Tag Archives: prevention

Essential Reads: Strategies for the Prevention of Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a relatively common problem, affecting between 10% and 15% of women after delivery. Although it is difficult to reliably predict which women in the general population will experience postpartum depression, it is possible to identify certain subgroups of women who are at increased risk for postpartum affective illness. For example, women… Read More »

Identifying Appropriate Strategies for Diabetes Prevention

Abbreviations: CVD > cardiovascular disease DPP > Diabetes Prevention Program FPG > fasting plasma glucose IFG > impaired fasting glucose IGT > impaired glucose tolerance NNT > number needed to treat OGTT > oral glucose tolerance test TRIPOD > Troglitazone in Prevention of Diabetes American Diabetes Association Alert Day, observed every fourth Tuesday of March,… Read More »

Almost one in ten HIV PrEP users report buying antibiotics for STI prevention, raising concerns over potential antibiotic resistance

An online community survey conducted in the UK shows that 9% of HIV PrEP users are buying antibiotics to prevent themselves from getting STIs. The survey results from 2019 were published in last month in the Sexually Transmitted Infections journal. Those buying antibiotics were more likely to have had at least five condomless sexual partners… Read More »

Top Cataract Prevention Tips

Cataracts are a common eye problem that causes cloudy and blurry vision. They are prevalent in older people and often require surgery at a certain point. Despite this, it’s possible to take action early and lessen or even prevent cataracts. There are a variety of ways in which you can do this, but first, let’s… Read More »

Prevention of COVID-19 in the UK Naturally

According to Unicef, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been assessed by the WHO (World Health Organization) and classified as a pandemic. By now, everyone is surely aware that countries around the world are currently battling COVID-19 outbreaks. Indeed, you may be wondering what measures can be taken to prevent further spread of this frightening disease. Unicef… Read More »