Breast cancer’s deadliness is influenced by genes, reveals study

Interestingly, they discovered that the rare mutations were linked to more aggressive tumours, while the common mutations were associated with less aggressive tumour characteristics The study was led by Dr. Li Jingmei, Senior Research Scientist at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), together with a team at Karolinska […]

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Conceiving takes longer in smokers

The health risks of tobacco smoking are well known with regard to diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Substantial harmful effects of cigarette smoke on fertility have become apparent, but are not generally appreciated. Cigarette smoking has a negative impact on the ability to become pregnant and carry a pregnancy to term. Impact […]

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Pregnancy high blood pressure linked to dementia decades later, reveals study

A leading cause of preterm birth, preeclampsia is an inflammatory blood vessel disorder that occurs in 2 per cent to 10 per cent of pregnancies, usually after 20 weeks’ gestation. In addition to high blood pressure, the condition can cause abnormally high levels of protein in the urine and fluid retention. Based on records for […]

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Breaking barriers: Meet a women who has given thousands an equal opportunity in life

Kamathipura is a neighbourhood which is synonymous with the word ‘brothel.’ It is notorious for being known as the city’s ‘red-light area.’ A place in which you and I would never dare visit in our life. As our reputation would be tainted even if were passing through this locality. At one time this colony of […]

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Know how your breasts change before and after pregnancy

Breastfeeding is the most nutritious, natural, and least contaminated food that a new mother can provide to her newborn. It is a rich source of essential amino acids, fats, vitamins, minerals, and fluid, that is enough to sustain the newborn’s needs for the first six months of life. It provides the baby essential immunoglobulins which […]

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Serena Williams goes topless to raise awareness on breast cancer

Serena Williams promoted Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Instagram on Saturday, releasing a rendition of ‘I Touch Myself’ by The Divinyls. Williams said she released the video in order to remind women to regularly perform self-examinations for breast cancer. And while the 23-time Grand Slam champion isn’t accustomed to showing off her singing voice, she teamed […]

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October heat: Personal hygiene tips for women

October heat: Personal hygiene tips for women

The October heat is here, with maximum temperatures in Mumbai on the rise. Personal hygiene goes for a toss owing to heat and humidity. Keeping your body clean is an important. As it helps you feel good and keep you free from viruses, bacteria, allergies, infections and diseases. Dr Uday Rane, a Mumbai-based Gynaecologist said, “Urinary […]

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Do women sweat more than men? New study breaks the myth

When we think of male hygiene, foul smells, excessive sweating, and awkward bodily noises come to mind. Meanwhile, the fairer sex is depicted as sweet-smelling, glowing, and poised. Now, a study published in Experimental Psychology has found it’s our body shape and size that determine how much we sweat, not our gender. “We found that […]

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Temptation of tasty food, a barrier to maintain healthy heart: Study

Temptation of tasty food, a barrier to maintain healthy heart: Study

September 29 is celebrated as the World Heart Day. And on this occasion, a study done by AC Nielson and vetted by Medical Nutrition Foundation has published the findings of the study. The study titled ‘Saffolalife study 2017’ has highlighted the barriers faced by Indians in leading a healthy life for a healthy heart. The study […]

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Diet has bigger impact on emotional well-being in women, finds study

Mounting evidence suggests that anatomical and functional differences in men’s and women’s brain dictate susceptibility to mental disease. However, little is known about the role of dietary patterns in gender-specific psychological well-being. A team of researchers led by Lina Begdache, assistant professor of health and wellness studies at Binghamton University, conducted an anonymous survey of […]

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