Tag: "delay" at medical news
Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective
... peer pressure, increase respect for authority and delay
theonset of experimenting with alcohol, tobacco an... they do help students who are not sexually active delay
theinitiation of sexual activity. These programs did not, however,keep teenagers who were already se...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
...receive cholesterol-lowering drugs," headvises. "A delay
in drug treatment for a trial of dietary therapy in suchpatients is not necessary nor warranted." It may take more research to answer the questions about what are the upperlimits of benefit for statins. In the meantime, physicians need to make surep...
For Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer, Newly Evaluated Drug May Offer Pain Relief And Mild Delay In Disease Progression
...amin offerssubstantial pain reduction and moderate delay
in progression of prostate cancerfor some patients who have become resistant to standard hormone treatment.The finding was presented by UCSF oncologist Eric Small, MD, the lead author ofthe study and the principal investigator of the UCSF portion of ...
New Data Show Dangerous Interaction Between Blood Pressure Drugs
...a supplemental letter on June 12, 1998, toadvise a delay
of seven days after discontinuation of mibefradil beforebeginning therapy with most other CCBs and -blockers. Felodipine and timololrequire a 14-day washout period after discontinuation of mibefradil. A.C.E.inhibitors, angiotensin-II antagonists an...
UCSF AIDS Expert Warns Against Early Treatment For HIV Infection
...a means of inducing an anti-HIV immune response, a delay
in initiatingtherapy should be considered." In his...e will take place, and whendrugs can be harmful--a delay
can provide an interval of several years in whichimmune cells can control the virus and selection of...
Get Me To The ER On Time
... III DALLAS, Nov. 9 -- The amount of time people delay
in deciding to seek care forheart attack symptoms ...estedcommunity campaigns to reduce the time people delay
seeking emergency care forheart attack in 20 medium-sized cities in five regions of the country. Th...
Physicians Study Whether "Super-Aspirin" Prevents Alzheimer's
...he first to see whether such drugsmight prevent or delay
Alzheimer's disease. During the past fewyears, O'Banion and others have discovered that cox-2 is activein the brains of people who have the disease. Though the precisecause of Alzheimer's disease is still a mystery, scientistsbelieve the enzyme plays...
U-M Researcher Addresses Changes In The Heart As It Ages
...a heart attack, Boluyt said. "Regular exercise can delay
or partially reverse some of these changes in theheart and improve the reserve capacity while reducing the risk of heart disease. Exercise can keep you and your heart younger. It won't ever be as young as itonce was, but it'll keep you healthier," h...
Vanderbilt Cancer Center Discovery May Help Overcome Resistance To Anti-Breast Cancer Drug
...en is also being studied as a "chemopreventive" to delay
the onset of breast cancer in women at high risk of developing the disease. The drug is called an anti-estrogen because it blocks the effects of the femalehormone estrogen. Some breast cancer cells are sensitive to estrogen, whichbinds to estrogen re...
NIA Launches National Study To Treat Mild Cognitive Impairment
...xidant properties, and was shown in a1997 study to delay
important dementia milestones, such as patients'in...to accomplish in this trial is to test agents that delay
or stopfurther memory deterioration or the onset of AD in persons with MCI. In orderto do that, it ...
Possible Mechanism For Estrogen Memory Enhancement Found
...als a chemical mechanism that could explainhow the delay
in onset occurs." Dr. Thompson and his colleagues measured the excitability and long-termpotentiation between neurons from the brain of a rat, both before and afterexposing slices of the brain's hippocampus to estrogen. The researchers lookedspecific...
Early Intervention Key To Repairing Hole In Heart Disease
...he heart --should have reparative surgery without delay
rather than wait for symptoms toappear at a later age, according to researchers at the University of TorontoCongenital Cardiac Centre for Adults. In a paper to be published in the March 18 edition of the New England Journal ofMedicine, researchers h...
Wake Up To Stroke -- Night Strokes Linked To Long Delays In Care
...ual went to sleep. This, of course, means thatthe delay
time is longer than if we knew the exact moment of...s occur," saysRosamond. "When that happens, their delay
time in getting to the hospital ismuch longer, since the last time they were known to be symptom fre...
Non-Invasive Techniques To Visualize Heart Disease Confirm Importance Of Pre-Menopausal Risk Factors, Find U. Of Pgh. Researchers
...ying risk factorsin these women, we may be able to delay
the development of heart disease orprevent it altogether in post-menopausal women. These steps could significantlydecrease the incidence of heart attacks in this population. We hope to studythese women for as long as possible so we can further expl...
Can We Prevent Hearing Loss In Elderly Women?
...itamin B-12and folate can, indeed, help prevent or delay
age-related hearing loss. While this growing body of evidence supporting micronutrient intakesends many Americans scurrying for their local vitamin retailer, most nutrition scientists agree that eating a balanced diet is still the best way tomaintain...
Inhibiting Growth Of New Blood Vessels Reduces Heart Disease Plaque In Mice
...ntial target for the design of treatments that can delay
theprogression of heart disease and possibly reduce the incidence of heart attacksand strokes," Moulton adds. In this study, mice that already had plaque in their arteries were givenendostatin, a substance previously shown to inhibit developm...
New Three Year Follow-up Data Of Novantrone In Multiple Sclerosis
...ustained reduction in their number of attacks, and delay
in theirdisability progression, compared to patients treated with placebo. The newresults, involving patients treated for two years and then followed for anadditional year, were presented today by researchers at the 51st Annual Meetingof the America...
Postpartum Help Needed To Keep Recent Mothers From Resuming Smoking Habit
...ue for pregnant women. "We've been able to delay
relapse in this study, but we need to domore," she said. "We need to build this type of support intervention into thewomen's social networks." One of the major predictors of relapse is living with another smoker, soMcBride is enlisting women...
Compound That Mimics Insulin Might Lead To Pill For Diabetes, As Reported In The 7 May Issue Of Science
...th either form of thedisease. In order to avoid or delay
the serious complications their disease can cause,diabetics must carefully control their blood sugar levels-currently ahigh-maintenance task. People with the early-onset and more severe type Idiabetes need as many as four daily injections of insulin....
Study Suggests Inflammation Signs Can Show Who Will Develop Diabetes
... and North Carolina, also suggests physicianscould delay
or prevent some people getting diabetes through strict weightcontrol since fat cells produce inflammatory mediators. A report on the research appears in the current (May 15) issue of theLancet, a British medical journal. Authors include Drs. ...
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