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UCSF study finds that an osteoporosis prevention drug reduces the risk of breast cancer by 76 percent in postmenopausal women
... trial was conducted at 180 clinical centers in 25 countries
(mostly inthe United States and Europe) and was designed primarily to determine the effectof raloxifene on women's bone mineral density and vertebral fracture risk. Theincidence of breast cancer among study participants was evaluated as a secondaryen...
WHO issues wake up call against microbial threats
...ia medicines have become ineffective in many Asian countries
and athird is effective in only half of patients. Additionally, new diseases continueto appear at a rapid rate in all corners of the world. As the volume ofinternational travel increases by 50 percent every decade, prospects forcontaining future outb...
...he best available. "We work with people from other countries
who wish they had what we have," saidHolle. Humans versus Lightning To stand against the deep dread-bolted thunder In the most terrible and nimble stroke Of quick, cross lightning (Wm. Shakespeare, "King Lear", Act 4, Scene 7) In the contest betw...
Researchers identify a simple, affordable drug regimen that is highly effective in preventing HIV infection in infants of mothers with the disease
...n end toAIDS, not only in the United States but in countries
around the world," saysHealth and Human Services S..." Finding affordable interventions for developing countries
is key to curtailingthe global AIDS epidemic. In parts of the hardest-hit area, sub-Saharan Africa,...
Milestone study in development of xenotransplantation
...mploys about 81,000 people andoperates in over 100 countries
around the world....
A leading cause of blindness may be controlled by simple course of oral
...fection is high. The villages were in the African countries
of Egypt, TheGambia and Tanzania. Village-by-village comparison of treatments showed thatthree doses of oral azithromycin at one-week intervals reduced levels ofchlamydial infection significantly more than the standard tetracycline regimendelivered ...
New Wake Forest study to pin down soy's active ingredient
...gh, prostate cancer rates arelower than in Western countries
with low soy intake," said Electra D. Paskett,Ph.D., associate professor of public health sciences (epidemiology) andprincipal investigator. The pilot study of 160 men would evaluate the effect ofsoy on markers for prostate cancer risk. Clark...
A leading cause of preventable blindness may be controlled by simple course of oral antibiotic
...fection is high. The villages were in the African countries
of Egypt, TheGambia, and Tanzania. Previous studies have shown that topical antibiotics reduced the severity ofdisease and infection levels for the short-term, but they did not controltrachoma levels over the long-term. Trachoma occurs when the bacte...
Study finds HIV breastfeeding risk highest in early months after birth
...ecommendations for HIV-infectedwomen in developing countries
must carefully balance the risk of HIVtransmission...individual mother, since communities in developing countries
include women fromvaried socioeconomic strata who have different access to safe-milkalternatives." N...
Study finds Latin American heart patients receive less treatment than North Americans and are nearly twice as likely to die
...nts treated at 72hospitals in eight Latin American countries
and 4,358 patients treated at 307hospitals in the ...of heart attack patients inmultiple Latin American countries
-- Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia,Chile, Guatemala, Uruguay, and El Salvador -- versus North...
New HIV drug intervention cheap and effective
...IV transmission from mother to child in developing countries
is economically feasible. It lends strong support...tive way to prevent HIV transmission in industrial countries
like the United States, it is expensive and must be started early in pregnancy. Most African mother...
9th European Congress on Lung Disease
...-scale clinical trialsundertaken in three European countries
on so-called non-invasive ventilation,which consists in blowing air instead through a mask attached over the patientsnose and mouth. This method is said to offer many clinical advantages, to savemany lives and to work out considerably cheaper. One of...
CODE-2*: Landmark study on the costs of type 2 diabetes in Europe
...ost of type 2 diabetes in Europe? How do different countries
compare? Are current management strategies effecti...impact of type2 diabetes on society. 8 European countries
Over 600 physicians Over 7000 patients The press briefing, hosted by members of CODE-2* Advisory Bo...
Press Conference set to announce cervical cancer prevention program
...rogram for cervical cancerprevention in developing countries
WHEN: The press conference will be held Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m., inconjunction with the meeting of the Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention. WHERE: Room B, 2nd Floor, Pan American Health Organization Headquarters, 52523rd Street, NW, W...
Revived drug prevents malaria, skirts drug resistance
...esistant forms of the parasiteinfest 80 percent of countries
with the disease. Atovaquone's different approach may skirt another stumbling block inmalaria prevention: keeping patients on the drugs. With current preventives,travelers must take them weeks after a visit to a malaria-carrying country. "Wi...
Reducing the costs of diabetes in Europe: Preventing complications is the key
... 10 million individuals with type 2 diabetesin the countries
studied was 29 billion Euros, which represents up to 7.4% or anaverage of 5% of the total healthcare expenditure in each country. The overall cost to the healthcare system of an individual with type 2diabetes is on average over 1.5 times higher tha...
UCSF researchers unravel mystery of TB infection; findings significant for future development of vaccine
... to infection;increased numbers of immigrants from countries
with a high incidence of TB andcrowded housing; and an increased population of homeless and injection drugusers. Study co-investigators were Li-Min Ting, PhD, post-doctoral scholar; Anne C.Kim, UCSF second-year medical student; and Ashok Cattamanc...
Sub-saharan African music, visibly stressed E. coli, and the sounds of Mars at
National Acoustics meeting
...f naturalsoundscapes within the U.S. and the other countries
of the Americas." Krausewill present audio examples to demonstrate his points (3aNS2). Kenneth Plotkinof Wyle Labs ( email@example.com ) will discuss growing concerns overaircraft noise in national parks (3aNS5). Micah Downing of Wyle L...
Global prevention, funding and accountability debated in fight against HIV/AIDS
...mproving access to HIV/AIDS therapies in many poor countries
is a problem ofhealth care delivery, not pharmaceu... aid contributed by industrialized, market-economy countries
is at arecord low. Jose Zuniga of the International Association of Physicians in AIDSCare argues tha...
Just a spoonful of thiamin?
...enriched but enrichment is notmandatory. In other countries
such as Japan, rice is enriched withthiamin. Sinc... but remain higher than those in most otherWestern countries
- enough to prompt discussion of thiamin supplementationof alcoholic beverages, primarily beer (the ...
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