PodMed – Week of October 2, 2017
This week’s topics include aspirin discontinuation risks, HIV in those 50 and older, big data and chronic lung disease, and genetic testing and warfarin use. Program notes: 0:34 Genetic testing and warfarin dosing 1:35 Looked at genetics to determine 2:33 Other agents for blood thinning 3:01 Use of big data and chronic lung disease 4:01 […]
[Deutsche Welle] Holistic models of care for HIV-positive children are almost non-existent in Ethiopia. In an area south of the capital with a high prevalence of of virus that can lead to AIDS, one school is an exception.
September 16, 2019Training health workers in Togo is creating higher-quality, youth-friendlier services, resulting in increased usage of modern contraception among young clients. Anew article by IntraHealth International’sStembile Mugore inGlobal Health Science&Practice explains how training health workers to provide adolescent-friendly postabortion care is increasing voluntary contraception use, reducing unintended pregnancies, and averting abortions and maternal deaths in the country.This training marks a change for medical services in Togo.Sixty-one percent of the Togolese population is under 25. For women in ...
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[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Mr Nonofo Molefhi has urged all stakeholders to work together to win the war against HIV and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD).
[Citizen] Arusha -Health workers and stakeholders in the sector should not be much worried on the reported shortage of condoms in the country. The issue is being fully addressed by the relevant authorities and hundreds of cartons have been procured for distribution, a senior health official has said.
[New Era] Paulina Moses
This study demonstrates the feasibility and uti lity of innovative methodological techniques to address novel questions related to adolescent development using existing data from multiple trials. The results suggest that mid-adolescence and the early 20s may be periods of particular risk. The findings may be useful for timing culturally and devel opmentally relevant prevention interventions for young African American women.
AbstractIntroductionSexual behavior at the population level impact on public health. Recent representative sexual behavior data is lacking.Material and methodsCross ‐sectional surveys in 2005 and 2012 on women age 18‐45 randomly selected from the general population in Denmark (N=40804), Norway (N=30331) and Sweden (N=32114).ResultsMedian (interquartile range) age at first intercourse was 16 (15 to 18) in Denmark, 17 (16 to 18) in Norway and 17 (15 to 18) in Sweden. Women in the most recent birth cohort had sexual debut at the lowest age, and was most likely to have sexual debut before legal age of consent (% with debut...
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AbstractMycoplasma genitalium was first isolated from the urethral swabs of two symptomatic men with urethritis in 1980. It is a sexually transmitted bacterium associated with a number of urogenital conditions in women like cervicitis, endometritis, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and susceptibility to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). However,M. genitalium may also act like a stealth pathogen at female reproductive tract, giving no symptoms. Its prevalence varies between different groups, with the average being 0.5 –10% in the general population and 20–40% in women with sexually transmitted infecti...