Prolonged breastfeeding has a beneficial long term effect on a person’s intelligence quotient (IQ) in adulthood and may be associated with higher levels of education and income potential, a recent study has shown.
Although epidemiological studies have linked low dietary calcium intake with preeclampsia, current guidelines recommend supplementation with 1.5–2 g/day, which may be risky as this level of supplementation exceeds the recommended daily allowance of 1–1.3 g/day. However, a recent systematic review suggests that supplementation with lower doses of calcium (<1 g/day) may be sufficient to reduce the risk.
Just two of the recommended three doses of human papillomavirus virus (HPV) vaccine may be enough to reduce the risk of condyloma (genital warts) infections and potentially the risk of cervical cancer, a Swedish study has shown.
Dr Helen Chen, head and senior consultant of the Department of Psychological Medicine at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) in Singapore talks about factors affecting PND and how clinicians can help their patients cope with this condition.