Breastfeeding: Natural remedies to unclog milk ducts

If you have managed to try everything, but your clogged milk ducts simply won’t unclog, maybe it is time for you to start trying these natural methods

Breastfeeding: Natural remedies to unclog milk ducts  If you have tried breastfeeding a child, then you would know that a clogged or blocked milk duct is one of the most frustrating and painful challenges experienced by nursing mothers. When it comes to clogged milk ducts, it is essential to get the breast milk flowing again to avoid mastitis or other infections. […]

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 […]

Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity, finds study

Sleeping with a cellphone, bright alarm clock on or a television next to your bed puts women at risk for weight gain, a new study found

Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity, finds studyThere is a close link between lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise, and a person’s weight. Researchers now identify another factor as they report that sleeping with a light or television on puts women at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese. How much a person weighs is down to a complex interplay of […]

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 […]

Women at a higher risk of heart disease post menopause

After menopause, there is a risk of increase in cardiac disease as the protection offered by estrogen declines. At the age of 50 years more than 50 per cent of the deaths occur in women, due to problems related to cardiac health

Women at a higher risk of heart disease post menopauseCardiovascular health has had its fair share of exposure. People have heard of it, even if they haven’t undergone a procedure personally. However, when it comes to women symptoms become more evident after the onset of menopause. While heart disease is considered as a man’s disease, globally it claims more lives among women than men. […]

Pune girls work towards increasing menstrual hygiene in women

Majority of women still think that menstrual blood is impure, and many families still refuse seeking gynaecologist's help to treat menstruation-related infections in their girl child. Girls pursuing fellowship on menstrual hygiene in Pune are working on five points related to menstruation: awareness, accessibility, availability, disposal, and taboo

Pune girls work towards increasing menstrual hygiene in womenThe informed choice of using homemade biodegradable pads is overtaken by the pad manufacturing MNC’s. Majority women still think that menstrual blood is impure. Many families still refuse seeking gynaecologist’s help to treat menstruation-related infections in their girl child. Girls doing fellowship on menstrual hygiene in Pune are underling above trends. These girls are working […]

Menopausal changes to female heart happen earlier than thought

It’s known the female heart changes after menopause, but a new University of Guelph study is the first to reveal hidden changes that are happening during perimenopause- the stage before menopause sets in

Menopausal changes to female heart happen earlier than thoughtThese small, underappreciated changes have potential implications for protecting women’s hearts by introducing the use of hormone replacement therapy earlier. “We found the window of opportunity for using the therapy likely begins much earlier than previously believed,” said Prof Glen Pyle, senior author of the study. It’s long been known that young women have a […]

Does menopause affect blood count?

Menopause is a natural phenomenon which occurs in women as they age. It is defined as the permanent absence of menstrual activity due to loss of ovarian follicular development

Does menopause affect blood count?It is diagnosed retrospectively when 12 consecutive months have elapsed after a woman’s last menstrual cycle. The years leading up to menopause are called the menopausal transition, and are typically between 45 and 55 years of age. Menopause brings numerous physical and psychological changes. During the transitional phase, also referred to as perimenopause, women may […]

Fainting during the first trimester of pregnancy may increase problems for mother and baby

Pregnant women who faint (syncope) during pregnancy, especially in their first trimester, may have a higher risk of health problems for themselves and their babies according to new research published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Fainting during the first trimester of pregnancy may increase problems for mother and babyThis is the first study to analyse the incidence and impact of fainting during pregnancy in a large population. Researchers examined 481,930 pregnancies in Alberta, Canada between 2005 and 2014 for trends in timing, frequency and health complications for infants and women occurring in the first year after pregnancy among women who fainted during their […]

Stress from work, home can harm women’s hearts – caution doctors

Even with supportive spouses, many women still find themselves helping the kids with homework and cleaning up household messes, often while scrambling to make dinner after a 10-hour workday filled with deadlines and challenging colleagues

Stress from work, home can harm women’s hearts – caution doctorsAll that stress could put women at higher risk than men for having a stroke or developing diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions, according to a growing number of studies. If women expect to continue to take care of their loved ones, they must first take care of themselves, said Dr Gina Lundberg, medical […]
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