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12 Jun 2019
Urogenital infections remain a major reason for women to visit their family physician and their subsequent referral to obstetrics and gynaecology or urology specialists. The association between abnormal vaginal microbiota and an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as an increased rate of preterm labour, indicates the need to better understand and manage urogenital health in women. Probiotics are “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. As such, there is a sound rationale for using probiotics to maintain female vaginal and bladder health.
Audrey Abella, 27 Mar 2020
The angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) losartan did not improve inflammation, T-cell immune recovery, or fibrotic activity among older persons living with HIV (PLHIV) and viral suppression, according to data presented at CROI 2020.

13 ways to fight COVID-19

24 Mar 2020

COVID-19 is a novel disease, with no existing immunity. The virus can be transmitted from person to person, quickly and exponentially. Here’s what we can do to slow down the spread, if not contain the outbreak.

1.       Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Good hygiene can prevent infection.

2.       Practice social distancing as a prophylactic move. Best practice requires two arms’ length or approximately two metres between you and others.

3.       Cough into sleeves, not to the person next to you.

4.       Avoid hugs and kisses. Also kiss goodbye to handshakes.

5.       Cancel non-essential travels. You may get stuck abroad if you don’t.

6.       Stop going to the movies. Catch your favourite films online instead.

7.       Cancel non-essential family events.

8.       Ride trains and buses during off-peak hours. Your decision will ultimately affect the trajectory of the outbreak.

9.       Order food and groceries online to minimize contact with others.

10.    Stay home and don’t accept visitors.

11.   Opt for teleconferencing instead of face-to-face meetings.

12.   Consult your doctor if you’re unwell.

13.   If returning from overseas, consider self-quarantine. Self-isolate if you have symptoms: sore throat, fatigue, chills, stuffy nose, poor appetite, muscle aches, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, and cough.

 

 

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Most Read Articles
12 Jun 2019
Urogenital infections remain a major reason for women to visit their family physician and their subsequent referral to obstetrics and gynaecology or urology specialists. The association between abnormal vaginal microbiota and an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as an increased rate of preterm labour, indicates the need to better understand and manage urogenital health in women. Probiotics are “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. As such, there is a sound rationale for using probiotics to maintain female vaginal and bladder health.
Audrey Abella, 27 Mar 2020
The angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) losartan did not improve inflammation, T-cell immune recovery, or fibrotic activity among older persons living with HIV (PLHIV) and viral suppression, according to data presented at CROI 2020.