Women's Health

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Making Motherhood Safe

Some Tragic Incidences Ferdousi a village teen was married to Shahed Ali 16. When married the adolescent girl Ferdousi was just 14. Their first child was born two years after marriage. Delivery was done at home. During pregnancy Ferdousi was administered tetanus Toxoid. Two years after the birth of first child another boy child was born but he died soon after. Again a son, the third one, was born...

Find out Which of the Myths about Health are Real and Not!

Find out Which of the Myths about Health are Real and Not! Here's proof that you should not believe everything you hear about health. Nancy Snyderman, surgeon and editor of NBC News, tells you which are the myths about health that you may cause problems. Here are some stories that you hear every day and find out which ones are true: Myth: Annual Medical Control is Beneficial The Truth: it is! If you go to regular monitoring, as otherwise you discover...

Qus & Ans: Fibroids

Qus and Ans: Fibroids I am a 33 years old indian woman. I have some problems in getting pregnancy.I give my full details here and I want some suggestions from you.I married in Aug'1996. I conceived once but it had aborted after 60 days.On the 48th day, HSG was taken as the gravindex was negative. Follicular tests were good.Is there any solution for this fibroid? It it curable by taking medicines? Is there any latest...

How Much Do You Know About Breast Cancer?

How Much Do You Know About Breast Cancer? How much do you know about breast cancer? The answer is probably, "not enough." Because 182,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed every year in the United States, it's a subject worth learning about. Your health, your life, or the life of a woman close to you may depend on knowing a few simple facts: Did you know that: More than 80 percent of breast lumps are NOT cancerous. A woman who...

Be A Wise Consumer In The Booming Fertility Industry

Be A Wise Consumer In The Booming Fertility Industry With the birth of the McCaughey's septuplets, fertility care has been thrown into the spotlight in popular magazines and on radio and television. With one in six couples now experiencing some sort of fertility challenge, competition in the industry has become fierce, as patients can sometimes spend tens of thousands of dollars in hopes of attaining that most precious treasure - a child. A recent...

Prenatal Complication and Induced Deliveries

Premature labour : If premature labour is inevitable, then a caesarean section may be performed. This is because the soft head of the baby has to be protected from the trauma of delivery and the risk of brain damage. Cord prolapse : If the umbilical cord descends before the baby when the membranes rupture, the risk to the baby is considerable because the pressure of the head can pinch the cord...

At the Infertility Clinic

The brief review above of the common causes of infertility covers conditions found in about 30 per cent of couples who submit to full investigation at an infertility clinic. Of the other 70 per cent, no obvious cause of their trouble can be found. When a couple attends the infertility centre the exact investigations required depend on the doctor's assessment of the situation. The following are a...

Three-year-olds Capable of Firing Available Guns

Three-year-olds Capable of Firing Available Guns Contrary to the belief of some parents, police officers, and other professionals familiar with firearms, many young children are strong enough to fire most commercially available guns, according to an article in the December 1995 issue of the AMA's Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Sara M. Naureckas, M.D., Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill., and colleagues tested the pull...

Gonorrhoea in Women

In women, gonorrhoea is most likely to infect the urethra and the canal of the neck (or cervix) of the womb. The outer parts, or vulva, also become irritated by the discharge which subsequently appears. Symptoms In the early stage there is some scalding during the passage of urine, with soreness, discomfort, and a sense of weight in the pelvis. In some cases the vulva becomes greatly inflamed...

Understanding the Change

In a phenomenon some sociologists have dubbed "youth creep," the meaning of middle age in America today is different than what it was just a generation ago. Doctors now consider 55, rather than 40, as the turning point into middle age. Women reaching their 40s and 50s today can look forward to a vigorous, active, and healthy middle and old age-particularly if they take responsibility for the...

Master the Art of Relaxation

Master the Art of Relaxation The techniques you use (or don't use) to unwind can have a tremendous impact on your mental health. Here are a few tips on learning to unwind: Relax by trying something new and different. If you think you'll enjoy an activity -- whether it's needlepoint or mountain biking -- don't be afraid to try something just because it's new. Take a night course at a community college. Learn to dance. Swim...

Pregnancy: Make It Fit

Pregnancy: Make It Fit For modern moms-to-be, preparing for the birth of a child involves physical training in addition to childbirth education classes and decorating the nursery. Comments by women who continued to exercise throughout their pregnancies support the theory that staying fit eases labor and delivery. According to Amy, a pilot for a major airline, exercise made a big difference. She says, "In contrast to my...

There Are Juices, Sports Drinks, and More. But Don't Forget Simple Water

There Are Juices, Sports Drinks, and More. But Don't Forget Simple Water No doubt about it: water is the single most important nutrient. None of the vital functions of our bodies - from regulating our temperature to creating new cells - could occur without it. Water lubricates joints, regulates temperature, and provides the body with minerals and essential fluids. Doctors recommend that we drink at least six to eight glasses of water a day. You need more if you're...

Sleep Tips

To get a good night's rest : Do Go to bed and get up at the same time each day. Get regular exercise each day, preferably in the morning. There is good evidence that regular exercise improves restful sleep. Get regular exposure to outdoor or bright lights, especially in the late afternoon. Keep the temperature in your bedroom comfortable. Keep the bedroom quiet when sleeping. Keep the bedroom...

More Serious Problems During Pregnancy

Slow-growing babies Many of the tests in pregnancy check the growth of your baby. If you have previously had a very small baby, or if you smoke heavily, the midwives and doctors will already be monitoring your pregnancy closely. Blood pressure checks may also pick up signs of trouble. If there is concern about your baby's health, further tests may be carried out and more frequent monitoring of...

Think Weight Control, Not Weight Loss

Think Weight Control, Not Weight Loss Fifty million Americans will go on diets this year, spending some $30 billion on diet programs and products. Some will lose a few pounds. Only a few -- about one out of 20 -- will keep the lost weight off in the long run. Before you tackle another weight loss program, consider these facts: Any claims that you can lose weight with little or no effort are false. Very low calorie diets or fasting...

Overweight and Infertile

Overweight and Infertile Even in this age of advanced medical knowledge, many women still struggle with the prejudices that come with being overweight. We're often treated as inferior - socially, professionally, certainly by the fashion industry, and even in the medical community. While being overweight is a medical condition, it is still perceived by many people, including some physicians, as a character flaw. We're...

Your Doctor Menopause

Q.1. What is Menopause? Menopause is the permanent end of cyclic functioning of the ovaries and thus of menstrual periods. Q.2. Usually at What Age Menopause Occur In The Life Of Women? Menopause usually occur around 50 years in the developed countries. In Bangladesh it appears around the age 45. However menopause may normally occur in women as young as 40. Q.3. Why and How Menopause Occur?...

Health Services for Muslim Patients in Mecca

Hospital beds of seriously ill Muslim patients are to be turned to face Mecca as part of changes aimed at helping patients uphold their Islamic faith. Dewsbury District Hospital in West Yorkshire will also provide Halal meals and will work to improve shower facilities. Staff at the hospital will take part in training sessions to teach them how to help patients with their faith worship. A Mid...

How to Choose (and Get Maximum Mileage From) Your Primary Care Doctor

How to Choose (and Get Maximum Mileage From) Your Primary Care Doctor "When was the last time you had a check-up?" These words can be the last thing most guys want to hear. More often than not, we end up in a doctor's office only because we were forced to, by a cold that wouldn't quit, a stomach pain that became unbearable, or a sore knee that threatened our ski getaway. For some of us, a check-up happens only by ultimatum from one's employer. In fact, it's...