Labour of love

Labour of love

With all the options women now have when it comes to childbirth, the pressure to make the ‘right’ one can be immense. What are some of the choices mothers-to-be can expect to face? One of the hallmark successes of mo...

What to expect when you are expecting

Pregnancy can be a nerve-wracking and exciting time for new parents. Priya Kulasagaran outlines the general scope of what you can generally expect before delivering your bundle of joy Congratulations, you’re about to b...
Minding the gender health gaps

Minding the gender health gaps

While it may be obvious that men and women are built differently, there needs to be greater awareness of how sex and gender can affect your health. Priya Kulasagaran takes a look at how one’s biological sex, and percei...
Prick-me-well

Prickle-me-well

According to a study published in Menopause, The Journal of the North American Menopause Society, acupuncture could cut down the number of hot flushes women experience by half. 209 participants in the study were randomiz...

Late menopause linked to longevity

After observing 16,000 women for 21 years, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, US have found that women who started menstruating after the age of 12 and entered menopaus...
Improper response

Improper response

Some pregnancies can be harder than others and one thing that doesn’t make it easier is gestational diabetes *Lydia, 31, thought she had an easy pregnancy but once she hit the seven-month mark, she started to have seco...
Living life to the Fullest

Living life to the Fullest

Gutsy lady beats cancer with Western plus Chinese medicine as well as a positive mind set and support from loved ones.  “When I was diagnosed with cancer, my first reaction was: looks like it’s my turn…&#...
Intimately strong

Intimately strong

Pelvic strength for women is being touted as the best way to keep the intimate areas strong especially after childbirth. It is however, a little difficult to ensure that the right muscles are being flexed. The Elvie is a...

How NOT to be an ‘Evil’ stepmother

Fairy tales and movies haven’t painted stepmothers in the best of light but there are ways to sidestep those stereotypes *Cecelia, 32 knew that her husband was divorced and had one child, aged 8, from his previous marr...