Giving ‘asha’ to women: Meet this young ‘Padman’ from Pune

While everyone has watched the Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Padman’ on silver screen, Pune has got a real-life Padman. Sachin Ashasubhash, a 25-year-old youngster from Pune who is making sanitary pads since the last eight months which are distributed free-of-cost in the rural areas of Maharashtra

Giving ‘asha’ to women: Meet this young ‘Padman’ from PuneAshasubhash has employed six needy women for the project who makes around 5,000 pads every month. The initiative is being run on the concept of cross subsidisation. It all started when Sachin used to distribute old clothes to needy people around a year ago. “When I used to go and visit marginalised communities, I realised […]

Morning sickness: Here’s how you can deal with vomiting during pregnancy

More than half of pregnant women have nausea and vomiting, especially during the first trimester. Despite its name, you can have morning sickness any time of day. It doesn't mean your baby is sick, and it doesn't hurt you or your baby

Morning sickness: Here’s how you can deal with vomiting during pregnancyMorning sickness is also known as nausea gravidarum, nausea/vomiting of pregnancy (NVP), emesis gravidarum, and pregnancy sickness. For many women, the symptoms of morning sickness are their first signs of pregnancy. It is something that almost every pregnant woman has to go through, at least for the first three months. “Up to 70% of expectant […]

Mumbai: Civic-run hospitals to get 16 neo-natal ventilators

The ventilators will be provided to KEM, Sion, Nair and Cooper Hospital and this service will be provided to common people at affordable rates

Mumbai: Civic-run hospitals to get 16 neo-natal ventilatorsEvery day, thousands of people throng to Mumbai’s civic-run hospitals for the treatment. A number of pre-mature babies required a ventilator to help them breathe. There is a huge gap between the demand and the supply. So, in order to provide better healthcare service to Mumbaikars, the BMC has decided to purchase 16 neo-natal ventilators. […]

Can back pain be a symptom of a mental disorder?

Doctors say that a number of times back pain or body pain can be a result of a mental illness or stress. In the medical terminology, it is known as ‘somatic symptoms disorder’

Can back pain be a symptom of a mental disorder?Reshma Shinde, a 35-year-old Mumbai resident who was suffering from severe back pain, had visited Mumbai’s civic-run Sion hospital to seek treatment. But, after the thorough medical evaluation, doctors treating her did not find any particular cause of her back pain. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Sagar Karia, a psychiatrist, from Mumbai’s civic-run […]

Abortion not interlinked with increased depression risk, states study

Women who have an abortion may be no more likely to develop depression than women who don’t, a Danish study suggests

Abortion not interlinked with increased depression risk, states studyResearchers examined data on 396,397 women born in Denmark between 1980 and 1994, including 30,834 who had an abortion and 85,592 who had a baby. Overall, 15 per cent of the women had at least one antidepressant prescription. Women who had an abortion were 54 per cent more likely to take antidepressants in the year […]

A guide to understand the new age mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationship

The euphemistic Mother-in-law and Daughter-in-law Syndrome (MIL - DIL) occurs when the two ladies of the house do not get along, resulting in tension, affecting the overall atmosphere at home

A guide to understand the new age mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationshipThese issues have always been present, but it has become even more prominent in today’s changing times. New age women are known to be empowered as they earn independently, achieve higher education and manage their own finances. Without complete control of their father’s, brothers or even husbands, they have set their own standards. This however, […]

Ireland overturns abortion ban with strong ‘yes’ vote

The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%. A referendum held last Friday resulted in a landslide win for the repeal side

Ireland overturns abortion ban with strong ‘yes’ voteCurrently, abortion is only allowed when a woman’s life is at risk, but not in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality. The Eighth Amendment, which grants an equal right to life to the mother and unborn, will be replaced. The declaration was made at Dublin Castle at 18:13 local time on May 25. […]

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 […]

Researchers inch closer in understanding true cause of PCOS

The most common cause of female infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), may be caused by a hormonal imbalance before birth

Researchers inch closer in understanding true cause of PCOSResearchers have been able to cure it in mice, and a clinical trial in human women is due to begin later this year, the New Scientist reports. PCOS affects up to one in five women worldwide, it says. It affects how a woman’s ovaries work – symptoms include irregular periods and difficulty getting pregnant. “It’s […]

Taking naps during pregnancy tied to healthy birth weight  

Pregnant women who nap regularly may reduce their baby’s risk of low birth weight, according to a recent study from China. Low birth weight, defined as less than 5.5 pounds (2,500 grams), is associated with adverse health outcomes in childhood and adulthood, including respiratory illnesses, diabetes and hypertension

Taking naps during pregnancy tied to healthy birth weight  “Low birth weight is one of the feared outcomes of pregnancy, and novel insight into risk factors is welcome,” said Dr Ghada Bourjeily, a sleep researcher at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island, who wasn’t involved in the study. “Sleep, its quality, and duration are emerging as risk factors for various […]
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