Tag: women

Women should eat more colourful fruits and veggies for better health

July 18, 2022

Women have noticeably higher rates of chronic illness despite living longer than men. These high rates of illness can be managed by prioritising a diet of brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables such as kale, spinach, yams, watermelon, bell peppers, tomatoes, oranges, and carrots – the pigmented carotenoids act as antioxidants to prevent visual and cognitive loss, […]

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Women reported to have poor heart health before pregnancy

March 3, 2022

US women had poor cardiovascular health before becoming pregnant, said researchers of a new study carried out at Northwestern University in Illinois. According to the study, over half the women were reported to have at least one risk factor for poor heart health, including overweight/obesity, hypertension, and/or diabetes, before becoming pregnant. “As women, we tend […]

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Genetic tool developed to assess breast cancer risk for Asian women

January 26, 2022

Women are advised to start breast cancer screening by age 50 at the latest to ensure better chances of treatment and survival in case of a positive diagnosis. However, in most Asian countries, many women who could be at risk of breast cancer do not go for screening. To empower women to proceed with the […]

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Thomson X, WhiteCoat to launch first-of-its-kind mobile app for women and children

December 20, 2021

A mobile app for the delivery of obstetrics and gynaecology and paediatric healthcare will soon be available to Singaporean patients – the fruit of a joint venture between Thomson X (TX), the digital arm of Thomson Medical Group and Singapore’s leading telehealth provider WhiteCoat. When launched, the app will allow women and children to access […]

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Women in Malaysia largely unaware about PCOS hormonal disorder

December 20, 2021

By Mohani Niza Social entrepreneur and life coach Deena Marzuki, now 32, was 17 when she was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Her doctor told her she would be infertile and prescribed her birth control pills to regulate her period. She was also told to […]

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Women with low bone density at higher risk of hearing loss, study finds

July 15, 2021

An extensive study of nearly 144,000 women has revealed that risk of hearing loss was amplified by up to 40% in study participants with osteoporosis or low bone density (LBD). Led by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston – and as part of the Conservation of Hearing Study (CHEARS) – the study also […]

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Pregnant women pass along protective COVID antibodies to their babies

March 8, 2021

New research has found that the protective antibodies pregnant women make against COVID-19 are often passed on to their foetuses – conveying natural immunity, amongst other benefits. Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine also suggest that vaccinating mothers-to-be may also have benefits for their newborns. According to Dr. Yawei Jenny Yang, an assistant professor of pathology […]

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Men more vulnerable to COVID-19 than women, affirms US study

February 8, 2021

Men, independent of age, are much more likely to contract COVID-19, suffer from severe complications, and die from the disease than women, according to new epidemiological observations. Led by Farhaan Vahidy from the Houston Methodist Research Institute, the study set out to investigate the association between biological sex and COVID-19 in nearly 100,000 subjects in […]

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Women taking diabetes drug found to have decreased COVID-19 death risk

December 10, 2020

Researchers have previously stated that patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk of severe COVID-19 and death from the illness. They demonstrate how accumulation of visceral fat around patients’ organs can lead to increased secretion of inflammatory substances such as interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), and D-dimer, which may […]

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Even older women risk having breast cancer if mother or sister had the disease

February 14, 2018

The risk of getting breast cancer among older women does not diminish with age, a U.S. study states, adding that they women are more likely to develop breast cancer when a mother or sister had this disease. Family history has long been linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in younger women, who are […]

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