Menstruation

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
Vegetable proteins like whole grain, soy, tofu may protect women from early menopause

Vegetable proteins like whole grain, soy, tofu may protect women from early menopause

Early menopause – the cessation of ovarian function before age 45 – affects about 10 percent of women globally.

Jun 27, 2017, 14:32 PM IST
Girls menstruating early likely to tie the knot young

Girls menstruating early likely to tie the knot young

The new research suggest that the timing of girl's first menstruation is most likely to affect her first sexual encounter and pregnancy.

Jun 15, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
Menstrual hygiene day 2017: Five hygiene tips every girl and woman should know!

Menstrual hygiene day 2017: Five hygiene tips every girl and woman should know!

Every woman and girl should know the importance of hygiene management during menstruation.

May 27, 2017, 23:22 PM IST
'Office spaces must be sensitised about menstruation'

'Office spaces must be sensitised about menstruation'

Speaking at the recently held National Menstrual Conclave, a group of working women urged for raising awareness among their male colleagues, besides emphasising on the need for office administration to ensure a safer and friendly environment while they are on periods.

May 26, 2017, 13:10 PM IST
Twinkle Khanna urges people to talk about menstruation

Twinkle Khanna urges people to talk about menstruation

Launching a campaign for conversations on menstruation, Twinkle said that there is no shame in menstruation and that people should talk about it.

May 25, 2017, 15:08 PM IST
Menstruation is nothing to be ashamed of, says Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Menstruation is nothing to be ashamed of, says Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, was speaking at National Menstrual Hygiene Conclave organised by NGO Sachhi Saheli.

May 23, 2017, 20:57 PM IST
Do you let smartphone apps track your period? They may be giving you inaccurate information!

Do you let smartphone apps track your period? They may be giving you inaccurate information!

Many apps do not allow users to correct them when the predictions are wrong or to input data or explanations about why a particularly stressful month or change in birth control might have thrown off their cycles, researchers said.

May 07, 2017, 19:51 PM IST
Yoga can significantly mitigate symptoms of menstrual disorders

Yoga can significantly mitigate symptoms of menstrual disorders

For the study, the researchers carried out a systematic review of the published literature on yoga practice and common menstrual disorders.

Apr 28, 2017, 20:47 PM IST