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What is Lupus?

What is Lupus? Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) or Lupus as it is commonly known as a complex autoimmune disease. It is a chronic, debilitating illness disease which can vary from mild to life threatening.  It has many features. It can affect one or many organs such as the skin, joints, brain, heart, kidney. Symptoms and…
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Induced labour : frequently asked questions

What is induced labour? When normal labour does not begin on its own naturally and the baby is overdue the labour has to be sometimes initiated with a little help from the doctor. This is called induced labour. Though natural onset of labour and normal delivery is by far the best, medical conditions that may…
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Endometriosis: Some misconceptions and myths

Endometriosis is a complex, frustrating, chronic problem that afflicts many women. There is a general lack of awareness and understanding of the condition which leads to many wrong conceptions about it. The severe menstrual pain of endometriosis is often passed off as normal period pains. Even doctors dismiss cases of severe cramps as "it happens"…
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The emotional pain of infertility

The emotional pain of infertility. Infertility is commonly defined as the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse.  Approximately 7.3 million women and their partners (about 12% of the reproductive-age population) are infertile. Women and Becoming Mothers: Women grow up assuming that one day they will be mothers. Right from playing with…
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