As they say, pregnancy is one of the greatest gifts bestowed upon women. But this gift comes with several challenges and shifts in their lives. From physical and emotional changes to eating habits, a woman’s body undergoes various transitions during this time period. They are advised to follow a nutrient-richRead More →

Afew years ago, the word “adulting” seemed to reach its peak. I’d see it referenced everywhere – in ad campaigns, in real-life conversations, on mass-produced gifts like the mug that reads: “Coffee, because adulting is hard.” As a hashtag suffix to the truly mundane and simple, it saturated social mediaRead More →

The measles can be dangerous for people of all ages, but the highly contagious virus poses a particular threat to pregnant women. That threat was clearly illustrated in a recent case report, which detailed the case of a 27-year-old woman in England — who had not been vaccinated — who got measles during herRead More →

Health experts have long touted the benefits of a low-fat diet for preventing heart disease, but now a large study suggests it might do the same against breast cancer. Researchers found that eating low-fat foods reduced a woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer by 21%. What’s more, the women on low-fat dietsRead More →

01/7Diet Soda: Good or Bad? Diet soda is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, it has aspartame, sweeteners, phosphoric acid, carbonated water, caramel colour, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate, etc. Children and teenagers who consume low-calorie sweetened beverages consume more calories on a given day compared withRead More →

File under trends that won’t go away: the 5:2 diet, a type of intermittent fasting made popular by British broadcaster Michael Mosley and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. Proponents claim it can decrease risk of chronic disease and promote weight loss. Plus, a few studies have linked fasting to longevity, which means you couldRead More →

Few debates in maternal health are as heated as the one around drinking during pregnancy. Experts agree that heavy drinking can harm a developing fetus, but there’s widespread disagreement on whether smaller amounts are safe. Meanwhile, efforts to protect future children by getting women to stop drinking — sometimes even beforeRead More →