Women's health

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
Having a child may reduce women's life by 11 years, claims study

Having a child may reduce women's life by 11 years, claims study

This was a larger change than has been reported by other research groups for smoking or obesity.

Mar 12, 2018, 13:15 PM IST
Women victimized by kidney dysfunction more than men

Women victimized by kidney dysfunction more than men

High blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, high cholesterol are some of the conditions that can cause kidney disease.

Mar 08, 2018, 12:01 PM IST
Women with larger waistline are at higher risk of anxiety

Women with larger waistline are at higher risk of anxiety

For the study, published in the Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society, researchers analyzed data from more than 5,580 middle-aged Latin American women.

Mar 07, 2018, 17:52 PM IST
Sexual violence in neighbourhood harms mental health in women

Sexual violence in neighbourhood harms mental health in women

According to the researchers, feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighbourhood are significantly tied to women's perceptions of its safety.

Jan 15, 2018, 19:10 PM IST
Ladies, take note! Working in night shifts can increase cancer risk

Ladies, take note! Working in night shifts can increase cancer risk

Researchers urge long-term night shift workers should have regular physical examinations and cancer screenings.

Jan 09, 2018, 08:22 AM IST
Women are at their happiest stage after they are widowed, reveals survey

Women are at their happiest stage after they are widowed, reveals survey

The study, a survey carried out by NHS, also revealed that women are more likely to report serious health issues in their lifetime than men.

Dec 15, 2017, 17:53 PM IST
There's nothing a woman can't achieve: Taapsee Pannu

There's nothing a woman can't achieve: Taapsee Pannu

Mumbai Actress Taapsee Pannu, who has made her mark with films like "Pink", "Naam Shabana" and "Judwaa 2", says women can achieve anything with determination and strength.

Dec 11, 2017, 17:04 PM IST
Women's health has worsened since 1990, says study

Women's health has worsened since 1990, says study

The results also showed that an increased proportion of study participants indicated obesity, anxiety and dissatisfaction with their personal economy, among both women and men.

Nov 26, 2017, 19:44 PM IST
Overweight women should undergo mammography more frequently: Study

Overweight women should undergo mammography more frequently: Study

Researchers identified the risk factors associated with tumours that do not get detected until larger than two centimetre, or about the size of a peanut.

Nov 21, 2017, 12:16 PM IST
No need to delay conception after a miscarriage, suggests study

No need to delay conception after a miscarriage, suggests study

The World Health Organization (WHO) currently recommends waiting at least 6 months before attempting another pregnancy.

Nov 16, 2017, 18:05 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
Exercise could curb the risk of premature death in older women: Study

Exercise could curb the risk of premature death in older women: Study

The study, led by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital, investigated physical activity of women measured over seven days using a wearable device called a triaxial accelerometer.

Nov 07, 2017, 17:02 PM IST
Women with PCOS at increased risk of depression, says study

Women with PCOS at increased risk of depression, says study

Children born to mothers with PCOS were also found to be at greater risk of developing ADHD and autism spectrum disorder.  

Nov 06, 2017, 17:54 PM IST
IVF a boon for women with PCOS, says Maharashtra Health Minister

IVF a boon for women with PCOS, says Maharashtra Health Minister

PCOS, is a common problem found among women of reproductive age and can cause problems with a women’s menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac function and appearance as well.

Nov 01, 2017, 09:59 AM IST
Many women with disabilities don't get cancer screening, says study

Many women with disabilities don't get cancer screening, says study

Women with disabilities often have socioeconomic challenges, are less educated, and are often unmarried or have strong social networks.

Oct 09, 2017, 17:38 PM IST
Breast cancer tied to bacterial imbalances

Breast cancer tied to bacterial imbalances

Bacteria that live in the body, known as the microbiome, influence many diseases.

Oct 08, 2017, 15:22 PM IST
Want to cut your risk of urinary tract infection? Drink water, says study

Want to cut your risk of urinary tract infection? Drink water, says study

Drinking more fluids increases the rate of flushing of bacteria from the bladder and also likely reduces the concentration of bacteria that enter the bladder from the vagina.

Oct 08, 2017, 15:15 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
Suffering from urinary tract infection? Study claims consuming cranberries may help

Suffering from urinary tract infection? Study claims consuming cranberries may help

They found that overall, the use of cranberry products led to a statistically significant risk reduction in repeat UTIs.

Sep 20, 2017, 18:36 PM IST