Tag Archives: Risk

Ageing population of people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa associated with cardiovascular risk factors

An ageing population of people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in countries in sub-Saharan Africa is associated with a significant increase in the prevalence of diabetes and obesity, according to an analysis of 44 countries with data from 2000 to 2016, published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society. Rates of cardiovascular risk… Read More »

Doctors: Give Babies Crushed Peanuts to Reduce Allergy Risk – Voice of America

Doctors are advising parents to feed babies peanut products before their first birthday to reduce the child’s risk of developing a peanut allergy. The advice appears in a new guide for health care providers. It was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). A team of allergy experts and child care specialists wrote the… Read More »

Lithium and Anticonvulsant Mood Stabilizers: No Higher Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

For women with bipolar disorder, choosing whether to maintain or discontinue treatment with a mood stabilizer during pregnancy is challenging.  This is a process which requires careful and thoughtful consideration, weighing the risk of adverse outcomes associated with exposure to a particular drug against the risk of recurrent illness in the setting of medication discontinuation.… Read More »