Is there a connection between menstruation and oral hygiene?

Menstruation gingivitis is a common oral problem women go through. It occurs due to hormonal fluctuations during the course of menstruation or before. Further gingivitis can also make you fall prey to periodontitis (tooth mobility)

Is there a connection between menstruation and oral hygiene?The surge in the production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone that occurs during menstruation increases the blood flow to the gums. In this process the gum tissues become red, soft, swollen and tender, further leading to conditions like bad breath, bleeding gums, bleeding while tooth brushing, gingival pain and discomfort while chewing hard foods. This condition is experienced one […]

Early onset of menstruation associated with higher risk of type 2 diabetes

It’s been well documented how diet and exercise influence risk of type 2 diabetes; however, a new study suggests that early menarche also is associated with a higher risk, but body mass index (BMI) may mediate this association

Early onset of menstruation associated with higher risk of type 2 diabetesDiabetes is a global health concern expected to affect 693 million people worldwide by 2045. Type 2 diabetes mellitus has become one of the most common diseases worldwide. In 2015, it affected nearly 8.8% of people aged 20 to 79 globally, and by 2040, it is expected to affect 10.4%. With so many people affected, […]

Girls approaching puberty at higher risk of migraine, study finds

According to a new study, girls approaching puberty are more likely to develop migraine than their male peers

Girls approaching puberty at higher risk of migraine, study finds  Puberty signals a significant step into adulthood for both boys and girls. It’s when both experience sudden growth spurts, have big changes in their bodies, start getting raging hormones, and in the case of emotions, start thinking the world is against them. But don’t worry, it’s just a phase. Still, puberty is as stressful […]

5 health benefits of coriander seed you must know

You may have frequently consumed coriander by eating guacamole, but what you are likely not aware of is that the plant produces nutrient-rich seeds

5 health benefits of coriander seed you must knowUnless you’re a fan of Indian cuisine, then you might not have frequently enjoyed coriander and its unique citrusy, sweet and curry-like taste. Interestingly, you might want to include coriander into your spice rack from now on. The dried seeds, which are sold whole or ground, apparently offer a lot of benefits to the body […]

Menstrual Hygiene: Pilot project launched to provide free sanitary pads to 11,516 girls in Telangana

The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) is collaborating with public sector enterprise Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) on a pilot project to create awareness on menstruation and menstrual hygiene among children in government schools in Telangana

Menstrual Hygiene: Pilot project launched to provide free sanitary pads to 11,516 girls in TelanganaThe pilot project will benefit over 11,516 girl students enrolled in 75 government schools in five mandals of Telangana state. The project, taken up as part of BDL’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, is likely to be expanded to 22 more mandals in the next phases consequent upon the results. BDL has provided a funding of […]

Pune girls work towards increasing menstrual hygiene in women

Majority of women still think that menstrual blood is impure, and many families still refuse seeking gynaecologist's help to treat menstruation-related infections in their girl child. Girls pursuing fellowship on menstrual hygiene in Pune are working on five points related to menstruation: awareness, accessibility, availability, disposal, and taboo

Pune girls work towards increasing menstrual hygiene in womenThe informed choice of using homemade biodegradable pads is overtaken by the pad manufacturing MNC’s. Majority women still think that menstrual blood is impure. Many families still refuse seeking gynaecologist’s help to treat menstruation-related infections in their girl child. Girls doing fellowship on menstrual hygiene in Pune are underling above trends. These girls are working […]

Indian Red Cross Society to distribute sanitary pads to raise mark Menstrual Hygiene Day

The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Mumbai is dedicated to uplift the dignity of women. It has started an awareness campaign on the much-neglected topic menstruation

Indian Red Cross Society to distribute sanitary pads to raise mark Menstrual Hygiene DayIn order to raise awareness and reach out to the masses, the IRCS has conducted talks, role plays and presentation to educate young girls on menstrual hygiene. The IRCS Mumbai, is doing an awareness campaign on menstrual hygiene by distributing annual packages of sanitary napkins to underprivileged girls in the city. Last Year, IRCS – […]

#WorldHealthDay- Nearly 26 million Indian women between 18 and 40 years suffer from chocolate cyst

Over 17% to 44% women afflicted with endometriosis suffer from ovarian endometrioma (chocolate cyst) and it occurs more commonly in fertile age period of 18 and 40 years

#WorldHealthDay- Nearly 26 million Indian women between 18 and 40 years suffer from chocolate cystEndometriosis is largely prevalent in women in reproductive age group with 1 in 10 women suffering from it. Worldwide, 10% women have endometriosis – that’s an estimate 176 million. Prevalence of endometriosis in women with infertility can be as high as 30% to 50%. Nearly 26 million Indian women between 18 and 40 years suffer […]

#WomensDaySpecial: Air Vistara to offer sanitary pads on-board

Air Vistara is set to become the first airline in the country to provide sanitary pads to its female passengers. This is part of a special initiative which will be started from March 8

#WomensDaySpecial: Air Vistara to offer sanitary pads on-boardThese sanitary pads will be provided to the women on request. It aims to help ease any problems a woman might face if they do not have a sanitary pad with them. Women who face awkward situations need not worry about these problems any longer. The ‘PadsOnBoard’ initiative will offer bio-degradable sanitary pads to women […]

#Oscar2019: ‘Period, End of Sentence’ documentary on #menstruation awareness wins Oscar

'Period, End of Sentence' a documentary set in India, based on the taboo around menstruation has created history. The short film has won the prestigious Oscar Award in the short documentary category

#Oscar2019: ‘Period, End of Sentence’ documentary on #menstruation awareness wins Oscar‘Period, End of Sentence’ a documentary which revolves around the issue of menstruation, has won the best documentary award at the Oscar’s  The 91st Acadamy Awards were presented on February 24, in a grand ceremony  The documentary has been produced by Gurmeet Monga and has been directed by Award-winning Iranian-Ameria Director Rayka Zehtabchi In India, especially […]
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