Shocking: Ministry data reveals, rise in alcohol and drug addiction among women

In a transitional society like India, with rising incomes and easier access to substances, women often feel obliged to perform several sometimes contradictory roles. They must be contributing members of the family, workplace and society. At times, women feel the pressure of these roles and some of them may turn to alcohol or drug use as a form of recreation to ease their stress

Shocking: Ministry data reveals, rise in alcohol and drug addiction among womenWomen are becoming more independent in their lifestyle choices, once upon a time you would not see a woman smoke a cigarette or drink alcohol. But these days, people wouldn’t be surprised if people saw a woman drink in a restaurant. With changing times, women are also becoming victims of drug addiction and substance abuse. […]

Women who are morning people may have a lower risk of breast cancer, reveals study

Morning people may have a lower risk of breast cancer compared to night owls, according to a new study. Many studies have shown the importance of not just getting a good night’s sleep, but also getting to sleep earlier and not sleeping for more than seven to eight hours a night

Women who are morning people may have a lower risk of breast cancer, reveals studyIf you’re a woman who greets the early morning with a smile, new research delivers good news, you have a slightly reduced risk of developing breast cancer. Being a morning person was associated with a slightly lower risk of breast cancer. Other studies find early risers are healthier and wealthier. New large-scale research has found […]

Know how menstruation affects your 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)

Know how menstruation affects your oral hygieneThe 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 […]

Women who experience domestic abuse at a higher risk of developing mental illness

Women who experience domestic abuse are three times more likely to develop a serious mental illness, Birmingham University research suggests. They are also twice as likely to have had some form of mental illness already, the study in the British Journal of Psychiatry found. Experts said opportunities were being missed to detect abuse and support vulnerable women

Women who experience domestic abuse at a higher risk of developing mental illnessUp until now, there has been confusion whether the mental illness or the abuse came first and very few previous studies have been able to demonstrate the direction of the relationship. This new study is the first of its kind in the UK to clearly show that the relationship runs both ways and the key […]

Indoors or outdoors: Which exercise is better for you

Check out the perks and pitfalls of both, indoor and outdoor exercise so you can get exactly what you want from your workout

Indoors or outdoors: Which exercise is better for youThis time of year, debating between hitting the gym and kicking it outside can be as tricky as choosing between hot or iced coffee. Here to make your life easier? Research. Check out the perks and pitfalls of both, so you can get exactly what you want from your workout. Indoors Perk: More Intensity. Without […]

Here is a women-only guide to running

A look at some of the biological differences that can work for and against female runners

Here is a women-only guide to runningWomen really do run the world. For nearly a decade, more women runners have been crossing the finish line than men. Globally, female race participation is up 25 percent, compared to 7 percent for men. That’s a lot of girl power, which is why we’ve created this women-only guide to running. Here you’ll find advice […]

COPD may strike women harder than men, reveals study

Women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appear to have a harder time than men with the progressive lung disorder, a new study suggests

COPD may strike women harder than men, reveals studySmoking is its leading cause, and while women report smoking less than men, those with COPD have more trouble breathing, more frequent flare-ups and a poorer quality of life, researchers found. “Physicians need to be aware that symptoms for women may be worse for a given level of lung function and that exacerbations may be […]

Osteoporosis in women is your calcium intake right

Dr Sachin Bhonsle, a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Rasika Parab, Head of the department, Nutrition therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, share the importance of calcium in women, and how to maintain calcium required for daily life

Osteoporosis in women is your calcium intake rightOsteoporosis is a bone disease in which there is a reduction in bone density, which make the bones easily breakable. Low bone mass and tissue deterioration affect the bone structure, which reduces the strength of the bones leading to repeated fractures. 1-2 women and 1-4 men over the age of 50 will experience Osteoporosis-related fracture […]

Not all that bleeds is piles

Patients have to be evaluated by a clinician, specifically a surgeon, who can ascertain the exact cause of bleeding, investigate and then treat it. One must also refrain from using alternate medicine remedies without consulting a clinician so as not to miss lurking malignancies, assuming “It’s only piles.”

Not all that bleeds is pilesAs a surgeon, one of the commonest problems that I treat regularly is bleeding in stools. Largely, my patients are females who have been self-medicating themselves due to ignorance of their own health issues and awkwardness of being examined by a male doctor. When questioned about their problems most of them would reply, “Doctor I […]
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