Progress of Preventing Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV at Primary Healthcare Facilities and District Hospitals in Three South African Provinces (Scientific Letters) (Report)

Progress of Preventing Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV at Primary Healthcare Facilities and District Hospitals in Three South African Provinces (Scientific Letters) (Report)

Since the introduction of prevention of mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT) strategies, vertical transmission of HIV has declined in low- and middle-income countries over 20 years from 20-40% to 2.8% in the best-case scenarios. (1) In wealthy countries, transmission rates are below 2%. (2,3) In South Africa, the revised clinical guidelines introduced in 2010 included starting dual zidovudine/nevirapine […]

A Comparative Risk Assessment for South Africa in 2000: Towards Promoting Health and Preventing Disease (Overviews)

A Comparative Risk Assessment for South Africa in 2000: Towards Promoting Health and Preventing Disease (Overviews)

A landmark project of the Medical Research Council, the first South African National Burden of Disease (SA NBD) study, identified the underlying causes of premature mortality and morbidity experienced in South Africa in the year 2000. (1) These estimates were recently revised (2) on the basis of additional data to estimate the disability-adjusted life years […]

Preventing Hypertension--an Exercise in Social Engineering (Commentary)

Preventing Hypertension–an Exercise in Social Engineering (Commentary)

A large number of population surveys from different parts of the globe have consistently demonstrated hypertension to be a ubiquitous disease (1-5) encompassing all ethnic groups and geographic regions. The disease affects both sexes and more and more patients are turning up at younger ages. Hypertension is the leading member of the group of so […]

Epidemiology to Public Health Intervention for Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases: The Role of Translational Research (Report)

Epidemiology to Public Health Intervention for Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases: The Role of Translational Research (Report)

Introduction Translational research has been characterized as “effective translation of the new knowledge, mechanisms and techniques generated by advances in basic science research into new approaches for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases which is essential for improving health” (1). A translational researcher has been defined as “someone who takes something from basic research to […]

Diabetes Control- Preventing Heart Disease and Strokes Naturally

Diabetes Control- Preventing Heart Disease and Strokes Naturally

The book “Diabetes Control- Preventing Heart Disease and Strokes Naturally” is a complete guide for diabetics that explains how the cardiovascular system works, how diabetes impacts the heart and vascular system, how you can repair some of the damage, increase circulation, and how to remove plaque from the arteries.Learn why diabetics are prone to silent […]

American Medical Association Guide to Preventing and Treating Heart Disease

American Medical Association Guide to Preventing and Treating Heart Disease

More Than 3 Million American Medical Association Books Sold. American’s most trusted medical authority shows you how to prevent and treat heart disease. When you or someone you love is diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, it’s important to know the facts, which can help save a life. In the American Medical Association Guide to Preventing and […]