Tag Archives: Preventing

Viral suppression key to preventing mother-to-child transmission, but food insecurity, TB and STIs may also be risk factors

Reducing maternal viral load during pregnancy is the most important factor in preventing mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV, results of a large study published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal confirm. Other risk factors for MTCT included insufficient food, a recent sexually transmitted infection (STI) and a history of diseases associated with immune suppression. The… Read More »

Vitamin D and Fish Oils Are Ineffective for Preventing Cancer and Heart Disease

In recent years, many Americans have embraced vitamin D and fish oil pills, their enthusiasm fueled by a steady trickle of suggestive research studies linking higher levels of vitamin D with lower rates of cancer and other ills, and fish consumption with reduced heart disease. Now a large and rigorous government-funded randomized trial — the… Read More »

Perspectives: Lessons On Strategies Preventing Legal Abortions; Make HPV Vaccine Part Of Mandatory Childhood Schedule

Opinion writers express views on several women’s health issues. Los Angeles Times: A Texas Abortion Procedure Ban Is Unnecessary, Full Of Theatrics And Harmful To Women The Texas state Legislature has been relentless in its efforts to stop women from exercising their legal right to an abortion. When the Supreme Court tossed out the state’s… Read More »