Cardiology

USPSTF recommends low-dose aspirin to prevent preeclampsia

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends the use of low-dose aspirin as preventive medication after 12 weeks of gestation for persons at high risk for preeclampsia. This recommendation forms ...

Diabetes

USPSTF advises screening for gestational diabetes mellitus

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) screening at or after 24 weeks of pregnancy in asymptomatic individuals. This recommendation forms the basis of a draft recommendation ...

Oncology & Cancer

Disparities in lung cancer screening eligibility still exist

(HealthDay)—Despite increases in lung cancer screening eligibility, gender, racial, and ethnic screening disparities may still persist, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in JAMA Network Open.

Health

USPSTF affirms evidence-based methods for smoking cessation

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that there is substantial net benefit for behavioral and pharmacological therapies for smoking cessation, alone or combined. These findings form the basis of a final ...

HIV & AIDS

Successful pilot integrates PrEP and syringe exchange services

When taken daily, pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a highly effective way to prevent HIV transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now a new study shows that implementing PrEP distribution ...

Health

USPSTF recommends hep B screen for at-risk teens, adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that screening adults and adolescents at increased risk for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has moderate net benefit. These findings form the basis of a final recommendation ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

USPSTF in favor of interventions for healthy weight gain in pregnancy

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral counseling interventions aimed at promoting healthy weight gain during pregnancy. This recommendation forms the basis of a draft recommendation ...

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