Women's Health

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Beware of Professional Burnout

Beware of Professional Burnout Consider this article a beep on your emotional beeper...an existential wake-up call of critical importance. You or your co-workers may be suffering from Professional Burnout and not realize it. Or maybe you just want to prevent burning out. A wise decision. Professional Burnout -- hereafter referred to as "PBO" -- is a serious problem. Not only can it cause executives and their families great...

FACT SHEET - Women and Depression

FACT SHEET - Women and Depression Facts on Women and Depression Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from clinical depression. More than 11 million American women are afflicted with clinical depression each year. Clinical depression is most prevalent in women during childbearing years but can occur at any age. Symptoms of Depression: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says symptoms of depression include the following...

Cosmetic Breast Implantation And Rheumatic Conditions

Cosmetic Breast Implantation And Rheumatic Conditions Cosmetic breast surgery is used to correct certain types of disfigurement and underdevelopment of the breast. This can be done with or without a silicone breast implant but the latter from the cosmetic point of view seemed to be the method of choice for most women. For sometime now there has been speculation about the association between these implants and the occurrence of connective tissue...

Power Food: What to Eat for More Energy

Power Food: What to Eat for More Energy You move? Find out now what to consume to be in the form during physical exercise! A healthy diet is essential to keep you in shape, offers more power and also help you to cure after a training session. Last but not least, a healthy diet is the secret to losing weight quickly and efficiently! In contrast, if an inadequate diet, or rather in its absence, your state physics will suffer and you...

Osteoporosis - Prevention & Intervention

Osteoporosis - Prevention & Intervention More than 20 million Americans have osteoporosis and over 16 million don't even know it. This condition, in which the bones are thin, brittle and susceptible to fracture, is usually silent until a bone is broken and the individual is left with pain, deformity and possible disability. As our population ages, the numbers of those affected will soar -- unless we do something about it before it is...

The Change of Life

In the majority of middle-aged women the irregular and scantier menstrual periods and final cessation of menstruation takes place with little or no discomfort or upsets. In others there may be difficulties of varying degree. To some the very fact that their child-bearing period is over is a source of depression, yet, looked at sensibly, Nature has made a very sound provision that women do not...

Deal with Stress: Setting priorities, exercising and helpful steps

Deal with Stress: Setting priorities, exercising and helpful steps For many people, stress is triggered by lack of control. Both at work and at home, stress is more related to lack of control than to heavy demands. Menopause is a perfect example of an event that is beyond the control of women. Women may experience such uncontrollable symptoms as anxiety, irritability and sleeplessness during menopause. At the same time, menopausal women may be dealing with other...

Painful Periods

Causes The pain of periods is caused by contractions of the uterus or womb, similar to those of another 'normal' pain women suffer - during labour. Mild contractions constantly pass through the muscular wall of the womb, although most women are unaware of them. During menstruation, however, they are stronger than normal and during labour they're stronger still. Each contraction causes the blood...

Bottle Feeding

Bottle feeding may seem like hard work at first until you get into a routine of sterilising bottles and preparing feeds. Once you're organised, you'll be able to relax and really enjoy feeding. Feeding is the best time to hold your baby close in your arms and one advantage of bottle feeding is that fathers can share in this enjoyment. Baby milk (infant formula) Baby milk, also called infant...

Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease

Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease Scientists and physicians have been able to identify direct and indirect risk factors for the development of cholesterol-based narrowings in the blood vessels that feed the heart muscle, more commonly known as coronary artery disease (CAD). The development of this disease can lead to heart attack, death or chronic disability, and remains the number one killer in the USA today. These risk factors...

Couple Can Do on Your Own to Enhance and Improve Your Chances of Conceiving

Couple Can Do on Your Own to Enhance and Improve Your Chances of Conceiving There are certainly some things that you as a couple can do on your own to enhance and improve your chances of conceiving. We would strongly encourage you to initiate each of these steps as soon as possible. STOP SMOKING! There is no question that cigarette smoking has a very negative effect on a couple's chances of getting pregnant. It has been estimated that, if both partners smoke, their...

Influence of Girls’ Education on Reproductive Health and Delaying Marriage

Influence of Girls’ Education on Reproductive Health and Delaying Marriage Since the Cairo Conference [ICPD], legal and policy changes have been, made in all regions of the world. They demonstrate government commitments to meeting people's needs for sexual and reproductive health education and services and to protect women from coercion in service provision and a wider range of gender - based discrimination. In many countries health and population policies have been...

Health Related Q&A Mother and Child Care

List of Questions Q1.How we can ensure neonat health service in a rural setting in the developing countries? Q2.What are the fatal diseases of early childhood? How to manage a case of Penumonia in an infant? Q3 It is said in the text books and some other literatures that "bathing the baby immediately after birth is not necessary? If not, why not? What happens if the baby is bathe immediately...

Women's Health and Misconceptions

Women's Health and Misconceptions Misconceptions have been causing great harm to women's health, specially, reproductive health, among various societies in the developing centuries for centuries. These misconceptions had been harming the cause of women's health in the developed world even few decades ago. While these misconceptions are largely done away within the developed world, the underdeveloped and developing world is still...

General Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Fertility Medications:

General Tips for Getting the Most Out Speak to your pharmacist if you have any questions about your medications (including how to take them, what they do, or if they may interact with any other medication you may be taking). It is especially important during the early stages of your treatment that you are comfortable with your medication and that you are taking it correctly. Plan ahead. When you are first administering an injectable...

Ovarian Cancer : The Silent Killer

Of all the gynaccological causes. ovarian malignancies are the most difficult to treat, as different types of cancers originating from one organ. Epithclial ovarian malignancies are most common and are usually asymptomatic until they have metastasized. Patients have advanced disease in more than two-third of the cases. There is no available statistics for ovarian cancer in Bangladesh. In USA, 24,...

The Feeding Question

Breastfeeding Why breast is best for babies? Breast milk is the only food naturally designed for your baby. It contains the nutrients your baby needs in the right amounts and they are in a form that is very easily absorbed. Its composition even changes as your baby grows. Breastfeeding helps to protect your baby from infection because antibodies are passed into the milk. Your baby will be less...

Fibromyalgia and Free Radicals

Fibromyalgia and Free Radicals Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that can be harmful to our cell membranes and the cellular damage they can produce puts additional stress on the already dysfunctional immune system found in the fibromyalgia syndrome. Free radicals are produced during the oxidative processes in the production of energy. An excess of harmful free radical production can result from the effects of air...

Oral Contraceptives for Perimenopausal Women

Women going through the transitional phase of perimenopause may need help dealing with the body's reaction to the slightly decreased levels of the ovarian hormone estrogen. Oral contraceptives are increasingly being considered to fulfill this role. Even though the use of oral contraceptives in this way has not been approved by the FDA, it has been scientifically proven that these contraceptives...

Adolescent Girls Health Risks

According to Family Health international thousands of adolescent women die each year around the world from complications due to an unplanned pregnancy. And in 18 African countries a third of today's 15 year olds will become infected with HIV during their adult lives. An unplanned pregnancy is a serious reproductive health risk for many adolescent girls. In addition to disease and possibly death,...