Simple and effective diet tips to ease symptoms of premenstrual syndrome

What could you include or exclude from your diet to ease your premenstrual syndrome? Here are a few suggestions from health experts and studies

Simple and effective diet tips to ease symptoms of premenstrual syndromeTo a certain degree, making changes to what you eat and drink could help in easing the emotional and physical symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson of the University of Massachusetts suggests that diet might even play a role in the development of symptoms. And whether these symptoms involve aches or mood swings, here are […]

#WorldCancerDay: Ovarian cancer, its signs and knowing its treatment options

Ovarian cancer is any cancerous growth arising from the ovary. Posing as a clinical challenge it is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths in women

#WorldCancerDay: Ovarian cancer, its signs and knowing its treatment optionsOvarian cancer is one of the most ferocious gynaecologic cancers with a high death rate. Age-Specific Incidence Rate for this cancer showed an increased risk after 35 years with a peak in between 55-64 years. When to suspect ovarian cancer clinical challenge The early stage of ovarian cancer may show few symptoms (pain in lower […]

#WorldCancerDay: The ovarian cancer symptom most women don’t know about

New research reveals women who dismiss the symptom as minor and opt to self-treat are risking their lives. Worldwide ovarian cancer claims more than 4,000 lives a year

#WorldCancerDay: The ovarian cancer symptom most women don’t know aboutOnly a third of women would see a doctor when they experience a major symptom of ovarian cancer, according to the charity Target Ovarian Cancer. When faced with persistent bloating, 34% of 1,142 women questioned by YouGov said they would visit their general physician. Half said they would change their diet by doing things like […]

Mumbai: BMC soon to install sanitary pad vending machines at public toilets

The idea of the sanitary vending machine was presented by Dr Saeeda Khan, an NCP corporator from L ward (Kurla), keeping in mind the deplorable conditions of public toilets across Mumbai. This proposal has now made its way to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC’s) standing committee where will be debated upon. Currently, the idea has been accepted in principal but it requires a final approval

Mumbai: BMC soon to install sanitary pad vending machines at public toiletsMenstrual hygiene is an important concept for the betterment of woman’s health. And it is high time that women get better access to basic hygiene. Keeping this in mind the BMC is soon going to set-up sanitary pad vending machines across the city. The proposal which was earlier mooted is soon set to reach fruition. […]

Women who start periods early are at a higher risk of developing heart problems

Women who started having periods at an early age are at greater risk of cardiovascular problems later in life, according to the study conducted by the researchers from The University of Western Australia

Women who start periods early are at a higher risk of developing heart problemsResearchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study that has found young women who start having periods early and often have a high body mass index are more prone to cardiovascular problems later in life such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. More than 800 young women from the Western Australian Pregnancy […]

Here’s how you can manage those split ends

Split ends has become quite a common problem these days as more and more women resort to heat styling procedures and chemical processing. Repetitive injury from heat, chemicals, mechanical friction etc. can damage the hair shaft enough to cause splaying and splitting

Here’s how you can manage those split endsAlthough split ends can occur anywhere in the length of the shaft, split ends are most commonly seen at the ends of the hair. Prevention and treatment It is important to treat the hair gently. Avoid regular towels and use silk or cotton to wrap your hair dry after shampooing and do not rub hair […]

Obese women can achieve weight loss with the help of intermittent fasting, finds Australian study  

A new study from the University of Adelaide found that obese women lost more weight when following an Intermittent Fasting (IF) diet plan than by cutting calories alone

Obese women can achieve weight loss with the help of intermittent fasting, finds Australian study  Research carried out at the University of Adelaide shows that obese women lost more weight and improved their health by fasting intermittently while following a strictly controlled diet. The study, published in the journal Obesity, involved a sample of 88 women following carefully controlled diets over 10 weeks. “Continuously restricting their diet is the main […]

10 things every woman must inculcate in their life this year

There will be ups and downs that can test the strongest of wills and stress the strongest of bodies. Here are some key things to do this year so you can weather life’s ups and downs and stay on track with your health and well-being

10 things every woman must inculcate in their life this yearSet up your doctor’s visit. This annual preventive care visit is key to keep you on top of your health. You’ll get a full check-up, plus any immunisations and screenings you may need. Meeting with your health care professional also gives you a good opportunity to address any concerns and set your health goals. Practice […]

Women’s health: Hot flashes can be triggered by other factors apart from menopause

By definition, the flashes are a feeling of warmth that engulfs the face, neck, and chest. This is also accompanied by excessive sweating, reddening of the skin, an increased heart rate, and eventually, a chilled feeling. Here are a few possible triggers (besides menopause) including tips on how you can deal with them

Women’s health: Hot flashes can be triggered by other factors apart from menopauseHot flashes are regarded as one of the common symptoms women experience as a part of menopause and perimenopause. However, this is not the only possible cause. In fact, they can actually occur at any age and even affect men. Excess body weight Have you gained a lot of weight recently? Experts suggest those with […]

Here are five reasons why your vagina hurts

Vaginal pain can be caused by infections, cysts or other conditions. Menstrual pain is no picnic, but pain and discomfort down there that’s not related to your monthly cycle can be even more upsetting. It might leave you wondering what the heck is causing it and what you should do about it

Here are five reasons why your vagina hurtsWhether your vagina hurts a little or a lot, you shouldn’t just ignore it. The pain could be coming from your actual vagina (the internal organ) or from the labia and skin that form your vulva (your outside genitalia). Many women think it’s all the same thing, says Ob-Gyn Jessica Strasburg, MD, Medical Director of […]
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