Health system overload threatens pregnant women and newborns

New mothers and their babies are facing systems in crisis, including overwhelmed health centres; supply and equipment shortages; and a lack of skilled birth attendants, including midwives. “Millions of mothers all over the world embarked on a journey of parenthood in the world as it was”


Can You Eat Expired Yogurt? Here’s What Food Safety Experts Have To Say

Though it might not be on quite the same level as bread, milk, and eggs, yogurt is definitely a staple food. Not only is yogurt super-versatile (you can use it as a base for dips, smoothies, and baked goods, or just dig in with a spoon), but it also packs an impressive nutritional punch. “Yo


Coronavirus adds to prenatal anxieties of pregnant women in Lebanon

When 26-year-old Leen al-Shurafa found out she was pregnant with her first child on March 11 after two months of trying, she was “over the moon” with happiness. Just four days later, Lebanon announced a nationwide lockdown in response to the outbreak of coronavirus. Like many of the app


Yep, Your Period Is Probably to Blame for Those Headaches

Menstruation is a beautiful thing, a monthly chance to recognize the strength of the female body and the circle of life. Or — it can be a shitty trip down aches, pains, and mood swing street. For many women, it’s also a time for horrible headaches. Sure, menstruation is a miracle and th


GIRLS WHO ARE TALL AND LEAN IN CHILDHOOD ARE MORE AT RISK OF ENDOMETRIOSIS, STUDY FINDS

Girls who are tall and lean during childhood are more at risk of developing endometriosis later on in life, a study has found. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg hospital looked at height and weight data from 170,000 women born in Denmark between 1930-1996, and hospital


GIRLS WHO ARE TALL AND LEAN IN CHILDHOOD ARE MORE AT RISK OF ENDOMETRIOSIS, STUDY FINDS

Girls who are tall and lean during childhood are more at risk of developing endometriosis later on in life, a study has found. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg hospital looked at height and weight data from 170,000 women born in Denmark between 1930-1996, and hospital


How to check yourself for breast cancer

There is no evidence to suggest that a particular technique works best, but checking your breasts regularly is vital; the sooner breast cancer is diagnosed, the more effective treatment may be. All breasts are different, so women are encouraged to get to know their own breasts over time. Follow thi


WOMEN WHO SUFFER HEART ATTACKS ‘HALF AS LIKELY AS MEN TO RECEIVE TREATMENT’

Women who suffer from heart attacks are half as likely as men to receive the recommended medical treatment, a new study has claimed. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh investigated how 48,000 people responded to the use of high sensitivity troponin blood tests, which were calibrated diffe


STUDY FINDS THERE ARE NO LINKS BETWEEN USING TALCUM POWDER AND DEVELOPING OVARIAN CANCER

There is no significant link between using talcum powder on the genital area and developing ovarian cancer, new research has found. The findings come after Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $4.69bn in damages to 22 women and their families who claimed that asbestos in the company’s tal


Record number of over-45s giving birth in England

The number of women aged 45 and over giving birth is at the highest level since records began 80 years ago, figures show. The number of live births in this age group rose from 1,619 a decade ago to 2,366 in 2018. In 1938, when records began, there were 2,085 births to women over 45, according to th


Healthy diet may lower risk of hearing loss in women

Hearing loss affects approximately 48 million Americans. Some evidence suggests that diet may influence risk of hearing loss. Previous studies have looked at how specific nutrients affect risk, but the relation of overall diet and risk of developing hearing loss was unclear. In a new study, research


12 Benefits Of Eating Eggs For Your Body

  Eggs are one of the best sources of protein and also the cheapest option. It is not only is rich in protein but also contains antioxidants, calcium, vitamins, and amino acids. Egg yolks are even better; they contain choline, which helps to fight LDL. So next time you want to indulge yourse


PROBLEM THINNING HAIR

Eat more protein.One of the most common reasons for thin hair is not eating enough protein. Protein sources should be varied and should include both animal and plant sources for the widest range of amino acids.To figure out the approximate number of grams of protein you need each day, take your body


The Most Important Thing to Organize in Your Kitchen, According to Marie Kondo

    According to organizing guru Marie Kondo, her husband does most of the cooking in their home. But make no mistake, she knows her way around the kitchen — at least when it comes to tidying up. And what holds a key position in the Kondo kitchen? Cutlery. She says your flatware


The 7 worst foods for your brain

Your brain is arguably the most important organ in your body. Sure, there are several others that you can’t live without, but the brain controls them all. And not only does it keep your heart beating and your lungs breathing all the time, it is also the repository of everything that makes yo


Doctors reveal the role of gum in maintaining healthy teeth

Chewing gum after every meal for 10-15 minutes helps maintain healthy teeth and support chewing muscles. "Chewing gum should be chewed after each meal for 10-15 minutes," says Dr. Igor Bondarenko, a professor in the department of dental surgery at Sechinov University.He added that chewing gum hel


A very simple sauce stops the development of breast cancer

Scientists at the University of Buffalo and Puerto Rico have discovered that onion and garlic sauce can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. Puerto Rico's women who eat onion-based garlic saffreto have a 67 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer, says lead researcher Dr. Hauri Des


New study confirms walnuts are good for the heart

What are you waiting for, get cracking.   It may not be your first choice from the snack platter, but the humble walnut has been shown to be a heart-healthy snack, according to a recent study undertaken by the University of Wollongong. University of Wollongong’s Dr Elizabeth Neale st





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