Injectable birth control may raise HIV infection risk by 40% 08 January 2018
The intramuscular injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, or DMPA, may raise the risk for HIV infection by 40% in women, according to research published recently in Endocrine Reviews. Research indicates alternative contraception methods may help protect women.
Surgical patients are twice as likely to die in Africa – UCT study 04 January 2018
When compared to the global average, one in five surgical patients in Africa, who are generally young and fit, will develop complications, and 2% will die following surgery. This mortality rate is twice the global average for surgical mortality, which is 1%.