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12 Science-Backed Tips For A Good Night’s Sleep
Reviewed byVeera General Health
  • 24 April
  • 3 min read

Struggling with poor sleep? Find out the ideal amount for you and tips to wake up well-rested.

PCOS vs PCOD: What Is The Difference?
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 01 October
  • 2 min read

Is it PCOS or PCOD or both? Find out the real story behind these commonly confused terms

Get The Skinny On ‘Lean PCOS’!
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 24 April
  • 3 min read

Unlike what you may have heard, you can be thin and still have PCOS! Read on to know more about ‘lean PCOS’ and its risk factors.

Here’s What You Must Know About The Menstrual Cycle
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 27 March
  • 3 min read

We’re bringing you Menstrual Cycle 101 because it impacts more than just your reproductive health!

Why Are Birth Control Pills Prescribed To Treat My PCOS?
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 27 March
  • 4 min read

Find out how oral contraceptive pills treat PCOS and what to expect

Understanding Oestrogen, Progesterone & Their Sister Hormones
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 25 February
  • 5 min read

Find out what goes on in your body when you’re feeling ‘hormonal’ or when your period cycle goes awry.

The Truth About Ayurvedic And Homeopathic Treatments For PCOS
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 25 February
  • 4 min read

Does alternative medicine for PCOS work? We delve into the world of herbs and natural healing to uncover what’s fact and what’s fiction.

Breaking Stigma On Suicide: How To Start A Conversation About Suicide
Reviewed byVeera Mental Health
  • 23 January
  • 4 min read

More Indian women die by suicide as compared to their female counterparts in the rest of the world.India has a complicated history with suicide, learn more here

Having Trouble Losing Weight or Finding the Right Diet for PCOS? Learn about Insulin Resistance
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 23 August
  • 2 min read

Learn why regular weight loss diets may not work for PCOS, and how insulin resistance requires more specialised guidance.

Here’s All You Need To Know About PCOS Treatment Options And their Effectiveness
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 20 January
  • 2 min read

PCOS has many symptoms and can feel like an endless struggle. With all the information available on the internet, how do you decide what the right PCOS treatment is? Here's what our doctors tell

Warning Signs and Helping a Loved One Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts.
Reviewed byVeera Mental Health
  • 15 January
  • 4 min read

As the Coronavirus continues to force us into lockdowns and quarantines, and consistently adjust to “new normals”, millions of individuals are suffering silently.Guide to help your loved ones.

How do You Decide Between Medical and Surgical Abortion?
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 07 January
  • 4 min read

Are you aware of the two main types of abortions? Read on to understand the differences.

Not Ready for Pregnancy? All Your Burning Questions on Abortion Answered
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 07 January
  • 3 min read

Dealing with an abortion dilemma or pregnancy scare? Here are some must-knows to keep in mind.

Early Signs of Breast Cancer & Screening
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 08 December
  • 2 min read

The best way to reduce your risk of dying from breast cancer is early detection through screening. Learn more about screening and early signs of breast cancer.

What is Therapy Really Like?
Reviewed byVeera Mental Health
  • 08 December
  • 2 min read

We think everyone could use a little therapy! Not sure what to expect? If it’s your first time, here’s what you can anticipate.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Its Therapy Cousins
Reviewed byVeera Mental Health
  • 08 December
  • 2 min read

CBT, IPT…ABC soup? Confused by the different types of the therapy out there? Let us explain some of the most common types of therapy out there!

How Do I Choose The Right Therapist?
Reviewed byVeera Mental Health
  • 08 December
  • 2 min read

Don’t know how to choose a therapist? Here are some tips to think about as you pick someone right for you.

Rape Survivor Handbook: A Preview
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 25 November
  • 2 min read

We collaborated with Pink Legal on a guide for rape survivors and their caregivers to navigate the law, medical exam, media, police & mental health in the aftermath. Read a preview of the guide here.

5 Reasons Why You Should See a Gynaecologist Today
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 11 November
  • 2 min read

Wondering why you would even need to see a gynaecologist and what you’d even need to talk to them about? Here’s some reasons why!

5 Tampon And Menstrual Cup Myths You Need To Stop Believing
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 04 November
  • 2 min read

We’re setting straight some common mistruths to help you make your informed choices with your menstrual hygiene options.

Pads, Cups Or Tampons? Finding The Best Match For Your Period
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 04 November
  • 2 min read

Whether you’re tired of your regular menstrual products or just curious to try something new, we have you covered.

How Common Is Breast Cancer in India?
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 29 October
  • 3 min read

Did you know that every 4 minutes an Indian woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and every 13 minutes a woman dies from breast cancer?

Why Biodegradable Pads Are Good For You And The Planet
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 28 October
  • 5 min read

We know biodegradable pads help the planet, but did you know that they’re also good for you? Read more to find out why doctors recommend biodegradable pads to their patients.

Fighting Fungal Skin Infections - The Right Way
Reviewed byVeera Skin & Hair Care
  • 22 September
  • 2 min read

If not treated correctly, fungal infections can turn into a pesky, recurring saga. We have the low down on all the treatment must-knows to help you avoid that.

Fungal Skin Infection: Meet The Epidemic Dermatologists Are Talking About!
Reviewed byVeera Skin & Hair Care
  • 20 September
  • 2 min read

Get to know one of the most pressing skin conditions in India currently. You'll be surprised how common this is!

Why Your Diet Needs More Fibre, the Underestimated Nutrient!
Reviewed byMs.Mansi Dhamne
  • 22 September
  • 2 min read

You might think that only older folks need fibre, but almost everyone can benefit from plenty of it in their diet. Learn more about this nutrient!

What To Do If You Are a Victim of Domestic Violence
Reviewed byVeera Mental Health
  • 30 August
  • 2 min read

Leaving an abusive relationship is not easy. Here are resources to help you take back control and set things right.

Domestic Violence And How To Recognize It
Reviewed byVeera Mental Health
  • 30 August
  • 2 min read

An abusive relationship can happen to anyone. Here’s how you can prevent yourself from becoming a silent sufferer or spectator.

Common Condom Mistakes That Could Get You In Trouble
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 25 August
  • 4 min read

Condoms can be your best defence against STIs and unwanted pregnancies provided you use them correctly. Avoid these common condom mistakes for better protection!

Implant to Prevent Unwanted Pregnancies: All About This Contraceptive Method
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 26 December
  • 3 min read

It’s placed just under the skin in your upper arm and is >99% effective in preventing an unwanted pregnancy. Learn all about the implant – a long-term solution for birth control.

Everything You Need To Know About IUDs
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 12 August
  • 3 min read

How does an intrauterine device(IUD) work? Here is all you need to know about the mechanism and insertion of an IUD to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

Got an IUD to Prevent Pregnancies? Here’s How You Can Expect Your Sex Life to Change
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 03 August
  • 4 min read

Will getting an intrauterine device disrupt or enhance your sex life? Here’s what you need to know.

Debunking Some Common Weight Loss Myths
Reviewed byVeera Diet & Nutrition
  • 03 August
  • 2 min read

We’re cutting the fat from the facts to help you make smarter health choices.

Does the Pull-Out Method Work to Prevent Unwanted Pregnancies?
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 23 July
  • 2 min read

Do you swear by the pull-out method for contraception? Here are all the reasons why you should ditch this form of contraception right now!

Because Sexual Consent is More Than Just ‘Yes’ and ‘No’
Reviewed byVeera Mental Health
  • 31 July
  • 2 min read

Consent is a sexy and essential part of every healthy relationship. Here’s how to get it right.

What Should You Do If You Forget to Take Your Birth Control Pill?
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 22 July
  • 3 min read

Forgot to take your daily birth control pill? Don’t panic! Here’s what you should do.

Busting Myths on the Contraceptive Pill
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 22 July
  • 2 min read

Does the contraceptive pill affect your fertility? I heard it causes weight gain? We will address some of the common myths that you may have heard.

Contraception 101: Which Birth Control Option is Right For You?
Reviewed byDr.Mansi Verma
  • 21 July
  • 10 min read

With so many contraception methods out there, the choice can be confusing! To make the right contraceptive choices for your lifestyle, we have this handy guide to all your contraception options.

How Do Birth Control Pills Work to Prevent Unwanted Pregnancy?
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 21 July
  • 3 min read

How do birth control pills prevent pregnancies? We give you a low-down on the dosage, the potential side effects and more.

Debunking the Most Common HPV Vaccine Myths!
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 16 July
  • 3 min read

If there was a vaccine against cancer, wouldn’t you want to get it? Lucky for you, there is! Learn about common myths and the facts surrounding the highly-debated HPV vaccine.

The Importance of the HPV Vaccine
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 15 August
  • 4 min read

Cervical cancer and HPV vaccine: Here's why every Indian woman should get this life-saving vaccine.

All You Need to Know About Storing Your Medicines the Right Way
Reviewed byVeera General Health
  • 31 July
  • 2 min read

Whether you’re buying medications due to COVID-19 or just looking to restock your medicine closet, it’s vital to understand safe storage.

How Do You Get Tested For Sexually Transmitted Infections?
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 16 July
  • 3 min read

Is it a blood test? Do you need a urine sample? A swab...and where?! All your STI testing questions answered!

How To Read Nutrition Labels Like An Informed Consumer
Reviewed byVeera Diet & Nutrition
  • 31 July
  • 4 min read

When the claims on your food labels seem too good to be true, they usually are! Get the upper hand on making good food decisions by learning to read food labels.

Acne and PCOS: How to Tackle This Double Trouble
Reviewed byDr.Aakriti Mehra
  • 11 January
  • 2 min read

It’s a blemish… it’s a zit… it’s hormonal acne! All you need to know about dealing with PCOS-related acne.

What You Need to Know About Your Diet and PCOS
Reviewed byDr.Shekhar Purandare
  • 11 January
  • 4 min read

Learn how nutrition and food habits play a huge role in managing polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

Common Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women You Should NEVER Ignore!
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 09 July
  • 3 min read

Unsure what the symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection are? Here's what to watch out for and when to see a doctor.

A Guide to Sexually Transmitted Infections
Reviewed byVeera Reproductive Care
  • 08 July
  • 5 min read

Need a quick review of all the types of sexually transmitted infections? Check out our comprehensive guide to the 10 most common STIs.

Painful Period Cramps: Why Do You Get Them and What Can You Do to Ease Them?
Reviewed byDr.Mansi Verma
  • 27 October
  • 2 min read

If you're dealing with period pain, don't suffer in silence. It's time to take charge and seek help from a doctor.

When To See A Doctor For Irregular Periods
Reviewed byDr.Bella Palnitkar
  • 23 August
  • 4 min read

Irregular periods can be a real health concern--find out what the causes are and when you should seek a doctor.

Everything You Need To Know About Emergency Contraception
Reviewed byDr.Shreedevi Tanksale
  • 01 July
  • 3 min read

Emergency contraception may be your only resort to avoid an unwanted pregnancy after unprotected sex. Read on to know all about the morning-after pill to be better prepared.

Get Clarity on Common Anxiety Myths
Reviewed byDr.Shefali Shah
  • 25 June
  • 2 min read

Mental health disorders are not only poorly understood, but also stigmatized in our country. Here we debunk some of the most common misconceptions around anxiety disorder.

Think You Have an Anxiety Disorder? Learn About Diagnosis and Treatment
Reviewed byDr.Shefali Shah
  • 20 June
  • 3 min read

Anxiety disorders are all too common among women but often left untreated. Here is how to get diagnosed if you think you have anxiety and what you can do to put the brakes on your fears.

How to Identify the Symptoms of Anxiety and Panic Attack
Reviewed byDr.Shefali Shah
  • 10 June
  • 3 min read

Did you know women are more likely to suffer from anxiety than men? If left untreated, anxiety can also turn into panic attacks. Here's how to identify the symptoms of anxiety disorder.

Anxiety Disorder: What is it?
Reviewed byDr.Shefali Shah
  • 06 June
  • 3 min read

Anxiety can feel like a tornado swirling in your mind, but if you think anxiety is the same thing as feeling stressed, it's not! Here's the low-down on anxiety disorder and its triggers.

A Guide to Treating Bacterial Vaginosis
Reviewed byDr.Mansi Verma
  • 20 June
  • 3 min read

Think you might have bacterial vaginosis? Fear not! Learn how to treat this completely curable infection.

How Do You Get Bacterial Vaginosis? Everything You Need to Know About the Causes and Symptoms
Reviewed byDr.Mansi Verma
  • 10 June
  • 3 min read

Does your vagina seem to be smelling bad? If you have noticed a fishy odour coming from your vagina and are wondering whether your discharge is normal, you may have bacterial vaginosis.

Important Helpline Phone Numbers For Women’s Safety During COVID-19 Lockdown
Reviewed byVeera General Health
  • 20 June
  • 2 min read

Have you been a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault? Reach out to these women helpline numbers for support during COVID-19 pandemic.

Pregnant During the COVID-19 Pandemic? All Your Queries Answered
Reviewed byVeera General Health
  • 06 June
  • 2 min read

If you’re pregnant, you are more vulnerable to respiratory infections, like the flu. But how much at risk are you of getting the novel coronavirus? We answer all your queries in this article.

Most Common Myths About the Novel Coronavirus Debunked
Reviewed byVeera General Health
  • 20 June
  • 5 min read

Are you drinking only warm water and eating lots of garlic? It’s time to get a reality check as we bust the most common myths about COVID-19.

Do Women Experience Coronavirus Differently From Men?
Reviewed byVeera General Health
  • 10 June
  • 2 min read

Do women have better immunity to fight the virus? Here's all you need to know about how coronavirus affects genders

COVID-19 101: How Does it Spread and How Can You Prevent the Infection?
Reviewed byVeera General Health
  • 18 June
  • 5 min read

How does the novel coronavirus spread? Everything you can do to prevent getting infected and staying safe.

What to expect from a judgement-free gynaecological checkup
Reviewed byDr.Shekhar Purandare
  • 11 June
  • 3 min read

Gynaecological checkup 101: from pelvic exams to reproductive rights

Cut through the noise—learn about common myths and facts about depression
Reviewed byMs.Shyamolie Desai
  • 10 June
  • 3 min read

It's especially difficult to address depression when you're brought up in Indian society. Time to challenge some common misconceptions.

Getting Diagnosed And Treated For Depression
Reviewed byMs.Shyamolie Desai
  • 10 June
  • 3 min read

If you're feeling lost about diagnosis and treatment of depression, read this. The first step is to seek help.

Feeling tired and hopeless for a while now? It’s not a phase, it might be depression.
Reviewed byMs.Shyamolie Desai
  • 06 May
  • 3 min read

Depression is a serious health issue--do not confuse it with just "feeling low."

UTIs: Everything you need to know about symptoms and treatments
Reviewed byDr.Mansi Verma
  • 04 May
  • 3 min read

Frequent need to urinate is the most common sign of having a UTI. Read all about UTI symptoms, prevention, & treatments

Let’s get real about PCOS. Read common myths and facts.
Reviewed byDr.Mansi Verma
  • 11 January
  • 2 min read

There are several myths surrounding PCOS--read this article to get to the bottom of the truth.

What your vaginal discharge is telling you about your body
Reviewed byDr.Shekhar Purandare
  • 28 July
  • 3 min read

It's normal for women to have some discharge - learn about what different types of discharge can mean here

Irregular periods, weight gain and hair growth? You could have PCOS.
Reviewed byDr.Mansi Verma
  • 11 January
  • 2 min read

PCOS is a very common condition among Indian women. It's important to get the right information to be prepared and get diagnosed early.

UTIs: What are they and how are they caused?
Reviewed byDr.Mansi Verma
  • 05 May
  • 2 min read

More than half of women are likely to suffer from Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) at some point in their lifetime. Learn what it is and how it can occur.

Realistic Workout Tips for Moms During the Coronavirus Lockdown
Reviewed byVeera General Health
  • 03 May
  • 3 min read

Let’s admit it, exercising at home under quarantine is harder for moms. Here are some easy steps to keep yourself fit during these strange times.

PCOS Meaning, Symptoms and Diagnosis
Reviewed byDr.Mansi Verma
  • 11 January
  • 3 min read

PCOS affects anywhere between 1 in 5 to 1 in 10 women in India. It's so common that if you don’t have it, you likely know someone who does.

How to Stay Positive if You Are Living Alone During COVID-19 Lockdown
Reviewed byVeera Mental Health
  • 10 June
  • 3 min read

If you are self-isolating and living alone during COVID-19 pandemic, it can be easy to fall into a pattern of boredom, loneliness or grief. The important thing to know is that you are not alone.

Don't know if you should see a doctor for your hair fall? Read this.
Reviewed byDr.Shubhangini Sharma
  • 01 May
  • 3 min read

Read about the red flags you should look for if you have severe hair fall issues and how to treat them.

Bothered by hair fall? Get to the root of the problem.
Reviewed byDr.Shubhangini Sharma
  • 21 August
  • 3 min read

Indian women are increasingly suffering from hair fall issues due to a variety of factors, including stress and diet.

Is it time to consult a doctor about your acne? When you should take pimples seriously
Reviewed byDr.Shubhangini Sharma
  • 01 May
  • 3 min read

Everything in life seems harder when that sudden acne outbreak hits us. So what exactly is a legitimate acne condition?

What's really causing your acne?
Reviewed byDr.Shubhangini Sharma
  • 01 May
  • 3 min read

There's multiple reasons why you could be getting acne and even more treatment options out there. Take a look at the most common causes behind acne here.

Let’s clear common myths about anaemia, one truth at a time
Reviewed byDr.Mansi Verma
  • 01 May
  • 2 min read

Like a lot of common conditions, anaemia has been wrapped in a lot of misconceptions and folklore. We’ve provided medically-verified truths to counter the myths.

Key symptoms and treatment options for anaemia
Reviewed byDr.Mansi Verma
  • 01 May
  • 3 min read

Learn if you're suffering from anaemia and what treatment options you can adopt to fortify your body

Top things you need to know about anaemia—and its deep impact on Indian women
Reviewed byDr.Mansi Verma
  • 10 June
  • 3 min read

Anaemia affects one in two every Indian women. It's about time we arm ourselves with the right information and protect our health!

UTIs: Common Myths Busted
Reviewed byDr.Mansi Verma
  • 30 April
  • 4 min read

You've likely heard myths about UTIs. We've compiled some of the most common misconceptions you may have heard, countered by medically accurate facts.