Scotland offers free abortions to women from Northern Ireland

Nov 7, 2017 0

Women from Northern Ireland can now have free abortions through the NHS in Scotland. Abortions are illegal in Northern Ireland except for cases where the woman’s health is at risk. That has led to women travelling to Great Britain, where they have had to pay for terminations. New regulations allowing women from Northern Ireland to access abortion services in Scotland come into force on Monday. ...

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How to Prevent your Breasts from Sagging

Nov 4, 2017 0

A few days ago we discussed the causes of breast sagging; ranging from age, heredity, weight gain to number of pregnancies. While we cannot control the age factor and heredity, we can do a lot to prevent sagging. Some measures a woman can take are discussed below: 1. Limit number of pregnancies Pregnancy increases the size of the breasts due to hormonal changes; this is usually followed by breast feeding which further increases the breast size due growth of milk ducts. The size never returns to its original size after each pregnancy and breast feeding. Consequently multiple pregnancy encourages breast sagging due to size and stretching. Limit number of pregnancy to four and well spaced out, so there is enough time for exercising and recovery. 2. Wear supportive bra while breast feeding Always wear a supportive bra while breast feeding, this helps to fight against gravity which naturally tends to pull down the breasts. Always in this context means even when in bed; the bra should have a band at... ...

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Common Side Effects of Birth Control Pill

Oct 28, 2017 0

The oral contraceptive pill, commonly referred to as “the pill,” is a form of hormonal contraception taken by women to prevent pregnancy. The pill is a highly effective method of birth control when taken correctly (at the same time daily), with only 0.1% of women experiencing an unintended pregnancy, according to the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP); around 1 in 100 women taking the pill experience an unintended pregnancy in the first year of pill use. However, pregnancy rates increase dramatically in women who miss a pill (rates rise 30-80 times, according to the ARHP). There are two types of contraceptive pills, both of which contain synthetic forms of the hormones estrogen and progesterone (progestin). Combination pills contain both of these hormones, whereas the “mini pill” – known as the progestin-only pill – contains only the hormone progestin. Common side effect of birth control pills include: Inter-menstrual spotting, nausea, breast tenderness, headaches, weight gain, mood changes, missed periods, decreased libido, vaginal discharge and visual changes with contact lenses. We’ll... ...

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51 percent of Nigerian women girls have sex before the age of 18

Oct 27, 2017 0

According to the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Idris, about 51 percent of Nigerian girls are exposed to sex before the age of 18 years. The figure for Lagos State is about 24.5 percent, a big surprise. He made these revelations while speaking at the National Institute of International Affairs , Victoria Island, Lagos on “Reproductive Health: Beyond cultural limitations and concerns.” ...

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Ovarian cancers originate in fallopian tubes: Study

Oct 18, 2017 0

Almost all ovarian cancers begin, not in the ovaries, but in the fallopian tubes attached to them, find a study. Ovarian cancer is more aggressive than many other cancers because it is hard to diagnose in its earliest, and most treatable, stages.  Fallopian tubes enable egg cells that have the potential to be fertilized and become embryos to pass from the ovaries, where they are made, to the uterus. ...

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 Traumatic experiences may raise women’s heart disease risk

Oct 11, 2017 0

Researchers found that women who reported at least three traumatic experiences in their lifetime had poorer endothelial function than those who had fewer traumatic experiences. Endothelial function refers to how well the endothelium – or the layer of epithelial cells that lines the interior of the heart and blood vessels – helps to regulate the constriction and relaxation of blood vessels. Endothelial dysfunction is a considered a risk factor for heart disease. ...

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