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Procter & Gamble Supports Yale University Collaboration For Public Health Training Throughout China

...China smoke, creating a huge need for anti-smoking campaigns organized by publichealth workers." Merson also cited health risks related to environmental pollution fromthousands of new factories in China and the import of billions of tons ...

Health Promotion: Can Scare Tactics Work?

Health promotion campaigns that play on fear may be promotingcounter-producti...nd that the key to ensuringsuccessful scare tactic campaigns is to give individuals specific informationabout the effectiveness of a recommended action as well a...

Get Me To The ER On Time

... Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, testedcommunity campaigns to reduce the time people delay seeking emergency ...rs.The REACT study examined the influence of media campaigns in educating thepublic about heart attack symptoms and the need for rapid action. Programs forheart...

Experts Meet In Canada To Discuss Vaccine Progress

...new vaccines, and related topics. Regional vaccine campaigns save the lives of more than 200,000 children in La... all countries in theregion and periodic follow-up campaigns targeting pre-school children Measles eradication in the Americas is a primary focus of the meeting....

Measles Eradication Plan Approved

...ation by the year 2000." Already, regional vaccine campaigns save the lives of more than 200,000 childrenin Latin America and the Caribbean each year, according to Dr. De Quadros, andover 80 percent of children in the Americas under 1 year old are vaccinatedagainst diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetan...

Cocaine triggers heart attacks within one hour

...tleman. "In addition, we hope that drug education campaigns may use thisinformation about the magnitude of the heart-disease risk associated withcocaine use to prevent individuals from becoming first-time users."Co-authors are David Mintzer; Malcolm Maclure, Sc.D.; Goeffrey Tofler, M.B.;Jane Sherwood, R. N.; ...

Collective action for doctors

...s for homecare. They have mounted public relations campaigns when insurers have deniedreimbursement for emergency services after the fact. In general, she concludes, issues where doctors can act collectively with moralcertainty are those where they can join their interests with those of patientsand curb the po...

Food should be fortified with folic acid to ensure all mothers receive recommended daily requirements

...despite expensive and large scale health education campaigns to encourage mothers to take folic acid before conception, the proportion of women doing so is not much more than 30 per cent. They say that because so many pregnancies are unplanned this is hardly surprising and therefore a better means of ensuring...

Wake Forest study finds both prevention and treatment needed to control heart disease

...ians on their own patients, community and national campaigns could be used to encourage people to control their...dening of the community-wide cholesterol screening campaigns of a decade ago. Goff said, "Efforts aimed at preventing the development of high blood cholesterol ...

Cigarette smoking among American teens

... a number of states have conducted anti-smoking ad campaigns aimed at young people. Availability of Cigarettes While the great majority of young teens feel that they could get cigarettes "fairly easily" or "very easily" if they wanted them (72 percent of eighth-graders and 88 percent of 10th-graders), re...

Nursing profession must be reinvented to ease personnel shortages, according to UCSF report

...est that wage increases, signing bonuses and image campaigns are not sufficient to alleviate this crisis," said O'Neil. "Young people are looking for careers that offer autonomy, flexibility and the chance to participate in the management of the organizations in which they work." The researchers made the follo...

US direct-to-consumer advertising ambiguous in communication of drug benefits

...plete prescription-drug information in advertising campaigns directed to them, report Dartmouth Medical School/Veterans Affairs physicians. Pharmaceutical companies spent $1.8 billion on direct-to-consumer advertisements for prescription drugs in 1999. Drs. Steven Woloshin, Lisa Schwartz, both assistant profe...

Depressed teens receptive to tobacco advertising more likely to experiment with smoking

... researchers suggest that anti-tobacco advertising campaigns designed to dispel myths about the benefits of smo...depression and smoking. According to Audrain, such campaigns should also include messages about how tobacco companies may be exploiting those who are psychologic...

Does direct to consumer drug advertising medicalise normal human conditions?

...turns on costly advertising campaigns. Advertising campaigns can lead to shifts in the pattern of use of health...on prevention of serious disease, many advertising campaigns cast too wide a net, adds the author In late 1999, Americans on average saw nine prescription drug a...

Successful measles vaccination feasible in low-income countries

... months of age, these included nationwide catch-up campaigns among children aged 9 months to 14 years, then follow-up campaigns every 3-4 years among children aged nine months to five years. Nearly 24 million children aged nine ...

UCLA study shows many parents not getting antibiotic message

...Latino and Asian communities, and that educational campaigns need to be revamped to connect with these groups. ... needed. There have been several nationwide health campaigns to educate people that antibiotics are not necessary for treating the common cold and that inappropr...

Do celebrities help sell new medicines?

...Shepherd recently talked about the menopause. Both campaigns were a huge success in the American healthcare market. Unlike the television stars, Camilla Parker Bowles is not being paid by a drug or supplement company, but her recent appearances talking about osteoporosis have nevertheless attracted media atten...

Europe becoming complacent over HIV prevention

... HIV transmission rates could increase again. AIDS campaigns from the late 1980s and early 1990s seem to have been forgotten and efforts to prevent the transmission of HIV need to be strengthened, they say. In addition to prevention measures, consistent surveillance needs to be established across Europe to mon...

Heart experts call for urgent action to implement new findings on cholesterol-lowering treatment

...s does not require massive public health education campaigns by governments. It simply needs the guidelines to be changed so that doctors check their medical records and identify those patients with vascular disease or diabetes who we now know would benefit substantially from statin therapy." Sir George Radda,...

Eficiency, feasibility of antiretroviral therapy in Africa demonstrated in IRD-coordinated surveys

... of the countries concerned. Public and government campaigns are for that reason often based solely on preventive measures (supposedly more cost-effective), the possibility of using antiretroviral therapies disregarded, which in any case raises serious ethical problems. The Barcelona Conference on Aids is bein...

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