Tag: "campaign" at medical news
NHLBI launches sleep & children education program with Garfield the Cat as "Spokescat"
...LBI Director Dr. Claude Lenfant announced that the campaign
is bringing together national and local organizati... paid to the problem of sleep in children. The campaign
is being implemented by the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR), which was created b...
Lack of prescription drug benefits seriously affects minority seniors, as well as those with low income, SFVAMC study says
...out prescription drug coverage were an oft-debated campaign
issue during the presidential election last fall; both major candidates offering a different plan to add drug coverage to the Medicare benefit program. But until now the scope of this problem had not been rigorously studied, Steinman said. "This i...
Underage smokers respond to threat of legal penalties
...ealth Education & Behavior. Floridas comprehensive campaign
is made up of multiple components, including an advertising initiative, youth leadership and community partnerships, education, enforcement and evaluation and research. Since enforcement of underage smoking laws requires a complex coordination of pol...
Stroke news tips for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002
...ix patients per month following a public awareness campaign
that began in February 2000. The average number of patients treated for stroke in the community rose to seven patients per month during the first half of 2001. A 2000 independent audit showed that of 82 consecutive ischemic stroke patients, 25 (30 ...
Mayo Clinic Proceedings looks at epidemic of obesity in February issue
...-loss efforts including a menu-labeling program, a campaign
over the 2002 winter holiday season to help residents avoid weight gain at this time and a program to encourage daily physical activity. Authors of the study include: Dr. Kottke, Matthew M. Clark, Ph.D., Lee A. Aase, B.S., Catherine L. Brandel, B.S.N...
Medical experts unite to raise awareness of risk, threat of blood clots
... and the ClotAlert Resource Center, a multifaceted campaign
to educate consumers, physicians and health professionals about the risk factors and symptoms of DVT. Deep-vein thrombosis represents one of the most commonly occurring and serious medical conditions, yet it has never received the same attention as h...
Maryland's 1990 'Saturday night special' ban reduced gun homicides in the state, new study shows
... and surrounding states. It survived a well-funded campaign
aimed at overturning the law via referendum later that year. Possibly as a result of these events, the study found that handgun sales were 34 percent higher than expected in the two years prior to the law going into effect in 1990. A prior study by t...
Report shows decline in youth smoking, but work remains
... with funding to launch an aggressive anti-smoking campaign
- adolescent smoking in California showed a significant decrease compared with the national rates, particularly among adolescent males. According to Leischow: "The evidence indicates that sustained programs work when they address the full range...
Primate bushmeat : Populations exposed to simian immunodeficiency viruses
...r human zoonoses (HIV-1 and HIV-2). An information campaign
has already been launched to warn people of the potential dangers of capturing primates and handling bushmeat....
Meningitis C vaccine is cost effective
...assessed the cost effectiveness of the vaccination campaign
in people aged 0-17 years. Immediately before the ...s and at least 72 deaths annually. The vaccination campaign
is estimated to have cost between 126m ($180m) and 241m ($343m) and the cost per life year saved is ...
Does direct to consumer drug advertising medicalise normal human conditions?
...n of use of healthcare services. In 1998, during a campaign
for finasteride (Propecia), visits to US doctors for baldness increased by 79% compared with 1997 levels, to 850,000. Even when the focus in on prevention of serious disease, many advertising campaigns cast too wide a net, adds the author In late 199...
Tobacco industry strategies for influencing European community tobacco advertising legislation
...of Justice in 2000 following a protracted lobbying campaign
against the directive by a number of interested organisations including European tobacco companies. A new advertising directive was proposed in May, 2001. Mark Newman and colleagues from the University of California, San Francisco, USA, reviewed onl...
Call to action to tackle global health impact of child prostitution
...nts, and UN agencies to establish an international campaign
against child prostitution. Brian Willis from the ... Barry Levy comments: "A coordinated international campaign
is needed to prevent child prostitution, provide services to children who are prostituted until they...
New patient survey puts a human face on overcoming depression
...d as part of the newGOAL! Go On And Live awareness campaign
intended to help illustrate what it means to achie...On And Live is a multifaceted depression awareness campaign
sponsored by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. GOAL! is designed to help illustrate what it means to achieve r...
Study: Katie Couric wakes up America on colonoscopy screening
... Medicine meeting in Atlanta reported that Courics campaign
did have a substantial effect on the number of can...ng the Couric Effect. Our study found Ms. Courics campaign
resulted in a substantial increase in colonoscopies performed across the country, says Mark Fendrick...
Hush little baby
... finds time to head up an extensive pain awareness campaign
as Director of the Canadian Pain Society. This initiative involves sending out information packets about pain treatment options to physicians, nurses and patients in a number of clinics and hospitals. "Essentially the message is that you have a rig...
Study highlights success of meningitis C vaccination programme among UK children
...eport how the introduction of a recent vaccination campaign
in the UK has substantially reduced the potential for group C meningococcal infection among children. In the absence of effective vaccination programmes, meningococcal disease remains a major public-health problem worldwide. In Europe, North America,...
Do celebrities help sell new medicines?
...mehow to be synchronised with a much larger global campaign
being underwritten by the worlds biggest pharmaceutical companies, he adds. The commercial sponsor for the meeting at which Mrs Parker Bowles spoke was Lilly, the manufacturer of a new osteoporosis drug, and her call to action for early diagnosis and...
Largest ever study on European cancer prevalence shows large differences between countries
...t although notable results have been achieved, the campaign
against cancer in Europe has not concentrated sufficient energy or resources on primary prevention. They concluded that the expected increases in prevalence with economic development will therefore require more resources and that primary prevention s...
Undergraduate scholarship opportunity: Founder's scholar campaign
...ter the AARP Andrus Foundation's Founder's Scholar campaign
called the Founder's Society. One of the aims of the Founder's Society is to give donors the opportunity to sponsor a "Founder's Scholar," an undergraduate student who will receive a scholarship to study aging and develop a commitment to working wit...
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