Menstruation

Study associates early puberty with higher risk of obesity in women

Study associates early puberty with higher risk of obesity in women

The findings strengthen the existing evidence of a link between the onset of puberty and a woman's body mass in adulthood.

Mar 16, 2018, 14:00 PM IST
'Bullied' for her Facebook post on menstrual taboo, 18-year-old files complaint

'Bullied' for her Facebook post on menstrual taboo, 18-year-old files complaint

She claimed she received threats on social media.

Feb 25, 2018, 15:36 PM IST
Heavy bleeding during menstruation? It could soon be a thing of the past

Heavy bleeding during menstruation? It could soon be a thing of the past

The team discovered that lowered levels of oxygen – known as hypoxia – stimulates the production of HIF-1, which drives repair of the womb lining.

Jan 29, 2018, 14:20 PM IST
Hormonal changes during menopause could worsen arthritis symptoms: Study

Hormonal changes during menopause could worsen arthritis symptoms: Study

Previous studies have shown that women with rheumatoid arthritis experience shifts in their disease surrounding reproductive and hormonal life events, such as childbirth.

Jan 29, 2018, 11:29 AM IST
Shunned during her periods to a 'menstruation hut', woman dies of suffocation

Shunned during her periods to a 'menstruation hut', woman dies of suffocation

Police are waiting for the results of a postmortem to confirm the cause of death.

Jan 10, 2018, 13:05 PM IST
Activists write on sanitary pads to protest 12% GST, demand waiver

Activists write on sanitary pads to protest 12% GST, demand waiver

“Free napkin, at least GST free napkins, must reach women,” say activists.

Jan 09, 2018, 23:41 PM IST
Practice Yoga to get relief from menopause symptoms, suggests study

Practice Yoga to get relief from menopause symptoms, suggests study

Yoga was better than no treatment at reducing total menopause symptoms, anxiety related to symptoms, hot flashes and night sweats, and vaginal dryness and pain during sex, the study found.

Jan 01, 2018, 11:14 AM IST
Painful menstrual cramps? Acupressure app may help, says study

Painful menstrual cramps? Acupressure app may help, says study

To see if a smartphone app could help women self-administer acupressure for cramps, researchers randomly assigned 221 women to use the app or to stick with usual care for six months.

Dec 11, 2017, 14:14 PM IST
Treating menopause symptoms with artificial ovaries better and safer: Study

Treating menopause symptoms with artificial ovaries better and safer: Study

The findings showed that transplanting lab-engineered ovaries may be a better alternative for menopausal women than the regular intake of synthetic hormones.

Dec 06, 2017, 19:18 PM IST
No pouches to dispose sanitary napkins: NGT serves notice

No pouches to dispose sanitary napkins: NGT serves notice

In India, only 12 percent of the 355 million women in menstruating age can afford to use disposable sanitary napkins. 

Nov 15, 2017, 18:59 PM IST
Underweight women at greater risk of early menopause: Study

Underweight women at greater risk of early menopause: Study

Overweight women with BMIs between 25-29.9 kg/m2 had a 21-30 per cent lower risk of early menopause compared to normal weight women.

Oct 26, 2017, 20:48 PM IST
Five-year-old girl who got her period at age four to soon go through menopause

Five-year-old girl who got her period at age four to soon go through menopause

Emily will soon start exhibiting signs of menopause because of the abnormal onset of her menstrual cycle.

Oct 11, 2017, 12:00 PM IST
Know your body: Seven menstrual symptoms that are not normal

Know your body: Seven menstrual symptoms that are not normal

The following symptoms will make it easier for you to break it down and help you understand what's normal and what isn't.

Sep 27, 2017, 12:47 PM IST
Sacked for an 'accidental period leak' in office, woman sues ex-employer – Read

Sacked for an 'accidental period leak' in office, woman sues ex-employer – Read

The Bobby Dodd Institute in Georgia is being sued for workplace discrimination after Coleman claimed that she was dismissed over a period leak on two occassions.

Aug 28, 2017, 17:06 PM IST
Painful menstrual cramps? Experts swear by these Yoga asanas to help you relieve your suffering!

Painful menstrual cramps? Experts swear by these Yoga asanas to help you relieve your suffering!

According to experts, yoga can help solve the suffering that women with severe menstrual pain go through.

Aug 19, 2017, 09:25 AM IST
Shunned during her periods to a 'menstruation hut', teenager dies of snakebite

Shunned during her periods to a 'menstruation hut', teenager dies of snakebite

She was made to sleep on wooden boards laid on the ground, in keeping with a tradition known as 'chhaupadi' that sequesters menstruating women from their families.

Jul 10, 2017, 20:17 PM IST
Swimming during menstruation: Can I, can't I?

Swimming during menstruation: Can I, can't I?

If you enjoy swimming during the rest of your cycle, theres no reason to stop just because you have your period.

Jul 07, 2017, 14:31 PM IST
Women, take note! Menstrual cycle doesn't take a toll on mental health

Women, take note! Menstrual cycle doesn't take a toll on mental health

The findings revealed that the levels of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone in your system have no impact on your working memory, cognitive bias or ability to pay attention to two things at once.

Jul 05, 2017, 11:01 AM IST
Menstruation doesn't disturb brain functioning: Study

Menstruation doesn't disturb brain functioning: Study

Wondering if this anecdotal evidence could be scientifically proven, the team set out to shed some light on this controversial topic.

Jul 04, 2017, 17:16 PM IST