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World Osteoporosis Day: Things that can weaken your bones!

As women reach menopause their vulnerabilities to osteoporosis go up due to the sudden decrease in levels of oestrogen - a female hormone that protects bones - during this time.

Menopause and cardiovascular disease – Risk factors, tips to keep your heart healthy

Women who have gone through early menopause, either naturally or because they have had their ovaries removed are twice as likely to develop heart disease as women of the same age, who have not yet reached menopause.

Attention women! Five things you should know about vaginal dryness

Symptoms of a dry vagina include - loss of lubrication and pain during sex, vaginal irritation, ichiness or a burning sensation, discomfort, difficulty getting aroused and reaching orgasm.

Contraceptives with oestrogen may up Vitamin D in women

The findings, after adjusting for seasonal exposure to sunlight, showed that the use of contraceptive pills, patch or ring containing oestrogen was associated with a 20 per cent higher 25-hydroxy Vitamin D level.

Smoking can hamper breast cancer treatment

 Women who smoke are less likely to respond to breast cancer treatments in comparison to those who abstain from it, and on the contrary they may be negatively affected by it, says a study.

Breast cancer drug may protect against killer superbugs: Study

 A common breast cancer drug could wipe out an antibiotic-resistant notorious superbug responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in different parts of the body, according to a new research.