Women with menopause may have better sex. Here’s why.
Who says that women experiencing menopause would have a deteriorating sex drive?
It is entirely possible to have a rocking sex life after the big 5-0. Unconvinced? Read on.
What is Pap Smear?
We hear the term Pap smear being thrown around a lot, but what is it exactly? Pap Smear, otherwise known as the Papanicolaou Smear, is used to test for cervical cancer.
Why must I go for Pap Smear?
In a nutshell
Early detection of Cervical Cancer gives you a higher chance of survival - Get your pap smear done as soon as you are sexually active.
Find out all about Cervical Cancer and the risk factors, symptoms, the vaccination and the cure.
Kids are returning to school and some are bringing viruses back with them.
How do you protect your children from picking up yet another infection from their playmates?
Read on for the secret of keeping your child safe!
The word ‘media’ comes from the Latin word for middle, and ‘otitis’ simply means an infection of the ear. But forget about all the latin: all you need to know is that otitis media is the commonest cause for frequent doctor visits for young children and infants.
Recurrent infection and inadequate treatment can lead to developmental delay and other complications, so keep an eye (and ear) out for these:
The Women’s Charter says family violence involves
a) causing hurt wilfully or knowingly
b) wilfully placing or attempting to place one in fear or hurt
c) wrongfully confining or restraining against one’s will
d) continuously harassing one with intention to cause or knowing that it will cause anguish
Life is never peachy keen. It’s normal for relationships to involve a certain amount of stress, disagreements, and conflicts – but when violence enters the equation, a line is crossed and the relationship is poisoned.
Pushing, punching, and kicking are obvious signs of abuse, but violence can also be emotional or psychological, and equally devastating.
These also count as violence:
For some men, their wives have a chronic ‘headache’ that never seems to affect their daily lives, but perpetually and mysteriously pops up in the marital bed.
But, while ‘my parents are right in the next room’ may be a legit excuse to get out of sex, the root problem may be that these women really want to just get out of having sex.
It’s that time of the month again and you dread wearing that best loved mini skirt, as it shows off your little tummy. Well at least it used to be little.
We suppose you already exercise at least 30 minutes a day and refrain from oily food? In that case, do not worry about this temporary weight gain. It could be due to premenstrual water retention as excess fluid gets trapped in your body's tissues. This is a problem that affects most women.
Auntie Flo and all her cousins
Since its first use in 1956, the Oral Contraceptive Pill (OCP) has become so widespread that it has achieved the distinction of being the most researched prescription drug ever invented – over 25 years of research and clinical trials have been conducted on the Pill, and today, more than 70 million women take the Pill daily – a statistic that perhaps no other medication can lay claim to.
Yet, as with any widely used medicines, many reports have been generated in the media speculating on the risks and benefits of oral contraceptives. Many people today still have many misconceptions about the Pill, including the idea that it can actually cause cancer.
These pills are further differentiated by strength: high-dosage or low-dosage. This refers to the amount of progesterone that is actually contained in the pills. Modern variants of the pill contain much lower dosages of the key hormones than older brands, leading to fewer side-effects and yet still maintaining efficacy.
10 MYTHS ABOUT THE PILL
Throughout her life cycle, a woman has different health concerns from men, and different means of managing them. At each stage of a woman’s life, there are important preventive health care steps to follow in order for early detection of medical problems, or prevent them entirely.
That’s why a doctor who you can talk to freely about your worries can be an invaluable friend.
And these are the critical issues to tackle with your doctor as you move through the various stages of your life: