PLoS Medicine

Diabetes

Glucose levels tied to maternal mortality even without diabetes

(HealthDay)—Women with an elevated hemoglobin A1c preconception may be at higher risk for severe maternal morbidity (SMM) or death during pregnancy or postpartum, according to a study recently published in PLOS Medicine.

Cardiology

Home blood pressure test eases GP demand

Patients who need a blood pressure test might not need to visit their GP thanks to a digital system that makes it easier to send results to their doctor.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID-19 affects pediatric patients

New insights into the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of pediatric patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could facilitate early identification and intervention in suspected patients, according to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Refugee camps vulnerable to COVID-19 outbreaks

A COVID-19 outbreak in a refugee settlement will likely overwhelm the available healthcare capacity and infrastructure and spread through nearly the entire settlement population if left unchecked, according to a new study ...

HIV & AIDS

Exploring safe contraception methods for women living with HIV

Women living with HIV need to know which contraceptive methods are safe for them to use both in terms of their own health and in terms of the likelihood of increasing transmission to their sexual partners. Some evidence ...

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