Category Archives: Women’s Health

Women’s Health: find news and clinical information relating to women’s health issues including (but not limited to) breast cancer, menopause, contraception as well as articles on women’s access to medical facilities and healthcare.

The Effect of Health-Facility Admission and Skilled Birth Attendant Coverage on Maternal Survival in India

Maternal mortality in India has declined over the last twenty years, though it continues to represent 20% of the absolute number of 285 000 maternal deaths globally [1], [2]. Earlier studies have demonstrated an inverse relationship between the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and skilled birth attendant coverage, either within-country over time or…

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Stanford Doctor on Latest Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment [video]

Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). When exposed to HPV, a woman’s immune system normally attacks the virus and prevents it from doing harm. Cervical cancer is most prevalent in women in their 40s. Speaker: Shannon MacLaughlan David, MD Image: High grade dysplasia (carcinoma in… 

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Prevalence and correlates of smokeless tobacco consumption among married women in Rural Bangladesh

Nearly six million people die each year as a result of tobacco use [1]_ENREF_1, accounting for 12% of global adult mortality [2]. If current tobacco use patterns continue, it will cause some 10 million deaths each year by 2020 [3].

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Breast carcinoma grading with FNAC and correlation with histopathological grading

INTRODUCTION Breast carcinoma is one of the most common types of malignant tumors in females. The breast is the second most common cancer site after cervix uteri in the human female body. [1] The management of breast diseases needs a well-planned, coordinated strategy, not only in the treatment, but also… 

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Type 2 diabetes treated with insulin increases lung cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes that requires treatment with insulin demonstrated an increased risk for developing lung cancer, according to an analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. “Physicians in India should screen diabetes patients, especially women, for lung cancer, particularly those on insulin therapy.” -Vijay Viswanathan, MD,… 

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Type 2 diabetes increases risk for gastrointestinal cancers in postmenopausal women

Postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes demonstrated an increased risk for cancers of the liver, pancreas, colon, and rectum, according to an analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. It was estimated that 41 million people in India had type 2 diabetes in 2006, according to a 2010 report… 

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Study links calcium supplementation to risk for heart disease

Calcium supplements are commonly recommended to the elderly and post-menopausal women for optimal maintenance of bone health. Previous research has reported that a higher calcium intake may lead to a decrease in risk factors for myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. “In a country… 

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