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July 2020

Study confirms high prevalence of depression during menopause transition

Cleveland , July 1 (ANI): A new study has now confirmed the high prevalence of depression, affecting almost 70 per cent of women transitioning into menopause. The study also explained the greatest risk factors for it in postmenopausal women, as well as any relationships with anxiety and fear of death.Study results have been published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).With the decrease in hormone production during menopause, women are more prone to a number of psychological…

Doctor’s Day: ‘Violence against us breaks our heart’, medics on violent incidents against them during pandemic

New Delhi , July 1 (ANI): Frontline health workers, who have been subjected to criticism and violence in several parts of the country during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic attribute it to the growing commercialisation of the practice among other factors.On National Doctor's Day, a day dedicated to honour and acknowledge the medical professionals who have been working round the clock, some health professionals spoke to ANI to examine the reasons behind such incidents.Dr Rajiv Mehta, Vice-Chairperson, Institute of Psychiatry…

Study suggests menopause increases risk of metabolic syndrome

Ohio , July 1 (ANI): Perimenopause is a time when women become more vulnerable to a number of health problems. A new study based the Canadian Longitudinal Study's data on Aging identified menopause as a risk factor for the development of metabolic syndrome or some of its components, including hypertension, central obesity, and high blood sugar.Study results are published online in the journal Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).The incidence of metabolic syndrome increases with age and, in…
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