Bloating: The ovarian cancer symptom most women don’t know about

New research reveals women who dismiss the symptom as minor and opt to self-treat are risking their lives. Worldwide ovarian cancer claims more than 4,000 lives a year

Bloating: The ovarian cancer symptom most women don’t know aboutOnly a third of women would see a doctor when they experience a major symptom of ovarian cancer, according to the charity Target Ovarian Cancer. When faced with persistent bloating, 34% of 1,142 women questioned by YouGov said they would visit their general physician. Half said they would change their diet by doing things like […]

Mumbai witnesses decline in abortion numbers

The abortion figures have come down in Mumbai compared to last few years. According to BMC’s health department’s data, 33,526 women underwent abortion for various reasons in Mumbai's municipal hospitals in 2016-2017. However, only 24,667 women underwent abortion in the year 2017- 2018

Mumbai witnesses decline in abortion numbersAs per the information received by the BMC’s health department: In the year 2013-2014, 30,117 women underwent abortion. 27,940 women got it done within 12 weeks and 1,330 women underwent abortion after 12 weeks. In the year 2014-2015, 30,742 women underwent abortion. 28,554 women got it done within 12 weeks and 1,396 women underwent abortion […]

India: ‘14.67 crore women are suffering from anaemia’

In written reply in Lok Sabha, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the minister of state in the ministry of health and family welfare said, As per Global nutrition report 2017, India has the largest number of women affected by anaemia, followed by China, Pakistan, Nigeria and Indonesia. In India, 14.67 crore women are suffering from anaemia.The global nutrition report covers data of 140 countries evaluated against health targets decided by World Health Assembly. Globally, 61.4 crore women aged 15-49 years are affected by anaemia

India: ‘14.67 crore women are suffering from anaemia’As per the report of the World Health Organization (WHO) the global prevalence of anaemia 2011, 50% cases of anaemia are attributed to iron deficiency. Other causes of anaemia include other micronutrient deficiencies (e.g. folate, riboflavin, vitamins A and B12), acute and chronic infections (e.g. malaria, cancer, tuberculosis and HIV), and inherited or acquired disorders […]

Worrisome: Thyroid growing among young girls

January 2018 was the month of Thyroid awareness. Owing to excessive stress induced mainly due to work-life balance, thyroid dysfunctions among women is more common than in men, say experts

Worrisome: Thyroid growing among young girlsAs we come to the end of Thyroid awareness month, we ask experts about some striking observations they have made about increase in the thyroid disease among young girls and women. “There is definitely a surge in the thyroid related illness especially hypothyroidism in young girls these days. With majority of the states being iodine replete, […]

Cama hospital doctors’ give cervical cancer patients a new lease of life

Women from rural areas who suffer from the uterine cancer are treated free of cost at the Cama and Albless Hospital. More than 80,000 medical check-ups have been carried out in the medical camps in rural areas during the years 2015-17. 2,500 women who were suspected of cancer, underwent Pap Smear (Pap Test) and 20 to 25 women with uterine cancer have been operated

Cama hospital doctors’ give cervical cancer patients a new lease of lifeIn Maharashtra, a large number of women suffer from cervical cancer. Due to the unaffordable treatment, women ignore it. The patient loses life due to the lack of timely treatment. Owing to which, since last 15 years, the doctors from the Cama and Albless Hospital are going to the rural areas and organising medical camps. […]

Here’s why women are more likely to suffer from asthma than men

Increased asthma symptoms are regulated by many different factors, including exposure to allergens and viral infections, and the researchers suspected that sex hormones might also be involved

Here’s why women are more likely to suffer from asthma than menWomen are twice as likely as men to have asthma, and this gender difference may be caused by the effects of sex hormones on lung cells. Researchers at Vanderbilt University and Johns Hopkins found that testosterone hindered an immune cell linked to asthma symptoms, such as inflammation and mucus production in the lungs. The study […]

Mumbai: Medical student collects 24,000 sanitary pads for needy women

Even today, menstruation and sanitary pad is considered as a taboo. There is still no awareness regarding the same. So, in order to create awareness, 18-year-old medical student of KJ Somaiya College of Science, Bhumika Israni has come forward. With the help of social media, friends and relatives, she appealed people to donate sanitary pads

Mumbai:  Medical student collects 24,000 sanitary pads for needy womenBhumkia undertook this campaign when she saw Dr Bharati Lavekar, BJP MLA’s poster of ‘TEE Foundation’. She found out information about her foundation. With the aim of helping women, she expressed her desire to implement the campaign with the foundation. The 3-week campaign received a good response. Through this campaign, Bhumika collected 24,470 sanitary napkins. Around 100 […]

‘My government’s aim is to provide affordable healthcare’

Today, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha ahead of the Budget Session. “In order to increase the availability of doctors, 13 thousand seats of MBBS and more than 7,000 posts of Post Graduate have been approved and to ensure quality and transparency in medical education, the government has also introduced ‘National Medical Commission Bill’ in the Lok Sabha,” said the President

‘My government’s aim is to provide affordable healthcare’In a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha ahead of the budget session, President Ram Nath Kovind said, 800 types of medicines are being given to the poor at cheaper rates through ‘Prime Minister’s Pharmaceuticals’ centres. The number of these centres has reached 3,000Under the ‘Deendayal Amrut Yojana’, over 5200 lifesaving branded […]

Pune: Cancer survivors conduct survey on breast cancer awareness

: In order to spread awareness on breast cancer, the CARE Cancer Peer Support Group operated by cancer survivors at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune is undertaking a survey to find out the level of awareness about breast cancer in women

Pune: Cancer survivors conduct survey on breast cancer awarenessBreast cancer is the most common cancer among women. Symptoms include a lump or thickening of the breast, and changes to the skin or the nipple. Risk factors can be genetic, but some lifestyle factors, such as alcohol intake, make it more likely to happen. The survey is designed in such a way that it […]

India’s first uterus transplant women all set for embryo transplant

The Vadodara and Solapur women who were the first one to undergo uterus transplant in India, will now undergo embryo transplant on Friday and Monday respectively. As per doctors, after ten weeks it will be clear if they are able to conceive or not

India’s first uterus transplant women all set for embryo transplantOn May 18, India witnessed its first uterus transplant surgery on a 21-year-old woman from Solapur, which gave her a chance to have a biological child. The very next day, a 24-year-old Vadodara woman underwent the same procedure. The woman from Solapur had a congenital absence of uterus while, the one from Vadodara had scarring (adhesion) […]
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