Tag: "behaviors" at medical news
Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women
...am's other leader. "If the womenare changing their behaviors
by not returning to prison, they may also bereducing the behaviors
that lead to drug use and prostitution." Vigilante also operates a storefront clinic that provides ...
Combination Of Interventions Are Found To Be Most Effective In Improving Driving Behavior Among Teenagers
...r losingyour license. What really improves driving behaviors
and trafficsafety among youth is using a combinati...ary preventionstrategies that attempt to influence behaviors
before they occur)used were: awareness campaigns, education, peer pressure, parentalinvolvement and ...
American Heart Association Comments On Report: "Missed Opportunities In
Preventive Counseling For Cardiovascular Disease - United States 1995"
...al toolto help patients be more compliant with new behaviors
that can help reduce theirrisk of disease. What this study shows us is that we have a long way to gobefore we have achieved our goal of effective patient counseling. Ashealth-care providers, we must accept some of the blame for patientnon-complianc...
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic Threatens Developing Countries, Global Economy
...effective strategy would be todiscourage high-risk behaviors
in rural areas as soon as possible because theresidents have not acquired adverse behaviors, but they are in imminent dangerof doing so. Other sections (especially urban communities) that have alreadyacquired a high-risk profile need to also be targ...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
...brain chemicals associated with survival-enhancing behaviors
such as eating and sex. UF physicians have studied the effects of two new medications for smoking: buproprion and naltrexone. Both act on the area of the brain that rewards survival-enhancing behaviors. UF physicians also offer patients strategies fo...
Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
...tients to maintain better control of their problem behaviors
than if theydidn't take it." The study also assessed metrifonate's convenience, safety and sideeffects through patient reports, physical exams and blood tests. The drug wasconvenient to take just once a day and did not affect liver function....
Unhealthy Lifestyles Not Primary Cause Of High Mortality Rates
ANN ARBOR, Mich.--Risky health behaviors
such as smoking, drinking, lack of physical activi...viors. However, this study shows that health risk behaviors
account for only a small part of the excess mortality among Americans with low levels of income and ...
Abstinence Reduces HIV For High-Risk Women - Even Those Who Relapse - Study
...on: "Counseling and testing need noteliminate risk behaviors
totally, nor produce permanent reductions in riskbehaviors; even interventions short of this ideal will provide benefits thatoutweigh their costs." Nevertheless, the authors caution, " Our study underscores the criticalimportance of developing behavi...
Educational Intervention Can Reduce Sexual Behaviors Known To Transmit HIV
... behavioral interventions can cut high-risk sexual behaviors
in halfand more than double the regular use of con...MH)Multi-site HIV Prevention Trial, a new study of behaviors
in mostly low-incomewomen and men served in public health care clinics. The study was published inth...
Intervention can help reduce risky sexual behavior, according to results published in Science
...arch andAIDS. Even a one-year improvement in risky behaviors
can have a profound publichealth impact, according to the authors. Adds Stover, "Our study is a good startin terms of identifying an intervention that reduces risk, but we areencouraging new investigators to extend the follow-up period in future stud...
Landmark Study Shows Behavioral Interventions Reduce HIV-Related Sexual Risk Behavior
... reach,such interventions can cut high risk sexual behaviors
in half and more thandouble regular use of condoms...n motivation and skills to reduce high-risk sexual behaviors
reportedsignificant reductions across a range of sexual risk indicators over a one-yearperiod. Th...
Forum Urges Medicare Reform To Emphasize Health Promotion
...viduals who undertake or maintain health lifestyle behaviors
such as exercise, weight loss and improved diet. Dr. Kahn, Professor Emeritus of psychology and public health at the University of Michigan, observed that more Medicare emphasis on prevention could contribute to genuine cost containment in fu...
Voluntary HIV Counseling And Testing Reduce Risk Behavior In Developing Countries
...ths, and therewas a clear difference in individual behaviors
after counseling," he said. "Forthe couples, the behavior changes depended on whether the partners were the sameserostatus or not." Six months after the counseling intervention, study findings showed: Overall rates of unprotected sex dropped for a...
Epilepsy Drugs Useful To Treat Alzheimer's, Studies Find
...tment ofAlzheimer's disease. Nurses measured behaviors
like tension, hostility, andaggression -- screaming and yelling, hitting or spitting at caregivers, verbally abusing them, throwing things, pacing, and otherinappropriate actions. The nurses, who didn't know which patientswere on placebo and which we...
New Elementary School Program Lowers Cardiovascular Risks In Children
...mary education system. Programs addressing health behaviors
at an important time in childrens development should lower the Nations high incidence of CVD down the road.Dr. Harrell is continuing her research to discover whether the childrens initial CVD health gains last over time. She is also investigating wh...
Schizophrenia-Like Behavior In Rats Blocked Via Glutamate
...ristic pattern of aberrant running andhead-turning behaviors
and working memory impairments in the animals, whichmimics some symptoms of schizophrenia. Might this psychotic-like behavior be prevented by quenching glutamate? To findout, the researchers targeted a glutamate receptor subtype, known to fine-tuneth...
Altered Brain Chemistry In Bulimia Nervosa Patients Persists After Recovery, According To UPMC Researchers
...erotonin activity could cause anxiousand obsessive behaviors
and affect the control of appetite and thus contributeto a vulnerability to develop bulimia nervosa. "The development of an eating disorder is often attributed to the effects of ourcultural environment, such as the mass media, which places a heavy em...
First Drug Shown Effective For Treating Chronic Forms Of Major Depression
... improvement in the psychological and social behaviors
among 635 depressed patients treated with either sertraline orthe drug imipramine. From increased productivity at work to better social relationships, patients showed great improvements, Keller said. However, almost one-third of p...
Prenatal Smoking Leads To Antisocial Behavior In Children
...hers smoked before the children were bornengage in behaviors
such as vandalism and physical cruelty by adolescence, withthe symptoms emerging by the age of 10. Wakschlag presented the findings to theSociety for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, a worldwide assembly of scientistspromoting public health through...
New Book (And Web Site) Use 'Currency' Of Aging To Guide And Motivate Healthy Choices
...ratureconcerning the relationships between various behaviors
and longevity. Theyasked not just whether specific...ty, but by exactly how much? They came up with 125 behaviors
that seemed to play a role, each supportedby at least four major studies in humans. Then they develo...
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