Pune: Hospital hosts beauty contest to raise awareness about diabetes in women

Diabetes has a certain stigma associate with it. This holds true for many women in an Indian household, who feel insecure and timid due to this condition. This contest aims to help women regain and reclaim their self-confidence by making them more outspoken and open

Pune: Hospital hosts beauty contest to raise awareness about diabetes in womenA Pune hospital will soon be hosting a unique beauty pageant titled, ‘Miss Diabetic Queen Contest.’ In society, people suffering from diabetes are viewed differently. This contest aims to dispel the myths associated with diabetes and motivate diabetic patients to develop an active and cheerful approach towards life. The women participating in this event should […]

Migraine: Women have poorer quality of life than men, says study

Many of us are familiar with some form of the throbbing, uncomfortable, and distracting headache. As, there comes a point when work deadlines, irksome bosses, late nights, skimpy sleep schedules and traffic jams takes a toll on us. A new study published in JAPI- an Indian medical journal- shows women with migraine have poorer quality of life than

Migraine: Women have poorer quality of life than men, says studyA migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on just one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days and can be so severe that the pain is disabling. A study published […]

Feeling depressed during the transition to menopause?

It's no secret that the risk of depression increases for women when their hormones are fluctuating. Especially vulnerable times include the menopause transition and onset of postmenopause

Feeling depressed during the transition to menopause?New study links duration of estrogen exposure with increased vulnerability to depression: Longer exposure to estrogen shown to provide protection. It’s no secret that the risk of depression increases for women when their hormones are fluctuating. Especially vulnerable times include the menopause transition and onset of postmenopause. There’s also postpartum depression that can erupt shortly […]

Going through menopause? You might be at the risk of having Alzheimer’s

Cognitive decline is known to be associated with menopause, and researchers suggest that the estrogen deficiency that characterises menopause may also be responsible for the neurodegeneration that occurs in Alzheimer's

Going through menopause? You might be at the risk of having Alzheimer’sThe study was carried out by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine – the biomedical research unit and medical school of Cornell University – in New York City, NY, in collaboration with scientists at the University of Arizona Health Sciences in Tucson. Dr Lisa Mosconi, from Weill Cornell Medicine, is the lead author of the study, […]

Lung cancer in women on rise, reveal experts

More than men, women are at a risk of lung cancer due to consuming tobacco products. Especially, women from the economically lower-class are at risk of developing lung cancer, was the belief. But, in the past few years, cancer is also increasing among women in economically sound families, said experts

Lung cancer in women on rise, reveal expertsThe month of November is celebrated as Lung Cancer Awareness month. Many experts expressed their opinions about this, while speaking to My Medical Mantra. The percentage of lung cancer in women is increasing at a rapid rate, due to consumption of tobacco and tobacco products. Dr Krutarth Thakar, onco surgeon at Wockhardt Hospitals said, “Currently, […]

Teen mother at a higher risk of heart disease, suggests new study

Women who participated in the study came from five very different study sites. Researchers observed a relatively consistent association in which early childbearing was associated with greater cardiovascular disease risk across these study sites, which supports the validity of the results 

Teen mother at a higher risk of heart disease, suggests new studyThe new study was led by Catherine Pirkle, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu. The first author of the paper is Nicole Rosendaal. Prof. Pirkle and her team examined the data available on 1,047 women from the 2012 International Mobility in […]

Study links being underweight to early menopause

In the study, women with a body mass index (BMI) below 18.5 kilograms per square meter — at any age — were 30 per cent more likely to experience early menopause compared with women whose BMI was between 18.5 and 22.4 kilograms per square metre

Study links being underweight to early menopauseA large study of almost 80,000 women concludes that being underweight poses a risk of experiencing early menopause The researchers were led by Dr Kathleen Szegda — who, at the time of the study, was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst — and the findings were published in the journal […]

Here’s why hot tub birth can be life-threatening to newborn babies

Doctors said labouring in water may help ease pain and lower the need for anaesthesia for the mother.  According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG) it may also speed up the first stage of labour before the cervix is fully dilated and the baby is ready to emerge. But as the risks may outweigh its benefits, it is advisable that women should avoid delivering babies in water

Here’s why hot tub birth can be life-threatening to newborn babiesA newborn girl in Canada developed a life-threatening infection after being delivered in a hot tub, according to a case report that some doctors say offers fresh evidence that women should not deliver babies in water. The baby girl was delivered full-term and was healthy at birth. But she was hospitalised at eight days old […]

Depressed women at increased risk of premature death, warns study

For the study, published in CMAJ, the team looked at 60 years of mental health data on 3410 adults from a region in Atlantic Canada and linked the data to deaths in the Canadian Mortality Database. Depression has been linked with a poorer diet, lack of exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption, all these factors can result in chronic health conditions

Depressed women at increased risk of premature death, warns studyDepression is not only the most common women’s mental health problem but may be more persistent in women than men. More research is needed, states WHO. Depression is one of the most widespread mental disorders among adults in the United States. According to data provided by the National Institute of Mental Health, 6.7 per cent […]

Pregnancy changes the brain structure helping women to cope with motherhood

Using MRI, scientists have been able to show that the brains of women who have undergone a first pregnancy present significant reductions in grey matter in regions associated with social cognition

Pregnancy changes the brain structure helping women to cope with motherhoodPregnancy involves radical hormone surges and biological adaptations, but the effects on the brain are still unknown. In this study a team of researchers compared the structure of the brain of women before and after their first pregnancy. This is the first research to show that pregnancy involves long-lasting changes – at least for two […]
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