Menopausal women, regardless of age, are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome, as suggested in a study. The perimenopausal period may thus be an important preventive care opportunity to evaluate metabolic risk factors and improve health and longevity of women.
Phytoestrogen supplementation improves blood lipids and endothelial function in postmenopausal women, yielding modest effects on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Extending the use of the 53-mg levonorgestrel intrauterine device (IUD) and the T380A copper IUD results in reduced rates of pregnancy, adverse events, and discontinuation owing to side effects, which are also comparable to those during approved duration of use, a study has shown.
An inverse association exists between early pregnancy maternal serum concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances (S-PFAS) and late pregnancy diurnal urine (dU)-cortisone, which signifies a reduced activity of the enzyme 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11β-HSD) isoform 2, according to the results of a recent study.
Use of 5% Pueraria mirifica vaginal gel in women with genitourinary syndrome of menopause effectively reduces indicators of bacterial vaginosis but does little to alleviate genitourinary symptoms, according to the results of a trial.
Acute diarrhoea is the second leading cause of deathin children aged younger than 5 years, accounting forapproximately 1.9 million deaths worldwide each year;however, diarrhoea is a preventable and treatable condition.In Malaysia, acute gastroenteritis accounts for about 1.3%of all deaths in children aged younger than 5 years annually.Diarrhoea is defined as the passage of three or more looseor watery stools within 24 hours, and it may be clinicallycategorised as either acute watery diarrhoea (AWD), acutebloody diarrhoea, persistent diarrhoea or diarrhoea withsevere malnutrition.