Archive for the ‘Women’s health’ Category

According to an article published on CNN, three New York mothers have recently performed unfathomable acts of murder: letting their babies fall to their deaths after throwing them out of the window.   These acts are inhumane and unforgivable; yet it is important to know that these women were suffering from postpartum depression. Of course, I am not condoning […]

‘I have hope’ reads the slogan of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) of the United States. For years, breast cancer has been a main focus for three main reasons: there is no concrete explanation as to how the cell’s DNA becomes cancerous, it is the second leading cause of death for women worldwide and […]

Women gain weight during pregnancy, this is normal. It is also normal for women to wonder when and how they can start losing the weight once they have given birth. Of course, pregnancy and birth are beautiful and natural processes, but most of us want to go back to the way we looked before. Unfortunately, […]

Groundbreaking studies in Australia have discovered new benefits of taking the contraceptive pill. A study on 27,000 women showed that for every five years a woman took the pill, her risk of Endometrial cancer – the most common type of uterine cancer – dropped by 25%. The study also showed that the benefits are ongoing […]

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer for women in England. Each year, approximately 41,000 women are diagnosed with it – some of them are too late to be treated. Unfortunately, women around the world are mostly unaware of what other signs to look for when it comes to breast cancer, resulting in […]

Until quite recently, many expectant mothers have been avoiding doing any form of exercise through fears of harming their fetus. According to the study published by the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG), staying in shape and keeping active (in moderation) during pregnancy will not harm your baby.

Human placentophagy, or the act of consuming the placenta, has been considered a sacred act for thousands of years in Asia and Africa. More recently, people have started to ingest this human organ in developed countries, particularly in European countries, due to supposed health benefits, including improved lactation capacities, the prevention of postnatal depression and […]

It was this Facebook post, and many like it around the internet, that first brought my attention to this ongoing debate. The June edition of Elle magazine sparked controversy this month as there were two printed versions of the front cover. One for general release, showed model Nicole Trunfio holding her baby son, while the […]

Save The Children, the international non-governmental organisation, recently published their 2015 Mother’s Index report which revealed the top countries for mothers to give birth. The report covers criteria such as: maternal health, children’s well-being, educational status, economic status and political status in order to rank the countries. The report shows that despite global health improvements […]

Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer in the world, with nearly 239,000 women worldwide diagnosed with the disease in 2012 according to World Cancer Research. It is known as the ‘silent killer’ as it usually is not detected until later stages in its development. A new blood test for ovarian cancer is able […]

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