30 is the new 40

With our fast paced and stressful life, our body is ageing faster than it should. The wear and tear is causing our bodies to breakdown quicker than what is expected. The result – 30 is the new 40. If you have turned 30 or likely to turn 30 years of age soon, keep an eye […]

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Mumbai sees an encouraging drop in cases of cervical cancer

Mumbai has seen a drop in the number of cervical cancer cases over a period of time. Increased awareness on taking proper personal hygiene care and sanitation has led to the fall in cases. “The number of cervical cancer has decreased due to better awareness, personal hygiene, availability of running water and privacy of bathrooms,” […]

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The jury is still out on sanitary pads vs tampons vs menstrual cups

“I wanted a cost-effective and hygienic solution to menstrual periods and menstrual cup was the only option,” said 26-year-old Shruti Sen (name changed), who has been using menstrual cups for the last two years. Selecting the right menstrual product is not as easy as it seems and this sentiment has been agreed upon by many […]

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women have hiv fighting bacteria in their vagina

Some women have more HIV-fighting bacteria in their vagina

Scientists have found that HIV fighting bacteria are naturally present in some women’s vaginas. A study done by Professor Janneke van de Wijgert of the University of Liverpool, also reveals that sex workers were unlikely to have HIV if they had Lactobacillus crispatus (L. crispatus) bacteria in their vaginas and it is one among the […]

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