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2 years ago

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.

Radha Chitale, 3 years ago

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.

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

5 months ago
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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Smriti Rana, one year ago
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.
2 years ago

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.

Radha Chitale, 3 years ago

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.

8 months ago
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.