Every pregnancy deserves a healthy outcome. Educate, advocate, eradicate.   Preeclampsia (PE) is a complication of pregnancy. Its main symptoms are high blood pressure, and high levels of protein in urine. If untreated, it can be fatal to mother and to baby. In India, 5-15% pregnant women have [...]

Secrets of Healthy Radiant Skin

Beauty is in the skin! Healthy skin is not perfect skin. It may have birth marks, visible pores, occasional blemishes and fine lines and wrinkles. But healthy skin is even in color not red or inflamed, neither too oily nor too dry, and smooth with few breaks or [...]

Cervical Cancer Awareness

Cervical cancer is curable. Yet, in 2020, globally 342,000 women died from cervical cancer. Twenty-one percent of these deaths, 72,000, were in India where it is the second biggest killer cancer in women. In India, one woman dies every seven minutes from cervical cancer. Most of these deaths [...]


  Diabetes teaches you discipline. Diabetes is incurable. But given the tools, a diabetic can manage the symptoms  Women and men are affected differently by diabetes. Diabetic women are at two-time higher risk of heart disease than diabetic men. And have fifty-eight percent greater risk of death from coronary [...]

Medical issues in marathon

“Marathoning. The triumph of desire over reason.” The 40-km run that the Greek courier Philippides made from the battleground of Marathon to Athens to announce the defeat of the invading Persians remained a traditional story for twenty-four hundred years. That is, till it was made into a men’s [...]

World Arthritis Day: Arthritis and Women

Keep moving. to keep arthritis at bay. – Donna Mills  More women than men are affected by arthritis. Worldwide, 18.0% women and 9.6% men above age 60 have symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA). Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is four to five times higher in women than in men at age below [...]

World Mental Health Day: Mental Health and Women

 Stress, anxiety, depression is caused when we are living to please others – Paulo Coelho  Mental health problems are more frequent in women than in men. Prevalence, influencing and risk factors, symptomatology, and course of the disorder is different in women than in men. For example, mood or [...]

PCOS Awareness Month

September is PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) awareness month. PCOS affects women of reproductive age (15-49 years). Worldwide, it affects 4%–20% (8-40 crore) of women. In India, it affects 3.7% to 22.5% (1.3-7.9 crore) of women.  PCOS is not yet recognized as an important health problem. But prevention and [...]


“The life so short, the craft so long to learn.” ― Hippocrates (c. 460 – c. 370 BCE)  “In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.” ― Cicero (106 – 43 BCE)  Indian & American Robotic Surgeons, North Shore University, New York Doctors and health  [...]

Women’s Health and Yoga

Yoga is thousands of year-old discipline to engender mind-body harmony. Most of its development was between 500 BCE and 800 CE. From the 1970s, yoga spread worldwide and has become part of urban culture. The three main practices of Yoga are asana (posture), pranayama (breath control) and dhyana [...]