Low levels of ‘bad cholesterol,’ may actually increase stroke risk in women

A recent study warns that women with low levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, sometimes called ‘bad cholesterol,’ may face an increased risk of bleeding stroke

Low levels of ‘bad cholesterol,’ may actually increase stroke risk in womenNew research from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, has found that women with LDL levels below 100 mg/dl may actually be more at risk of haemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke. This type of stroke, though less common than an ischemic stroke, is harder to treat and thus more dangerous to […]

Five simple things women can do to take better care of their heart

Heart disease in this country remains "understudied, underdiagnosed and undertreated in women" according to the American Heart Association's latest scientific statement. Women of colour are particularly vulnerable. The good news is, there is a lot you can do to avoid becoming a sad statistic

Five simple things women can do to take better care of their heartHeart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. It’s especially of concern for women, because their symptoms can be different from men’s, according to the American Heart Association. For the first time, the American Heart Association released on Monday a statement specifically looking at the known science of women’s heart attacks. Get some […]

#WorldHealthDay-Periodic screening for ovarian cancer, a must for Indian women

Periodic screening for symptoms of any disease, cancer or otherwise, is the best approach for catching it early. Yet, this does not work very well for detecting ovarian cancer. The symptoms of ovarian cancer – bloating, difficulty in eating, feeling full and feeling the need to use the bathroom often – are generic enough to lead to a diagnosis of other health problems

#WorldHealthDay-Periodic screening for ovarian cancer, a must for Indian womenOvarian cancer is the fifth most lethal cancer seen in women in USA and UK. In India, however, it is the third most commonly seen cancer in women. The most worrisome part is that an increase in the incidence of ovarian cancer in India is noted in women younger than 60 years of age. While […]

All you need to know about female sexual disorders

Sexual problems in females are very prevalent and commonly associated with physiological concerns and the quality of life. Many women experience problems with sexual function at some point. Female sexual dysfunction can occur at any stage of life

All you need to know about female sexual disordersFemale sexual disorders (FSD) include :  Sexual desire disorders Lack of interest in sex Unable to achieve orgasm Sexual pain disorders : Dyspareunia: Pain during intercourse Vaginismus: Painful spasmodic involuntary vaginal contractions  Risk Factors for FSD  Psychological factors : Anxiety Depression Persistent daily and acute stress Individual and partners variables such as history of abuse, self-esteem, […]

6 easy ways to keep urinary tract infection at bay

Chances of women getting a urinary tract infection are fairly high. Some experts rank a woman’s lifetime risk of suffering from this as high as 1 in 2, with number of women having repeat infections that last longer

6 easy ways to keep urinary tract infection at bayA urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. Most UTIs are ascending infections of bacteria that colonise the vaginal wall and eventually, the urethra. From the urethra, the bacteria can travel upwards and infect the bladder (lower tract infection) or continue from the bladder up the ureters and […]

Diabetes tied to increased risk of advanced, aggressive breast cancer

In the current study, women with diabetes were more likely to have more advanced tumours, which were larger and had spread to more lymph nodes surrounding the breast

Diabetes tied to increased risk of advanced, aggressive breast cancerWomen with diabetes are more likely than those without the disease to be diagnosed with a more advanced and difficult to treat form of breast cancer, a Dutch study suggests. The researchers examined data on 6,267 women diagnosed with breast cancer from 2002 to 2014, including 1,567 patients with type 2 diabetes. Overall, women with […]

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, […]

Breastfeeding risks: 7 nursing dangers that could affect mothers, babies

Here are seven breastfeeding risks that may harm the nursing mother, the baby or both

Breastfeeding risks: 7 nursing dangers that could affect mothers, babiesBreastfeeding is a mother’s natural way of feeding their young. It is a healthier alternative to industrialised formula when it comes to supplying vitamins and nutrients essential to the baby’s growth. However, there are disadvantages of breastfeeding that may adversely affect the mother, the baby or both. Here are seven of them. Mastitis development Mastitis […]

Night shift work linked to a higher risk of miscarriage, finds study

Pregnant women who work at least two night shifts in one week may have a heightened risk of miscarriage the following week, a new study suggests

Night shift work linked to a higher risk of miscarriage, finds study“Women working night shifts are exposed to light at night which disrupts their circadian rhythm and decreases the release of melatonin,” lead author Dr Luise Molenberg Begtrup explained. “Melatonin has been shown to be important in maintaining a successful pregnancy, possibly by preserving the function of the placenta.” To take a closer look at the […]

Doctors come to aid of pregnant woman, help her deliver child at Pune station

Doctors, railway staff and railway police at Pune station rushed to the aid of a pregnant woman who was experiencing labour patients in the early hours of morning. Together, they successfully helped her deliver a child at the railway station

Doctors come to aid of pregnant woman, help her deliver child at Pune stationJyoti Mantesh Narale, a 30-year-old woman who was nine months pregnant was travelling with her husband from Solapur to Thane in Siddheshwar Express, Train no – 12116. Around 3:15 am in the wee hours of morning doctors at Aditya Birla’s Free Medical Care Unit at Pune station received a call from Railway Commercial Office, B.F. […]
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