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Q: Introduction to perimenopause – when it begins, what are the signs and symptoms?
A: Many women do not realize that menopause does not happen over 24 hours. For a period of 10 to 15 years before menopause is established at the average age of 51, a woman will already be undergoing a period of change in a phase of life known as perimenopause or ‘around menopause’. Perimenopause is typically experienced by women aged between 40 and 56.

18 Sep 2017
Functional capacity (FC) in active postmenopausal women depends more on lower limb muscle strength than on abdominal obesity, suggesting that those with abdominal obesity may not necessarily have a reduced FC as long as lower limb muscle strength is preserved, according to a study.
Robert Chin, 6 days ago
This review article outlines the prevalence of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) and hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), definition of NVP and HG, aetiology, risk factors, complications of HG, recommended investigations, primary care management, hospital and ambulatory daycare, therapeutic management of HG supported by good clinical evidence, discharge planning, and importance of the multidisciplinary team to provide high quality care in patients with NVP and HG.

Tracing the networks of recently infected persons could facilitate early diagnosis and treatment of HIV infection

30 Jan 2017
Strategic tracing of the contact networks of persons recently infected with HIV could be a useful means by which public health officials can find and treat other newly infected individuals, according to a recent study.

In the Transmission Reduction Intervention Project (TRIP), which was conducted in Greece between 2013 and 2015, researchers studied drug injector networks to evaluate the effectiveness of a network intervention aimed at detecting individuals with recent (within the past 6 months) HIV infection. Drug injectors were classified according to their HIV status, testing history and time of initial infection, and the networks of 23 drug injectors with recent HIV infection and of 19 drug injectors with long-term HIV infection were traced for two steps.

The total number of network members among individuals with recent and long-term HIV infection was 171 and 65, respectively. The number of network contacts who were newly diagnosed with HIV was 5 times greater among individuals with recent versus long-term HIV infection (ratio, 5.23, 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.54–27.61). Similarly, among HIV-infected network members, the proportion of individuals with recent infection was 3 times greater in the networks of drug injectors who were themselves recently infected (27% vs 8%; ratio, 3.30, 95% CI, 1.04–10.3).
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5 days ago
Greater exposure to total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs) appears to have an adverse effect on early postnatal growth, according to a study.
01 Dec 2014

Q: Introduction to perimenopause – when it begins, what are the signs and symptoms?
A: Many women do not realize that menopause does not happen over 24 hours. For a period of 10 to 15 years before menopause is established at the average age of 51, a woman will already be undergoing a period of change in a phase of life known as perimenopause or ‘around menopause’. Perimenopause is typically experienced by women aged between 40 and 56.

18 Sep 2017
Functional capacity (FC) in active postmenopausal women depends more on lower limb muscle strength than on abdominal obesity, suggesting that those with abdominal obesity may not necessarily have a reduced FC as long as lower limb muscle strength is preserved, according to a study.
Robert Chin, 6 days ago
This review article outlines the prevalence of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) and hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), definition of NVP and HG, aetiology, risk factors, complications of HG, recommended investigations, primary care management, hospital and ambulatory daycare, therapeutic management of HG supported by good clinical evidence, discharge planning, and importance of the multidisciplinary team to provide high quality care in patients with NVP and HG.