Discontinuation of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) among teens appears to be uncommon and is mostly influenced by contraceptive efficacy in relation to their reproductive values and preferences, according to a recent study.
Increased intake of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) during pregnancy appears to reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia and severe pre-eclampsia, while alpha-linolenic acid intake (ALA) is associated with a higher risk of severe pre-eclampsia, according to a Denmark study.
Men, in general, are aware of the changes experienced by women during menopause transition, although they do not consistently relate the symptoms to menopause, according to data from the MATE study. Only about half of men know that treatments were available for menopausal symptoms, but they understand their influence on their partners’ menopausal symptom management.
Beta-blockers could reduce mortality risk in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and moderate or moderately-severe renal dysfunction without causing harm, according to the BB-META-HF* trial presented at ESC 2019.
The addition of ezetimibe improves statin treatment in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with dyslipidaemia and low eicosapentaenoic acid-to-arachidonic acid (EPA/AA) ratio, resulting in a lowered risk of cardiovascular events compared to monotherapy, according to a study presented at the recently concluded 2019 Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC 2019) held in Paris, France.