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If you can’t get your partner to wear a condom or don’t want to depend on another person to safeguard your health, then Dr Mukta Kapila, Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram talks about the benefits of using a female condom. “Female condoms are an alternative to male condoms and also called internal condoms or vaginal pouch.

Having sex with 10 or more partners over a lifetime linked to a heightened risk of being diagnosed with cancer, according to a study.

A recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report said one in 10 Indians are likely to develop cancer during their lifetime, while one in 15 are likely to die because of it. Part of the problem lies in late detection of the disease, resulting in more number of deaths.

New research on cervical cancer has brought to the fore an interesting observation. That a single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can reduce the risk of developing the disease by more than a third.

If you value your health, low haemoglobin levels are a warning sign that must not be ignored. From keeping your energy levels high to keeping conditions like anaemia at bay, haemoglobin — an iron-rich protein in the red blood cells that helps carry oxygen to the various organs and tissues of the body — plays an important role.

Are you suffering from dry skin, rough elbows and knees, chapped lips and flaky face? Winters do wreck your skin and every second person tends to battle these skincare issues during the season.

A ketogenic diet – which provides 99 per cent of calories from fat and protein — may produce health benefits in the short term, but negative effects after about a week, according to a study conducted in mice.

A large number of premature deaths in India are caused by preventable diet-related diseases, said researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, UK, suggesting the heavy impact of diet on our health.

Chandigarh has been found to be the healthiest city in India, while Kolkata scored the lowest, as per GOQii India Fit Report 2020. The preventive healthcare platform conducted a year-long study of about five million people to get an overview of the health and lifestyle of India. The study found only 38 per cent of Indians to be healthy.

We are only in the third week of New Year, but have your fitness resolutions already hit rock bottom? Boredness, laziness or the winter chill, the reasons (read: excuses) can be many.

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