camp on Women’s DayOn the occasion of International Women’s Day, Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) in Pune, has taken up the fight against cancer. A special awareness program and cancer screening will be held on Thursday, March 08 from 9 am to 1 pm at the SGH campus. At this camp, women will be screened for breast cancer, cervical […]

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 […]

International Women’s Day: ‘One Rupee Clinic’ to provide medical check-ups for women

Women usually tend to neglect their health as they are more involved in balancing their career and home life. For this reason, Mumbai’s ‘One Rupee Clinic’ have decided to provide check-ups for an affordable rate. This will help them take care of their well-being, by letting them know if they have any underlying health problems

International Women’s Day: ‘One Rupee Clinic’ to provide medical check-ups for womenOn March 08, ‘One Rupee Clinic’ will conduct free medical check-up for women at 15 railway stations in Mumbai. The check-up will be conducted at stations such as Dadar, Wadala, Kurla, Sion, Vikhroli, Byculla, Vashi, Titwala and so on. In this health camp, blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid and blood test CBC will be checked. Speaking […]

India: 200 railway stations to get sanitary napkin dispensers, incinerators

Ahead of International Women's Day on March 8, On Monday, the ministry said that the Railway wants to install sanitary napkin dispensers and incinerators at about 200 major railway stations across the country

India: 200 railway stations to get sanitary napkin dispensers, incineratorsAs per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) IV: 62% young women in the country in the age group 15 to 24 years use cloth for menstrual protection. 42% women use sanitary napkins. 16% use locally prepared napkins. Majority of women in rural areas did not use a hygienic method of menstrual protection with the survey […]