Health

USPSTF recommends behavioral counseling for STI prevention

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral counseling for sexually active adolescents and for adults with increased sexually transmitted infection (STI) risk. These recommendations form the basis ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Counseling urged to prevent depression in at-risk new moms

Doctors already are supposed to screen new mothers for depression, to find those who need prompt care. Now they're also being urged to identify women at risk—because counseling could prevent depression from setting in.

Health

USPSTF recommends screening women for partner violence

(HealthDay)—Clinicians should screen women of reproductive age for intimate partner violence (IPV) and refer women to ongoing support services if necessary, according to a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) final ...

Health

Medications alone don't help smokers quit, study finds

Pharmaceutical interventions are routinely prescribed to help people quit smoking. However, a new study by University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers suggests that, despite promising results in clinical ...

Overweight & Obesity

USPSTF recommendation for overweight, obese cost-effective

(HealthDay)—Implementing the 2014 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for behavioral counseling is likely to be cost-effective for overweight and obese adults, according to research published online ...

Diabetes

Genetic counseling doesn't affect pre-diabetes behavior

(HealthDay)—Receiving genetic risk counseling does not significantly alter self-reported motivation or prevention program adherence for overweight individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published ...

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