• 06 MAY 17
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    What to do before going for IVF

    What to do before going for IVF

    Couples trying to conceive should do STD checks before going for IVF. STD’s  stand for Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Most people believe they and their partners are STD-free. However, there are some STD’s which can be asymptomatic, meaning that you may not be aware you have them, as there are no obvious symptoms. One of such

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    • 28 APR 17
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    Effect of environment on human reproductive functions

    Effect of environment on human reproductive functions

    In recognition of the effect that some of the environmental toxins release into the environment from the workplace, food industries,  homes and others areas, the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists’ Committee on Reproductive Toxins and Environmental Health released a communique to member countries on World Earth Day. The statement reads in part, “A healthy

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    • 15 APR 17
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    Health Hazards Of Having A ‘Pot Belly’

    Health Hazards Of Having A ‘Pot Belly’

    In this New Year, I want to take this unique opportunity to wish many readers who have sent regular compliments to me for the  informative and helpful hints they have obtained from reading the column. In the same way, I want to sensitise us to the events of last month. It is on record that

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    • 06 APR 17
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    Misconceptions about menopause

    Misconceptions about menopause

    The first misconception about menopause is that decreased oestrogen levels is responsible for many of the uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flushes, sweating and mood swings,to mention but a few. Deficiency in estrogen is not the cause of these menopausal symptoms. This incorrect theory was encouraged by the pharmaceutical industry so that they could sell

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