The health of mothers will determine the health of the children: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the fourth Partners’ Forum in New Delhi today. The objective of the conference is to improve knowledge, alignment and accountability to accelerate action on women's, children's and adolescents health

The health of mothers will determine the health of the children: PM ModiThe Government of India, in association with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), is hosting a two-day international conference on 12th and 13th December 2018, bringing together about 1500 participants from across 85 countries to improve the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents. The invited countries have been selected from […]

High carbohydrate diet can speed-up age of menopause, reveals study

Women who go through the menopause early are at increased risk of osteoporosis and heart disease, while women who go through it late are at increased risk of breast, womb, and ovarian cancers

High carbohydrate diet can speed-up age of menopause, reveals studyEating lots of pasta and rice was associated with reaching menopause one-and-a-half years earlier than the average age of women in the UK of 51. However, the University of Leeds study of 914 UK women, also found that a diet rich in oily fish and peas and beans may delay natural menopause. But experts say […]

Menopause: Effective diet tips to help you ease your transition

Menopause kicks in when menstruation comes to an end and the ovaries stop releasing eggs. Perimenopause is the preceding period, usually lasting for 4 years on average, characterised by a decline in the levels of estrogen in the body. Symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and night sweats, could be reduced with a Mediterranean-style diet

Menopause: Effective diet tips to help you ease your transitionThere is no question that perimenopause and menopause mark a time of change and adaptation for the body. Moreover, the extent or severity of accompanying symptoms depends on a variety of factors ranging from genetics to lifestyle habits. Hot flashes, one of the most common symptoms linked to menopause, was believed to occur due to […]

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Women and men share most of the common illnesses; but there are few distinctions that set them apart from each other. The health of a woman can be differentiated and deserves special attention. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, doctors elaborate on the five common illnesses witnessed largely in women

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect womenMenstrual Irregularities These can have various presentations right from puberty to menopause. Periods may be prolonged, heavy, scanty, delayed or frequent. Often, this can be physiological; however, it is important to rule out any underlying medical cause. In young adolescent girls, the cause of an irregular bleeding pattern could be a polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid […]

Caffeinated drinks during pregnancy tied to lower birth weight babies

In their paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the group describes their study of 941 mother and baby pairs born in Ireland and how they fared when the mothers consumed caffeine

Caffeinated drinks during pregnancy tied to lower birth weight babiesPrior research has shown that consuming caffeine while pregnant can lead to problems with a developing baby, but until now, researchers believed there was a safe level. Women have been told if they drink fewer than two cups of coffee or three cups of tea per day, there will be no adverse impact on their […]

Women’s health: How to identify symptoms of endometriosis

Endometriosis, which affects nearly one in 10 women, is thought to be severely underdiagnosed all around the world. The progressive condition is characterised by endometrial tissue, which lines the inside of the uterus, growing elsewhere

Women’s health: How to identify symptoms of endometriosisHere are five common symptoms you should know about: Pelvic and abdominal pain Some women may experience long-term pain in their lower back, abdomen, and pelvis which can flare up whenever their period starts, leading to severe cramps. “The pain could be localised, but it could also cause a shooting pain into the groin, back, […]

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 […]

Physically fit women less likely to develop dementia by 90%

A new study from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden has found that women who are very physically fit in middle age have an almost 90% decreased risk of being diagnosed with dementia later in life, unlike their moderately fit peers, who are more exposed to this condition

Physically fit women less likely to develop dementia by 90%Dementia, an umbrella term for a range of neurodegenerative diseases characterised by progressive memory loss and other cognitive impairments, affects approximately 50 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This condition is most common among older adults, and a recent report suggests that more women live with Alzheimer’s disease, a form of […]

Losing weight after menopause interlinked with lower breast cancer risk

Older women who lose weight may have a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintain or gain weight, a large American study suggests

Losing weight after menopause interlinked with lower breast cancer riskWhile obesity has long been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, previous research has offered a mixed picture of the potential for weight loss to help reduce that risk. For the current study, researchers assessed weight and height to calculate body mass index (BMI) for more than 61,000 women twice, three years apart. […]

Giving infants soy baby formula tied to severe menstrual cramps later in life

Feeding infant girls baby formula containing soy may set them up for more painful menstrual periods as young women, a new study suggests

Giving infants soy baby formula tied to severe menstrual cramps later in lifeWomen fed soy-based formula as babies were more likely to have severe menstrual pain as adults. Consuming soy-based formula during infancy may be linked to severe menstrual pain in adulthood, researchers report. A study published in Human Reproduction included 1,553 African-American women ages 23 to 35 with information on soy formula feeding gathered by questionnaires. […]
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