High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to higher risk of diabetes in kids

Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley and is suggested to affect the development of type 1 diabetes. In animal studies, a gluten free diet during pregnancy almost completely prevented type 1 diabetes in offspring, but no intervention study has been undertaken in pregnant women

High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to higher risk of diabetes in kidsA high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes, suggests a study published by The BMJ today However, the researchers say that further studies are needed to confirm or rule out these findings before any changes to dietary recommendations could be justified. To […]

All you need to know about cellulite

Dr Shuba Dharmana, a Dermatologist and Medical Director, Lejeune Med Spa, shares information about one of the most feared cosmetic problems - Cellulite

All you need to know about celluliteCellulite is one of the most feared cosmetic problems that women face today, and there is no easy solution to this. Cellulite is seen even in slim women, so it’s a myth that it is only related to fat. There are multiple factors which can cause cellulite, and fat is just one of them. Cellulite […]

Most new mothers don’t take extra nutrition

Dr Alka Bharti, an executive nutritionist in Motherhood Hospital, Pune, shares how a new mother can take some extra care of themselves by taking care of their baby

Most new mothers don’t take extra nutritionA new mother, post-delivery, goes through many changes both physically and emotionally. Therefore, she needs to take care of herself by having a sufficient amount of nutrients that would rebuild her strength. However, their diet changes with changing lifestyle, which, directly or indirectly, effect on infant’s growth and nourishment. Almost 70% of new mothers give […]

What to eat and what to avoid if you have PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition that causes hormonal imbalances and problems with metabolism

What to eat and what to avoid if you have PCOSPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common health condition experienced by one out of 10 women of childbearing age. PCOS can also lead to other serious health challenges, such as diabetes, cardiovascular problems, depression, and increased risk of endometrial cancer. Some research has shown that diet can help reduce the impact of PCOS. How does […]

8 symptoms of urinary tract infections in women

An infection which is found in any part of the urinary system, say your kidneys, ureters, bladder and  urethra,  is  called  a  Urinary  Tract  Infection (UTI). It is very important to know what to look for and what you must do about it, in order to keep yourself comfortable and prevent a UTI from turning into a serious infection

8 symptoms of urinary tract infections in womenThe second most common type of infection, an UTI can cause considerable anxiety and morbidity amongst women. Just treating the infection is not enough; Prophylaxis or preventive action should be advocated. Incidence of infection in females increases directly with sexual activity and child-bearing. 25-30% of women between the age group of 20-40 years will get […]

Breastfeeding can help lower a woman’s stroke, reveals study

Mothers are advised to exclusively breastfeed during the first six months of a baby’s life. A new study revealed it could help mothers by reducing their risk of suffering a stroke later in life

Breastfeeding can help lower a woman’s stroke, reveals studyIt is known breastfeeding can be good for babies as it reduces their risk of infections and illnesses. But findings over the years have also found potential benefits for mothers themselves. The report titled ‘Breastfeeding History and Risk of Stroke Among Parous Postmenopausal Women in the Women’s Health Initiative’ was published in the Journal of […]

Recommended foods to help women post menopause

As women age their nutritional needs also do. Women face a certain risk of disease post menopause. Here is a list of five healthy foods that women should opt for as they age

Recommended foods to help women post menopauseDo you remember the healthy things your mom did for you when you were a kid? Maybe she nagged you to eat breakfast, packed you a hearty school lunch or made sure your dinner was hot no matter what time you got home. Now it’s time for you to do something healthy for your mom […]

High blood pressure before pregnancy interlinked with miscarriage risk

Higher blood pressure prior to conception may increase the risk of miscarriage, even in women not diagnosed with hypertension. The study involved women who had already experienced at least one pregnancy loss and were trying to conceive again. If confirmed, the findings imply that lowering heart disease risk factors in young adulthood may also improve reproductive health

High blood pressure before pregnancy interlinked with miscarriage riskWomen with slightly elevated blood pressure before they get pregnant may have an increased risk of miscarriage even when they’re not diagnosed with hypertension, an American study suggests. Researchers examined data on 1,228 women with at least one previous pregnancy loss who were trying to conceive. Out of the 797 participants who became pregnant during […]

Losing weight post-pregnancy, can help prevent obesity risk

Losing weight about six months after giving birth lowers a woman’s risk of being overweight in the future

Losing weight post-pregnancy, can help prevent obesity riskThe best strategy to get back to pre-baby weight is a combination of diet and exercise, rather than diet alone. That’s because exercise boosts heart health and helps preserve muscle when you’re limiting calorie intake. It also takes more calories to maintain muscle than to maintain fat, which means you’ll burn more even at rest. […]

Health minister: MTP bill in process of finalisation

The health minister said the draft Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) (Amendment) Bill, 2014, was placed in public domain for comments. Taking account of both public opinion and the recommendations from the deliberations, the proposed MTP (Amendment) Bill, 2018 has been drafted and is under the consultative process for finalisation

Health minister: MTP bill in process of finalisationWhile answering a question on the steps taken by the Government to review and strengthen the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Amendment Bill, 2014, Union Health Minister, JP Nadda, in the Lok Sabha, on Monday, said that MTP is in the process of finalisation. The minister, in the reply, said, “Following the inter-ministerial consultations, the […]
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