Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The rate of pregnancy-related strokes has increased significantly in the past dozen years, according to a report published online in Stroke.
"The quickly growing rate of stroke before and after delivery indicates that clinicians who take care of pregnant women with pre-existing heart disease and hypertensive disorders should be particularly vigilant for signs and symptoms potentially indicative of stroke during the antenatal and postpartum periods," Dr Elena V. Kuklina from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said.
"Physicians should also consider using a low threshold for initiating a diagnostic investigation to exclude this complication," she said.
HIV Experts Create the Roadmap for Providing PrEP to Uninfected Individuals to Reduce the Risk of HIV Infection
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To stem the estimated 2.6 million new HIV infections that occur worldwide each year, more than 200 representatives from the scientific and HIV/AIDS communities took an important step in assessing the safety and public health implications of providing antiretroviral drugs to uninfected men and women exposed to HIV through sexual contact – a strategy called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.