Tag Archives: Prevent

California law created to prevent Black women from dying during childbirth

A nurse holds a newborn baby in maternity hospital. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Thanks to Serena Williams advocacy on the issue of Black women dying during childbirth at disproportionately high rates (as compared to their white peers) has gotten substantial attention. This week California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill to address the… Read More »

Compound In Tomatoes Can Help Prevent Vascular Diseases

Tomatoes are the most commonly grown fruit worldwide and Japanese scientists have found that tomatoes have a nutrient that could prevent the development of vascular diseases. The study shows that 9-oxo-octadecadienoic, a compound found in tomatoes, has anti-dyslipidemic affects. The researchers focused on extracts that deal with dyslipidemia, a condition that’s a result of an… Read More »

Blueberry Consumption Can Help Prevent High Blood Pressure

According to research, blueberry consumption can help prevent high blood pressure. High blood pressure is one of the main cardiovascular diseases in the world. Hypertension contributes to stroke and heart disease and is costing over $ 300 billion every year. About 25 % of the adult population is affected worldwide, which includes 10 million individuals… Read More »

High-Risk Women Can Benefit From Medications to Prevent Breast Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued updated recommendations on the use of medications to reduce the risk of breast cancer. The experts recommend that clinicians should offer preventive medications to women with an elevated risk of developing breast cancer due to factors such as family history or harmful BRCA mutations, but women… Read More »

Interventions to Prevent Psychosis

Tiffany Martinez was a 17-year-old college freshman when she began hearing voices, seeing shadowy figures and experiencing troubling, intrusive thoughts. Her friends at the University of Southern Maine, where she was majoring in psychology, noticed that she was acting strangely and urged her to get help. They most likely saved her from a crippling mental… Read More »